Life on the Murder Scene

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Life on the Murder Scene
Life on the Murder Scene cover.jpg
Live album by
ReleasedMarch 21, 2006 (2006-03-21)
Recorded2005
Genre
Length35:45 (CD)
120 minutes (DVD 1)
126 minutes (DVD 2)
LabelReprise
ProducerHoward Benson
My Chemical Romance chronology
Warped Tour Bootleg Series
(2005)
Life on the Murder Scene
(2006)
The Black Parade
(2006)

Life on the Murder Scene is a live album by American rock band My Chemical Romance. It was released on March 21, 2006. The release includes three discs (two DVDs and one CD) of the whole history documenting the band from the start to the present. Life on the Murder Scene is a predominantly live album, but also includes two demo tracks and a previously unreleased track. Models Jamisin Matthews and Jaime Andrews portray the demolition couple in the cover photo, booklet, packaging, DVD art, and DVD menus. The demo of "Bury Me in Black" was previously released as a bonus track on the Japanese release of Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge.

One DVD documents the band on the road in the form of a diary and the other covers live footage, Sessions@AOL, MTV $2 Bill performance, and four of their videos with the behind-the-scenes "Making Of..." for three of them. The cover features a live version of "Demolition Lovers II" (the name of the album cover of Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge).

The album has seen decent success in Australia, peaking at #2 on the ARIA Top 40 DVD Chart, and also in the U.S., peaking at #30 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Heetseekers.[citation needed]

Certifications[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[2]
Kerrang!4/5 stars[citation needed]

Life on the Murder Scene has been certified 2x platinum by the RIAA indicating shipment of over 200,000 units as it is considered a long-form video.[3]

Track listing[edit]

CD[edit]

All songs written and composed by My Chemical Romance.

Live from MTV2 2$ Bill
No.TitleLength
1."Thank You for the Venom"3:49
2."Cemetery Drive"3:16
3."Give 'Em Hell, Kid"2:20
Live at the Starland Ballroom
No.TitleLength
4."Headfirst for Halos"2:42
Live from Sessions@AOL
No.TitleLength
5."Helena"3:37
6."You Know What They Do to Guys Like Us In Prison"3:11
7."The Ghost of You"3:26
8."I'm Not Okay (I Promise)"3:08
Demos & Previously Unreleased
No.TitleLength
9."I Never Told You What I Do for a Living" (Demo Version)3:43
10."Bury Me In Black" (Demo)2:37
11."Desert Song"3:50
Total length:35:45

Personnel[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
Position
Japanese Albums Chart 255
Irish Albums Chart 40
Scottish Albums Chart[4] 50
UK Albums Chart 53
U.S. Billboard 200 30

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[5] Silver 60,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Allmusic review".
  2. ^ Eliscu, Jenny (March 9, 2006). "My Chemical Romance: Life On The Murder Scene". Rolling Stone. Retrieved November 16, 2017.
  3. ^ Kot, Greg. "Life On The Murder Scene goes multi platinum". Archived from the original on 2007-06-26. Retrieved 2007-08-16.
  4. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/charts/scottish-albums-chart/20060326/40/
  5. ^ "British album certifications – My Chemical Romance – Life on the Murder Scene". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved July 5, 2019. Select albums in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Life on the Murder Scene in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.