The Last Tour on Earth
Live album by
ReleasedNovember 12, 1999
Recorded1998–1999
Genre
Length69:03
Label
ProducerMarilyn Manson
Marilyn Manson chronology
Mechanical Animals
(1998)
The Last Tour on Earth
(1999)
Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death)
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[1]
Billboard(Favorable)[2]
NME[3]
Rolling Stone[4]

The Last Tour on Earth is a live album comprising recordings from Marilyn Manson's Mechanical Animals Tour, Beautiful Monsters Tour and Rock is Dead Tour, released on November 12, 1999.[5] On the studio version of "The Dope Show", Manson says that drugs "are made in California", but in the live version, he says that "drugs, they say, are made right here in Cleveland", to a roar of crowd approval, suggesting that the song was recorded in Cleveland, Ohio. "Lunchbox" was recorded in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and "I Don't Like the Drugs (But the Drugs Like Me)" was recorded in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. "The Last Day on Earth" was recorded in Las Vegas on the Mechanical Animals Tour, and "Get Your Gunn" was recorded some time during the Rock is Dead Tour.

Rock is Dead is introduced as if Omega and the Mechanical Animals, the alter-egos Manson and his band devised for the Mechanical Animals album and tour, were playing. Some of the tracks, most notably "I Don't Like the Drugs (But the Drugs Like Me)", are prefaced with spoken diatribes.

The album includes one new studio track, "Astonishing Panorama of the Endtimes", which also appears on the Celebrity Deathmatch soundtrack.

Although extensive amounts of performance footage was captured (partially shown In The 40 minute documentary God Is in the T.V.) a live DVD of this tour did not materialize.

Accolades

In 2006, sister British magazines Classic Rock & Metal Hammer included The Last Tour on Earth (mislabeled The Last Show on Earth) in The 200 Greatest Albums of the 90s.[6]

Track listing

No.TitleOriginal albumLength
1."Inauguration of the Mechanical Christ" (intro) 2:45
2."The Reflecting God"Antichrist Superstar5:32
3."Great Big White World"Mechanical Animals5:21
4."Get Your Gunn"Portrait of an American Family3:37
5."Sweet Dreams / Hell Outro"Smells Like Children / Spawn: The Album5:36
6."Rock Is Dead"Mechanical Animals3:20
7."The Dope Show"Mechanical Animals3:56
8."Lunchbox"Portrait of an American Family8:35
9."I Don't Like the Drugs (But the Drugs Like Me)"Mechanical Animals7:31
10."Antichrist Superstar"Antichrist Superstar5:15
11."The Beautiful People"Antichrist Superstar4:30
12."Irresponsible Hate Anthem"Antichrist Superstar4:40
13."The Last Day on Earth" (acoustic)Mechanical Animals4:26
14."Astonishing Panorama of the Endtimes" (bonus studio recording) 3:59
Total length:69:03

Personnel

Charts and certifications

References

  1. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "The Last Tour on Earth – Marilyn Manson". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved September 14, 2017.
  2. ^ Billboard review Billboard.com
  3. ^ "NME review". Nme.com. Archived from the original on February 4, 2012. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  4. ^ "Album Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on January 11, 2005. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  5. ^ Manning, Kara (November 16, 1999). "Marilyn Manson Discusses Post-Columbine Shell Shock". MTV News. MTV Networks (Viacom). Retrieved March 27, 2011.
  6. ^ "The 200 Greatest Albums of the 90s". Acclaimed Music Forum. Archived from the original on July 8, 2011. Retrieved March 6, 2011.
  7. ^ "Marilyn Manson Australian Charts". australian-charts.com.
  8. ^ "Results: RPM - Library and Archives Canada". RPM. Vol. 70 (6 ed.). November 29, 1999. Retrieved April 7, 2019.
  9. ^ "Marilyn Manson French Charts" (in French). lescharts.com.
  10. ^ "Offizielle Deutsche Charts" (in German). offiziellecharts.de. Retrieved November 1, 2021.
  11. ^ "Marilyn Manson New Zealand Charts". charts.nz.
  12. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 1, 2021.
  13. ^ "Marilyn Manson Swedish Charts". swedishcharts.com.
  14. ^ Zywietz, Tobias. "Chart Log UK: M – My Vitriol". Zobbel.
  15. ^ "Marilyn Manson Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved November 1, 2021.
  16. ^ "British album certifications – Marilyn Manson – The Last Tour on Earth". British Phonographic Industry.Select albums in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type The Last Tour on Earth in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.