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"A Life Less Lived - The Gothic Box" Details Revealed

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Billboard.com reports that Rhino have rounded up the top names in goth rock (while only semi-relevant to metal, there are a few relevant bands involved) for the four-disc boxed set "A Life Less Lived -- The Gothic Box," due Sept. 19. Despite loathing the titular term that came to describe their music, bands like Joy Division, the Cure, Bauhaus and the Jesus & Mary Chain transcended labeling to revolutionize rock in the late '70s and early '80s.

Key tracks from those bands are featured on "A Life Less Lived," including opener "Dead Souls" by Joy Division and Bauhaus' "She's in Parties." Other acts represented throughout include the Sisters of Mercy, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Love And Rockets, the Mission (U.K.), the Chameleons, the Damned, Skinny Puppy and AFI.

The fourth disc in the box is a DVD with such evergreen videos as Bauhaus' "Bela Lugosi's Dead," the Cure's "Lullaby," Echo & the Bunnymen's "The Killing Moon," a live version of the Cult's "Spiritwalker" and Love And Rockets' "Ball of Confusion."

Here is the track list for "A Life Less Lived":

Disc 1:
"Dead Souls," Joy Division
"Charlotte Sometimes," the Cure
"She's in Parties," Bauhaus
"Temple of Love," the Sisters Of Mercy
"Christian Says," Tones On Tail
"Mutiny in Heaven," the Birthday Party
"Spellbound," Siouxsie & the Banshees
"Fatman," the Southern Death Cult
"Mirror People," Love And Rockets
"Power," Fields Of The Nephilim
"Now I'm Feeling Zombified," Alien Sex Fiend
"Snake Dance," The March Violets
"Walking on Your Hands," Red Lorry Yellow Lorry
"Kiss Kiss Bang Bang," Specimen
"Wasteland," the Mission (U.K.)
"The Grip of Love," Ghost Dance
"His Box," Dali's Car

Disc 2:
"The Weeping Song," Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
"Exterminating Angel," The Creatures
"God's Zoo," Death Cult
"Heartache," Gene Loves Jezebel
"I Go Crazy," Flesh For Lulu
"Cuts You Up," Peter Murphy
"Open Your Eyes," the Lords Of The New Church
"Heaven Is Waiting," the Danse Society
"All My Colours," Echo & the Bunnymen
"Don't Fall," the Chameleons
"Dreamland," the Rose Of Avalanche
"Fall," the Jesus And Mary Chain
Coming Down Fast," Daniel Ash
"Muscoviet Musquito," Clan Of Xymox
"Incubus Succubus II," Xmal Deutschland
"Starblood," Cranes
"Ardera Sempre," Miranda Sex Garden
"Blood Bitch," Cocteau Twins
"The Arcane," Dead Can Dance

Disc 3:
"Rain," the Cult
"Away," the Bolshoi
"Watch Without Pain," Rubicon
"Pagan Lovesong," Virgin Prunes
"Morning Dew," Einsturzende Neubauten
"Hamburger Lady," Throbbing Gristle
"To Blame," Kommunity FK
"Melody Lee," the Damned
"Romeo's Distress," Christian Death
"Party Time," 45 Grave
"Kiss," London After Midnight
"Dieche," Sex Gang Children
"Assimilate," Skinny Puppy
"Halloween," Misfits
"Tomorrow's World," Killing Joke
"So What," Ministry
"The Hanging Garden," AFI

"Lullaby," the Cure
"Bela Lugosi's Dead," Bauhaus
"Lucretia My Reflection," the Sisters Of Mercy
"Moonchild," Fields Of The Nephilim
"Deliverance," the Mission (U.K.)
"Ball of Confusion," Love And Rockets
"Head On," the Jesus And Mary Chain
"The Killing Moon," Echo & the Bunnymen
"Where the Wild Roses Grow," Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
"Stigmata," Ministry
"Spiritwalker (Live)" the Cult
"Cities in Dust," Siouxsie & the Banshees

Source: Billboard.com

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