The version of The Black Parade included in the same package as this is no different from its original release.
Feel free to check the link below, if you’re curious about that masterstroke.
These rough mixes and live demos very blatantly contain the DNA of numerous songs on Parade and Conventional Weapons. That’s appropriate, as they were recorded during the sessions that birthed both of those albums. They’re all very sloppy, but that is admittedly part of their charm. I have to wonder if Gerard was intoxicated during some of these takes. It’s definitely possible. The best track isolates the most satisfying part of Welcome to the Black Parade; it’s as if they chose to crawl inside an orgasm and have a dance party there for four minutes. It consistently defies the lyrical expectations you’ve unknowingly held for over ten years and I adore every second of it.
I’d say if you’re only a Revenge and Parade kind of person, this is an easy pass. If you own and love everything...fire at will.
Songs of Note: The Five of Us Are Dying [Rough Mix]; Not That Kind of Girl [Live Demo]
2 (Really Not So) Sad Motherfuckers out of 5