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The Chronicles of Life and Death
Studio album by Good Charlotte
Released October 5, 2004
Recorded Early 2004
Genre Punk Rock, Pop punk
Length Life: 57:41
Death: 58:17
Japanese: 64:28
Label Epic, Daylight
Producer Eric Valentine; Jay Orpin
Professional reviews
Good Charlotte chronology
Bootlegs
(2004)
The Chronicles of Life and Death
(2004)
Good Morning Revival
(2007)
Singles from The Chronicles of Life and Death
  1. "Predictable"
    Released: September 2004
  2. "I Just Wanna Live"
    Released: November 2004
  3. "The Chronicles of Life and Death"
    Released: June 2005
  4. "We Believe"
    Released: October 2005

The Chronicles of Life and Death is the third studio album by Good Charlotte. The album was released on October 5, 2004. The album was released with two different versions: a "Life" version and a "Death" version which both came with different cover art (designed by guitarist Billy Martin) and a special bonus track. There is also an import Japanese version that also has a different cover art as well as the special bonus tracks from both the "Life" and "Death" Versions, including the hidden track "Wounded" in the end of the album. The album sold 150,000 in the first week.

The Chronicles of Life and Death is the only Good Charlotte album to feature Chris Wilson on drums.

Contents

Track listing

All tracks by Good Charlotte

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Life Version

  1. "Once Upon a Time: The Battle of Life and Death" – 2:24
  2. "The Chronicles of Life and Death" – 3:03
  3. "Walk Away (Maybe)" – 3:20
  4. "S.O.S." – 3:42
  5. "I Just Wanna Live" – 2:46
  6. "Ghost of You" – 4:50
  7. "Predictable" – 3:11
  8. "Secrets" – 3:53
  9. "The Truth" – 3:56
  10. "The World Is Black" – 3:06
  11. "Mountain" – 4:33
  12. "We Believe" – 3:51
  13. "It Wasn't Enough" – 3:24
  14. "In This World (Murder)" – 5:27
  15. "Falling Away" – 3:05
Death Version cover

Death Version

  1. "Once Upon a Time: The Battle of Life and Death" – 2:24
  2. "The Chronicles of Life and Death" – 3:03
  3. "Walk Away (Maybe)" – 3:20
  4. "S.O.S." – 3:42
  5. "I Just Wanna Live" – 2:46
  6. "Ghost of You" – 4:50
  7. "Predictable" – 3:11
  8. "Secrets" – 3:53
  9. "The Truth" – 3:56
  10. "The World Is Black" – 3:06
  11. "Mountain" – 4:33
  12. "We Believe" – 3:51
  13. "It Wasn't Enough" – 3:24
  14. "In This World (Murder)" – 5:27
  15. "Meet My Maker" – 3:41
    • "Wounded" - 3:10 (Hidden track)

Japanese Version

  1. "Once Upon a Time: The Battle of Life and Death" - 2:25
  2. "The Chronicles of Life and Death" – 3:03
  3. "Walk Away (Maybe)" – 3:21
  4. "S.O.S." – 3:42
  5. "I Just Wanna Live" – 2:44
  6. "Ghost of You" – 4:51
  7. "Predictable" – 3:11
  8. "Secrets" – 3:53
  9. "The Truth" – 3:56
  10. "The World Is Black" – 3:06
  11. "Mountain" – 4:34
  12. "We Believe" – 3:52
  13. "It Wasn't Enough" – 3:24
  14. "In This World (Murder)" – 5:27
  15. "Falling Away" - 3:05
  16. "Meet My Maker" - 3:38
  17. "Predictable" (Japanese version) – 3:06
    • "Wounded" - 3:10 (Hidden track)

Personnel

  • David Campbell – string arrangements, string conductor
  • Domestic Dan – design, coloration
  • John Feldmann – guitar engineer
  • Good Charlotte – arranger
  • Chikako Horii – vocals, translation
  • Michele Ito – vocals, translation
  • Stephen Jarvis – equipment technician
  • Billy Martin – concept, drawing
  • David Massey – A&R
  • Matt Radosevich – piano, programming, engineer, editing
  • Chris Roach – studio assistant
  • Eric Valentine – producer, engineer, string arrangements, mastering, mixing
  • Trevor Whatever – studio assistant

Charts

Album

Year Chart Position
2004 Australian ARIA Albums Chart 1
Austrian Album Chart[1] 11
Billboard 200 3
Billboard 200 Year-end Chart[2] 17
Billboard Comprehensive Albums 3
Top Canadian Albums 2
Alternative Canadian Albums Chart[3] 13
Finnish Album Chart[4] 34
French Album Chart[5] 32
Italian Album Chart[6] 20
Japanese Album Chart[7] 7
New Zealand Album Chart[8] 11
Swedish Album Chart[9] 13
Swiss Album Chart[10] 20
Top Internet Albums 1
UK Album Chart 8
2005 Billboard 200 Year-end Chart[11] 11
Billboard European Top 100 Albums 55

Singles

Year Single Chart Position
2004 "I Just Wanna Live" Top 40 Mainstream 36
"Predictable" Modern Rock Tracks 28
Top 40 Mainstream 20

Certifications

Country Sales Certification
Australia 70,000 Platinum[12]
Austria 15,000 Gold[13]
Germany 100,000 Gold[14]
U.K. 100,000 Gold[15]
U.S. 1,000,000 Platinum[16]

References

External links

Preceded by
American Idiot by Green Day
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
October 11 - October 17, 2004
Succeeded by
Songs About Jane by Maroon 5

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