Charles Manson – Lie: The Love and Terror Cult 1987 U.S. LP


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Offered for sale is a 1987 U.S. pressing of Lie: The Love and Terror Cult by Charles Manson.

About this copy: This copy of Lie: The Love and Terror Cult is a 1987 U.S. pressing on the Awareness label of an album that was originally released in 1970.

The cover is M- and still has the original shrink wrap.

The disc is M- on side one and VG++ on side two, as there’s a light inaudible scratch through the last two tracks.

A nice copy of a scarce reissue of a truly odd LP.

Background: Released in 1970 after the Tate-LaBianca murders, Lie: The Love and Terror Cult was an album of demo recordings that Charles Manson made in 1968 with the assistance of Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys.

The demos were unreleased when recorded, but were rushed to market in early 1970 after Manson became well known.

Original pressings were on the Awareness label and were later reissued on the ESP label.  A new Awareness label reissued the album in 1987. gave Lie: The Love and Terror Cult a 4 star review:

Charles Manson’s most famous recording was made on September 11, 1967 and released as an LP in 1970 while the Tate/La Bianca murders and subsequent Manson Family trials were still headline news. The album cover is an altered version of Manson’s likeness as it appeared on the cover of Life Magazine on December 19, 1969. On the record jacket the “F” has been removed, transforming “LIFE” into “LIE” in graphic denial of Manson’s guilt.

 Manson’s main cultural influences (outside of prison) seem to have been L. Ron Hubbard, Robert A. Heinlein, and the Beatles. To some extent he thought he was the fifth Beatle, and a sitar was incorporated into some of the mixes in order to drive home the point.

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Awareness
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1987
Format: Mono
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Additional information

Weight 7 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in