Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness - Remastered (CD)


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Categories
RockPopMusic
Category
  1. Performer
  2. Rock & Pop
  3. Alternative
Number of Discs
2
Number of Items
2
Title
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness [Clean] [PA]
Media
CD2
BarCode
5099997855323
Country of Origin
USA
Label
Virgin
Mono / Stereo
Stereo
Format
CD
Barcode
5099997855323
Previews

Rolling Stone (5/13/99, pp.62-62) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."
Rolling Stone (1/25/96, p.37 & p.41) - Voted Best Album in the 1996 Readers' Poll. Ranked #5 in the 1996 Critics' Poll.
Rolling Stone (11/30/95, p.66) - 3 Stars - Good - "...Although MELLON COLLIE clocks in at more than two hours, it's one of the rare epic rock releases whose bulk is justified in the grooves...even more impressive when you consider that Corgan single-handedly wrote 26 of the songs..."
Spin (12/95, p.117) - 8 - Very Good - "...Billy Corgan has built the asteroid of his dreams....music that rejects standard song shapes in favor of a more ambient, uncontainable sonic narrative....all very lush....[Corgan] sings for the awkward adolescent in all of us, the mad little creature wanting to conquer, destroy, and embrace life all at once..."
Entertainment Weekly (Spring 2000, p.166) - Ranked #7 in EW's "Top 10 albums of the '90s"
Entertainment Weekly (12/29/95-1/5/96, p.131) - Ranked #2 on EW's Top 10 Albums Of 1995.
Entertainment Weekly (10/27/95, pp.88-90) - "...A sprawling sonic carpet that never stops unfurling, its 28 songs careen from ravaged, apocalypse-now metal assaults to glucose-coated ballads. Corgan has stripped away the lacquered sheen of SIAMESE DREAM and replaced it with wild-eyed eclecticism that works..." - Rating: A
Q (10/01, p.81) - Ranked #19 in Q's "Best 50 Albums of Q's Lifetime"
Q (2/96, p.67) - Included in Q's 50 Best Albums of 1995.
Q (12/95, p.150) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...a mammoth, put-up-or-shut-up confirmation of four people's musicial ability, one man's floodgate songwriting and his penchant for head-in-the-clouds preposterousness..."
Musician (1/96, p.85) - "...stridently all over the place...laughably ambitious, and yet...satisfying throughout....a wealth of distinctly original material....songs that will satisfy fans of SIAMESE DREAM...songs that will satisfy punk rock fans...songs of a new mythology..."
Village Voice (2/20/96) - Ranked #14 in Village Voice's 1995 Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll.
New York Times (Publisher) (1/6/96, p.C16) - Included on Neil Strauss' list of the Top 10 Albums of '95 - "...a well-crafted, bottom-heavy double album that never lets up..."
NME (Magazine) (12/23-30/95, pp.22-23) - Ranked #38 in NME's 'Top 50 Albums Of The Year' for 1995.
NME (Magazine) (10/21/95, p.50) - 8 (out of 10) - "...his magnum opus, a ludicrous, brilliant, bloated blunderbuss of love....you should be grateful that amid the acres of safe, generic stodge of American alternative rock, someone has this kind of rampant, scattershot ambition..."

Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Tonight, Tonight
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Jellybelly
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Zero
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Here is No Why
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Bullet With Butterfly Wings
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] To Forgive
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Fuck You (An Ode To No One)
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Love
  10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Cupid De Locke
  11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Galapogos
  12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Muzzle
  13. [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
  14. [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Take Me Down
  15. [ Disc 02 Track 01 ] Where Boys Fear To Tread
  16. [ Disc 02 Track 02 ] Bodies
  17. [ Disc 02 Track 03 ] Thirty-Three
  18. [ Disc 02 Track 04 ] In the Arms of Sleep
  19. [ Disc 02 Track 05 ] 1979
  20. [ Disc 02 Track 06 ] Tales of A Scorched Earth
  21. [ Disc 02 Track 07 ] Thru the Eyes of Ruby
  22. [ Disc 02 Track 08 ] Stumbleine
  23. [ Disc 02 Track 09 ] X.Y.U.
  24. [ Disc 02 Track 10 ] We Only Come Out at Night
  25. [ Disc 02 Track 11 ] Beautiful
  26. [ Disc 02 Track 12 ] Lily (My One and Only)
  27. [ Disc 02 Track 13 ] By Starlight
  28. [ Disc 02 Track 14 ] Farewell and Goodnight
Songs / Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Tonight, Tonight
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Jellybelly
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Zero
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Here Is No Why
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Bullet with Butterfly Wings
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] To Forgive
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Fuck You (An Ode to No One)
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Love
  10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Cupid de Locke
  11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Galapogos
  12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Muzzle
  13. [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
  14. [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Take Me Down
  15. [ Disc 02 Track 01 ] Where the Boys Fear to Trend
  16. [ Disc 02 Track 02 ] Bodies
  17. [ Disc 02 Track 03 ] Thirty-Three
  18. [ Disc 02 Track 04 ] In the Arms of Sleep
  19. [ Disc 02 Track 05 ] 1979
  20. [ Disc 02 Track 06 ] Tales of a Scorched Earth
  21. [ Disc 02 Track 07 ] Thru the Eyes of Ruby
  22. [ Disc 02 Track 08 ] Stumbleine
  23. [ Disc 02 Track 09 ] X.Y.U.
  24. [ Disc 02 Track 10 ] We Only Come Out at Night
  25. [ Disc 02 Track 11 ] Beautiful
  26. [ Disc 02 Track 12 ] Lily (My One and Only)
  27. [ Disc 02 Track 13 ] By Starlight
  28. [ Disc 02 Track 14 ] Farewell and Goodnight
Genre
Pop / Rock
Country
South Africa
Notes

Smashing Pumpkins: Billy Corgan, James Iha, D'Arcy, Jimmy Chamberlin.
Additional personnel: Greg Leisz (pedal & lap steel guitars).
Producers: Flood, Alan Moulder, Billy Corgan.
Engineers include: Alan Moulder, Flood, Chris Shepard.
"Bullet With Butterfly Wings" won a 1997 Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance. Smashing Pumpkins were nominated for five additional 1997 Grammys for MELLON COLLIE AND THE INFINITE SADNESS. The album was nominated for Album Of The Year and Best Alternative Music Performance; "1979" was nominated for Record Of The Year and Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal; and the title track was nominated for Best Pop Instrumental Performance.
Recording information: Bugg Studios (03/1995-08/1995); Chicago recording Company (03/1995-08/1995); Pumpkinland (03/1995-08/1995); Sadlands (03/1995-08/1995); The Village Recorder (03/1995-08/1995).
Illustrator: John Craig .
Photographers: Andrea Giacobbe; Kevin Cummins.
For all the criticisms levied on head Pumpkin Billy Corgan, one thing he can't be accused of is being narrow in his artistic vision. On the breakthrough SIAMESE DREAM, he and co-producer Butch Vig built a landscape of layered, corrosive guitars that shimmered brighter with each additional glance. On MELLON COLLIE AND THE INFINITE SADNESS, Corgan turns his eye to the dreariness of modern existence and comes up with a broad alterna-rock opus that plays out like an offspring of Roger Waters and Kurt Cobain--verbose and angst-ridden, bleak in its view, cathartic in nature.
With its two distinctly titled song-cycles and overture-like title track, there is no doubt that MELLON COLLIE is meant to be approached as a concept album, and Corgan's lyrical musings only reiterate the point. The songs explore alienation in the physical and spiritual worlds, generally concluding that it can seldom be overcome. Only the early "Tonight, Tonight" offers a glimmer of hope ("believe that life can change, that you're not stuck in vain"), on the wings of a soaring, string-laden production. Far more constant are spiritually depleting images of "the world [as a] vampire, sent to drain" ("Bullet With Butterfly Wings"), of love as "suicide" ("Bodies'") and of heaven's unresponsiveness ("Zero").
The constant din of guitars that illuminated GISH and SIAMESE DREAM has been replaced with a varied sonic palette that reflects MELLON COLLIE's operatic nature. Piano interludes connect the opening title track and the closing "Farewell And Goodnight"; harps, harpsichords and other heavenly sounds trim "Cupid De Locke"; synthetic, Cars-like drums and a general faux-New Wave feel spur on "1979"; and "X.Y.U." explodes with distorted guitar wallops and yelped vocals that scream post-modern confusion. The 28 tracks are as motley and disconcerting as the world they describe, and MELLON COLLIE is a dispiriting glimpse from the eyes of a man whose last vestiges of hope seem lost.

Duration
179m 20s
Audio Format
PCM Audio
Studio / Live
Studio
Video Disabled
0
Performer
Smashing Pumpkins
Date Released
2012-11-27
Artists
  1. Smashing Pumpkins
Distributor
EMI
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