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Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness [Deluxe Edition Box Set] [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The Smashing Pumpkins didn't shy away from making the follow-up to the grand, intricate Siamese Dream. With Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, the band turns in one of the most ambitious and indulgent albums in rock history. Lasting over two hours and featuring 28 songs, the album is certainly a challenging listen. To Billy Corgan's credit, it's a rewarding and compelling one as well. Although the artistic scope of the album is immense, the Smashing Pumpkins flourish in such an overblown setting. Corgan's songwriting has never been limited by conventional notions of what a rock band can do, even if it is clear that he draws inspiration from scores of '70s ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The Smashing Pumpkins didn't shy away from making the follow-up to the grand, intricate Siamese Dream. With Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, the band turns in one of the most ambitious and indulgent albums in rock history. Lasting over two hours and featuring 28 songs, the album is certainly a challenging listen. To Billy Corgan's credit, it's a rewarding and compelling one as well. Although the artistic scope of the album is immense, the Smashing Pumpkins flourish in such an overblown setting. Corgan's songwriting has never been limited by conventional notions of what a rock band can do, even if it is clear that he draws inspiration from scores of '70s heavy metal and art rock bands. Instead of copying the sounds of his favorite records, he expands on their ideas, making the gentle piano of the title track and the sighing "1979" sit comfortably against the volcanic rush of "Jellybelly" and "Zero." In between those two extremes lies an array of musical styles, drawing from rock, pop, folk, and classical. Some of the songs don't work as well as others, but Mellon Collie never seems to drag. Occasionally they fall flat on their face, but over the entire album, the Smashing Pumpkins prove that they are one of the more creative and consistent bands of the '90s. [Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness found Smashing Pumpkins -- or, perhaps more accurately, Billy Corgan -- indulging their every whim, so why should its deluxe 2012 not follow suit? A gargantuan box set where the remastered version of the original double-CD album almost seems like an afterthought, the box also contains three CDs of outtakes, B-sides, remixes, demos, and outtakes, a DVD containing an entire live show from London's Brixton Academy in 1996, plus some live performances from the German music show Rockpalast, two books containing notes, lyrics, and artwork, plus various other tchotchkes, all housed in a big 12 x 12 box set. Clearly, any set this extravagant is for the true believer and it has to be said that for that audience, this super-deluxe edition of Mellon Collie will surely not disappoint, and not just because it's such a handsomely produced set. Most of the alternate tracks here are genuinely interesting, illustrating the origins of familiar songs or suggesting different paths for these tunes, dipping into the dreamy space rock the Pumpkins sometimes flirted with, sometimes evoking the densely colored textures of Siamese Dream, sometimes suggesting the gothic dirge of Adore. Surely, these are details of interest only to the hardcore yet they are interesting, and the three discs of bonus material never get repetitive: it's like a rich meal that is certainly too much for one sitting but hard to sample as one course. It was meant to be digested all at once as it is here.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/4/2012
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • EAN: 5099997852421
  • Catalog Number: 78524
  • Sales rank: 48,704

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (2:52)
  2. 2 Tonight, Tonight (4:14)
  3. 3 Jellybelly (3:01)
  4. 4 Zero (2:40)
  5. 5 Here Is No Why (3:45)
  6. 6 Bullet with Butterfly Wings (4:18)
  7. 7 To Forgive (4:17)
  8. 8 Fuck You (An Ode to No One) (4:51)
  9. 9 Love (4:22)
  10. 10 Cupid de Locke (2:50)
  11. 11 Galapogos (4:46)
  12. 12 Muzzle (3:43)
  13. 13 Porcelina of the Vast Oceans (9:21)
  14. 14 Take Me Down (2:54)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Where Boys Fear to Trend (4:23)
  2. 2 Bodies (4:12)
  3. 3 Thirty-Three (4:10)
  4. 4 In the Arms of Sleep (4:12)
  5. 5 1979 (4:26)
  6. 6 Tales of a Scorched Earth (3:45)
  7. 7 Thru the Eyes of Ruby (7:38)
  8. 8 Stumbleine (2:54)
  9. 9 X.Y.U. (7:07)
  10. 10 We Only Come Out at Night (4:05)
  11. 11 Beautiful (4:18)
  12. 12 Lily (My One and Only) (3:31)
  13. 13 By Starlight (4:48)
  14. 14 Farewell and Goodnight (4:24)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Tonight, Tonight (2:41)
  2. 2 Methusela (4:08)
  3. 3 X.Y.U. (7:10)
  4. 4 Zero (2:46)
  5. 5 Feelium (4:21)
  6. 6 Autumn Nocturne (1:30)
  7. 7 Beautiful (5:07)
  8. 8 Ugly (2:47)
  9. 9 Ascending Guitars (3:12)
  10. 10 By Starlight (4:31)
  11. 11 Medellia of the Gray Skies (3:04)
  12. 12 Lover (3:46)
  13. 13 Thru the Eyes of Ruby (5:49)
  14. 14 In the Arms of Sleep (3:50)
  15. 15 Lily (My One and Only) (3:19)
  16. 16 1979 (4:04)
  17. 17 Glamey Glamey (3:05)
  18. 18 Meladori Magpie (2:44)
  19. 19 Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness [Demo Ve (2:45)
  20. 20 Galapagos (3:54)
  21. 21 To Forgive (3:46)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Bullet with Butterfly Wings (4:34)
  2. 2 Set the Ray to Jerry (4:12)
  3. 3 Thirty-Three (4:03)
  4. 4 Cupid de Locke (3:13)
  5. 5 Porcelina of the Vast Oceans (9:05)
  6. 6 Jellybelly (3:05)
  7. 7 The Aeroplane Flies High (Turns Left, Looks Right) [Vers (8:32)
  8. 8 Jupiter's Lament (2:41)
  9. 9 Bagpipes Drone (2:38)
  10. 10 Tonight, Tonight (4:15)
  11. 11 Knuckles (3:08)
  12. 12 Pennies (2:30)
  13. 13 Here Is No Why (3:51)
  14. 14 Blast (2:56)
  15. 15 Towers of Rabble (2:57)
  16. 16 Rotten Apples (3:05)
  17. 17 Fun Time (4:32)
  18. 18 Thru the Eyes of Ruby (4:55)
  19. 19 Chinoise (1:13)
  20. 20 Speed (3:25)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness [Versio (1:15)
  2. 2 Galapagos (4:25)
  3. 3 Cherry (4:22)
  4. 4 Love (4:21)
  5. 5 New Waver (2:44)
  6. 6 Fuck You (An Ode to No One) (4:58)
  7. 7 Isolation (4:04)
  8. 8 Transformer (3:27)
  9. 9 Dizzle (2:18)
  10. 10 Goodnight (3:55)
  11. 11 Eye (3:34)
  12. 12 Blank (2:52)
  13. 13 Beautiful (4:15)
  14. 14 My Blue Heaven (3:18)
  15. 15 One and Two (3:44)
  16. 16 Zoom (2:43)
  17. 17 Pastichio Medley (0:43)
  18. 18 Marquis in Spades (3:14)
  19. 19 Tales of a Scorched Earth (3:47)
  20. 20 Tonight Reprise (2:36)
  21. 21 Wishing You Were Real (3:07)
  22. 22 Thru the Eyes of Ruby (0:45)
  23. 23 Phang (2:30)
Disc 6
  1. 1 Tonight, Tonight
  2. 2 1979
  3. 3 Zero
  4. 4 Here Is No Why
  5. 5 To Forgive
  6. 6 Thru the Eyes of Ruby
  7. 7 Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
  8. 8 Jellybelly
  9. 9 Silverfuck
  10. 10 Disarm
  11. 11 Bullet with Butterfly Wings
  12. 12 Fuck You (An Ode to No One)
  13. 13 Muzzle
  14. 14 Cherub Rock
  15. 15 X.Y.U.
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Smashing Pumpkins Primary Artist
Jimmy Chamberlin Group Member
Billy Corgan Group Member
D'Arcy Group Member
James Iha Group Member
Greg Leisz Lap Steel Guitar
Technical Credits
Jimmy Chamberlin Composer
Billy Corgan Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer, Liner Notes, Reissue Producer, Art Direction
Ian Curtis Composer
D'Arcy Composer
John Diaz Producer
Walter Donaldson Composer
Flood Producer, Engineer
Peter Hook Composer
James Iha Composer, Producer, Engineer, Additional Production
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Jeff Moleski Producer, Engineer
Alan Moulder Producer, Engineer
Audrey Riley Arranger
Howie Weinberg Mastering
Martin White Engineer
George Whiting Composer
Stephen Morris Composer
Bernard Sumner Composer
Frank Olinsky Art Direction
Matthew Amos Director
Gershon Management
Christian Wagner Director
Jill Berliner Legal Advisor
Noel Waggener Art Direction
Peter Rüchel Producer
Chris Shephard Engineer
John Craig Illustrations
The Mole Engineer
Barry Goldberg Engineer
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