Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness [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. [A clean version of the album was also released.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/4/2012
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • EAN: 5099997855323
  • Catalog Number: 78553
  • Sales rank: 8,936

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 the 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)
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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
Billy Corgan Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer, Reissue Producer, Art Direction
James Iha Composer, Engineer, Additional Production
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Alan Moulder Producer, Engineer
Audrey Riley Arranger
Howie Weinberg Mastering
Frank Olinsky Art Direction
Gershon Management
Jill Berliner Legal Advisor
Noel Waggener Art Direction
Chris Shephard Engineer
John Craig Illustrations
Barry Goldberg Engineer
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