The Smashing Pumpkins Adore 180g Vinyl 2LP
Continuing Series of Reissues of the Iconic Alternative Band’s Acclaimed Catalog.
On 4-sided Vinyl for the Very First Time / Previously Released on 3 Sides
When it was first released on June 1, 1998, the Smashing Pumpkins’ Adore, the follow-up to their mega-successful 1995 double album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, fans were puzzled by its lack of rock guitars, its folk and electronic elements and relative intimacy.
Even the album title was misunderstood. “The funny thing was [it] was a joke that no one ever got,” says Billy Corgan, explaining that Adore was meant as a play on “A Door.”
In other words, Adore offered a new entrance to the band’s career, as Corgan experimented with and without the band–whose drummer (and Billy’s musical confidant), Jimmy Chamberlin’s absence played as large a role as his presence might have in the making of the record. The highly personal Corgan songs reflected on the then-recent loss of his mother (“For Martha,” “Once Upon a Time”), his divorce and female issues (“Ava Adore,” “Crestfallen,” “Pug,” “Annie Dog”) and some of the most incisive lyrics he’s ever written (“Blank Pages”).
More than 15 years later, Adore - part of the continuing series of reissues of the iconic alternative band’s acclaimed catalog via Virgin/Ume - stands the test of time or as Rolling Stone writer David Wild calls it, “the surprisingly beautiful sound of a great band falling apart.”
Capturing a transitional period in the Smashing Pumpkins’ history, Corgan was glad to revisit some of these songs, “I love Adore, but for a while, my opinion of the record was so intertwined with people’s reactions to it at the time. I would say that my kind of iffy feelings lingered long past the point when a lot of fans seemed to come back around to the record - which seemed to really start happening around seven years ago. Now Adore is name-checked by fans constantly.”
The Smashing Pumpkins 1998 effort Adore will now be available as a remastered 4-sided 180g 2LP-set (previously released on 3 sides) with vinyl mastering by Stan Getz.
The Smashing Pumpkins Adore Track Listing:
1. To Sheila
2. Ava Adore
4. Daphne Descends
5. Once Upon A Time
8. Appels + Oranjes
2. The Tale of Dusty & Pistol Pete
3. Annie - Dog
5. Behold! The Nightmare
6. For Martha
7. Blank Page
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