SMASHING PUMPKINS, Beautiful People, 2LP

1998’s Adore – Smashing Pumpkins’ fourth studio album – represented a significant change of style from their previous guitar-based rock, veering into electronica. Recorded following the death of Billy Corgan’s mother and in the wake of his divorce, the record was enthused with a darker aesthetic than much of the band’s earlier work. The group also modified its public Image, shedding their alternative rock look for a more subdued appearance. Although Adore received favorable reviews and was nominated for Best Alternative Performance at the Grammy Awards, the album had only sold about 830,000 copies in the United States by the end of the year. It nonetheless sold three times as many copies overseas. The band began a seventeen- date, fifteen-city charity North American tour in support of Adore, donating 100% of ticket sales to different local charity organizations at each stop. They also played fourteen dates overseas and in Canada, one of which, on 19th July, was at the Chum City Building in Toronto, the headquarters of Bell Media.

This LP features the full show in its entirety. Smashing Pumpkins’ put on an extraordinary performance, playing tracks from their new record alongside a host of fan favorites from previous albums. Also included on this release are two bonus tracks from the Smashing Pumpkins’ set at Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit show in 1997, where they performed alongside Marilyn Manson.

– Tracks 1-10 from a live FM broadcast recorded at The Chum City Building, Toronto, ON, Canada, 19th July 1998.
– Tracks 11-12 from a live FM broadcast recorded at The Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA, 18th October 1997.

A1 To Sheila 4:46
A2 Once Upon A Time 4:39
A3 Ava Adore 5:12
B4 Pug 4:59
B5 Perfect 4:05
B6 Bullet With Butterfly Wings 6:16
C7 Shame 7:47
C8 For Martha 8:37
C9 1979 4:10
D10 Transmission 16:45
D11 Eye (Featuring Marilyn Manson) 4:28
D12 Beautiful People (Featuring Marilyn Manson) 2:43


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