Earphoria


Earphoria

Infobox Album
Name = Earphoria
Type = live
Artist = The Smashing Pumpkins



Released = 1994 (promo), 2002
Recorded = 1992–1994
Genre = Alternative rock
Length = 75:41
Label = Virgin
Producer = Butch Vig
Reviews =
*Allmusic rating|4|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:aik9ikbkbb39 link]
*Pitchfork Media (6.3/10) [http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/record_review/21812-earphoria link]
*"Rolling Stone" rating|3|5 [http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/smashingpumpkins/albums/album/283221/review/5945791/earphoria link]
*Ultimate Guitar (9.7/10) [http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/reviews/compact_discs/smashing_pumpkins/earphoria/index.html link]
Last album = "Pisces Iscariot"
(1994)
This album = "Earphoria"
(1994)
Next album = "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness"
(1995)

"Earphoria" is a live CD soundtrack of the Smashing Pumpkins' "Vieuphoria". While the video has been widely available since its initial release, the CD was only released in a limited number (~1000) of promo CD copies in 1994, and was subsequently heavily bootlegged.Dahlen, Chris. " [http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/record_review/21812-earphoria Smashing Pumpkins: Earphoria: Pitchfork Record Review] ". 2002-12-12. Accessed on 2007-12-30.] In 2002, "Vieuphoria" was reissued on DVD and "Earphoria" was finally given commercial release.

The CD contains the audio to all of the performances seen in "Vieuphoria", and also includes extended versions of the music used in the video interludes. An exception is the performance of "Silverfuck" - "Earphoria" includes the tease of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" while "Vieuphoria" edits it out, possibly due to prohibitive licensing costs.

Track listing

"All songs written by Billy Corgan, unless otherwise noted."
#"Sinfony" – 0:55
#*"Siamese Dream" outtake [ [http://www.spfc.org/songs-releases/song.html?song_id=151&display= spfc.org : songlist : Sinfony] ]
#"Quiet" – 3:44
#*Recorded live in Atlanta, 1993-11-10
#"Disarm" – 2:56
#*Recorded live on English TV, September 1993
#"Cherub Rock (Acoustic)" – 4:24
#*Recorded live on MTV Europe, 1993-06-22
#"Today" – 3:38
#*Recorded live in Chicago, 1993-12-09
#"Bugg Superstar" (James Iha) – 1:29
#"I Am One" (Corgan/Iha) – 7:55
#*Recorded live in Barcelona, September 1993
#"Pulseczar" – 2:27
#*"Siamese Dream" outtake [ [http://www.spfc.org/songs-releases/song.html?song_id=134&display= spfc.org : songlist : Pulseczar] ]
#"Soma" (Corgan/Iha) – 6:32
#*Recorded live in London, 1994-02-24
#"Slunk" – 2:37
#*Recorded live on Japanese TV, February 1992
#"French Movie Theme" – 1:50
#*From the "Cherub Rock" single
#"Geek U.S.A." – 4:49
#*Recorded live on German TV, 1993-09-03
#"Mayonaise (Acoustic)" (Corgan/Iha) – 4:23
#*Recorded live outside the BBC Studios in London, 1993-07-03
#"Silverfuck"/"Somewhere Over the Rainbow" (Harburg/Arlen)/"Jackboot" – 13:30
#*Recorded live in London, 1994-02-24
#"Why Am I So Tired?" – 15:15
#*"Gish" outtake [ [http://www.spfc.org/songs-releases/song.html?song_id=197&display= spfc.org : songlist : Why Am I So Tired?] ]

Personnel

*Jimmy Chamberlin - drums
*Billy Corgan - vocals, guitar
*James Iha - guitar, vocals
*D'arcy Wretzky - bass, vocals

References


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