A double album was always risky business in the days of vinyl; some of those pompous 70s efforts contained only four tracks. A double album in the CD age, with so much recordable time available (and expected) is potentially suicidal. Billy Corgan had no such concerns when he formulated the lyrics to over two dozen songs. Part 1, ‘Dawn To Dusk’, and Part 2, ‘Twilight To Starlight’, contain few potato peelings, and the project was deemed an unmitigated success. Despite the heavy nature of much of the music, the Smashing Pumpkins refused to resort to formulaic riffs, and the occasional use of exquisite strings was an inspired decision.
Tracks: Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness; Tonight, Tonight; Jellybelly; Zero; Here Is No Why; Bullet With Butterfly Wings; To Forgive; An Ode To No One; Love; Cupid de Locke; Galapogos; Muzzle; Porcelina Of The Vast Oceans; Take Me Down; Where The Boys Fear To Tread; Bodies; Thirty-Three; In The Arms Of Sleep; 1979; Tales Of A Scorched Earth; Thru The Eyes Of Ruby; Stumbleine; X.Y.U.; We Only Come Out At Night; Beautiful; Lily (My One And Only); By Starlight; Farewell And Goodnight....