Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness

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Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
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LP by The Smashing Pumpkins
Released October 24, 1995
Recorded March-August 1995 at Pumpkinland, Sadlands, Bugg Studios, Chicago Recording Company and the Village Recorder
Genre Alternative rock
Length 121 min 50 s
Record label Virgin
Producer Alan Moulder, Billy Corgan, Flood
Professional reviews
Allmusic.com 4.5 stars out of 5 link (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&uid=UIDMISS70404042034031102&sql=Aqj9fs36ua39g)
The Smashing Pumpkins Chronology
Earphoria
(1994)
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
(1995)
The Aeroplane Flies High
(1996)
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (also shortened to Mellon Collie or abbreviated to MCIS) is a double CD and triple LP that was released on October 24, 1995 by The Smashing Pumpkins through Virgin Records. Alongside the band's previous album, 1993's Siamese Dream, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness is widely considered to represent The Smashing Pumpkins's best work. Entering the U.S. charts at #1, the album has - as of May 2005 - sold 4.7 million units there (9.4 million CDs since it is a double set).

In 1998 Q magazine readers voted Mellon Collie the 29th greatest album of all time.

Contents

Track listings

The CD version of the album was divided onto 2 CDs, entitled "Dawn to Dusk" and "Twilight to Starlight". The triple vinyl version is divided into 6 sides, "Dawn", "Tea Time", "Dusk", "Twilight", "Midnight" and "Starlight", respectively. The vinyl also featured 2 bonus songs, and a completely revised tracklisting.

CD version

Dawn to Dusk

  1. "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness" (2:52)
  2. "Tonight, Tonight" (4:14)
  3. "Jellybelly" (3:01)
  4. "Zero" (2:41)
  5. "Here Is No Why" (3:45)
  6. "Bullet with Butterfly Wings" (4:18)
  7. "To Forgive" (4:17)
  8. "Fuck You (An Ode To No One)" (4:51)
  9. "Love" (4:21)
  10. "Cupid de Locke" (2:50)
  11. "Galapogos" (4:47)
  12. "Muzzle" (3:44)
  13. "Porcelina of the Vast Oceans" (9:21)
  14. "Take Me Down" (2:52)

Twilight to Starlight

  1. "Where Boys Fear to Tread" (4:22)
  2. "Bodies" (4:12)
  3. "Thirty-Three" (4:10)
  4. "In the Arms of Sleep" (4:12)
  5. "1979" (4:25)
  6. "Tales of a Scorched Earth" (3:46)
  7. "Thru the Eyes of Ruby" (7:38)
  8. "Stumbleine" (2:54)
  9. "X.Y.U." (7:07)
  10. "We Only Come Out at Night" (4:05)
  11. "Beautiful" (4:18)
  12. "Lily (My One and Only)" (3:31)
  13. "By Starlight" (4:48)
  14. "Farewell and Goodnight" (4:22)

Vinyl version

Dawn

  1. "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness" (2:52)
  2. "Tonight, Tonight" (4:14)
  3. "Thirty-Three" (4:10)
  4. "In the Arms of Sleep"
  5. "Take Me Down" (2:52)

Tea Time

  1. "Jellybelly" (3:01)
  2. "Bodies" (4:12)
  3. "To Forgive" (4:17)
  4. "Here is No Why" (3:45)
  5. "Porcelina of the Vast Oceans" (9:21)

Dusk

  1. "Bullet with Butterfly Wings" (4:18)
  2. "Thru the Eyes of Ruby" (7:38)
  3. "Muzzle" (3:44)
  4. "Galapogos" (4:47)
  5. "Tales of a Scorched Earth" (3:46)

Twilight

  1. "1979" (4:25)
  2. "Beautiful" (4:18)
  3. "Cupid de Locke" (2:50)
  4. "By Starlight" (4:48)
  5. "We Only Come Out at Night" (4:05)

Midnight

  1. "Where Boys Fear to Tread" (4:22)
  2. "Zero" (2:41)
  3. "An Ode to No One" (4:51)
  4. "Love" (4:21)
  5. "X.Y.U." (7:07)

Starlight

  1. "Stumbleine" (2:54)
  2. "Lily (My One and Only)" (3:31)
  3. "Tonite Reprise" (2:40)
  4. "Farewell and Goodnight" (4:22)
  5. "Infinite Sadness" (4:02)

The singles from Mellon Collie... were collected on The Aeroplane Flies High box set, which also includes the track "Tonite Reprise".

Chart positions

1995 Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness  The Billboard 200                   No. 1
1995 Bullet With Butterfly Wings             Mainstream Rock Tracks              No. 4
1995 Bullet With Butterfly Wings             Modern Rock Tracks                  No. 2
1996 1979                                    The Billboard Hot 100               No. 12
1996 Bullet With Butterfly Wings             The Billboard Hot 100               No. 22
1996 Tonight, Tonight                        The Billboard Hot 100               No. 36
1996 1979                                    Mainstream Rock Tracks              No. 1
1996 Muzzle                                  Mainstream Rock Tracks              No. 10
1996 Tonight, Tonight                        Mainstream Rock Tracks              No. 4
1996 Zero                                    Mainstream Rock Tracks              No. 15
1996 1979                                    Modern Rock Tracks                  No. 1
1996 Muzzle                                  Modern Rock Tracks                  No. 8
1996 Tonight, Tonight                        Modern Rock Tracks                  No. 5
1996 Zero                                    Modern Rock Tracks                  No. 9
1996 1979                                    Adult Top 40                        No. 30
1996 1979                                    Hot Dance Music/Club Play           No. 17
1996 1979                                    Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales  No. 47
1996 1979                                    Top 40 Mainstream                   No. 10
1997 Thirty-Three                            The Billboard Hot 100               No. 39
1997 Thirty-Three                            Mainstream Rock Tracks              No. 18
1997 Thirty-Three                            Modern Rock Tracks                  No. 2 

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