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Live album by
ReleasedAugust 12, 2023
RecordedFebruary 8, 2015
VenueMadame ZuZu's
LabelMartha's Music
Billy Corgan chronology
Neath The Darkest Eves

Candide Live at ZuZu's 2.8.2015 is a live improvisational synthesizer performance by Billy Corgan with selections from Voltaire's Candide read by Joseph Hudson (NWA and Resistance PRO wrestler who died in 2021). The single LP album was personally edited down by Corgan to roughly 45 minutes from the over six hour original performance, which took place on February 8, 2015 at the original Madame ZuZu's location.

Corgan used a Roland System-100M 182 analog modular synthesizer. On an August 16, 2023 live stream, Corgan also said he may have used a Eurorack in combination with a vintage Farfisa. In the same live stream, he said he had intended on doing a release performance but ran out of time rehearsing with The Smashing Pumpkins.

Track listing[edit | edit source]

1."Candide"Billy Corgan45:00

Release history[edit | edit source]

Candide was limited to 2000 copies on aquamarine vinyl, with 200 signed by Billy Corgan.[1]

Released Label Catalog ID Format Country External sites
August 12, 2023 Martha's Music MMLP-A006 LP United States Discogs [1]

Personnel[edit | edit source]

  • Billy Corgan – synthesizer, programming, sequencing
  • Joseph Hudson – narration
  • Carl Rowatti – mastering

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