Ghost Children/Friends and Enemies

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Ghost Children/Friends and Enemies
Tribute album by
ReleasedNovember 17, 2006
ProducerAct IV

Ghost Children/Friends and Enemies (or Ghost Children II) is a 2006 tribute album, featuring a variety of artists from different musical backgrounds and from all across the globe covering songs by the The Smashing Pumpkins.

This release is a follow-up to the 2001 tribute album, Ghost Children: A Tribute To The Smashing Pumpkins, which was conceived, produced and sold by Neil Main in aid of the Act IV charity, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northern Illinois. The name of the compilation is a homage to The Smashing Pumpkins' internet only release, Machina II/The Friends & Enemies of Modern Music.

A tribute album with a limited edition of 200 copies and was - unlike Ghost Children: A Tribute To The Smashing Pumpkins - produced by Act IV, a group of Smashing Pumpkins fans responsible for the Act IV: A Tribute To The Smashing Pumpkins charity concerts at Metro Chicago. Like the previous Ghost Children CD, each CD is hand-numbered. It was released on November 17, 2006 through the Act IV website. All profits from Ghost Children II are donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois (formerly known as the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northern Illinois). This tradition comes from The Smashing Pumpkin's July 7, 1998 charity tour stop in their hometown of Chicago, where they donated all the profits to Make-A-Wish. This compilation is sponsored by the SPIFC.

For this compilation, organizers drew upon covers from three years of Act IV demos. This included demos for the two Act IV benefit concerts in 2001 and 2002, as well as the cancelled Act IV 2003 concert. Additionally, the organizers received a new batch of entries from everywhere from Brazil to Switzerland. In all, nearly 70 artists were considered for inclusion on the charity compilation. Ultimately, 13 tracks were chosen for the CD by a selection committee involving Act IV organizers and other Smashing Pumpkins fans, such as Neil Main (the producer of the original Ghost Children), and Karl Daher of The Smashing Pumpkins Internet Fan Club.

Track listing[edit | edit source]

No.TitlePerforming artistLength
2."Ava Adore"Alluvion 
3."Saturnine"Frequency Fall 
4."Home"Mike K 
5."Crush"João Miguel 
6."Set the Ray To Jerry"The iOs 
7."Daphne Descends"This Week in History 
8."Geek U.S.A."Defined Mercury 
9."Not Worth Asking"Digital Noise Addiction 
10."Tonight, Tonight"Pennyred 
11."To Sheila"Mike Hamilton featuring Shane Devon 
12."Today"Death Rawk Boy 

Release history[edit | edit source]

Released Label Catalog ID Format Country External sites
November 17, 2006 CD Canada [1]

Personnel[edit | edit source]

Information from Ghost Children/Friends and Enemies liner notes:

  • Compilation produced by Act IV organizers, Steven and David Pukin
  • Mastered by Jeremy Ellingsen at Swingset Sound, Villa Park, IL
  • Cover art by Kate Fuller, best known by Smashing Pumpkins fans for her satirical online comic strip, Billy The Egomaniac
  • Art Direction and Layout by Steven and David Pukin

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