Teargarden by Kaleidyscope - Vol. 1: Songs for a Sailor

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Teargarden by Kaleidyscope - Vol. 1: Songs for a Sailor
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EP by
ReleasedMay 25, 2010
Studio sessionsSeptember-December 2009 – Pumpkinland II
ProducerBilly Corgan, Kerry Brown
Artwork for MP3 releases
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Artwork for promotional CD
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Teargarden by Kaleidyscope - Vol. 1: Songs for a Sailor is the first EP of the Teargarden by Kaleidyscope project by The Smashing Pumpkins. The tracks for the album were released digitally throughout 2009 and 2010 and was released in physical form on May 25. The silk-screened box containing the EP includes a 7" vinyl single and a 2" leopard stone obelisk. The B-side of the 7" record has a groove that is playable, but blank.

A promotional CD was also released in May 2010 with "A Song for a Son" and a shorter version of "Widow Wake My Mind".

To promote Record Store Day in 2010, the band performed live at Amoeba Records, offered free blacklight posters to those who pre-ordered the EP from their local record stores,[1] and released two limited edition 7" singles containing the album's first four songs. "Widow Wake My Mind" was promoted as a radio single, with Corgan appearing on WKQX in Chicago and several major-market stations adding it to rotation. On April 20, 2010, the band performed the song live with an Up with People choir on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.[2][3]

Track listing[edit | edit source]

All tracks are written by Billy Corgan.

CD and bonus 7"
No.TitleMP3 release dateLength
1."A Song for a Son"December 8, 2009[4]6:03
2."Astral Planes"April 16, 2010[2][5]4:06
3."Widow Wake My Mind"January 18, 2010[6]4:27
4."A Stitch in Time"March 2, 2010[7]3:33
5."Teargarden Theme" (7" vinyl only) 2:55
Promotional CD sampler
1."A Song for a Son"6:02
2."Widow Wake My Mind"4:03

Release history[edit | edit source]

Released Label Catalog ID Format Country External sites
May 25, 2010 Martha's Music CD • 7" US Discogs MusicBrainz [1]
May 2010 Rocket Science CD US Discogs [2]

More releases: DiscogsMusicBrainz

Chart performance[edit | edit source]

Chart (2010) Peak
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[8] 43
US Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[9] 16

Personnel[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "The Smashing Pumpkins kick off Record Store Day". Smashingpumpkins.com. April 17, 2010. Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved September 27, 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Smashing Pumpkins To Perform On 'Tonight Show With Jay Leno'". Blabbermouth.net. Roadrunner. April 15, 2010. Archived from the original on April 22, 2010. Retrieved April 16, 2010.
  3. Marty Lennartz (April 21, 2010). "The Smashing Pumpkins On Jay Leno". Wxrt.radio.com. Retrieved March 14, 2011.
  4. Anderson, Kyle (December 7, 2009). "Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan Explains Why He's Giving Away New LP For Free". MTV. Retrieved March 23, 2010.
  5. Marty Lennartz (April 21, 2010). "The Smashing Pumpkins On Jay Leno". Wxrt.radio.com. Retrieved March 14, 2011.
  6. Breihan, Tom (January 18, 2010). "New Smashing Pumpkins Track: 'Widow Wake My Mind'". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved March 23, 2010.
  7. Kreps, Daniel (March 2, 2010). "Hear Smashing Pumpkins' Psych-Protest Song 'A Stitch in Time'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved March 23, 2010.
  8. "The Smashing Pumpkins Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard.
  9. "The Smashing Pumpkins Chart History (Top Tastemaker Albums)". Billboard.