Earphoria

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Earphoria
SmashingPumpkins-Earphoria.jpg
Live album by
ReleasedNovember 26, 2002
Recorded1991–1994
GenreAlternative rock
Length75:41
LabelVirgin
ProducerButch Vig, Billy Corgan, James Iha
The Smashing Pumpkins chronology
Rotten Apples
(2001)
Earphoria
(2002)
Rarities and B-Sides
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Classic Rock4/5 stars[2]

Earphoria is a live album by The Smashing Pumpkins. It is the soundtrack of the band's Vieuphoria video. While the video has been widely available since its initial release, the CD was initially released as a limited number (under 1000) of promo copies in 1994, and was subsequently heavily bootlegged.[3] In 2002, Vieuphoria was reissued on DVD and Earphoria finally earned a commercial release.[3]

The CD contains the audio for all the performances in Vieuphoria, and includes extended versions of the music used in the video interludes. An exception is the performance of "Silverfuck" – Earphoria includes the tease of "Over the Rainbow" while Vieuphoria edits it out, possibly owing to prohibitive licensing costs.[3]

Critical reception

"While a live document of the Pumpkins' farewell tour would have been very palatable," opined Classic Rock, "this mix-and-match collection of (mainly) live material from the full breadth of their career is far more imaginative. It's also vastly superior to their previous odds-and-sods compilation Pisces Iscariot."[2]

Track listing

All tracks are written by Billy Corgan, except where noted.

Main release
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Sinfony" (Siamese Dream outtake[4]) 0:55
2."Quiet" (recorded live at Center Stage in Atlanta, November 10, 1993) 3:44
3."Disarm" (recorded live at Westwood Studios on The Word, an English musical show from the 1990s hosted by Terry Christian and Dani Behr in London, September 1993) 2:56
4."Cherub Rock" (acoustic; recorded live at MTV studios in London, June 22, 1993) 4:24
5."Today" (recorded live at Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, December 9, 1993) 3:38
6."Bugg Superstar"James Iha1:29
7."I Am One" (recorded live at Sala Apolo in Barcelona, September 1993)Billy Corgan/James Iha7:55
8."Pulseczar" (Gish demo [5]) 2:27
9."Soma" (recorded live at London Astoria in London, February 24, 1994)Billy Corgan/James Iha6:32
10."Slunk" (recorded live at Nippon Television studios in Tokyo, February 1992) 2:37
11."French Movie Theme" (from the "Cherub Rock" single) 1:50
12."Geek U.S.A." (recorded live at Alabamahalle in Munich, September 3, 1993) 4:49
13."Mayonaise" (acoustic; recorded live outside the BBC studios in London, July 3, 1993)Billy Corgan/James Iha4:23
14."Silverfuck" (recorded live at London Astoria in London, February 24, 1994) 13:30
14a."Over the Rainbow"Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg 
14b."Jackboot"  
15."Why Am I So Tired" (Gish live demo[6])James Iha15:15

Release history

Released Label Catalog ID Format Country Discogs MusicBrainz
November 26, 2002 Virgin 7243 5 42706 2 8 CD US 3876575 8608ad8c-9eb7-3417-af21-84cf35b3b38d [1]
November 19, 2002 Virgin • Hut Recordings 7243 5 42706 2 8 • CDHUT79 CD UK & Europe 379122 8527216e-e85b-3819-aa6a-5b263a013fda [1]
November 26, 2002 Virgin 7243 5 42706 2 8 CD Canada 1699497 adeb4ec4-cf1b-44c1-9915-1298f7163c42 [1]

More releases: DiscogsMusicBrainz

Personnel

References

  1. Earphoria at AllMusic. Retrieved 20 August 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ging, Paul: "No appetite for destruction"; Classic Rock #48, Christmas 2002, p98
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Dahlen, Chris. "Smashing Pumpkins: Earphoria: Pitchfork Record Review Archived 2008-01-12 at the w:Wayback Machine". 2002–12–12. Accessed on 2007–12–30.
  4. "spfc.org : songlist : Sinfony". www.spfc.org. Retrieved November 2, 2019.
  5. "spfc.org : songlist : Pulseczar". www.spfc.org. Retrieved November 2, 2019.
  6. "spfc.org : songlist : Why Am I So Tired?". www.spfc.org. Retrieved November 2, 2019.