|Live album by|
|Released||November 26, 2002|
|Producer||Butch Vig, Billy Corgan, James Iha|
|The Smashing Pumpkins chronology|
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. In 2002, Vieuphoria was reissued on DVD and Earphoria finally earned a commercial release.
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.
Critical reception[edit | edit source]
The compilation was well-received by critics. "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."
AllMusic wrote "it's no wonder that the Smashing Pumpkins transcended every genre and pigeonhole they were shown, cruising past their peers with reinvention and pluck and forever leading where others could only dream of following. And it's discs like this one that really drive the point home."
Track listing[edit | edit source]All tracks are written by Billy Corgan, except where noted.
Release history[edit | edit source]
|Released||Label||Catalog ID||Format||Country||External sites|
|November 26, 2002||Virgin||7243 5 42706 2 8||CD||US|||
|November 19, 2002||Virgin • Hut Recordings||7243 5 42706 2 8 • CDHUT79||CD||UK & Europe|||
|November 26, 2002||Virgin||7243 5 42706 2 8||CD||Canada|||
Personnel[edit | edit source]
- Jimmy Chamberlin – drums
- Billy Corgan – vocals, guitar
- James Iha – guitar, vocals
- D'arcy Wretzky – bass guitar, vocals, percussion on "Mayonaise"
References[edit | edit source]
- Earphoria at AllMusic. Retrieved 20 August 2011.
- Ging, Paul: "No appetite for destruction"; Classic Rock #48, Christmas 2002, p98
- 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.
- Hanson, Amy. "Earphoria – The Smashing Pumpkins review". AllMusic. Retrieved November 26, 2020.