- Title:Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness
- Style:Alternative Rock
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- Size FLAC version1249 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1676 megabytes
- Size WMA version1764 megabytes
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Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness is the third studio album by American alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins, released on October 23, 1995 in the United Kingdom and a day later in the United States on Virgin Records. Produced by frontman Billy Corgan with Flood and Alan Moulder, the 28-track album was released as a two-disc CD and triple LP. The album features a wide array of styles, as well as greater musical input from bassist D'arcy Wretzky and second guitarist James Iha.
Although the artistic scope of the album is immense, the Smashing Pumpkins flourish in such an overblown setting. Corgan's songwriting has never been limited by conventional notions of what a rock band can do, even if it is clear that he draws inspiration from scores of '70s heavy metal and art rock bands
Billy responded that the song was called ‘Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness’. This version is in a different key and has a wildly different, full-band arrangement. Some time after moving into his Victorian house in Chicago, Billy re-arranged the song for piano
So Mellon Collie is a Smashing Pumpkins record that just so happens to be 28 songs in length, stunning in both its stylistic range and overall excellence. This is perhaps the only Smashing Pumpkins record where they acted like an actual band rather than Corgan and his resentful charges. Mellon Collie's remarkable breadth is the best indication of Corgan's ability to let loose.