Siamese Dream (vinyl) Original recording remastered
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Double vinyl LP pressing. Digitally remastered edition of this 1993 album from the Alt-Rock band led by Billy Corgan. While their album Gish had brought them to the attention of the Alternative crowd, Siamese Dream was the album that broke the quartet in a big way. Features the hits 'Cherub Rock', 'Today' and many more.
An introductory drum roll drops out and is replaced by a single suspended electric guitar, which is then paralleled by a snare, filled in with the bass, and--crash!--"Cherub Rock," the opening track, is enveloped in an explosion of metal guitar. So the journey begins. This album is pre-experimentation vintage Pumpkins. Produced by Butch Vig (Garbage, Sonic Youth, Nirvana's Nevermind), Siamese Dream is first about guitars. Lots and lots of guitars. A very close second is Jimmy Chamberlain's unquestionably excellent power drumming. Throughout each song, Billy Corgan delivers angsty lyrics in his signature breathy whine. "Disarm" is a nice intermission halfway though the album. As the title of the song suggests, it throws the listener into a different mood with its full string arrangements and radiant orchestral chimes. But then it is back to the aural masochism--a pain that rarely sounds so sweet. --Beth Bessmer --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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"Cherub Rock" starts it all. It was the first single released back in 1993. "Cherub Rock" shows that Billy Corgan can sing. It has plenty of guitars of course. 10/10
"Quiet" is a real good rocker. The guitars churn, it's amazing. This is as heavy as it gets on the record (which isn't really heavy by my standards). 8/10
"Today" was the second single, and it is definitely one of the top ten singles of the 90's. Enough said. 10/10
"Hummer" is something only the Smashing Pumpkins could have wrote. It's great. It just twists and turns, goes from quiet to loud to quiet again, and it's almost 7 minutes long. This is probably my favorite song. The lyrics are great too. 10/10
"Rocket" I think was a single, well the Smashing Pumpkins have a video for it at least. I used never care for this song, but after seeing on the internet the Pumpkins playing this live, I became a fan of the song. It's another song that only the Pumpkins could have written, because it meanders and there's no chorus. Once again, I like the lyrics. 10/10
"Disarm" was the third single from this record. It has excellent lyrics to it. I guess the bells and violins in the song might bother people. But it doesn't bother me at all. 10/10
"Soma" starts off slow and dreamy and rocks at the end. I don't like it as much as I used to, but don't get me wrong, this is still an excellent song. 8/10
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I'm not going to go into detail over the album itself, since if you're looking at buying this, you probably already know how great it is. Instead let me say how impressed I was with the mastering! It's refreshing to hear some labels still pushing for vinyl quality, and this is a shining example. On the 180g heavy-weights, you couldn't ask for a better cut. I was also really happy that they packaged all the original artwork, including the original cardboard sleeves, but the records themselves were wrapped in separate anti-static sleeves.
If you liked the album, this breathes new life into it. I HIGHLY recommend picking this one up!
This album is in a league of its own.
I bought this album around four or five years ago, after only hearing two songs by the band. The Smashing Pumpkins are now my favourite band, and Siamese Dream is my favourite album.
I listen to this album at least once a month, and it's a wonder I haven't needed to replace it yet! I won't go in-depth on every song; but I will say that this album would be a worthwhile addition to your CD collection, wherever your taste in music lies.
This album displays the perfect blend of soaring guitars and clean vocals. All the layers upon layers adds a certain quality to this album. You KNOW it wasn't recorded in a fortnight in some pokey studio in the middle of nowhere. This album has been carefully tweaked and re-tweaked into the masterpiece it has become. This is something very few bands since the demise of the Pumpkins have been concerned about.
One of the things I love most about this album is the constant see-sawing of emotions, ranging from moody, to quiet, to uplifting and bitter.
Stand-out tracks are the classics 'Today', 'Cherub rock', and 'Disarm'. Personal favourites of mine are 'Quiet', 'Hummer', 'Rocket', and 'Geek U.S.A.'.
This album really made an impact on me. Apart from introducing me to a whole new kind of music, it also gave me the inspiration and motivation I needed to learn guitar. Whatever mood I'm in, this album has seen me through it.
Buy this CD now, you won't regret it!!!
Most recent customer reviews
Wow! Le meilleur remasterisé des smashing! Tout est exellent! Le dvd du show est ma foi la meilleure des prestatios des pumpkins dans la collection des deluxes... Read morePublished 3 months ago by andy cliche
The Highest quality of construction for a LP I have seen so far. Not a cheap slip cover and thin vinyl. Thanks!Published 7 months ago by dylan
An iconic album. I still am in amazement when I listen to this. This vinyl version is well done too.Published 9 months ago by Josh
Good thick vinyl, classic album. Corgan's genius comes through in this best seller and it never gets old. Still one of the most solid alt rock efforts, after so many years.Published 9 months ago by Chris Rose
One of the greatest albums ever made by one of the greatest bands!!!Published 11 months ago by Alex Douc
This was by far my favorite SP album growing up. It has some nice extras but I wasn't able to redeem the download code for the extra rare songs from the SP record club which was a... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Ernest Hawkes