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Format: CD
Sku: 63982680
UPC: 093624871224
UPC 14: 00093624871224
Release Date: 6/21/2005
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. All Things Change ~ Billy Corgan
2. Mina Loy (M.O.H.) ~ Billy Corgan
3. Cameraeye, The ~ Billy Corgan
4. Tolovesomebody ~ Billy Corgan
5. A100 ~ Billy Corgan
6. DIA ~ Billy Corgan
7. Now and Then ~ Billy Corgan
8. I'm Ready ~ Billy Corgan
9. Walking Shade ~ Billy Corgan
10. Sorrows (In Blue) ~ Billy Corgan
11. Pretty, Pretty Star ~ Billy Corgan
12. Strayz ~ Billy Corgan
The first solo album ever released by Billy Corgan-the revered singer/songwriter/guitarist whose groundbreaking work with The Smashing Pumpkins defined modern rock-is shockingly affirmative, even romantic. Corgan's most intimate set of songs yet, the hauntingly beautiful The Future Embrace brings together Corgan's astonishing past and promising present.

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Billy Corgan (vocals, programming); Robert Smith (vocals, guitar); Emilie Autumn (vocals, violin); Jimmy Chamberlin (drums).
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Billy Corgan; Bjorn Thorsrud; Ron Lowe; Alan Moulder.
Muze PNote Recording information: Chicago recording Company; Pumpkinland.
Muze PNote Photographer: P.R. Brown.
Muze PNote THE FUTURE EMBRACE may theoretically be Billy Corgan's debut solo project, but many would contend the lion's share of Smashing Pumpkins and Zwan material was essentially Corgan (as a solo artist) existing within a band unit. Then again, neither of the aforementioned bands found the Chicago native so thoroughly toning down aggressive six-string flights of fancy in favor of shoegazer-like sentiments reminiscent of idols Joy Division and Echo and the Bunnymen. But that was exactly Corgan's intent in enlisting Nitzer Ebb's Bon Harris into the production mix of EMBRACE and emerging with songs steeped in synth-soaked soundscapes.
Muze PNote Always prone to confessional songwriting, the Pumpkins' founding member is no less in therapy mode throughout these dozen songs. The subtle, New Order-like dance vibe of "A100" is dressed in pleas for love, while the clarion grandiosity of "Mina Loy (M.O.H.)" stews in paranoia stoked by modern-day terrorism. Most surprising is how effectively Corgan takes the Bee Gees' major-key smash "To Love Somebody" and transforms it into a minor key goth dirge buttressed by synth washes and a guest vocal by none other than Cure leader Robert Smith.

Producer: Billy Corgan; Bjorn Thorsrud; Bon Harris; Billy Corgan; Bjorn Thorsrud; Bon Harris

Engineer: Bjorn Thorsrud; Paul "P-Dub" Walton

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Robert Smith

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Essential Cheap Trick

Associated Artists and Works

Horner, James
Original Soundtrack

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 06/20/2005
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2005
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 9362487122
Music Label Name Label : Warner Bros.
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00093624871224

Professional Reviews

Mojo (Publisher)
- 3 stars out of 5 - "[T]his titan of modern rock has decided to bare his soul, his foibles, his rather extreme religiosity, and his rocky search for love and meaning..."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Corgan,Billy
Product attributeLabel:   Warner/reprise/maverick
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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