TheFutureEmbrace CD (2005)

Artist: Billy Corgan

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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.

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Label Warner/reprise/maverick
SKU 63982680
UPC 093624871224
UPC 14 00093624871224
Format CD
Release Date 6/21/2005
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Author Billy Corgan
Compilation Appearance Essential Cheap Trick
Associated Artist/Work Horner, James
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Technical Info
Engineer Bjorn Thorsrud; Paul "P-Dub" Walton
Producer Billy Corgan; Bjorn Thorsrud; Bon Harris; Billy Corgan; Bjorn Thorsrud; Bon Harris
CatalogID 9362487122
Lable Name Warner Bros.
Released 06/20/2005
Original Release 2005
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 45m : 25s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00093624871224
Musical Guests
Robert Smith
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Billy Corgan (vocals, programming); Robert Smith (vocals, guitar); Emilie Autumn (vocals, violin); Jimmy Chamberlin (drums).
Audio Mixers: Billy Corgan; Bjorn Thorsrud; Ron Lowe; Alan Moulder.
Recording information: Chicago recording Company; Pumpkinland.
Photographer: P.R. Brown.
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.
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.
Professional Reviews
Mojo (Publisher) (p.96) - 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..."
Disc 1
1 All Things Change
2 Mina Loy (M.O.H.)
3 Cameraeye, The
4 Tolovesomebody
5 A100
6 DIA
7 Now and Then
8 I'm Ready
9 Walking Shade
10 Sorrows (In Blue)
11 Pretty, Pretty Star
12 Strayz
Product Attributes
Artist Corgan,Billy
Label Warner/reprise/maverick
Music Format Compact Disc

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