Released on June 1,1998 in the UK and June 2 in North America. The Japan version has an
extra track, Once In A While. Released on cd, tape, and double vinyl(also as gatefold-in
mono) with new cover art.
All songs written by Billy Corgan. All songs produced by Billy Corgan except: To Sheila,
Ava Adore, Perfect, Daphne Descends, Tear, Behold! The Night Mare, and Blank Page,
produced by Billy Corgan and Brad Wood. Additional production by Flood. Drums by Matt
Walker on To Sheila, Ava Adore, Daphne Descends, Tear, The Tale of Dusty and Pistol
Pete, Annie-Dog, and Behold! The Night Mare. Matt Walker appears courtesy of
DreamWorks Records. Additional drums by Joey Waronker on Once Upon A Time and Pug.
Drums by Matt Cameron on For Martha. Art direction and design by Frank Olinsky, Billy
Corgan, and Yelena Yemchuk. Photography by Yelena Yemchuk.
Recorded(When and Where):
Mostly recorded in Winter 1998 at Sunset Sound, California but some of it was pieced
together from sessions at Village Recorder, Sadlands, Chicago Recording Company, and
Battery Sounds. A session at Chicago Trax Recording and Hinge Chicago in Fall 1997 was
ultimately scrapped but was eventually incorporated into the album.
It debuted at #2 on Billboard in the US and #3 on Soundscan in Canada. In many other
countries the album debuted at #1. The "Ava Adore" video went #1 on Muchmusic's
charts. The album went platinum in the U.S. and Canada- and sold over 3 million copies
This is the first album recorded without Jimmy Chamberlain. The first recordings occured
after Jimmy Chamberlain was fired in July 1996 but they scrapped those sessions. Here is
a real audio clip with the Pumpkins talking about the approach to the album, which is taken
from an interview with Jeff Woods for the Rock Radio Network during the Canadian
premiere of Adore. Billy also said in that interview that for him it was more about texture,
drums don't have to be huge,etc. They played with different guitars and different amps.
He said that knowing your gear may be a little limiting. Billy said that 50% people say that
say that it's a sad album and 50% say it's a happy album. He thinks that it is more of
happy album, but deals with darker themes. The three drummers that were on the album
were just called into to due tasks, a lot of the drum tracks were edited. The band said
that the absence of Jimmy Chamberlin played a big part on the album. From the Rockline
interview on July 13,1998, it was revealed that the pictures in Adore were actually shot in