Monday, 6 July 2015

Smashing Pumpkins - Columbiahalle, Berlin 2007 (Internet Archive).

From the Internet Archive this is the Smashing Pumpkins live at Columbiahalle, Berlin, Germany back on the 6th June 2007.

The Smashing Pumpkins are of course an American alternative rock band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1988. Formed by frontman Billy Corgan (lead vocals, rhythm guitar) and James Iha (lead guitar), the band included Jimmy Chamberlin (drums) and D'arcy Wretzky (bass guitar) in its original incarnation. It has undergone many line-up changes over the course of its existence, with the current line up including Corgan, rhythm guitarist Jeff Schroeder and Chamberlin.

From Wikipedia we have the following details for the period prior to and around this concert tour - On June 21, 2005, the day of the release of his album TheFutureEmbrace, Corgan took out full-page advertisements in the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times to announce that he planned to reunite the band. "For a year now", Corgan wrote, "I have walked around with a secret, a secret I chose to keep. But now I want you to be among the first to know that I have made plans to renew and revive the Smashing Pumpkins. I want my band back, and my songs, and my dreams". Corgan and Chamberlin were verified as participants in the reunion, but there was question as to whether other former members of the band would participate.

In April 2007, Iha and Auf der Maur separately confirmed that they were not taking part in the reunion. Chamberlin would later state that Iha and Wretzky "didn't want to be a part of" the reunion. The Smashing Pumpkins performed live for the first time since 2000 on May 22, 2007, in Paris, France. There, the band unveiled new touring members: guitarist Jeff Schroeder, bassist Ginger Reyes, and keyboardist Lisa Harriton. That same month, "Tarantula" was released as the first single from the band's forthcoming album. On July 7, the band performed at the Live Earth concert in New Jersey.

The band's new album, Zeitgeist, was released that same month on Reprise Records, entering the Billboard charts at number two and selling 145,000 copies in its first week. Zeitgeist received mixed reviews, with much of the criticism targeted at the absence of half of the original lineup. The album divided the Pumpkins' fanbase. Corgan would later admit, "I know a lot of our fans are puzzled by Zeitgeist. I think they wanted this massive, grandiose work, but you don't just roll out of bed after seven years without a functioning band and go back to doing that".

The band are touring in the USA this July and August (2015) tour details can be found on their website (link below).

Recording Details: 16bit: MBHO MBP 603 A / KA 200 N > Sound Devices MP-2 > Edirol R-09. Lineage Master WAVs > dEdit > FLAC.

Sound Quality: Extremely Good.

Set List:

Part 1:
01 (Intro)
02 United States
03 Bleeding the Orchid
04 Neverlost
05 Stand Inside Your Love
06 Today
07 > Bullet with Butterfly Wings
08 Home
09 Silverf##k > The End [The Doors] (tease)
10 Glass and the Ghost Children (with Uli Jon Roth)
11 [Fade Out]

Part 2:
01 [Fade In]
02 Rock You Like a Hurricane [Scorpions] (tease)
03 For God and Country
04 Thirty-three
05 Rocket
06 Winterlong
07 To Sheila
08 Tonight, Tonight
09 Tarantula
10 Starz
11 Zero
12 Annie-Dog
13 Drown
14 Hummer
15 Lucky 13
16 That's the Way (My Love Is)
17 1979
18 [Fade Out]

Part 3:
01 [Fade In]
02 Disarm
03 Untitled
04 (Encore Break #1)
05 Cherub Rock
06 Muzzle
07 (Encore Break #2)
08 Gossamer (with Uli Jon Roth) > Who Do You Love [Bo Diddley] (tease).

Comments: This recording is also available for streaming or download on the Internet Archive in the following formats - FLAC, MP3 and OGG VORBIS - HERE.

Band Official Website: HERE.

Stream Full Concert Below:

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