Earphoria

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Earphoria
Live album by The Smashing Pumpkins
Released 2002 (2002)
Recorded 1991–1994
Genre Alternative rock
Length 75:41
Language English
Label Virgin
Producer Butch Vig, Billy Corgan and James Iha
The Smashing Pumpkins chronology
Rotten Apples/Judas O
(2001)
Earphoria
(2002)
Rarities and B-Sides
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (6.3/10)[2]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[3]

Earphoria is a live album by American alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins. It is the soundtrack of the band's Vieuphoria video. While the video has been widely available since its initial release, the CD was only released in a limited number (under 1000) of promo CD copies in 1994, and was subsequently heavily bootlegged.[4] In 2002, Vieuphoria was reissued on DVD and Earphoria was finally given a commercial release.[4]

The CD contains the audio to all of the performances seen in Vieuphoria, and also includes extended versions of the music used in the video interludes. An exception is the performance of "Silverfuck" – Earphoria includes the tease of "Over the Rainbow" while Vieuphoria edits it out, possibly due to prohibitive licensing costs.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Billy Corgan, unless otherwise noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Sinfony" (Siamese Dream outtake[5])   0:55
2. "Quiet" (recorded live at Center Stage in Atlanta, November 10, 1993)   3:44
3. "Disarm" (recorded live at Westwood Studios on The Word, an English musical show from the 1990s hosted by Terry Christian and Dani Behr in London, September 1993)   2:56
4. "Cherub Rock (Acoustic)" (recorded live at MTV studios in London, June 22, 1993)   4:24
5. "Today" (recorded live at Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, December 9, 1993)   3:38
6. "Bugg Superstar"   James Iha 1:29
7. "I Am One" (recorded live at Sala Apolo in Barcelona, September 1993) Corgan/Iha 7:55
8. "Pulseczar" (Gish demo [6])   2:27
9. "Soma" (recorded live at London Astoria in London, February 24, 1994) Corgan/Iha 6:32
10. "Slunk" (recorded live at Nippon Television studios in Tokyo, February 1992)   2:37
11. "French Movie Theme" (from the "Cherub Rock" single)   1:50
12. "Geek U.S.A." (recorded live at Alabamahalle in Munich, September 3, 1993)   4:49
13. "Mayonaise (Acoustic)" (recorded live outside the BBC studios in London, July 3, 1993) Corgan/Iha 4:23
14. "Silverfuck"/"Over the Rainbow"/"Jackboot" (recorded live at London Astoria in London, February 24, 1994) Corgan/Harburg/Arlen 13:30
15. "Why Am I So Tired" (Gish live demo[7])   15:15

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