The Smashing Pumpkins Oceania 160g 2LP
160 Gram Double Vinyl! Gatefold Jacket!
First Studio Album in Five Years!
Mastered by Bob Ludwig!
The ninth studio album by The Smashing Pumpkins was produced by Billy Corgan and
Bjorn Thorsrud and is considered a part of the group's ongoing 44-song concept
album, Teargarden by Kaleidyscope (RSVLP10122).
"Though the record stands on its own, it was created as part of the band's
ongoing 44-song work-in-progress Teargarden by Kaleidyscope, which has been
released song-by-song since the end of 2009.
"The album is the Pumpkin's first major work with new drummer Mike Byrne,
guitarist Jeff Schroeder and bassist Nicole Fiorentino, who all joined the group
in the time since the Pumpkins' previous album, Zeitgeist, came out in 2007"
- www.rollingstone.com, April 27, 2012
Bassist Nicole Fiorentino had this to say about her role in recording Oceania:
"I think because we are all working together on this record it is naturally
going to have a different vibe than any of the other records on which Billy
played most of the instruments himself. I think we delved into new territory for
sure, but what I love about this record is that it has that familiar old-school
Pumpkins feel to it, with a modern twist. The cool thing is he was able to
capture the energy of the old material without ripping it off. Billy's
definitely found his way back to whatever he was tapping into when writing Gish
and [Siamese Dream]."
"My albums are a train of unfolding creativity" - Billy Corgan
• 160 Gram Double LP
• Mastered by Bob Ludwig
• First Studio Album in 5 Years
• Includes Full Lyrics
• Gatefold Jacket
Billy Corgan, vocals, guitars, keyboards
Jeff Schroeder, guitars
Nicole Florentino, vocals, bass
Mike Byrne, vocals, drums
LP1 - Side A:
3. The Celestials
4. Violet Rays
LP1 - Side B:
5. My Love Is Winter
6. One Diamond, One Heart
LP2 - Side C:
9. Pale Horse
10. The Chimera
LP2 - Side D: