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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars quality unreleased material
Some fantastic alterative and early mixes and high quality audio live performances
If you are a fan like myself who really has heard all of the previously released material your in for a treat. I only really bought this for the remastered version of adore ( the siamese dream remaster on cd is a thing of much beauty ) and the dvd, but have been really impressed by the...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Adore is better than I'd thought
it's the least interesting re-release from the Smashing Pumpkins but I have discovered that Adore is better than I'd thought
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5.0 out of 5 stars quality unreleased material, 19 Oct. 2014
This review is from: Adore (Audio CD)
Some fantastic alterative and early mixes and high quality audio live performances
If you are a fan like myself who really has heard all of the previously released material your in for a treat. I only really bought this for the remastered version of adore ( the siamese dream remaster on cd is a thing of much beauty ) and the dvd, but have been really impressed by the selection of alt. Mixes and great live performances.

and if you've not heard adore before, it is by far the easiest listen of all the sp albums, though paradoxically, in true sp fashion, at their peak they lose their drummer, so adore is toned down in so many ways, and is good for it.

highlights include, an early bango mix of to shiela, a sublime live version of daphne decends and a piano only version of saturnine.
Fingers crossed for a machina reissue....
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Raw and adored, 6 Oct. 2014
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Originally released sporting a black and white photo depicting a bowing girl in front of what looked like an umbrella, "Adore"'s re-issue cover presents the complete picture frame in colour; the girl apears to be one of the petals of a blossomed red rose. How beautiful, indeed. The Smashing Pumpkins have always incorporated poetic elements in their work, but on "Adore" poetic they became. Whereas previous albums were more punchy and straight-forward affairs, on this, a dark, melancholic, melodic, introspective quality runs through each of the 16 songs, appropriately, as during that time the band were dealing with death and seperation (frontman Billy Corgan's mother's death, his divorce, the reunion with his father, asking drummer Jimmy Chamberlin to leave the band etc.). Experimenting with electronic sounds, fusing a 70s rock essence with 80s synth-sounds, and 90s techno-tempos was, indeed, a strange change in direction for the band, especially considering the phenomenal success of their multi-platinum and critically acclaimed previous 2 records.

Despite being poorly received by critics and fans upon its 1998 release, "Adore" really attained the very same heights as the kicking "Siamese dream" and the magnificent "Mellon collie and the infinite sadness", despite sounding nothing like either of the two. Actualy, "Adore" is entirely different to any former or subsequent SP album. Even B. Corgan's signature angry scream here is replaced with a voice that sounds warm and human. Brimming with creativity and emotion, and transcending all expectations, this conceptual album was conceptualized in the most unexpected and alternative manner. Raw usually means hard, but it can also mean fine and beautiful; that is exactly what "Adore" is. Probably the most underrated rock album of the 90s, possibly one of the finest, the definition of true art (listening to the tinkly piano melody cut short in the end of the set will make you never forget them). This brand new re-issue is a first class opportunity to introduce/revisit the Smashing Pumpkins brilliance, they will effortlessly melt your heart, if you let it open. Mine is still bleeding.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 29 Dec. 2014
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Another excellent set from the Pumpkins.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 3 Mar. 2015
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very happy with product & service!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 3 Dec. 2014
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wonderful
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3.0 out of 5 stars Adore is better than I'd thought, 15 Oct. 2014
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it's the least interesting re-release from the Smashing Pumpkins but I have discovered that Adore is better than I'd thought
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