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Teargarden By Kaleidyscope Vol. II "The Solstice Bare" Box set, Limited Edition


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  • Audio CD (November 22, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Box set, Limited Edition
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Martha’'s Music
  • ASIN: B0041KOVUU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #116,104 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Fellowship
2. Freak
3. Tom Tom
4. Spangled

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The Smashing Pumpkins Teargarden By Kaleidyscope Vol II 'The Solstice Bare'

Deluxe 12-inch vinyl picture disc which includes 4 new tracks (Freak, Spangled, The Fellowship and Tom Tom)

Plus the unreleased B- Side 'Cottonwood Symphony' + 4 song EP CD

Limited edition. A must for fans. Includes the song 'Freak'

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If you are a big fan and a collector then you need to buy this.
Scum1
A CD is also included with full-quality digital versions of the spotlessly produced tracks, in an antique-looking letterpressed cardboard sleeve.
werideatdusk
Billy Corgan and his bandmates continue to produce fantastical music with each release.
Vladimir Davidiuk

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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Patrick James Eslick on November 23, 2010
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Of course, the Pumpkins have given all of these songs out for free on the internet, but this may be worth it for the hard-core fan.

First of all, the boxed set contains a CD of the songs, that's pretty straightforward. The songs are excellent, but you can have a listen for yourself online to make sure its your thing.

The package also contains a vinyl record with the five songs on it. Unlike the vinyl in the first Teargarden EP, this is a relatively high quality pressing. The pictures printed on either side are beautiful, and for me, this thing plays like a champ. The sound is terrific, this record isn't just a pretty picture.

Overall, its well worth it for the uber-fan/collector, for anyone else, just get the songs from the Smashing Pumpkins website when they come out. It's free you know.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 1, 2010
Format: Audio CD
As a longtime Pumpkins fan, I've always embraced the material as it arrived judged it accordingly after a few listens. Fortunately, the ambitious "Teargarden" project has given fans a chance to absorb the merits and faults of each song long before they are sold as a cohesive unit, or in this case, a series of cohesive units.

Vol. II is obviously a different animal from Vol. I; the latter sounded like a (barebones) outfit finding its voice again, and the results were obviously mixed. However, the songs on this EP showcase a sound that's becoming more dynamic and adventurous. In my opinion, "Tom Tom" is the best track on this EP because it comes the closest to capturing the spirit of the 90's without rehashing it. Also, it's the best track lyrically, which brings me to justify the three star rating. As good as this EP is in terms of sound, it's still struggling in the lyrics department. Anyone who's appreciated at least one Pumpkins album (even the "American Gothic" EP) will know that Billy Corgan crafts strong, thoughtful lyrics for each of his songs. Lately though, his songwriting skills (at least during the time these particular songs were made) have taken a backseat to his multi-tasking in the studio. I can't take anymore "La la las", "Sha la las" or "Ohs", and yes, they crop up frequently on this EP. The words are painfully simple for someone of Corgan's caliber, and as a result, songs like "Freak" are reduced from dynamic rock anthems to half-baked political rants that wouldn't even make the cut on "Zeitgeist".

Fortunately, this EP is the second of 11 forthcoming releases, and with two more members added to the Pumpkins roster, it's probable that the sound (and lyrics) will improve tenfold by the release of the third EP. All-in-all though, this release is definitely a step in the right direction and signals greater things to come. Be sure to listen to the songs via their official website before making your purchase.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Scum1 on November 26, 2010
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Ok so on this second of the limited sets they really delivered. I'll forgive Billy for that awful vinyl in the first box. The songs are great of course if you like the Smashing Pumpkins. The box itself is really nice looking and good quality. The Vinyl is simply stunning the images on the front and the back sides are both very cool to look at. It is a heavy vinyl with a nice quality gloss image on it. The cd is in a cardboard sleeve but even it has a nice and interesting image on it. All the little details were addressed this time. If you are a big fan and a collector then you need to buy this. I hope Billy continues to keep the future releases with just as much quality. I will have no problem buying them all.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Adam Lopez on December 2, 2010
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i have been following this band since i was 13. im glad that they continue to make music. im not one of those douch's that cant let go of the old line up. i understand that music and all art is an exploration. i can say i really love three of the four tunes that are on therelease of this album. but im over joyed at the nugget this band leaves its real fans everytime they throw in somethin extra cool. the cd comes with a 12 inch vinal with a extra song that isnt released on the website or the cd. with the other 4 songs on the flip side. its covered in geourgeous graphics. i would have paid way more than what i did for it. the packaging isnt given justice on the computer screen. im glad and proud to say this is my favorite band and as usual ill be seeing them every time they come to my home town till i get old and grey, then my grandchildren will still be pushing my wheelchair to see reverand billy!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By robdogg on December 3, 2010
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The pumpkins still the best band around even though its a four song disc you will let it play on and on amazing art work they made the whole packaging a work of art can't wait to see what's next YOU MUST BUY !!!!!!!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By werideatdusk on December 19, 2010
Format: Audio CD
For those out there who are willing to look past the neverending drama, the falling-outs, the outspoken criticisms, the bitterness at faded popularity, and all of the other dark clouds that hang over this band "The Smashing Pumpkins" (and for that matter, always have hung over them/him), and give the band one more chance, this could be an excellent release to do it with. Personally, I've found a lot to love in basically everything Corgan has put out this decade - the Zwan era, "The Future Embrace", "Zeitgeist", "American Gothic", "SuperChrist", and the first "Teargarden" EP have all had a lot to offer in my humble opinion.

But it's on this release that Corgan has truly embraced the sound and spirit of the old Smashing Pumpkins. From the moment I got the large, beautiful box and opened it up, I knew this was something different. The package comes with a marvelous picture disc containing all 4 EP songs, with a bonus track on the reverse. The disc comes in a lovely printed sleeve. A CD is also included with full-quality digital versions of the spotlessly produced tracks, in an antique-looking letterpressed cardboard sleeve. As a physical item, this ranks up there with the best SP releases from the late 90s.

How's the music? It starts strong with "The Fellowship", an electronica-drenched 70s arena rocker that really sets the tone for the excitement all over this record. Next up is "Freak", which, if you haven't heard yet, you should mosey over to SmashingPumpkins.com and download right away! Probably the most "Pumpkins-y" single since... "Stand Inside Your Love"? "Untitled"? It really conjures the 1993-4 spirit, has a great sound, awesome instrumentation, and lyrics that demand to be chewed on a bit.
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