ATUM - Act I The Smashing Pumpkins
- 2Butterfly Suite03:28
- 3The Good in Goodbye04:40
- 5With Ado I Do02:52
- 7Steps in Time03:49
- 8Where Rain Must Fall04:15
- 9Beyond the Vale03:42
- 11The Gold Mask03:36
Info for ATUM - Act I
“The Smashing Pumpkins’ 12th studio album is a three-act rock opera album titled Atum (pronounced Autumn). Atum will feature 33 tracks and is the sequel to 1995’s Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness and 2000’s Machina/Machine of God. Atum was written and produced by Billy Corgan over the past four years.
The album tells an epic interplanetary story set in the not-too-distant future, though the songs themselves respectively stand on their own in the Pumpkins pantheon. This is the final instalment in a concept album trilogy that began with 1995’s Melllon Collie and then continued with 2000’s Machina.
Atum: A Rock Opera in Three Acts is the twelfth studio album by American rock band the Smashing Pumpkins. The album will be released in three separate installments of 11 songs—Atum: Act One was released on November 15, 2022, Atum: Act Two is scheduled for January 31, 2023, and Atum: Act Three is scheduled for April 23, 2023. A physical box set consisting of all 33 songs, along with a group of 10 additional exclusive songs, is also scheduled for release on April 23.
Atum is a concept album that Corgan describes as a sequel to the band's Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness and Machina/The Machines of God. The album tells the story of the same character followed in the prior two albums ("Zero" and "Glass") respectively, with the character now being much older than portrayed in the prior albums, and now known as "Shiny". Similar to the prior albums, the story is described by Corgan as having "...one foot in reality and one foot in a made up world... It’s based on a lot of autobiographical things. But there’s lots of things that are things I’m just interested in exploring that don’t necessarily have anything to do with me."
Billy Corgan, vocals, guitar, bass guitar, keyboards
James Iha, guitar
Jeff Schroeder, guitar
Jimmy Chamberlin, drums
Katie Cole, backing vocals
Sierra Swan, backing vocals
The Smashing Pumpkins
have created one of the most acclaimed bodies of work in musical history having sold more than 30 million albums, and won multiple Grammy awards in the process. Formed in Chicago in 1988, they released Gish, their influential and platinum debut in 1991, which was followed by albums including the nine-time platinum Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness and the four-time platinum Siamese Dream, as well as the platinum certified 1998 album Adore. The pivotal group’s many hits defined the alternative music era and continue to resonate on modern rock radio, influencing a whole new generation.
The Pumpkins returned in 2007 with their acclaimed sixth album Zeitgeist and they have since remained on the cutting edge of music and technology with various online releases. OCEANIA is their 7th studio album and the band will support it with a global tour in 2012.
This album contains no booklet.