Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness - The Smashing Pumpkins - Sondz

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Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness is the third studio album by American alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins, released on October 24, 1995, in the United Kingdom and a day later in the United States on Virgin Records. Produced by frontman Billy Corgan with Flood and Alan Moulder, the 28-track album was released as a two-disc CD and triple LP. The album features a wide array of styles.

Propelled by the album's lead single, "Bullet with Butterfly Wings", it debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 with first week sales of 246,500 units. To date it remains the band's only album to top the Billboard 200. It spawned five more singles—"1979", "Zero", "Tonight, Tonight", the promotional "Muzzle", and "Thirty-Three"—over the course of 1996, and was certified diamond by the RIAA, equivalent to more than 10 million units sold. Lauded by critics for its ambition and scope, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadne...

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Release date23 Oct. 1995
CountryUnited Kingdom
Length121:54
StatusOfficial
Label(s)Hut Recordings
CatalogueCDHUTD 30
PackagingJewel Case
Language, scriptLatin
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