Coming Home Media will release If All Goes Wrong, a double DVD commemorative package celebrating the recent reunion and extraordinary 20-year career of The Smashing Pumpkins, one of rock’s defining and most acclaimed bands, on Nov. 11th.
Directed and produced by Jack Gulick (Bruce Springsteen, Metallica, Steve Miller Band, Godsmack) and Daniel E Catullo III (Steve Miller Band, Godsmack, Rush, Dave Matthews Band), the two DVD set contains the 105-minute documentary, also titled If All Goes Wrong, plus The Fillmore Residency, a full concert filmed in late July and early August of 2007 over five of the 11 sold-out nights at the famed Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco, CA.
The concert disc was captured in 5.1 Surround Sound and state-of-the-art high definition from 12 cameras and features seven all new tracks not available anywhere else, along with new versions of fan favorites and a selection of Pumpkins rarities.
From the opening note to the final chord, the documentary If All Goes Wrong showcases a band returning with an “enveloping epic force” (Los Angeles Times) as it traces The Smashing Pumpkins during their 19-show residency, which began with eight shows at Asheville, NC’s Orange Peel in late June and continued through 11 sold-out nights at San Francisco’s famed Fillmore Auditorium. Interviews with band members, fans, journalists and fellow musicians reveal the fears, excitement, determination, exhaustion and tension inherent in main singer-songwriter and lead guitarist Billy Corgan and his newly revitalized musical unit.
“We went into the residencies hopeful to play some new music, with the idea I would write during the day and we could maybe even play new songs that same night,” Corgan comments. “What I didn’t anticipate is how much the process would inspire me, positively and negatively, to report what I was seeing and feeling from the shows. The documentary shows that process in an interesting way that reveals the link between the band and our audience.”
The documentary also includes Voices Of The Ghost Children, a featurette about the band’s fans, and an interview with The Who’s legendary guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend as bonus material.
The concert portion of the If All Goes Wrong, entitled The Fillmore Residency, runs 115 minutes and includes seven of the almost 20 all-new compositions the band composed and performed exclusively during the residencies that are available exclusively on this release. With 15 songs in all, the concert – captured in 5.1 Surround Sound and state-of-the-art high definition from 12 cameras – showcases the band as they explore the freedom afforded to them in a live setting, including the 30+ minute opus “Gossamer”. Along with the new tracks, the concert also includes alternate versions of fan favorites and a selection of Pumpkins rarities. The Fillmore Residency also includes five songs recorded live from the floor of The Fillmore that gives fans an intimate glimpse of the band as a performing entity.
Formed in Chicago in 1988, The Smashing Pumpkins have sold over 30 million albums since releasing Gish, their influential (and platinum) debut in 1991. More platinum and multi-platinum albums followed, including the nine-time platinum Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness and the four-time platinum Siamese Dream. The pivotal group’s many hits include “Disarm,” “Today,” “Cherub Rock,” “1979,” “Tonight, Tonight” and “Bullet with Butterfly Wings” – songs which defined the alternative music era and continue to resonate on modern rock radio, influencing a whole new generation.
The Pumpkins contributed multiple songs to various compilations before releasing Adore, Machina/The Machines of God and Machina II/The Friends & Enemies of Modern Music prior to their break-up in 2000. They returned in 2007 with their gold-certified and acclaimed sixth album Zeitgeist, a powerful rebirth and reaffirmation of the Smashing Pumpkins by two of its key members, Corgan and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, now joined by Jeff Schroeder (guitar), Ginger Reyes (bass) and Lisa Harriton (keyboards). Earlier this year, The Smashing Pumpkins were inducted into Hollywood’s RockWalk, and this month became the first band to record a new song exclusively for Guitar Hero®.
Coming Home Media this year also released the Platinum-selling The Steve Miller Band: Live From Chicago, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Music Video charts amid across-the-board critical acclaim and wide media attention.
THE SMASHING PUMPKINS DISC 1:
*”If All Goes Wrong” documentary
*”Voices Of The Ghost Children” featurette
*Interview with The Who guitarist, Pete Townshend
THE SMASHING PUMPKINS DISC 2:
*The Fillmore Residency
1. The Rose March*
2. Peace + Love*
3. 99 Floors*
5. Lucky 13
7. Death From Above
8. The Crying Tree Of Mercury
10. Heavy Metal Machine
12. No Surrender*
Bonus Tracks: Live From The Floor Of The Fillmore
*”Peace + Love”
Directed By Jack Gulick and Daniel E. Catullo III; Produced By Jack Gulick & Daniel E. Catullo III; Executive Producers: Tilton Gardner, Jeff Geoffray & Walter Josten; Audio Mixed By Kerry Brown