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An excerpt from Billy Corgan's "Confessions" - 2005-05-30
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Before we leave on our trip together, Chris and I scramble to put together the artwork for the album?since we are set to leave the day after the wedding, we only have this single afternoon to finish everything, or the album will be pushed back?any attempt to this point of working with the label to get what I want artwork-wise have proven to be frustrating and disappointing?so it falls on my shoulders at the last second to get it done, and Chris is recruited in because of her art school background?taking copies of a bunch of old photos, some of strangers and some of my family, we draw and write the lyrics on them in such a way to evoke a lost photo album (like one would find in somebody's attic)?in some corners, the words are barely legible, in others they ring loud and clear?we work diligently for around 8 hours straight to finish, with us drawing on our hands and knees on the hardwood floor of the house? although I am not satisfied with the results, they will have to do?I choose to leave the back photo of the booklet untouched, a picture of my mom as a child, sitting on the moon at Riverview?[1993]

Source: livejournal

High-resolution scans of the artwork for "Siamese Dream" can be found here.

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