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Tonight, Tonight

"When we were still in the middle of the Siamese Dream touring, I booked us into a local Chicago studio to just put all of our ideas down on tape, without censorship of opinions, etc. 'Tonight' was one of those ideas, but it was originally in the key of C instead of G. The only problem was I couldn't sing it in C, so I figured out the version on Mellon Collie to suit my limited range. I never thought 'Tonight, Tonight' would be a single. I just didn't think people would get it. Also, I have to say that recording to 30-piece string-section was probably one of the most exciting recording experience I have ever had." -BC (Guitar World 1/97)



time is never time at all
you can never ever leave without leaving a piece of youth
and our lives are forever changed
we will never be the same
the more you change the less you feel
believe, believe in me, believe
that life can change, that you're not stuck in vain
we're not the same, we're different tonight
tonight, so bright
and you know you're never sure
but you're sure you could be right
if you held yourself up to the light
and the embers never fade in your city by the lake
the place where you were born
believe, believe in me, believe
in the resolute urgency of now
and if you believe there's not a chance tonight
tonight, so bright
we'll crucify the insincere tonight
we'll make things right, we'll feel it all tonight
we'll find a way to offer up the night tonight
the indescribable moments of your life tonight
the impossible is possible tonight
believe in me as i believe in you, tonight


Mar - Aug 1995 - Chicago Recording Company
31 May 1995 - Chicago Recording Company (Sequence IV)
Aug 1995 - Village Recorder
1994 - Gravity Studios
Nov 1994 - Pumpkinland


Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (x4)   (buy [])
Tonight Tonight   (buy [])
The Aeroplane Flies High (x4)   (buy [])
Adore   (buy [])
Greatest Hits (Rotten Apples)   (buy [])
Rarities and B-Sides   (buy [])
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (promo)
Live in Chicago (promo)
Tonight Tonight (promo)
(Promotional Music Video Tapes) (promo)
The Smashing Pumpkins 1991-1998 (promo)
Retail Reel & Tour Dates
As Featured on MTV
Greatest Hits Video Collection: 1991-2000 (x2)   (buy [])
The Videos (promo)
Oceania 3D in NYC   (buy [])
Video Loop
WPC: 'Neath the Darkest Eves: The Complete Sessions
London By Day - Live at the BBC - Dec 5th, 2014
Midnight In The Patch : Tribute to the Smashing Pumpkins   (buy [])
Guitar Tribute to the Smashing Pumpkins   (buy [])
Ghost Children/Friends and Enemies
Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Smashing Pumpkins   (buy [])
Karaoke in the Style of Smashing Pumpkins (x2)   (buy [])
MySpace Smashing Pumpkins Tribute
Albanopumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Power
Rocksmith 2014   (buy [])

17 Seconds
Acoustic Melon Songs
Acousticollie And The Infinite Outtakes
The Aeroplane Flies High
The Aeroplane Flies Underground
Atomic Energy
Beautiful As The Sun
Benefit With Beautiful People
The Berlin Bullet
Billy's Gravity Demos I
Billy The Kid
Brixton (x2)
Brixton (x2)
Butterfly Wings
Children of Gotham
Despite All Our Rage, We're Just Like Rats In A Cage
Double Door
Electronic Overload
Enough Power To Play
Enter Adore
Exit Mellon Collie
Fallin' Out Of Sleep
Five Night Stand
The GM Place
Kick Start 96
Knock on Wood
Live Bait (x2)
The Live Divine (x2)
Live in Chicago 95
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Ga Ga Goo Goo (x2)
Mellow, Jolly And The Infinite Madness (x2)
New Songs - Smashing Pumpkins Live At The Riviera
Radio Love Transmission
Rockin' You Like A Hurricane
The Second To Last Gig Ever!
Secret Destroyers (x2)
Secrets Of Your Dreams
Sequence IV
Shoot Out The Lights
SlapHead's Revenge (x2)
Sorrow and Pity
Squashed Zucchini
Thank You For Participating
There Is No God
Transmission (x2)
Tune in, Turn On, Rawk Out
Turpentine Kisses
Turtles on Drugs
(We Salute You) Naked Man
The World Is A Vampire - (Diverse)
The World Is A Vampire - (Oxygen)
Zero Gravity

total: 108 (35 on official releases, 73 boots)

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