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live album
Released 1998
Recorded 1998
Genre Rock
Length 13 tracks
Label unofficial
Producer The Smashing Pumpkins
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featuring Simon Le Bon

Transmission is an unofficial live compilation album by The Smashing Pumpkins, released in 1998. The album features Simon Le Bon.

About the album[]

This is a collection of TV broadcasts featuring live performances by The Smashing Pumpkins in 1998.

The compilation includes two tracks from the British TV chat show Later... with Jools Holland, aired on 12 May 1998. There is also a recording from the British TFI Friday show presented by Chris Evans.

The final ten tracks are an incomplete recording of The Smashing Pumpkins' performance at the Shepherd's Bush Empire in London, UK on 23 May 1998. This recording was taken from a MTV broadcast called Five Night Stand, which features Simon Le Bon performing with the band on a cover version of Duran Duran's "Night Boat". The last time Simon Le Bon performed this song live was on 23 July 1983 at the MENCAP Concert, held in Birmingham.

Track listing[]

Later With Jools Holland - BBC Studios, London (UK), 12 May 1998:

  1. "Ava Adore"
  2. "Daphne Descends"

TFI Friday - Riverside Studios, London (UK), 22 May 1998:

  1. "Ava Adore"

MTV Five Night Stand - Shepherd's Bush Empire, London (UK), 23 May 1998:

  1. "To Sheila"
  2. "Ava Adore"
  3. "Daphne Descends"
  4. "Once Upon a Time"
  5. "Perfect"
  6. "Tonight, Tonight"
  7. "Bullet with Butterfly Wings"
  8. "1979"
  9. "Night Boat" - (Duran Duran song with Simon Le Bon)
  10. "Transmission" - (Joy Division song)


The Smashing Pumpkins are:

  • Billy Corgan - Vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards
  • James Iha - Guitar
  • D'Arcy Wretzky - Bass