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With the 'IN PLAINSONG' tour approaching, and the concerts to feature a mid-set suite: of Adore-era songs, this week we take a look at this gem of memorabilia!

1998 saw the release of the next Smashing Pumpkins album after the hugely successful Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (10 times Platinum in the US as we speak!): Adore. With well-known singles “Ava Adore” and “Perfect”, and promotional singles for the songs “Crestfallen” and “To Sheila”, the album Adore was the third straight Smashing Pumpkins album to be nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Performance. Not many know however (and not even Wikipedia mentions this), there was a try-out for a fifth single to be taken from the Adore tracklist. The song “Daphne Descends”, housed in a cardsleeve representing the artwork of the Adore vinyl release and provided with the text ‘Echantillon promotionnel DE 4518 interdit à la vente.’, became available in 1998 in France only, in extremely low quantities. Unfortunately, and despite being a fan-favorite during the Adore world tour called An Evening with The Smashing Pumpkins, this song failed to gain traction on the alternative radio stations in France, and after all it was not released as a commercial single by Delabel, subsidiary of EMI Music France. What remains is a highly collectible promotional CD from the old continent… is now providing Memorabilia for Memorabilia Mondays

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