Photo by Heather Kaplan
In March 2014, Billy Corgan staged an eight-hour ambient set inspired by Hermann Hesse’s novel Siddhartha. The event took place at Corgan’s Madame ZuZu’s Tea Shop in Chicago before a crowd of only 40 people. Now, the Smashing Pumpkins frontman is releasing that bizarre performance as a massive 5xLP box set. Can somebody say “perfect Pumpkins superfan Christmas gift”?
The box set is limited to just 500 copies, each fetching a price tag of $375. Along with the five LPs, there’s an art print by Linda Strawberry, a personal Stylophone synthesizer, and a black “WPC” — that’s William Patrick Corgan — baseball hat included. Each bundle is also signed by Corgan.
For more details on the release, including purchase information, head to Madam ZuZu’s official website.
The Siddhartha performance was webcast live and can be replayed below.