You know I was going to wait to post this for a while, but since the topic has already been started, I might as well get involved. You can check out the first Ghost Children CD
. It was a limited edition, fan organized cd that was first released in 2001 at the first of two Act IV SP tribute/benefit concerts at Metro (artists at the concert played both covers, and their own original music). After Billy Corgan made a surprise guest appearance, Neil Main, the organizer of the original GC compilation presented a copy of it to Corgan. The above link also includes where you can find a copy of the post Billy made after he finally listened to it.
With Neil's blessing we have put together a second tribute album, called Ghost Children/Friends and Enemies
. Like the last one it is a for the fans by the fans tribute, with all profits going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. While the last one was a grassroots effort, this time we are arranging to pay royalties to SP as well. Unlike the last one, mastering has been done as well. To hear clips from each of the songs, and see the cover art you can go, and see the cover art for the compilation by clicking the link earlier in this paragraph. If you like what you hear, feel free to pre-order the cd :).
Both the past tribute and the forthcoming one are non-genre specific, unlike some of the more commercial tributes. I understand that not everyone is into tribute albums, but I figured I would mention these two for anyone whose interested.
My brother Gothic Industrial tribute just for the hell of it, but I can't say that either of us like any of the covers very much. Gothic Industrial just isn't my forte. I was also appalled to hear the versions of songs on Midnight in the Patch, it didn't even seem like any of the artists had hear an SP song before. I embrace original takes, but those artists seemed to be clueless (ie the beebop version of Today or whateve it was). Wasn't Midnight in the Patch the one that was produced by Vitamin Records? That label seems to only produce commerical tribute albums, with many of the same bands on it, regardless of which artist they are covering.
I will take the high road and not comment on Killer in You, as it is more current tribute, that we would be sort of competing against. Although I do find it peculiar that Killer in You and Shot Full of Diamonds (which I am not even sure was officially released, the label disappeared and only a few copies seemed to have circulated), are both predominately emocore. Am I wrong?