Why does Mellon Collie begin and end with a piano solo?
It hit me when I was listening to "Farewell and Goodnight" the other day. The song ends with a piano solo. It was obviously a conscious decision to begin and end the album with a piano solo, why do you think that decision was made? What does it mean artistically, creatively, symbolically, or otherwise to you?
To me, it must represent coming full circle. I remember the band mentioning that the album was supposed to represent a day in the life of a person so to me beginning and ending the album like this represents how we often end up starting where previously ended thus coming full circle (the end is the beginning is the end, the beginning is the end is the beginning).