It’s been 9 months since Oceania was released into the world. During that time, we’ve had a lot of interest in the artwork we created for our ‘Imagine Oceania’/Ozphoria’s 10th birthday. Many people asked us why we hadn’t created a collected artwork featuring all of the individual themed pieces and to be honest we hadn’t had the time until now. You can now purchase the above print ‘The Smashing Pumpkins Oceania: Collected’ in various formats and sizes. 13 pieces, all in one lovely poster.

It’s been 9 months since Oceania was released into the world. During that time, we’ve had a lot of interest in the artwork we created for our ‘Imagine Oceania’/Ozphoria’s 10th birthday. Many people asked us why we hadn’t created a collected artwork featuring all of the individual themed pieces and to be honest we hadn’t had the time until now. 

You can now purchase the above print ‘The Smashing Pumpkins Oceania: Collected’ in various formats and sizes. 13 pieces, all in one lovely poster.

10 years ago today Zwan released Mary Star of the Sea.

For us at Ozphoria we came close with a petition in getting Zwan to be added to the Big Day Out line up, but sadly for us they decided to do a 5 night stand at The Metro to launch their debut.

While to most Mary Star of the Sea doesn’t live up to the power and energy of the live unit of Zwan, it still has some shining moments.

As fans I think we are lucky with can look back at this time and smile, I hope one day the band can too.

This is where I really wanted to go musically. I was a fan of Billy Corgan’s music for years, so to be able to work with him on his vision and help take the band to a new place is incredible. It’s great to be part of something that you can be completely passionate about.

Jeff Schroeder talks with Music Radar about being within the Smashing Pumpkins world and his future plans.

Read the full interview here.

Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness reissue information and artwork
Taken from www.antiquiet.com
According to an Amazon listing, the double record will come in similar fashion to the Gish / Siamese Dream and Pisces Iscariot deluxe reissues before it. The page states the following: “Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness is being released in multiple physical and digital configurations, including an expanded 5CD+DVD Deluxe Box Set (also available digitally) and the remastered original album in 4LP Vinyl, 2CD, and digital formats. The Deluxe Box Set’s 5 CDs include 64 bonus tracks of previously unreleased material or alternate versions of Mellon Collie era songs, and its DVD features a live show filmed at the Brixton Academy, London (1996) and bonus performances from the German music television show Rockpalast (1996). It all comes housed in a 12 x 12 lift-top box with magnetic closure, reimagined cover art and velvet-lined disc holder. The package includes 2 books containing personal notes, lyrics, new collage artwork, plus a Decoupage kit for creating your own scenes from the Mellon Collie universe. The bonus content and special features were curated from the band’s archives by Corgan, and have been painstakingly remastered for the first time from the original master tapes by Bob Ludwig.”
As Mellon Collie registered what was arguably the Pumpkins’ best creative period (even according to Corgan), the slew of extra content is perfectly understandable. While a full tracklisting has yet to be announced, the DVD mentioned in the description may already be within reach.

Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness reissue information and artwork

Taken from www.antiquiet.com

According to an Amazon listing, the double record will come in similar fashion to the Gish / Siamese Dream and Pisces Iscariot deluxe reissues before it. The page states the following: “Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness is being released in multiple physical and digital configurations, including an expanded 5CD+DVD Deluxe Box Set (also available digitally) and the remastered original album in 4LP Vinyl, 2CD, and digital formats. The Deluxe Box Set’s 5 CDs include 64 bonus tracks of previously unreleased material or alternate versions of Mellon Collie era songs, and its DVD features a live show filmed at the Brixton Academy, London (1996) and bonus performances from the German music television show Rockpalast (1996). It all comes housed in a 12 x 12 lift-top box with magnetic closure, reimagined cover art and velvet-lined disc holder. The package includes 2 books containing personal notes, lyrics, new collage artwork, plus a Decoupage kit for creating your own scenes from the Mellon Collie universe. The bonus content and special features were curated from the band’s archives by Corgan, and have been painstakingly remastered for the first time from the original master tapes by Bob Ludwig.”

As Mellon Collie registered what was arguably the Pumpkins’ best creative period (even according to Corgan), the slew of extra content is perfectly understandable. While a full tracklisting has yet to be announced, the DVD mentioned in the description may already be within reach.