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.

The Smashing Pumpkins’ 1994 ‘PISCES ISCARIOT’ Album is Reissued For The First Time And Receives The Fully Remastered Treatment As Part Of EMI Music’s Extensive Reissue Campaign
“My approach was to look at the album like a mix tape. It was as if I was going to make a mix tape for a friend to say, `Hey, check out this other stuff I did with my band that’s not on the albums.’ I didn’t feel as if it had to work as a great album, but it had to work as a good mix tape" - Billy Corgan
Pisces Iscariot will be available on July 16th for all international Smashing Pumpkins fans, keep an eye out on SP.com for orders. Read full article and official press release on PR Newswire

The Smashing Pumpkins’ 1994 ‘PISCES ISCARIOT’ Album is Reissued For The First Time And Receives The Fully Remastered Treatment As Part Of EMI Music’s Extensive Reissue Campaign

My approach was to look at the album like a mix tape. It was as if I was going to make a mix tape for a friend to say, `Hey, check out this other stuff I did with my band that’s not on the albums.’ I didn’t feel as if it had to work as a great album, but it had to work as a good mix tape" - Billy Corgan

Pisces Iscariot will be available on July 16th for all international Smashing Pumpkins fans, keep an eye out on SP.com for orders. Read full article and official press release on PR Newswire


Billy drops hints about what to expect on upcoming reissue releases.
When Billy spoke directly to Crestfallen.com about the Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness and The Aeroplane Flies High box set in April he mentioned the releases would be  available by the end of this year. So with the news that from just only last week that the reissue of Pisces Iscariot would be set for 17th of July in the US and 25th of July in Japan, few days back Billy updated on his Twitter they’ve began work on the reissue editions of Mellon Collie and Infinite Sadness and The Aeroplane Flies High boxset collection. 
Here is all the information from Billy’s Twitter. 


@AmericanDiscCo no, 5 discs TOTAL for MCIS. Plus 1995-1996 concert dvd etc. 2 original album remastered, plus 3 cd’s of shtuff
— Billy Corgan (@Billy) June 2, 2012

@DudeKarl actually working on MCIS reissue today. Looks like it will be 3 extra cd’s of music. Aeroplane Flies High probably 2 extra. Lots!
— Billy Corgan (@Billy) June 2, 2012

@MonteLDS Aeroplane will also have a concert DVD as well
— Billy Corgan (@Billy) June 2, 2012

Working on Mellon Collie bonus tracks this afternoon. See, no rest for the wicked.
— Billy Corgan (@Billy) June 3, 2012
Billy has dropped hints on his Twitter account before about what we can expect to hear as b-sides on the Mellon Collie … release, including full length versions of ‘Knuckles’ and ‘Zoom’ previously only heard as samples in the ‘Pastichio Medley’ from the Zero EP. The other day Billy confirmed that full song versions of tracks from the ‘Pastichio Medley’ appear on the Mellon Collie … reissue, so hopefully we’ll expect to see Knuckles and Zoom there along with many more tracks. 
We are going to be some spoilt fans!

Billy drops hints about what to expect on upcoming reissue releases.

When Billy spoke directly to Crestfallen.com about the Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness and The Aeroplane Flies High box set in April he mentioned the releases would be  available by the end of this year. So with the news that from just only last week that the reissue of Pisces Iscariot would be set for 17th of July in the US and 25th of July in Japan, few days back Billy updated on his Twitter they’ve began work on the reissue editions of Mellon Collie and Infinite Sadness and The Aeroplane Flies High boxset collection. 

Here is all the information from Billy’s Twitter. 

@AmericanDiscCo no, 5 discs TOTAL for MCIS. Plus 1995-1996 concert dvd etc. 2 original album remastered, plus 3 cd’s of shtuff

— Billy Corgan (@Billy)

June 2, 2012

@DudeKarl actually working on MCIS reissue today. Looks like it will be 3 extra cd’s of music. Aeroplane Flies High probably 2 extra. Lots!

— Billy Corgan (@Billy)

June 2, 2012

@MonteLDS Aeroplane will also have a concert DVD as well

— Billy Corgan (@Billy)

June 2, 2012

Working on Mellon Collie bonus tracks this afternoon. See, no rest for the wicked.

— Billy Corgan (@Billy)

June 3, 2012

Billy has dropped hints on his Twitter account before about what we can expect to hear as b-sides on the Mellon Collie … release, including full length versions of ‘Knuckles’ and ‘Zoom’ previously only heard as samples in the ‘Pastichio Medley’ from the Zero EP. The other day Billy confirmed that full song versions of tracks from the ‘Pastichio Medley’ appear on the Mellon Collie … reissue, so hopefully we’ll expect to see Knuckles and Zoom there along with many more tracks. 

We are going to be some spoilt fans!

Pisces Iscariot reissue update - with bonus CD, DVD, 6 song cassette of demo tracks and a booklet with liner notes from Billy Corgan.
The newly redesigned SmashingPumpkins.com website hinted that the reissue for Pisces Iscariot would be set for ‘around July’ of this year. With it only weeks away it was only a matter of time before details became to surface.
The website to start was CDJapan.jp.co who updated with a listing titled: Pieces Iscariot Deluxe Edition [Limited Edition]
The description is as follows:
*Non Japan-made disc. Deluxe edition of “Pieces Iscariot” release from The Smashing Pumpkins. 14 original tracks feature the latest digital remastering. This edition includes a bonus CD with 17 unreleased tracks, a DVD with 24 live tracks, a cassette with 6 demo tracks. Also comes with liner notes by Billy Corgan and a booklet with unreleased photos. *Unless otherwise indicated, DVDs are region-2 encoded (Japan, Europe, and Middle East), and carry no subtitles. 
The Japan release seems to be set for 25th of July, with the @SmashingPumpkin twitter account confirmed it will be set for release on the 17th of July. If that’s the case for the dates the usual Australian release would be on the Friday of that month, making it the 20th of July. This would be only a week before the beginning of the Smashing Pumpkins Oceania tour of Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and New Zealand. 
When we hear more about the Australian release information, you’ll be the first to know. 

Pisces Iscariot reissue update - with bonus CD, DVD, 6 song cassette of demo tracks and a booklet with liner notes from Billy Corgan.

The newly redesigned SmashingPumpkins.com website hinted that the reissue for Pisces Iscariot would be set for ‘around July’ of this year. With it only weeks away it was only a matter of time before details became to surface.

The website to start was CDJapan.jp.co who updated with a listing titled: 
Pieces Iscariot Deluxe Edition [Limited Edition]

The description is as follows:

*Non Japan-made disc. Deluxe edition of “Pieces Iscariot” release from The Smashing Pumpkins. 14 original tracks feature the latest digital remastering. This edition includes a bonus CD with 17 unreleased tracks, a DVD with 24 live tracks, a cassette with 6 demo tracks. Also comes with liner notes by Billy Corgan and a booklet with unreleased photos. *Unless otherwise indicated, DVDs are region-2 encoded (Japan, Europe, and Middle East), and carry no subtitles. 

The Japan release seems to be set for 25th of July, with the @SmashingPumpkin twitter account confirmed it will be set for release on the 17th of July. If that’s the case for the dates the usual Australian release would be on the Friday of that month, making it the 20th of July. This would be only a week before the beginning of the Smashing Pumpkins Oceania tour of Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and New Zealand. 

When we hear more about the Australian release information, you’ll be the first to know. 

Twitter user @richardhomer posted the above picture, which seems to be a copy of the special flexi disc SPRC are sending out to fans who experienced shipping issues with the Gish/Siamese Dream resissues ordered from smashingpumpkins.com.
The track on the disc is known as Blissed, a previously unreleased song.
Most fans we’ve heard from in the US are still waiting on their copies to arrive, with most people reporting their copies shipped on the 30th of April. Not expecting our copy to arrive in Australia for at least a week or so, so please let us know if you receive yours early.

Twitter user @richardhomer posted the above picture, which seems to be a copy of the special flexi disc SPRC are sending out to fans who experienced shipping issues with the Gish/Siamese Dream resissues ordered from smashingpumpkins.com.

The track on the disc is known as Blissed, a previously unreleased song.

Most fans we’ve heard from in the US are still waiting on their copies to arrive, with most people reporting their copies shipped on the 30th of April. Not expecting our copy to arrive in Australia for at least a week or so, so please let us know if you receive yours early.

Lucky 13 survey about SPRC

Taken from Crestfallen.com

The Lucky 13 team has heard from fans all across the globe about releases they would like to see come to light, from obscure concerts dates to the legendary Let Me Give The World To You Adore version produced by Rick Rubin.

Today we are surveying 1000 lucky fans to gauge interest in formats, bundle packages, pricing models, and types of potential Smashing Pumpkins Record Club (SPRC) releases. This survey will provide the Lucky 13 team with information crucial to the next step in the release process.

You will need to answer all the questions in the survey to be able to submit your response. The survey is 4 pages with a total of 18 questions.

You can find the survey here:

The Lucky 13 Survey

Preorder Gift from Smashing Pumpkins

Smashing Pumpkins fans who experienced delays with their pre-orders for the reissues of Gish or Siamese Dream have now been contacted in regards to an exclusive gift from the band. The gift will be a flexi disc, mailed for free … the entire cost is ZERO. (Great number huh?)

If you are one the fans you’ll receive an email directly from the band, if you haven’t heard anything we suggest getting in touch with Smashing Pumpkins Record Club on Twitter or email.