Smashing Pumpkins reissue Gish and Siamese Dream, hope to get their proper dues now that that Cobain guy is out of the picture

Smashing Pumpkins reissue Gish and Siamese Dream, hope to get their proper dues now that that Cobain guy is out of the picture

Gather ‘round, kids. It’s time for another exciting installment of: Preserve! That! Legacy! And today’s rager against the dying of the light is none other than that great aesthete of aesthetes, seer of seers; the man who, back in the early 90s, single-handedly made shoegaze grunge enough to fuck to: Billy “Where’s my cowl at?” Corgan. Corgan’s Smashing Pumpkins are giving their first two records, 1991’s Gish and 1993’s Siamese Dream, the “remaster, reissue, recontextualize, and reaffirm-the-genius-of” treatment with deluxe packages set to hit the streets November 29 via mom ‘n’ pop label EMI. Both LPs were remastered by Bob Ludwig and come replete with exclusive bonus material, including rarities, demos, unreleased no. 1 hits, and more.

In addition, both packages will include their own respective DVD of a hometown performance at Chicago’s Metro that not too many people saw at the time because they were understandably saving their money for the next Nirvana show. The Gish DVD is from August 25, 1990 and features a 10-song set, while the Siamese Dream package comes with a 17-song set from August 14, 1993. Each comes housed in a special lift-top box (just like the packaging of the recent Teargarden by Kaleidyscope thing that we all own) that includes a track-by-track commentary by Billy Corgan (e.g. “this song’s great… so’s this one… so’s this one… did I tell you that I played everything on this?” etc.), collages, photos, liner notes, postcards, the whole works. The deluxe boxes are $30, and although both remastered albums will also be available in standard CD, digital, and vinyl formats, you really aren’t sending the right message about your love of timeless music unless you get the gaudy one.

Gish deluxe tracklisting:

Disc 1:
01. I am One
02. Siva
03. Rhinoceros
04. Bury Me
05. Crush
06. Suffer
07. Snail
08. Tristessa
09. Window Paine
10. Daydream

Disc 2:
01. Starla (2011 mix) *
02. Siva (Peel session)
03. Honeyspider (Reel Time demos / 2011 mix) *
04. Hippy Trippy (Crush Music Box demo) *
05. Snail (live radio performance) *
06. Plume (2011 mix) *
07. Bury Me (Reel Time demos / 2011 mix) *
08. Daydream (Old House demo) *
09. Tristessa (Sub Pop single / 2011 mix) *
10. Girl Named Sandoz (Peel session)
11. Jesus Is the Sun (Apartment demo) *
12. Blue (Gish sessions demo) *
13. Smiley (Gish sessions demo) *
14. I Am One (Reel Time demos / 2011 mix) *
15. Seam (Suffer / Apartment demo) *
16. La Dolly Vita (2011 mix) *
17. Pulseczar (Gish sessions demo)
18. Drown (alternate guitar solo) *

* previously unreleased

DVD (The Metro, Chicago, IL 8/25/90):
01. I Am One
02. Snail
03. Rhinoceros
04. Bury Me
05. Tristessa
06. Window Paine
07. Razor
08. Sookie Sookie
09. Godzilla
10. Crush (Acoustic)

Siamese Dream deluxe tracklisting:

Disc 1:
01. Cherub Rock
02. Quiet
03. Today
04. Hummer
05. Rocket
06. Disarm
07. Soma
08. Geek U.S.A
09. Mayonaise
10. Spaceboy
11. Silverfuck
12. Sweet Sweet
13. Luna

Disc 2:
01. Pissant (siamese sessions rough mix) *
02. Siamese Dream (broadway rehearsals demo) *
03. STP (rehearsal demo) *
04. Frail and Bedazzled (soundworks demo) *
05. Luna (apartment demo) *
06. Quiet (bbc session/bc mix) *
07. Moleasskiss (soundworks demo) *
08. Hello Kitty Kat (soundworks demo) *
09. Today (broadway rehearsal demo) *
10. Never Let Me Down Again (bbc session)
11. Apathy’s Last Liss (siamese sessions rough mix) *
12. Ache (silverfuck rehearsal demo) *
13. U.S.A. (soundworks demo) *
14. U.S.S.R. (soundworks demo) *
15. Spaceboy (acoustic mix) *
16. Rocket (rehearsal demo) *
17. Disarm (acoustic mix) *
18. Soma (instrumental mix) *

* previously unreleased

DVD (The Metro, Chicago, 8/14/93):
01. Rocket
02. Quiet
03. Today
04. Rhinoceros
05. Geek U.S.A.
06. Soma
07. I Am One
08. Disarm
09. Spaceboy
10. Starla
11. Cherub Rock
12. Bury Me
13. Hummer
14. Siva
15. Mayonaise
16. Drown
17. Silverfuck

• Smashing Pumpkins: http://www.smashingpumpkins.com
• EMI: http://www.emimusic.com

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