Smashing Pumpkins Announce Massive ‘Mellon Collie & the Infinite Sadness’ Reissue
The Smashing Pumpkins' 1995 double album, 'Mellon Collie & the Infinite Sadness,' is getting a major upgrade in December with multiple physical and digital configurations.
The most expansive release is a five-CD/one-DVD deluxe collection that arrives Dec. 3 in North America and Dec. 4 internationally. Fans can also pick up the set in vinyl and digital formats. Included in the deluxe box set is 64 tracks of previously unreleased material or alternate versions of the album's songs. The DVD, meanwhile, features a full live show filmed at London's Brixton Academy, and a German music television performance on Rockpalast.
The entire deluxe box set comes house in a 12x12 lift-top box with magnetic closure, reimagined cover art and a velvet-lined disc holder. Also included are two books containing personal notes, lyrics, new collage artwork, and a Decoupage kit, where fans can create their own scenes from the 'Mellon Collie' universe.
Singer Billy Corgan says in the liner notes, "What strikes me now about 'Melon Collie' is that we were coming off of making 'Siamese Dream' with Butch Vig - which was a very idealized statement. 'Siamese Dream was very successful and very much at the forefront of how records are made now with a strong perfectionist streak. Yet coming off of that success, we went completely in the opposite direction working with Flood and Alan Moulder. We headed into a much darker, funkier, and more visceral terrain. Revisiting 'Mellon Collie' for this edition, that's what struck me - that we made this kind of dramatic 'about face' at a time when most people would have made an even more expensive idealized statement. We went deep, and we went for something expansive sounding - not just expansive sounding."
The double-album, initially released in 1995, has earned diamond certification for sales of 10 million discs. It featured such hits as 'Bullet With Butterfly Wings,' '1979,' 'Tonight Tonight, and 'Zero.' The band would win a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance for 'Bullet With Butterfly Wings.'
Smashing Pumpkins' Deluxe 'Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness' Box Set Track List:
'Dawn to Dusk' (CD1)
1. 'Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness'
2. 'Tonight, Tonight'
5. 'Here Is No Why'
6. 'Bullet With Butterfly Wings'
7. 'To Forgive'
8. 'An Ode to No One'
10. 'Cupid De Locke'
13. 'Porcelina of the Vast Oceans'
14. 'Take Me Down'
'Twilight to Starlight' (CD2)
1. 'Where Boys Fear to Tread'
4. 'In the Arms of Sleep'
6. 'Tales of a Scorched Earth'
7. 'Thru the Eyes of Ruby'
10. 'We Only Come Out at Night'
12. 'Lily (My One and Only)'
13. 'By Starlight'
14. 'Farewell and Goodnight'
'Morning Tea' (CD3)
1. 'Tonight, Tonight' (Strings Alone mix)
2. 'Methusela' (Sadlands demo)
3. 'X.Y.U.' (Take 11)
4. 'Zero' (Synth mix)
5. 'Feelium' (Sadlands demo)
6. 'Autumn Nocturne' (Sadlands demo)
7. 'Beautiful' (Loop version)
8. 'Ugly' (Sadlands demo)
9. 'Ascending Guitars (Sadlands demo)
10. 'By Starlight' (Flood rough)
11. 'Medellia of the Gray Skies' (Take 1)
12. 'Lover' (Arrangement 1 demo)
13. 'Thru the Eyes of Ruby' (Take 7)
14. 'In the Arms of Sleep' (Take 7)
15. 'Lily (My One and Only)' (Sadlands demo)
16. '1979' (Sadlands demo)
17. 'Glamey Glamey' (Sadlands demo)
18. 'Meladori Magpie'
19. 'Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness' (Home Piano version)
20. 'Galapagos' (Instrumental/Sadlands demo)
21. 'To Forgive' (Sadlands demo)
'High Tea' (CD4)
1. 'Bullet With Butterfly Wings' (Sadlands Demo)
2. 'Set the Ray to Jerry' (Vocal Rough)
3. 'Thirty-Three' (Sadlands demo)
4. 'Cupid de Locke' (BT 2012 Mix)
5. 'Porcelina of the Vast Oceans' (Live Studio Rough)
6. 'Jellybelly' (Instrumental/Pit mix 3)
7. 'The Aeroplane Flies High (Turns Left, Looks Right)'
8. 'Jupiter's Lament' (Barbershop version)
9. 'Bagpipes Drone' (Sadlands demo)
10. 'Tonight, Tonight' (Band Version Only, No Strings)
11. 'Knuckles' (Studio outtake)
13. 'Here Is No Why' (Pumpkinland demo)
14. 'Blast' (Fuzz version)
15. 'Towers of Rabble' (Live)
16. 'Rotten Apples'
17. 'Fun Time' (Sadlands Demo)
18. 'Thru the Eyes of Ruby' (Acoustic version)
19. 'Chinoise' (Sadlands demo)
'Special Tea' (CD 5)
1. 'Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness' (Nighttime version 1)
2. "Galapagos' (Sadlands demo)
3. 'Cherry' (BT 2012 mix)
4. 'Love' (Flood rough)
5. 'New Waver' (Sadlands demo)
6. 'F--- You (an ode to no one)' (Production Master rough)
7. 'Isolation' (BT 2012 Mix)
8. 'Transformer' (Early Mix)
9. 'Dizzle' (Sadlands demo)
10. 'Goodnight' (Basic Vocal rough)
11. 'Eye' (Soundworks demo)
12. 'Blank' (Sadlands demo)
13. 'Beautiful' (Instrumental-Middle 8)
14. 'My Blue Heaven' (BT 2012 mix)
15. 'One and Two'
16. 'Zoom' (7 ips)
17. 'Pastichio Medley' (Reversed extras)
18. 'Marquis in Spades' (BT 2012 mix)
19. 'Tales of a Scorched Earth' (Guitar Overdub mix)
20. 'Tonite Reprise' (Version 1)
21. 'Wishing You Were Real' (Home demo)
22. 'Thru the Eyes of Ruby' (Pit mix 3)
23. 'Phang' (Sadlands demo)
'Live at Brixton Academy - London, 5/15/96' DVD
1. 'Tonight, Tonight'
4. 'Here Is No Why'
5. 'Thru the Eyes of Ruby'
6. 'Porcelina of the Vast Oceans'
10. 'Bullet With Butterfly Wings'
'Live at Rockpalast - 4/7/96
11. 'F--- You (an ode to no one)'
13. 'Cherub Rock'