UPDATE: Contest now closed.
So we’ve got some exciting news for all of you Zeros in the house! The Smashing Pumpkins are reissuing remastered versions of their iconic Gish and Siamese Dream albums stateside November 29th and internationally on December 5th. The albums are being remastered for the first time from the original master tapes and will be available in CD, Deluxe CD/DVD, Vinyl LP and digital formats. Both albums feature bonus content and special features that were hand-curated from the band’s archives by founding member Billy Corgan.
In his interview for the reissue’s new liner notes, Corgan reflects on why these albums were hard-won triumphs for the band and discusses the origins of the songs, “we start the album (Siamese Dream) out with ‘Cherub Rock’ which is basically my big F.U. to the indie world. If you read the lyrics, that was basically me railing against the hipper than thou New York indie mentality.”
We’ve spent a minute or two both in Chicago and in the 90s, and no doubt Siamese Dream is one of our all time favorite records. And in interest of spreading that love, we are giving away a limited edition CD boxset of Siamese Dream and extremely limited lithograph print (pictured above) that contains side by side artwork of both Gish and Siamese Dream!
Interested? B3SCI has you covered! Just give us a shout and we’ll enter you win our drawing! Simple. UPDATE: Contest now closed.
Siamese Dream Boxset Includes:
– Original Album Remastered With Reimagined Cover Art
– 17 Previously Unreleased or Alternative Versions of Siamese Dream Era Songs
– Previously Unreleased, Full Length DVD From The Metro 1993
– 13 Postcards Featuring Original Album Collages
– 24 Page Booklet Featuring Complete Lyrics, Unpublished Personal Photos, Liner Notes by David Wild, and Track-by-Track Annotations by Billy Corgan
EMI’s global catalog reissue campaign will last through 2013 and will also include all the band’s albums and B-sides from 1991-2000, with other release dates to be announced. The Smashing Pumpkins will release Oceania, “an album within an album,” as part of their in-progress 44-song work Teargarden by Kaleidyscope. Featuring 13 new songs, expect Oceania in early 2012.The Smashing Pumpkins – Disarm
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