Smashing Pumpkins Announce Reissues, New Album

Band will roll out expanded, remastered versions of their albums over the next three years

April 26, 2011 12:15 PM ET
Smashing Pumpkins Announce Reissues, New Album
John Shearer/WireImage

The Smashing Pumpkins have announced plans to roll out a campaign of remastered reissues of their back catalog over the course of the next three years. The first wave of the Pumpkins' ambitious reissue plan will begin in the fall, when the band's first two albums, Gish and Siamese Dream, arrive in stores along with their 1994 compilation set, Pisces Iscariot. Each album will come packaged with bonus material, though nothing specific has been announced. (Frontman Billy Corgan did mention on Twitter recently that he had unearthed tapes of their first live performance of "Starla" and a version of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama" recorded in the studio during the making of Siamese Dream, which should give fans some idea of what to expect in terms of unreleased tracks.)

Photos: The Rise of Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam and More

The second wave of releases, which is scheduled for 2012, will include the Pumpkins' 1995 double album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, the five-disc rarities set The Aeroplane Flies High, and the 1998 goth-electronica record Adore. In 2013, the band will merge Machina/The Machines of God and Machina II: The Friends and Enemies of Modern Music into one package. This will be the first time Machina II will be released commercially in its entirety – the four-disc set was originally made available for free online. A new hits disc is also planned for sometime in 2013.

Photos: Random Notes

The Smashing Pumpkins have also announced plans to release Oceania, "an album within an album," as part of the band's ongoing 44-song epic Teargarden by Kaleidyscope. The 10-song set, which will not include any of the songs already released as part of the project, is currently scheduled to come out in September. A new song, "Owata," will be released for free online next week before the band hits the studio to record the Oceania material.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.


We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Bird on a Wire”

Leonard Cohen | 1969

While living on the Greek island of Hydra, Cohen was battling a lingering depression when his girlfriend handed him a guitar and suggested he play something. After spotting a bird on a telephone wire, Cohen wrote this prayer-like song of guilt. First recorded by Judy Collins, it would be performed numerous times by artists incuding Johnny Cash, Joe Cocker and Rita Coolidge. "I'm always knocked out when I hear my songs covered or used in some situation," Cohen told Rolling Stone. "I've never gotten over the fact that people out there like my music."

More Song Stories entries »