“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, 2012, on the PISCES ISCARIOT reissue.

EMI Music’s extensive reissue campaign honoring the legacy of THE SMASHING PUMPKINS continues July 17 in North America and July 16 internationally.  That’s when the iconic alternative band’s third album PISCES ISCARIOT--1994’s platinum-certified disc that reached #4 on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart--receives the fully remastered treatment for the first time. This follows last year’s acclaimed reissues of the band’s groundbreaking first two albums, Gish (1991) and Siamese Dream (1993).

“A collection of odds and orphans from the dusky realms of Pumpkinland” is how PUMPKINS founding member BILLY CORGAN describes PISCES ISCARIOT in the liner notes penned by David Wild. “Pisces Iscariot was the little mix tape that went platinum,” writes Wild. “This unlikely smash album that some came to mistake for the Pumpkins’ third studio effort even yielded a hit single--another wonderfully odd moment in the landslide that was the intense early success story of Smashing Pumpkins.”

Featuring the band’s take on the Fleetwood Mac/Stevie Nicks song “Landslide” which reached #3 on Modern Rock Tracks chart, PISCES ISCARIOT is being released in multiple configurations: Deluxe Physical Album--which comes with a live DVD and the first-ever PUMPKINS demo reproduced on cassette--Deluxe Digital, Standard Physical, Digital and 180G Vinyl. 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.   *See all track listings below.

With the full support and guidance from THE SMASHING PUMPKINS--who’ve created one of the most acclaimed bodies of work in musical history, selling over 30 million albums--EMI’s global catalog reissue campaign will last through 2013; it will encompass all the band’s albums and B-sides from 1991-2000, with other release dates to be announced.  The pivotal group’s many hits defined the alternative music era and continue to resonate on modern rock radio, influencing a whole new generation.

As THE SMASHING PUMPKINS get the fully remastered treatment via these reissues, the band is excited to be moving forward by creating new music.  On June 19, the band released OCEANIA, via Martha’s Music/EMI Label Services/Caroline Distribution. Marking THE SMASHING PUMPKINS’ 7th studio record, it is “an album within an album,” part of their 44-song work-in-progress TEARGARDEN BY KALEIDYSCOPE.  OCEANIA was recorded at the group’s studio in Chicago with CORGAN’s bandmates: guitarist JEFF SCHROEDER, drummer MIKE BYRNE and bassist/vocalist NICOLE FIORENTINO.


Deluxe Physical Album Contents:
–         Original Album Remastered & Reissued For The First Time
–         17 Previously Unreleased or Alternate Versions of Pisces Era Songs
–         24 Previously Unreleased Live Performances (Pulse Basement Jam, 1988) (DVD logo)

–         First Ever SP Demo Reproduced on Cassette
–         Postcards, Watercolor Illustrations, Lyrics, Photos
–         Liner Notes by David Wild and Track-by-Track Annotations by Billy Corgan
Deluxe Digital Contents:
–         Original Album Remastered
–         17 Previously Unreleased or Alternate Versions of Pisces Era Songs
Standard Physical, Digital and 180G Vinyl
–         Original Album Remastered & Reissued For The First Time
–         Includes: Starla, Landslide & La Dolly Vita
[CD 1] (Deluxe Physical/Digital, Standard Physical/Digital, Vinyl)
1. Soothe
2. Frail And Bedazzled
3. Plume
4. Whir
5. Blew Away
6. Pissant
7. Hello Kitty Kat
8. Obscured
9. Landslide
10. Starla
11. Blue
12. Girl Named Sandoz
13. La Dolly Vita
14. Spaced

[CD 2] (Deluxe Physical/Digital only)
1. By June (Ignoffo Sessions/2012 mix)
2. My Dahlia (Ignoffo Sessions/2012 Mix)
3. Jesus Loves His Babies (Gish Sessions rough mix)
4. Cinnamon Girl (Ignoffo Sessions/2012 Mix)
5. Glynis (2012 Mix)
6. Crawl (Gish Sessions outtake)
7. Cinder Open (Eddy St. demo/2012 mix)
8. Blissed (Sadlands demo/2012 Mix)
9. Slunk (Live)
10. Jackie Blue
11. Venus In Furs (Live)
12. Translucent (Sadlands demo/2012 mix)
13. French Movie Theme (Siamese Sessions outtake)
14. Purr Snickety (Gish b-sides session outtake)
15. There It Goes (demo/2012 mix)
16. Vanilla (Ignoffo Sessions)
17. Why Am I So Tired (Live in studio demo)

[DVD ] (Deluxe Physical Only)
Pulse Basement Jam ( 11/19/1988 - Pulse Cable Access - Lou Hinkhouse)
Introduction by Lou Hinkhouse
1. There It Goes
2. She (Inc.)
3. She
4. Under Your Spell
5. My Eternity (Inc.)
6. My Eternity (Inc.)
7. My Eternity (Inc.)
8. My Eternity
9. Bleed
10. Nothing and Everything
11. Jennifer Ever (Inc.)
12. Jennifer Ever (Inc.)
13. Jennifer Ever (Inc.)
14. Jennifer Ever (Inc.)
15. Jennifer Ever
16. Death of a Mind
17. Spiteface
Bonus Performaces
1. Blue (10/22/1991 - Atomic Records - Milwaukee, WI)
2. Offer Up  (6/9/1992 - The Unicorn - Milwaukee, WI)
3. The Joker  (6/10/1992 - The Unicorn - Milwaukee, WI)
4. Slunk  (6/10/1992 - The Unicorn - Milwaukee, WI)
5. Dancing in the Moonlight (7/4/1993 - Raymond Revue Bar - London, UK)
6. Snap (8/11/1989 - Avalon - Chicago, IL)
7. Hello Kitty Kat (8/21/1994 - Starplex Amphitheater - Dallas, TX - 2nd stage Lollapalooza performance)

DEMO CASSETTE (Deluxe Physical Only)
1. Jennifer Ever
2. East
3. Nothing And Everything
1. Sun (remix)
2. She (live)
3. Spiteface

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