Slated to run at a
decidedly leisurely pace, through 2013…
By Blurt Staff
Starting this fall (exact date TBA), EMI Music will commense
an extensive campaign that will see the Smashing Pumpkins albums from 1991-2000
reissued in fully remastered deluxe versions, each with bonus material. With
the full support and guidance from the band, EMI will roll out the global
catalog campaign with the band’s 1991 debut album GISH, 1993’s SIAMESE DREAM
and the 1994 compilation album PISCES ISCARIOT.
Then in 2012 EMI will reissue 1995’s nine-times-platinum double
album MELLON COLLIE AND THE INFINITE SADNESS, 1996’s five-disc box set THE
AEROPLANE FLIES HIGH and 1998’s ADORE.
In 2013, their 2000 albums MACHINA/THE MACHINES OF GOD and MACHINA
II: THE FRIENDS & ENEMIES OF MODERN MUSIC will be unified into one
package. A best-of compilation will also
be released in 2013.
This news comes as the Pumpkins have announced they will
head into the studio in May to record OCEANIA
— “an album within an album” — as part of their in-progress 44-song work TEARGARDEN
BY KALEIDYSCOPE, nine songs of which have already been released online for free
(with two elaborately packaged EPs available in stores). The 10 new songs from OCEANIA
will be released online at once in September (exact details TBA). The band is
also eyeing a possible return to the road this August.
Meanwhile, the band will release one more song (“Owata”)
next week (details TBA) from TEARGARDEN BY KALEIDYSCOPE before they take a
break to record OCEANIA.
Billy Corgan commented on the reissue campaign: “What makes
the deal with EMI groundbreaking is the band has secured the right to all
unreleased materials and will be in charge of any additional releases based on
our discretion. In essence, the band has the keys to the warehouse and can
release whatever we want, when we want it. EMI totally supports this right, and
they are our partners in it.”
Colin Finkelstein, COO of EMI Music North America, added, “The
Smashing Pumpkins is a hugely influential and groundbreaking band,
and EMI Music is pleased to partner with them for this global catalog
initiative. We’re excited to work with Billy Corgan to release remastered
and expanded editions of the band’s visionary albums, including previously
unreleased recordings, and for EMI Music to exclusively distribute other gems
from the vaults, as sourced by Billy.”