Smashing Pumpkins Reissued Mellon Collie and The Infinite Sadness, Win a Smashing Pumpkins Deluxe CD Prize Pack

Smashing Pumpkins – Mellon Collie and The Infinite Sadness
Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
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The Smashing Pumpkins’ career-defining 1995 double album Mellon Collie and The Infinite Sadness recently received Diamond certification by the RIAA (5 million copies of the double album) and was just reissued in multiple configurations, including a 5CD+DVD Deluxe Box Set, 4LP remastered original vinyl, 2CD remastered original album, and digital formats.

Originally released October 24, 1995, MELLON COLLIE AND THE INFINITE SADNESS would debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart and was certified 9x platinum by the RIAA. It yielded major hits like “Bullet With Butterfly Wings”–the band’s unlikely first Top 40 hit–the exquisite “1979” and epic “Tonight, Tonight” as well as a thoroughly inspired series of videos. Produced by BILLY CORGAN, Flood and Alan Moulder, the album would also earn a Grammy Award (1996 Best Hard Rock Performance for “Bullet With Butterfly Wings”) as well as seven nominations. Beyond the more obvious hits, though, MELLON COLLIE is a song cycle of unusual depth and considerable range. It is a collection of stunningly beautiful moments when everything lined up–a moment in time that’s still here to be treasured.

MELLON COLLIE AND THE INFINITE SADNESS is being released in multiple physical and digital configurations, including an expanded 5CD+DVD Deluxe Box Set (also available digitally) and the remastered original album in 4LP Vinyl, 2CD, and digital formats. The Deluxe Box Set’s 5 CDs include 64 bonus tracks of previously unreleased material or alternate versions of MELLON COLLIE era songs, and its DVD features a live show filmed at the Brixton Academy, London (1996) and bonus performances from the German music television show Rockpalast (1996). It all comes housed in a 12 x 12 lift-top box with magnetic closure, reimagined cover art and velvet-lined disc holder. The package includes 2 books containing personal notes, lyrics, new collage artwork, plus a Decoupage kit for creating your own scenes from the MELLON COLLIE universe. 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.

In honor of the deluxe reissue of the Pumpkins seminal third album, I’m giving away a 2 CD remastered edition of Mellon Collie and The Infinite Sadness (the first remaster since the album was released) and a deluxe edition bundle of Gish, Siamese Dream and Pisces Iscariot. Enter the Smashing Pumpkins sweepstakes at bumpershine.com/pumpkins. Contest ends on December 19 at midnight, 1 entry per person, US entrants only.

Full Mellon Collie reissue product descriptions and deluxe box set track listing after the jump.

MELLON COLLIE AND THE INFINITE SADNESS

DELUXE BOX SET:
– 5CD +DVD
– Physical Tracks: 106, Digital Tracks: 92
– Original album remastered for the first time
– 64 bonus tracks of previously unreleased material or alternate versions of Mellon Collie era songs
– DVD featuring live show filmed at the Brixton Academy, London (1996) and bonus performances from Rockpalast (1996)
– Housed in a 12 x 12 lift-top box with magnetic closure, reimagined cover art and velvet-lined disc holder
– 2 books containing personal notes, lyrics, new collage artwork plus a Decoupage kit for creating your own scenes from the Mellon Collie universe.

VINYL
– 4LP (180gram), Original album remastered for first time, 28 tracks
– Remastered vinyl features the original record spread out over 8 sides (4 LPS) for the first time to ensure the optimum sound
– MCIS never before released on vinyl in the US (original vinyl previously released in the UK)
– Housed in 12×12 rigid slipcase with 2 books containing personal notes, new collage artwork, lyrics and more.

2CD
– Original double album remastered for the first time
– Physical and Digital Tracks: 28

Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness Deluxe Box Set Track Listing
Dawn To Dusk (CD1)
1. Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness
2. Tonight, Tonight
3. Jellybelly
4. Zero
5. Here Is No Why
6. Bullet With Butterfly Wings
7. To Forgive
8. An Ode To No One
9. Love
10. Cupid De Locke
11. Galapogos
12. Muzzle
13. Porcelina Of The Vast Oceans
14. Take Me Down

Twilight To Starlight (CD2)
1. Where Boys Fear To Tread
2. Bodies
3. Thirty-Three
4. In The Arms Of Sleep
5. 1979
6. Tales Of A Scorched Earth
7. Thru The Eyes Of Ruby
8. Stumbleine
9. X.Y.U.
10. We Only Come Out At Night
11. Beautiful
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 (Early Live demo)
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)
12. Pennies
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)
20. Speed

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. Fuck 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)

DVD
Live at Brixton academy, London, 5/15/96
1. Tonight, Tonight
2. 1979
3. Zero
4. Here Is No Why
5. Thru the Eyes of Ruby
6. Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
7. Jellybelly
8. Silverfuck
9. Disarm
10. Bullet with Butterfly Wings

Live at Rockpalast, 4/7/96
11. Fuck You (An Ode To No One)
12. Muzzle
13. Cherub Rock
14. X.Y.U.

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