See the Smashing Pumpkins Dismantle 'The Aeroplane Flies High' Live in 1997

'Mellon Collie'-era clip comes with Virgin/UMe's 104-track 'Aeroplane' box set

Kyle McGovern WRITTEN BY
Kyle McGovern

Earlier this week, the Smashing Pumpkins reissued their already-massive 1996 box set The Aeroplane Flies High in four separate remastered editions: A six-CD and single-DVD package, a five-LP vinyl collection, a deluxe digital version, and a standard digital release. The DVD contains footage of a July 4, 1997 concert the Pumpkins played in Belfort, France near the end of their Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness tour. As SPIN noted last week, the entire performance was screened during a recent interactive viewing party on Facebook, but fans who missed the stream can still catch one of the gig's highlights right here at SPIN: A nearly nine-minute video of Billy Corgan and crew muscling through "The Aeroplane Flies High (Turns Left, Looks Right)." It's a brutal track that finds the Pumpkins chasing one of Corgan's heavy metal-minded fits of inspiration. 

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