Smashing Pumpkins Pack 'Gish,' 'Dream' Reissues With Rarities

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William Goodman

When he's not busy venturing into the pro wrestling biz, Billy Corgan is digging around Smashing Pumpkins' vaults and assembling reissues of the band's entire catalog. All that hard work — on the reissue side, at least — is starting to pay off: On November 29, the Pumpkins and EMI will kick off the campaign with the band's first two LPs, 1991's Gish and 1993's Siamese Dream, which will arrive with tons of never-before-heard rarities and other goodies.

The reissues, which were remastered for the first time from the original tapes by Bob Ludwig, will drop as a CD, deluxe 2-CD/DVD package, vinyl LP, and digital download. Deluxe versions of both reissues feature a bonus disc of rare and previously unreleased songs, and a never-before-released live concert from the Metro in Chicago on DVD (Gish comes with a 10-song set from August 25, 1990; on Siamese Dream it's a a 17-song set from August 14, 1993).

The Gish bonus disc also includes brand new mixes of the original Sub Pop singles "Tristessa" and "La Dolly Vita" by Butch Vig, who co-produced both Gish and Siamese Dream with Corgan. There's also liner notes and track-by-track commentary from Corgan, plus collages, photos, postcards, and more.

Corgan and Co. recently hit the road on a fall tour — read SPIN's review of their Los Angeles launch right here. They're also preparing for the early 2012 release of the 13-track Oceania, which Corgan is calling "an album within an album" since it's part of SP's in-the-works 44-song effort Teargarden by Kaleidyscope.

Gish Deluxe Edition
Disc1:
"I Am One"
"Siva"
"Rhinoceros"
"Bury Me"
"Crush"
"Suffer"
"Snail"
"Tristessa"
"Window Paine"
"Daydream"

Disc 2:
"Starla" (2011 mix)
"Siva" (Peel session)*
"Honeyspider" (Reel Time demos / 2011 mix)
"Hippy Trippy" (Crush Music Box demo)
"Snail" (live radio performance)
"Plume" (2011 mix)
"Bury Me" (Reel Time demos / 2011 mix)
"Daydream" (Old House demo)
"Tristessa" (Sub Pop single / 2011 mix)
"Girl Named Sandoz" (Peel session)*
"Jesus Is the Sun" (Apartment demo)
"Blue" (Gish sessions demo)
"Smiley" (Gish sessions demo)
"I Am One" (Reel Time demos / 2011 mix)
"Seam" (Suffer / Apartment demo)
"La Dolly Vita" (2011 mix)
"Pulseczar" (Gish sessions demo)*
"Drown" (alternate guitar solo)

DVD
Live at the Metro, Chicago, IL, August 25, 1990
"Introduction"
"I Am One"
"Snail"
"Rhinoceros"
"Bury Me"
"Tristessa"
"Window Paine"
"Razor"
"Sookie Sookie"
"Godzilla"
"Crush" (acoustic)

Siamese Dream Deluxe Edition
Disc 1:
"Cherub Rock"
"Quiet"
"Today"
"Hummer"
"Rocket"
"Disarm"
"Soma"
"Geek U.S.A"
"Mayonaise"
"Spaceboy"
"Silverfuck"
"Sweet Sweet"
"Luna"

Disc 2:
"Pissant" (Siamese sessions rough mix)
"Siamese Dream" (Broadway rehearsals demo)
"STP" (rehearsal demo)
"Frail and Bedazzled" (soundworks demo)
"Luna" (apartment demo)
"Quiet" (BBC session/Corgan mix)
"Moleasskiss" (soundworks demo)
"Hello Kitty Kat" (soundworks demo)
"Today" (Broadway rehearsal demo)
"Never Let Me Down Again" (BBC session)*
"Apathy's Last Kiss" (Siamese sessions rough mix)
"Ache" (Silverfuck rehearsal demo)
"U.S.A." (soundworks demo)
"U.S.S.R." (soundworks demo)
"Spaceboy" (acoustic mix)
"Rocket" (rehearsal demo)
"Disarm" (acoustic mix)
"Soma" (instrumental mix)

DVD
Live At The Metro, Chicago, August 14, 1993
"Introduction"
"Rocket"
"Quiet"
"Today"
"Rhinoceros"
"Geek U.S.A."
"Soma"
"I Am One"
"Disarm"
"Spaceboy"
"Starla"
"Cherub Rock"
"Bury Me"
"Hummerv
"Siva"
"Mayonaise"
"Drown"
"Silverfuck"

All songs previously unreleased except where indicated.*

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