Given everything he’s up to these days — the pro wrestling, the Rumi jams, the Siddhartha epic, his “spiritual memoir,” an experimental double album, and two more Smashing Pumpkins albums in the works — it’s a wonder Billy Corgan has time to eat or sleep. But fret not, Pumpkins fans, as it seems that Corgan is both eating and sleeping, and still has the time to prep a massive reissue of the band’s 1998 album Adore. The new package will feature the oiginal album, a mono mix never before heard on CD, three discs of unreleased material, and a concert DVD. Not too shabby.
“One thing that might excite fans of the album is that we were able to go back and locate elements from the original sessions that were stored digitally, but never used; such as some of the brilliant work done by Bon Harris,” Corgan writes on the Pumpkins’ website. “In that fresh mixes have been commissioned, shedding new light on not only the songs hidden foundations, but their futuristic nature as well.”
Though critically lauded, the album was a commercial flop following Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, and it hurt the band, which was going through personal issues following drummer Jimmy Chamberlin’s firing for heroin use. Perhaps the reissue, which is due sometime this summer, will let some fans see it in a whole new light.