92 Songs, 5 Hours 51 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

This deluxe edition of one of the most important and artistically ambitious albums of the '90s features a remastering of the original album by Bob Ludwig and 64 previously unreleased or alternate versions of songs handpicked by Billy Corgan. Even before it was further boosted by Ludwig here, the original album was one of the finest-sounding albums of its day, with producer Flood and his longtime associate Alan Moulder ensuring that every guitar chord achieved epic grandeur. The album spanned two fully packed CDs upon its original release, making it essentially a 4-LP set. The songwriting was solid, and Corgan was clearly on a mission to inject his prog-rock interests into a slicker-than-grunge hard rock sound. Highlights among the bonus cuts here include the Sadlands demos of "Methusela," "Autumn Nocturne," "1979," "Glamey Glamey," and "Bullet with Butterfly Wings"; the alternate takes of "Thru the Eyes of Ruby" (take 7 and acoustic) and "Medellia of the Gray Skies" (take 1); and the soothing instrumentals "New Waver" and "Zoom (7ips)."

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

This deluxe edition of one of the most important and artistically ambitious albums of the '90s features a remastering of the original album by Bob Ludwig and 64 previously unreleased or alternate versions of songs handpicked by Billy Corgan. Even before it was further boosted by Ludwig here, the original album was one of the finest-sounding albums of its day, with producer Flood and his longtime associate Alan Moulder ensuring that every guitar chord achieved epic grandeur. The album spanned two fully packed CDs upon its original release, making it essentially a 4-LP set. The songwriting was solid, and Corgan was clearly on a mission to inject his prog-rock interests into a slicker-than-grunge hard rock sound. Highlights among the bonus cuts here include the Sadlands demos of "Methusela," "Autumn Nocturne," "1979," "Glamey Glamey," and "Bullet with Butterfly Wings"; the alternate takes of "Thru the Eyes of Ruby" (take 7 and acoustic) and "Medellia of the Gray Skies" (take 1); and the soothing instrumentals "New Waver" and "Zoom (7ips)."

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
44 Ratings
44 Ratings
TwinkleStarchild666 ,

Too Pricey

This is a fantastic album, but at $40.00 US, it's a pretty steep investment. Think long and hard before shelling out all that cash, because 75% of the bonus material is just studio cuts, acoustic versions, alternate mixes, ect.

Woodenteeth ,

In the Beginning

I was in a funk, It was only 6 years ago, I missed so much but then I entered the thrift store and found this 2 disc set and it was labeled $3.63 and I thought I always liked what I heard on the radio and then I listened to it. My life began to change. One who thinks his songs or voice sounds bad should listen again and then again and they will find what Billy was finding and that was that he was on a path with only one direction straight forward and no one could get in his way. There are many types of pains especially physical but when it comes to mental pain inflicted by family members or anyone else for that matter it becomes something totally different. It rings true in all of his beautiful sounding songs. I have just arrived on the shore of Heaven....oh wait no it is just The Smashing Pumpkins singing. The next time I see you at the Antique Mall Billy I am going to get the guts to say hi to you. I saw you and kept saying to my wife that I think that is Billy but I didn't know you were tall. the end

A Winter Solstice ,

Greatest album of all time no doubt!

Words cannot even begin to express how important this album is to me...there is not a single dull moment found within these 28 tracks. Every listen to this album is more magical than the last...I had the most spiritual and euphoric experience, however, listening to this album on a camping trip...I just sat outside and listened to this album, and everything just seemed to make sense in that moment...everything seemed even more beautiful and colorful than before. I’m currently in the process of having this whole deluxe album cover being tattooed on my leg because I always want it as a memento of the music that meant the very most to me. It’s hard to select highlights on such a vast album like this, but my top 5 favorite tracks would have to be...

5. Tonight, Tonight
4. Farewell and Goodnight
3. 1979
2. Thirty-Three
1. In the Arms of Sleep

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