by Zolton in New Prizes on Tuesday 22 November 2011

Smashing Pumpkins’ groundbreaking, iconic debut album Gish has been remastered and reissued for the first time. We have a special Gish Box set and lithograph to give away to a Lost At E Minor reader. To enter, just leave the name of your favourite Pumpkins song and the city you live in below this post.

INCLUDES:
Original Album Remastered With Reimagined Cover Art
15 Previously Unreleased or Alternative Versions of Gish Era Songs
Previously Unreleased, Full Length DVD From The Metro 1990
6 Postcards Featuring Never-Before-Seen Band Photos
24-page Booklet Featuring Complete Lyrics, Liner Notes by David Wild, and Track-by-Track Annotations by Billy Corgan
Gish album cover

On November 29 in North America and December 5 internationally, EMI Music will launch an extensive campaign honoring the legacy of THE SMASHING PUMPKINS by reissuing the iconic alternative band’s first two albums–GISH (1991) and SIAMESE DREAM (1993), certified platinum and 4X platinum respectively–in CD, deluxe 2CD/DVD, vinyl LP, and digital configurations. Both albums, each with bonus content and special features that were curated from the band’s archives by founding member Billy Corgan, have been painstakingly remastered for the first time from the original master tapes by Bob Ludwig. *See all track listings below.

With the full support and guidance from THE SMASHING PUMPKINS–who’ve created one of the most acclaimed bodies of work in musical history, selling over 30 million albums–EMI’s global catalog reissue campaign will last through 2013; it will encompass all the band’s albums and B-sides from 1991-2000, with other release dates to be announced. The pivotal group’s many hits defined the alternative music era and continue to resonate on modern rock radio, influencing a whole new generation. Gish highlights include “I Am One,” “Siva” and “Rhinoceros,” while Siamese Dream features “Cherub Rock,” “Today” and “Disarm.” Both groundbreaking albums were produced by Butch Vig and Billy Corgan.

As THE SMASHING PUMPKINS get the fully remastered treatment via these reissues, the band is excited to be moving forward by creating new music. After touring America and Europe this fall–the trek launched October 5 in Los Angeles and wraps December 8 in Lisbon–they will release OCEANIA, “an album within an album,” as part of their in-progress 44-song work TEARGARDEN BY KALEIDYSCOPE. Featuring 13 new songs, OCEANIA will be released in early 2012.

For the GISH and SIAMESE DREAM liner notes, Billy Corgan was interviewed by journalist/author David Wild. Corgan reflects on why these albums were hard-won triumphs for the band and discusses the origins of the songs.