The Smashing Pumpkins are continuing their catalog reissue campaign with the release of a remastered and expanded edition of their 1998 album, Adore, on September 23rd via Virgin Records.
The album will be available as a six disc box set featuring the original album in stereo and mono, the first time the mono mixes will be available on CD, plus an additional three discs of unreleased material and a live DVD called An Evening With The Smashing Pumpkins filmed during the band’s charity tour in 1998. Remastering was done by Bob Ludwig.
“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,” frontman Billy Corgan states of the package originally slated for a summer release. “In that fresh mixes have been commissioned, shedding new light on not only the songs hidden foundations, but their futuristic nature as well. ”
While Corgan also states the track listing for each disc has been finalized, it hasn’t been publicly revealed as of press time.
In other Smashing Pumpkins news, fans can expect the band’s Machina album to be reissued as well.
Corgan made the announcement in May that “work has begun on transfers from the original 24 track tapes, as well as a host of select live shows.”
Corgan has indicated that he plans to reissue the album “not only in it’s original and intended double/triple album sequence, but has designs on commissioning new remixes of all materials as well.”
Corgan’s intention is “to present Machina in the original form in which it was written,” or in his words, “as a theatrical narrative.”
Corgan also doesn’t rule out adding previously unreleased acoustic alternate takes as well as re-contextualizing soundtrack pieces and using spoken word to create “an immersive experience.”
“I’m also not opposed to asking current artists to participate, singing songs as such on the compositions meant for other character’s voices,” Billy adds. “Finishing what the band started so long ago, and we just didn’t have the strength to end.”
No release date has been announced for the Machina reissue. The band plans to release two new albums in 2015 with at lest one album featuring Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee on drums.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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