We get it. You love the Smashing Pumpkins. We've enabled your habit for quite some time now, whether by interviewing Billy Corgan, hooking you up with the Gish reissue box set and the Pisces Iscariot reissue box set, or even putting up embarrassing unboxing video of the band's latest offering, the Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness reissue box set.
So naturally, it would be in bad form to disregard consistency. As a result, CraveOnline is proudly hooking you up with the incredible box set reissue of the band's magnum opus double album Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness!
The re-release of Smashing Pumpkins' sprawling 1995 magnum opus double-disc epic Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness contains a jaw-dropping collection of previously unreleased recordings, rarities and various other goodies in a variety formats. Mellon Collie's mid-nineties arrival delivered a seemingly endless stream of smash hits and fan favorites that represented deep colors in the rock tapestry of the time, making this sprawling reissue a wildly celebrated release.
The set arrives in similar fashion to the deluxe Pumpkins reissues before it, sporting a treasure trove of unique packaging including new cover art, two books of liner notes and various intricate packaging, a staggering 64 bonus tracks of unreleased or alternate material from the Mellon Collie sessions, and a DVD video footage of a live show filmed at London's Brixton Academy in 1996.
The bonus content and special features were curated from the band’s archives by band nucleus and frontman Billy Corgan himself, and have been painstakingly remastered for the first time from the original master tapes by Bob Ludwig.
As Mellon Collie registered what was arguably the Pumpkins’ most dynamically excellent creative period (even according to Corgan), the slew of extra content is an unbelievable wet dream for fans. Check out our full review of the reissue set.
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Prizes: One (1) Grand Prize Winner: Smashing Pumpkins 'Mellon Collie' reissue vinyl box set
Contest Run: Thursday, Dec 20, 2012 until Friday, December 28, 2012
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Simple as that!