The Smashing Pumpkins have been hard at work, not just on their recently released album Oceania, but also revising some of their back catalogue. Previously, Feeds reported that albums Mellon Collie and Aeroplane Flies High will be reissued; now the band has announced plans to give Pisces Iscariot the ol’ makeover.
As Pitchfork states, the 1994 collection of ‘odds and ends’ tracks will hit shelves internationally July 17 and will be available in a whole range of formats, such as deluxe physical, standard physical, digital, and 180g vinyl.
The deluxe edition really lives up to its name, that particular option includes the original album, remastered 17 bonus tracks, a live DVD filmed in 1988, a cassette reproduction of the Pumpkins’ first demo tape, postcards, and even more!
According to PR Newswire, Billy Corgan commented on the latest edition to their reissues, stating “My approach was to look at the album like a mixtape. It was as if I was going to make a mixtape for a friend to say, `Hey, check out this other stuff I did with my band that’s not on the albums.’ I didn’t feel as if it had to work as a great album, but it had to work as a good mixtape.”
According to EMI, the master plan is to have all of the Pumpkins’ albums from 1991-2000 reissued by the end of the year.