The Smashing Pumpkins have released details for reissues of their first two albums: 1991’s Gish and 1993’s Siamese Dream. Both albums have a Deluxe 2 CD + DVD version release, which includes the original remastered albums with previously unreleased versions of the album tracks, booklets containing liner notes and track-by-track annotations.
Corgan has commented about the two albums on the official Smashing Pumpkins website
Billy Corgan on Gish
“Recorded in 1990 and 1991, ‘Gish’ represents our first foray into the deep waters of rock and roll. In the music within, I still hear our naivete and fresh spirits asking to be heard, and I miss the times that helped make this music so earnest.”
Billy Corgan on Siamese Dream
“In 1992, with the weight of a perceived world on our shoulders, we disappeared into a parking garage to write the songs that would change the course of our lives forever. ‘Siamese Dream’ represents all of our dreams coming true, while the dreams of a happy band fell apart.”
Both deluxe reissues will be available from November 29th along with a vinyl option, single album or digital only release.
There were also plans mentioned earlier in the year to reissue more of the band’s back catalogue, with 1995 double album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, the five-disc rarities set The Aeroplane Flies High, and Adore to be released in 2012. In 2013, the band will merge Machina/The Machines of God and Machina II: The Friends and Enemies of Modern Music into one package.
We should also get their new album Oceania early next year.