Gish & Siamese Dream reissue artwork appears on Amazon

While the Smashing Pumpkins rocked Chicago, Amazon posted pictures of the new reissues of both Gish and Siamese Dream on CD. Amazon is currently doing pre-orders for both of these albums for just under $30 each, with a release date set for the 29th of November. The Smashing Pumpkins Record Club meeting had talked about tentatively selling all the releases as a combo on the official Smashing Pumpkins website, but that has yet to show up on the newly redesigned store.

Thanks to link343 for the heads up.

UPDATE: according to our writer Scotty the pre-sale information wasn’t suppose to be released until Tuesday. Tisk tisk Amazon! You might wait for the SPRC -release  this week on their site – they are known to give out free stuff!

2nd UPDATE: Amazon appears to have taken down the artwork and any mention of the release.

16 Comments

  1. The single CD versions are up for pre-order as well. I presume they contain just the original album tracks remastered plus altered cover art (and booklet? – i.e. Gish lyrics).

  2. Here is some additional info on the sets:

    Product Description:
    * 2CD + DVD DELUXE EDITION
    * One of the Most Influential Albums of the 90’s
    * Remastered and Reissued for the First Time

    INCLUDES:
    * Original Album Remastered With Reimagined Cover Art
    * 17 Previously Unreleased or Alternative Versions of Siamese Dream Era Songs
    * Previously Unreleased, Full Length DVD From The Metro 1993
    * 13 Postcards Featuring Original Album Collages
    * 24 Page Booklet Featuring Complete Lyrics, Unpublished Personal Photos, Liner Notes by David Wild, and Track-by-Track Annotations by Billy Corgan

  3. That is all really awesome- but i just can’t justify picking these sets up unless they are High Definition audio- Some ask Billy to please release the remasters as Blu-Ray audio much like Trent Reznor did for the social network soundtrack-

  4. Somebody asked about this at our meet up, and they said they would love to release it on blue ray, but that its cost prohibitive, not nearly enough people would buy it to justify the cost.

  5. thanks Martin-

    I guess i will remain in the minority on this one- just a shame that people don’t adopt the true advancements in music playback, instead they gravitate towards the music setbacks of mp3’s and such- quite curious really.

  6. Frank, this was brought up during each of the Meet Ups I attended last week. the people involved with the SP Archives have looked at releasing the albums in other digital formats, While they didn’t say there were plans for Blue Ray, It does sound like the digital releases will be available in multiple formats, including FLAC.

  7. Didn’t billy say he wants to release the unmastered raw files at full 24-bit or whatever? That would be the same as blu-ray quality, right?

    Honestly, a remastered CD and brand new vinyl are gonna sound quite good. And the majority of music listeners nowadays are listening on computer speakers, headphones/earbuds, or car audio, so it’s hard to imagine a serious number of people shelling out money for blu-ray audio discs.

  8. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Wild
    David Wild is an American writer and critic in the music and television industries and a contributing editor at Rolling Stone magazine. His published books include Friends: The Official Companion (1995), Seinfeld: The Totally Unauthorized Tribute (1998), and others.[1] [2]

    Wild was the host of the television series Musicians, which aired on Bravo! in 2001. His writing credits for television include over two dozen series and specials.[1] In 2001, he was nominated for an Emmy for his work on America: A Tribute to Heroes.[1]

    Wild is an alumnus of Cornell University.[3]

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