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SMASHING PUMPKINS REISSUING 'PISCES ISCARIOT' THIS MONTH
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7/3/2012

The restoration of the Smashing Pumpkins catalog continues, with the 1994 B-sides collection Pisces Iscariot getting the deluxe treatment on July 17th. Pumpkins founder and guiding light Billy Corgan told us it will include some special bonus features: "Pisces Iscariot, which was the B-side record for Siamese Dream, is coming out with an extra disc and a DVD that features the band's first television appearance on cable TV in Chicago in 1988, and has a lot of songs that Pumpkins fans wouldn't be familiar with because by 1989 we weren't playing them anymore."

The package will contain the remastered original album, 17 previously unreleased or alternate versions of Pisces-era songs, 24 previously unreleased live performances, and the band's first-ever demo reproduced on cassette.

Also included will be postcards, watercolor illustrations, photos, liner notes and track-by-track annotations by Corgan. The set will be available as both standard and deluxe digital editions, a standard physical edition, and on 180-gram vinyl.

The Pisces Iscariot reissue follows last year's deluxe editions of the band's first two albums, 1991's Gish and 1993's Siamese Dream, both of which also contained a plethora of previously unreleased material.

 

The new album from the Smashing Pumpkins, Oceania, debuted at Number Four on the Billboard album chart last week, selling 54,000 copies in its first week of release.


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