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The Aeroplane Flies Even Higher: Smashing Pumpkins Singles Box Gets Generous Expansion

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The Aeroplane Flies HighDetails for the next title in the ongoing Smashing Pumpkins reissue series, a new edition of the box set The Aeroplane Flies Highhave been announced.

Originally released in 1996 after the success of the diamond-certified double-album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (itself the latest notch in the Pumpkins’ reissue campaign, with a six-disc box set edition released last year), Aeroplane collated and expanded all of the CD singles released to promote that album, featuring “Bullet with Butterfly Wings,” “1979,” “Zero,” “Tonight, Tonight” and “Thirty-Three” with their many respective B-sides. Initially intended as a limited edition set, the box’s high chart placement (No. 42 on the Billboard charts) in fact generated more copies.

This deluxe edition, unsurprisingly, follows suit with the rest of the band’s extensive catalogue project, piling bonuses heavy atop the original program. What was a five-disc, 33-track set is now seven (six CDs and one DVD) with some 57 bonus tracks, including demos, outtakes, rough mixes and live cuts. The additional discs in the set are a CD, “Live from the Dark Globe,” recorded at various dates on the band’s 1996 tour, an a newly-released DVD of a live show in France from 1997.

The package, newly remastered by Bob Ludwig, features a 48 page book featuring liner notes by David Wild and track-by-track notes on the box’s original track list by Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan. The redesigned set features an embossed foil wrap for the box itself and mini-jackets for each disc printed on twinkle stock. Additionally, the original box will be available as a five-LP set, with both versions made available for digital download, as well.

Aeroplane indeed flies high on July 23. Hit the jump for the full track list and pre-order links for the expanded box!

The Aeroplane Flies High: Deluxe Edition (originally released as Virgin SPBOX 2, 1996 – reissued Virgin/UMe, 2013) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

* indicates bonus tracks

Disc 1: Bullet with Butterfly Wings (Tracks 1-2 released as Virgin CD single , 72438 38522 2 2, 1995)

  1. Bullet with Butterfly Wings
  2. …Said Sadly
  3. You’re All I’ve Got Tonight
  4. Clones (We’re All)
  5. A Night Like This
  6. Destination Unknown
  7. Dreaming
  8. Movers and Shakirs *
  9. Germans in Leather Pants *
  10. Millieu *
  11. Jackboot *
  12. A/Ab/E/B/F# *
  13. Rings *
  14. Ugly *
  15. Blaster Caster *
  16. Little Ditty *
  17. Verily I Say *
  18. New Waver *
  19. The Groover *
  20. Ravi Revi Roo *
  21. On the Loose *
  22. Slurry *

Disc 1, Tracks 8-22 recorded at Gravity Studios, Chicago, IL – 3/15-3/16/1994

Disc 2: 1979 (Tracks 1-5 released as Virgin CD single 72438 38566 2 7, 1996)

  1. 1979
  2. Ugly
  3. Believe
  4. Cherry
  5. The Boy
  6. Set the Ray to Jerry
  7. Tonight, Tonight (acoustic version/instrumental rough) *
  8. Jupiter’s Lament (Billy solo) *
  9. Zero (8-track demo) *
  10. Marquis in Spades (8-track demo) *
  11. Have Love Will Travel (8-track demo) *
  12. Infinite Sadness (outtake) *
  13. 1979 (acoustic) *
  14. Aeroplane Flies High (Acoustic Snippet) *
  15. Take Me Down (Instrumental) *
  16. Star Song (DAT mix/vocal rough) *

Disc 3: Zero (Tracks 1-7 released as Virgin CD single 72438 38573 2 6, 1996)

  1. Zero
  2. God
  3. Mouths of Babes
  4. Tribute to Johnny
  5. Marquis in Spades
  6. Pennies
  7. Pastichio Medley (note: LP version is with fades)
  8. By Starlight *
  9. Set the Ray to Jerry *
  10. Mouths of Babes *
  11. Cupid de Locke *
  12. Galapagos *
  13. To Forgive *
  14. Lily (My One & Only) *
  15. Here is No Why *

Disc 3, Tracks 8-15 recorded live at the Double Door, Chicago, IL – 2/27/1995

Disc 4: Tonight, Tonight (Tracks 1-7 released as Virgin CD single 72438 38567 2 5, 1996)

  1. Tonight, Tonight
  2. Meladori Magpie
  3. Rotten Apples
  4. Medellia of the Gray Skies
  5. Jupiter’s Lament
  6. Blank
  7. Tonite Reprise
  8. Stumbleine *
  9. Ugly *
  10. Meladori Magpie *
  11. God *
  12. Love *
  13. Pissant *
  14. Hello Kitty Kat *
  15. Special Winner’s Song *
  16. I Just Wanna Make Love to You *

Disc 4, Tracks 8-16 recorded live at the Double Door, Chicago, IL – 2/21/1995 and 2/27-2/28/1995

Disc 5: Thirty-Three (Tracks 1-6 released as Virgin CD single 72438 93915 2 7 (U.K.), 1996

  1. Thirty-Three
  2. The Last Song
  3. The Aeroplane Flies High (Turns Left, Looks Right)
  4. Transformer
  5. The Bells
  6. My Blue Heaven
  7. Silverfuck (Live @ USAir Arena, Landover, MD – 7/10/96) *

Disc 6: Live Inside the Dark Globe *

  1. Where Boys Fear to Tread (Live @ Gund Arena, Cleveland – 7/3/1996)
  2. Zero (Live @ Kezar Stadium, San Francisco – 2/7/1996)
  3. Fuck You/An Ode to No One (Live @ Johannesov Isstadion, Stockholm – 4/10/1996)
  4. X.Y.U. (Live @ The Palace, Los Angeles – 2/3/1996)
  5. To Forgive (Live @ The 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C. – 1/6/1996)
  6. Thirty-Three (Live @ The Academy, New York City – 1/11/1996)
  7. Tonight, Tonight (Live @ The Academy, New York City – 1/11/1996)
  8. Lily (My One and Only) (Live @ The 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C. – 1/5/1996)
  9. Porcelina of the Vast Oceans (Live @ Gund Arena, Cleveland – 7/3/1996)
  10. Jellybelly (Live @ Flanders Expo, Gent, Belgium – 4/6/1996)
  11. Bullet with Butterfly Wings (Live @ The Palace, Los Angeles – 2/3/1996)
  12. By Starlight (Live @ Buffalo Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY – 7/2/1996)
  13. Bodies (Live @ The CoreStates Spectrum, Philadelphia – 7/5/1996)
  14. Silverfuck (Live @ KB Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark – 4/9/1996)

Disc 7: DVD – Live at Malsaucy Lake, Belfort, France – 7/4/1997 *

  1. Glimpses
  2. Where Boys Fear to Tread
  3. Eye
  4. Tonight, Tonight
  5. Transformer
  6. Thru the Eyes of Ruby
  7. The End is the Beginning is the End
  8. By Starlight
  9. Bullet with Butterfly Wings
  10. Muzzle
  11. 1979
  12. X.Y.U.
  13. Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
  14. The Aeroplane Flies High (Turns Left, Looks Right)

Written by Mike Duquette

June 5, 2013 at 11:18

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  1. Sometimes I wonder if it’s ever smart to buy something, even deluxe, when eventually it comes out all over again even bigger, more expanded and with bells and whistles that were not on the original. If I counted up how much I’ve spent in my life re-buying things over and pver I could probably have bought a house!

    sirwalter1967

    June 5, 2013 at 11:30

    • And you would need a house to store all the “deluxe”, “limited edition”, “numbered”, “expanded” editions of all your favorites….. I hear you.

      JoeF.

      June 5, 2013 at 12:56

  2. Well, here are the tracks that should have been on the Mellon Collie deluxe edition. (I guess it was expected that Mellon Collie would sell on its name alone.) Why not a three-disc edition of all the original Aeroplane tracks, now remastered?

    Matthew

    June 5, 2013 at 12:41

  3. I already have the original box – Amazon has a pre-oder price of $136 plus change – that works out to about $5 per extra song – looks like a wallet-rape to me…tghough I wouldn’t mind WINNING this new version.

    Bill Janowski

    June 5, 2013 at 13:26

  4. I really like these super deluxe Smashing Pumpkins reissues in theory, but in practice they’re way more money than I’m willing to spend.

    Warren Buffet

    June 5, 2013 at 18:58

  5. Wait a minute – my math must be off – I read it wrong – so it’s 57 extra tracks (both audio & video) – and it works out to about $2.50 per song/video – that’s STILL a bit too expensive, though not quite as bad as I originally thought. Hopefully the price will come way down once it’s actually released..

    Bill Janowski

    June 5, 2013 at 20:39

  6. the bonus content is great but this pricing is out of control. they’re charging $150 for the LP version. for five EPs of content, with no bonus, and not even a download card or anything. is Billy out of his mind? i can’t imagine they will have much content for adore beyond what was seen for siamese or pisces, but i’m willing to bet that it will cost twice as much.

    probablyrustin

    July 8, 2013 at 17:08


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