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Adore boxThe next installment in The Smashing Pumpkins’ ongoing catalogue campaign has been announced – and in traditional Smashing Pumpkins fashion, it’s accompanied by a typically Billy Corgan moment.

Released in 1998, the follow-up to the band’s acclaimed double album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, Adore found the Pumpkins enduring some structural and personal changes: drummer Jimmy Chamberlain was out, and frontman Corgan endured a divorce, the death of his mother, and a shift in musical direction. Gone were the distorted, alt-rock staple guitars, replaced instead with folk-inspired, electronic-based songs. Despite critical high marks and modern rock hits in “Ava Adore” and “Perfect,” Adore was disliked by some fans, and Corgan’s responses toward that backlash didn’t make him many friends.

So now the time has come for Adore to be rediscovered, as a seven-disc box set featuring the album in stereo (and mono, as heard on the original vinyl release), four discs of outtakes and live material plus a DVD from a stop on the band’s An Evening with The Smashing Pumpkins, which found the band playing mostly new material in unusual venues for charity. The announcement was not without its controversy, as seen in Corgan’s online missive criticizing Amazon for leaking the track list before the box was officially announced.

After the jump, you’ll find that track list, as well as a link for just the full box set thus far (additional formats will be expected over time). It’s due out September 23.

Adore: Deluxe Edition (Virgin/UMe, 2014)

Disc 1: Remastered album (released as Virgin CD 72438 45879 2 5, 1998)

  1. To Sheila
  2. Ava Adore
  3. Perfect
  4. Daphne Descends
  5. Once Upon a Time
  6. Tear
  7. Crestfallen
  8. Appels + Oranjes
  9. Pug
  10. The Tale of Dusty and Pistol Pete
  11. Annie-Dog
  12. Shame
  13. Behold! the Night Mare
  14. For Martha
  15. Blank Page
  16. 17

Disc 2: Mono album (released as Virgin LP 72438 45879 1 8, 1998)

Tracks 1-15 of Disc 1

Disc 3: In a State of Passage

  1. Blissed and Gone (Sadlands Demo)
  2. Christmastime (Sadlands Demo)
  3. My Mistake (Sadlands Demo)
  4. Sparrow (Sadlands Demo)
  5. Valentine (Sadlands Demo)
  6. The Tale of Dusty and Pistol Pete (Sadlands Demo)
  7. What If? (Streeterville Demo)
  8. Chewing Gum (CRC Demo)
  9. The Tale of Dusty and Pistol Pete (CRC Demo)
  10. The Ethers Tragic (CRC Instrumental Demo – 2014 Mix)
  11. The Guns of Love Disastrous (CRC Instrumental Demo – 2014 Mix)
  12. Annie-Dog (CRC Demo – Take 10)
  13. Once in a While (CRC Demo – 2014 Mix)
  14. Do You Close Your Eyes When You Kiss Me? (CRC Demo)
  15. For Martha (CRC Demo – Take 1)
  16. My Mistake (CRC Demo – Take 1)
  17. Blissed and Gone (CRC Demo)
  18. For Martha (CRC Demo – Instrumental Take 2)

Disc 4: Chalices, Palaces and Deep Pools

  1. For Martha (Symphonic Snippet – Instrumental)
  2. Crestfallen (Matt Walker 2014 Reimagined Version)
  3. To Sheila (Early Banjo Version)
  4. Ava Adore (Sean “Puffy” Combs 1998 Remix)
  5. O Rio (Sadlands Instrumental Demo)
  6. Waiting (Outtake)
  7. Once Upon a Time (Sadlands Demo)
  8. Eye (2014 Mix)
  9. Saturnine (For Piano and Voice)
  10. Cash Car Star (Matt Walker 2014 Reimagined Version)
  11. Pug (Matt Walker 2014 Reimagined Version)
  12. Perfect (No Strings Version)
  13. It’s Alright (Instrumental Outtake)
  14. Czarina (Take 1)
  15. Indecision (Sadlands Demo)
  16. Blank Page (Early Version)

Disc 5: Malice, Callous and Fools

  1. Let Me Give the World to You (Outtake)
  2. Tear (from Digital Transfer)
  3. Cross (Outtake)
  4. Because You Are (Adore B-Side)
  5. Jersey Shore (Sadlands Demo)
  6. Shame (Take 1)
  7. Summer (Instrumental Outtake)
  8. Blissed and Gone (Drone Version)
  9. Heaven (Sadlands Instrumental Demo)
  10. Daphne Descends (Matt Walker 2014 Reimagined Version)
  11. Saturnine (Matt Walker 2014 Reimagined Version)
  12. Behold! the Night Mare (Alternate Vocal)
  13. Perfect (Acoustic Demo)
  14. Do You Close Your Eyes? (Outtake)
  15. The Beginning is the End is the Beginning

Disc 6: Kissed Alive Too

  1. Ava Adore (Live São Paulo Session)
  2. Daphne Descends (Live São Paulo Session)
  3. The Tale of Dusty and Pistol Pete (Live São Paulo Session)
  4. Tear (Live São Paulo Session)
  5. Shame (Live with Mancow – Chicago)
  6. Blank Page (Live with Mancow – Chicago)
  7. To Sheila (Live @ the Ryman Auditorium, Nashville)
  8. Money (That’s What I Want) (Live @ Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles)
  9. X.Y.U. Medley (Live @ Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles)
  10. Transmission (Live Rehearsal – Chicago)

Disc 7: DVD – Live at The Fox Theatre, Atlanta – 8/4/1998

  1. To Sheila
  2. Behold! the Night Mare
  3. Pug
  4. Crestfallen
  5. Ava Adore
  6. Tear
  7. Annie-Dog
  8. Perfect
  9. Thru the Eyes of Ruby
  10. Tonight, Tonight
  11. Once Upon a Time
  12. The Tale of Dusty and Pistol Pete
  13. Bullet with Butterfly Wings
  14. Shame
  15. For Martha
  16. Blank Page
  17. Transmission

Written by Mike Duquette

July 21, 2014 at 13:56

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