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Jan. 16, 2013
THE SMASHING PUMPKINS
“From Mellon Collie to Oceania”
With Billy Corgan
Hosted by Matt Pinfield
Presented by MX2 Media & EMI Music
Billy Corgan recently sat down with Matt Pinfield to discuss the reissue of The Smashing Pumpkins’ career-defining 1995 double album, Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness, and the band’s seventh studio release, 2012’s hauntingly brilliant Oceania.
Originally released October 24, 1995, it doesn’t get much bigger than Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness when it comes to the Pumpkins’ catalogue as it has earned Diamond certification by the RIAA for sales of 10,000,000 copies.
Released in June of 2012, Oceania has been called Mellon Collie’s distant cousin and finds Corgan and his new band on the road opening their shows by performing the release from beginning-to-end.
“From Mellon Collie to Oceania” finds Corgan discussing both releases, focusing on life during the Mellon Collie-era and the juxtaposition of Oceania along The Smashing Pumpkins timeline.
Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness is being released in multiple physical and digital configurations, including an expanded 5CD+DVD Deluxe Box Set (also available digitally) and the remastered original album in 4LP Vinyl, 2CD, and digital formats. The Deluxe Box Set’s 5 CDs include 64 bonus tracks of previously unreleased material or alternate versions of Mellon Collie era songs, and its DVD features a live show filmed at the Brixton Academy, London (1996) and bonus performances from the German music television show Rockpalast (1996). It all comes housed in a 12 x 12 lift-top box with magnetic closure, reimagined cover art and velvet-lined disc holder. The package includes 2 books containing personal notes, lyrics, new collage artwork, plus a Decoupage kit for creating your own scenes from the Mellon Collie universe. The bonus content and special features were curated from the band’s archives by Corgan, and have been painstakingly remastered for the first time from the original master tapes by Bob Ludwig.