Billy Corgan Details Smashing Pumpkins' 'Adore' Reissue But Not Before Losing It on Amazon

Billy Corgan Details Smashing Pumpkins' 'Adore' Reissue But Not Before Losing It on Amazon
After confirming back in the spring that a monolithic reissue of Smashing Pumpkins' 1998 album Adore was on the way, bandleader Billy Corgan has now unveiled all the details behind the expanded set, which arrives September 23 through Virgin/UMe.

A blog post on the group's website comes with mixed feelings. Corgan explains that he'd been eagerly awaiting sharing the info with fans, but called out Amazon for leaking the tracklising on its website before him. Following a series of tweets castigating the online shopping giant, he wrote, "I'm very upset that an online retailer broke their agreement, posting up the tracks up before we could do it here first AS THEY'D ASKED."

Nevertheless, Corgan has now delivered all of the info behind the set. Adore is set to reappear in a few different formats, including a single CD of the remastered studio LP, a double LP, and a 90-song digital package.

As previously reported, there is also a massive box set compiling six CDs' worth of material and a concert DVD. Adore Super Deluxe's first disc is the remastered stereo edition of Adore, while the second disc is a mono edition that axes "17" from the tracklisting.

Three discs of alternate versions are crammed into the box, with In a State of Passage containing demos recorded at Corgan's Sadlands studio. Chalices, Palaces and Deep Pools showcases outtakes including an instrumental version of "For Martha," while Malice, Callous and Fools features outtakes like Corgan's "Let Me Give the World to You" collaboration with Rick Rubin.

The punnily titled Kissed Alive Too collects era-appropriate concert recordings, while the tellingly titled Fox Theater, Atlanta, GA – August 4, 1998 concert DVD features a full live show. You'll find all of the info for Adore Super Deluxe down below.

While at the time the shift from the alt-rock bombast of 1995's Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness to the more intimate folk and electronic influences showcased on Adore left many puzzled, Corgan said in a statement that fans eventually came around to appreciate the initially divisive LP.

"I love Adore, but for a while, my opinion of the record was so intertwined with people's reactions to it at the time," he explained, adding, "I would say that my kind of iffy feelings lingered long past the point when a lot of fans seemed to come back around to the record — which seemed to really start happening around seven years ago. Now Adore is name-checked by fans constantly."

As a reminder, in addition to the upcoming Adore reissue, fans can also look forward to the Smashing Pumpkins' in the works one-two punch of Monuments to an Elegy and Day for Night, as well as a re-release of 2000's Machina/The Machines of Gods arriving further down the pipeline.

Adore Super Deluxe:

Disc 1 - Adore Stereo:

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 - Adore Mono :

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

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 (Instrumental/ 2014 Mix/ CRC Demo)
11. The Guns of Love Disastrous (Instrumental/ 2014 Mix/ CRC Demo)
12. Annie-Dog (Take 10/ CRC Demo)
13. Once in a While (2014 Mix/ CRC Demo)
14. Do You Close Your Eyes When You Kiss Me? (CRC Demo)
15. For Martha (Take 1/ CRC Demo)
16. My Mistake (Take 1/ CRC Demo)
17. Blissed and Gone (CRC Demo)
18. For Martha (Take 2/ Instrumental/ CRC Demo)

Disc 4- Chalices, Palaces and Deep Pools:

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

Disc 5- Malice, Callous and Fools:

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

Disc 6 - Kissed Alive Too:

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

Disc 7 Fox Theater, Atlanta, GA – August 4, 1998 DVD:

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