Published Apr 26, 2011Back in fall 2009, the Smashing Pumpkins announced plans for an ambitious 44-song collection called Teargarden by Kaleidyscope, which was to be released as a series of 11 EPs. Now, as part of the series, Billy Corgan and co. are getting ready to record a ten-song album, as well as doll out a slew of reissues.
The new LP is called Oceania and it will contain approximately ten songs. According to what Corgan says in a new video posted on the band's Facebook, it is an "album within an album." Recording is slated to start in May, with the release expected to follow in September.
Once Oceania is in stores, EMI will reissue all of the Smashing Pumpkins albums recorded before 2000, according to Corgan. This fall, deluxe editions of Gish (1991) and Siamese Dream (1993), as well as the B-side collection Pisces Iscariot (1994), will arrive in stores by Christmastime. Apparently, each will be remastered and feature extra tracks.
In 2012, we will see deluxe versions of Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (1995), The Aeroplane Flies High box set (1996) and Adore (1998). Finally, in 2013, Machina/The Machines of God (2000) and Machina II/The Friends & Enemies of Modern Music will be released as a single set.
In a statement, Corgan said, "What makes the deal with EMI groundbreaking is the band has secured the right to all unreleased materials and will be in charge of any additional releases based on our discretion. In essence, the band has the keys to the warehouse and can release whatever we want, when we want it."
Hopefully, the new liner notes will finally clear up whether or not bassist Nicole Fiorentino was actually on the cover of Siamese Dream.