The Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (4LP Deluxe Box Set)

The Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (4LP Deluxe Box Set)
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180g 4LP Box Set Housed In Heavy Slip Case Box!
Remastered From Original Analog Masters!

Ranked #82 - Rolling Stone 100 Best Albums of the Nineties!

180g 4LP Box Set! Original Double Album Remastered for the First Time!

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS have created one of the most acclaimed bodies of work in musical history having sold more than 30 million albums, and won multiple Grammy awards in the process. Formed in Chicago in 1988, they released the nine-time platinum Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness in 1995. The pivotal group’s many hits defined the alternative music era and continue to resonate on modern rock radio, influencing a whole new generation.

The album received critical acclaim. Christopher John Farley of Time called the album "the group's most ambitious and accomplished work yet". Farley wrote, "One gets the feeling that the band [...] charged ahead on gut instincts; the sheer scope of the album (28 songs) didn't allow for second-guessing or contrivance." Time selected Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness as the best album of the year in its year-end "Best of 1995" list. Entertainment Weekly gave the album an A rating; reviewer David Browne praised the group's ambition and wrote, "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness is more than just the work of a tortured, finicky pop obsessive. Corgan presents himself as one of the last true believers: someone for whom spewing out this much music results in some sort of high art for the ages. He doesn't seem concerned with persistent alterna-rock questions of 'selling out', and good for him: He's aiming for something bigger and all-conquering."

The songs of Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness are intended to hang together conceptually, with the two halves of the album representing day and night. Despite this, Corgan has rejected the term concept album to describe it, and it was at the time described as more "loose" and "vague" than the band's previous records. However, Billy Corgan has also said that the album is based on "the human condition of mortal sorrow". Corgan aimed the album's message at people aged 14 to 24 years, hoping "to sum up all the things I felt as a youth but was never able to voice articulately." He summed up by stating, "I'm waving goodbye to me in the rear view mirror, tying a knot around my youth and putting it under the bed."

The iconic alternative band’s fourth album MELLON COLLIE AND THE INFINITE SADNESS fully receives remastered treatment for the first time. The original double album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, received 7 Grammy Award nominations and featured 5 hit singles “Bullet With Butterfly Wings,” “1979,” “Zero,” “Tonight, Tonight,” “Muzzle” and “Thirty-Three.” The reissue project was remastered from the original analog masters personally overseen by founding member Billy Corgan with extensive bonus material from the Pumpkins’ archives.

• 180g Vinyl 4LP Box Set
• Housed in heavy slip-case box
• Original album remastered & reissued for first time
• Remastered From Original Analog Masters - overseen by founding member Billy Corgan
• Includes 2 Books featuring personal notes, photos, lyrics and more
• Parental Advisory - Explicit Content

Dawn to Dusk
Side A:

1. Mellon Collie and The Infinite Sadness
2. Tonight, Tonight
3. Jellybelly
4. Zero
Side B:
1. Here Is No Why
2. Bullet With Butterfly Wings
3. To Forgive
Side C:
1. F*ck You (An Ode To No One)
2. Love
3. Cupid De Locke
4. Galapogos
Side D:
1. Muzzle
2. Porcelina Of the Vast Oceans
3. Take Me Down

Twilight To Starlight
Side E:

1. Where Boys Fear to Tread
2. Bodies
3. Thirty-Three
4. In the Arms of Sleep
Side F:
1. 1979
2. Tales of A Scorched Earth
3. Thru the Eyes of Ruby
Side G:
1. Stumbleine
2. X.Y.U.
3. We Only Come Out At Night
4. Beautiful
Side H:
1. Lily (My One and Only)
2. By Starlight
3. Farewell and Goodnight

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