Smashing Pumpkins Move Back Oceania Release to Spring 2012


Story by Cat Badra

Smashing Pumpkins ready Gish and Siamese Dream reissues

Smashing Pumpkins throat Billy Corgan originally told fans to expect the band’s new album of originals, Oceania, to surface by the end of 2011. Now, between international touring and Corgan spending time putting together the reissues of benchmark Pumpkins albums Gish and Siamese Dream, out Nov. 29, Corgan and the Pumpkins are pushing back Oceania’s release to spring of 2012. Let the suspense build!

The news came in the form of a tweet: “FYI Oceania is set to release spring 2012.” Corgan and the gang sent out the news yesterday (Oct. 2).

Pumpkins fans saving up their pennies for Oceania will likely be appeased by the reissues of 1991’s Gish and 1993’s Siamese Dream. Both feature re-mastering by Bob Ludwig and include songs from the original albums and a second CD of rare and never-before-released material. Deluxe editions pack in DVDs of concerts filmed at Chicago’s Metro from August 1990 and August 1993.

Corgan says he’s overwhelmed with the sound of the Siamese Dream reissue. “It’s stunning, the quality level. It really recasts it in a different light,” Corgan told Billboard. “It’s a real massive upgrade in terms of the quality of the album, sonically, that was shocking.”

Say you’re more of a Mellon Collie fan? The Pumpkins plan to release 1995’s Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, 1996’s The Aeroplane Flies High and 1998’s Adore in 2012. 2000’s Machina/The Machines of God and Machina II: The Friends & Enemies of Modern Music will arrive together in 2013. A “best-of” compilation is also set for release in 2013.


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