The Smashing Pumpkins are set to reissue their 1994 album Pisces Iscariot courtesy of EMI Music’s extensive reissue campaign honoring the legacy of The Smashing Pumpkins. The album will be re-released on July 17th in North America and July 16th internationally.
The iconic band’s third album reached #4 on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart and its reissue marks the first time it’s been fully remastered. The reissue follows last year’s acclaimed reissues of the band’s groundbreaking first two albums, Gish (1991) and Siamese Dream (1993).
Billy Corgan describes Pisces Iscariot as “a collection of odds and orphans from the dusky realms of Pumpkinland.”
The album features the band’s take on Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide”, which reached #3 on Modern Rock Tracks chart, and is being released in multiple configurations: Deluxe Physical Album, which comes with a live DVD and the first ever Pumpkins demo reproduced on cassette; Deluxe Digital; Standard Physical; Digital and 180G Vinyl.
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. With the full support and guidance from the band, EMI’s global catalog reissue campaign will continue through 2012 and will encompass all the band’s albums and B-sides from 1991-2000, with other release dates to be announced.
For more info and to pre-order the Pisces Iscariot reissue, visit the band’s official website HERE.
Their new album, Oceania, is available now on iTunes and Amazon.