Billy Corgan Rants at Amazon for Leaking 'Adore' Box Set Details

artist: smashing pumpkins date: 07/18/2014 category: general music news
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Billy Corgan Rants at Amazon for Leaking 'Adore' Box Set Details
The Smashing Pumpkins singer Billy Corgan has launched an online tirade against Amazon for revealing the tracklist for the upcoming box set reissue of "Adore." Check it out below.

Lashing out at the online retailer, Corgan made lengthy statements expressing his anger that Amazon had "decided to break an agreement." According to Corgan, Amazon prematurely revealed the 107 song tracklist, before Corgan announced it himself.

Corgan first posted on his Facebook page saying "Amazon decided to break an agreement and post track listing of ADORE first; despite assurances otherwise that asked us to wait. OBVIOUSLY I've had ADORE track list for 4 months, and could have posted anytime. But we try to co-ordinate these releases to balance all. So all I can say is that a/ never again will I trust such promises and that b/ for now on I'll just do right by SP peeps first and foremost."

Later in the day, Corgan posted a lengthy blog (rant) about the situation on the band's official website:

"I spent some time this morning preparing what was meant to be the reveal of the 'ADORE' BOX SET, for where the real juice lies in it is what sonic goodies made their way on it. Notably, I was prepared to share this information here on The Panopticon as far back as two months ago, but made the mistake of asking the record label if I should wait. And if you saw my comments earlier today, you already know that 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. The irony being where do you think this kind of information comes from, if not for your truly?

"Now, let me digress here for a moment. The record business as you already know instinctively is quite bad; and some would say music hasn't been in such a disadvantageous place in the culture since the selling of commercial music began in the early 1900's. And I for one have been very outspoken about what I would say are harmful business practices, the kind which place artists in an exploitative position visa vie their rights and ownership of their own work.

"Lately though there have been some encouraging signs, particularly in those realms where groups can better own/control/and have some bigger say in how their music is marketed. As an example, the Smashing Pumpkins et al do not own the 90's albums, although technically it says on a piece of paper that we own 50 pct. But, and this is a big and, I control any use of that music, and having agreed to this reissue campaign a few years back I've worked tirelessly to provide, pound-for-pound, the best reissues possible. And believe it or not, in most cases I lose more than I spend on those projects. But this is not to say that I'm not grateful, for I am: to old SP, to our great supporters, and those who've taken a new interest in the band because of the depth of our ever-growing catalog.

"So in that light you can understand why it boils my blood when 'ye olde record business stands up and does it same old trample all over what was promised because frankly, they're more scared of their masters than artists on their rosters. Yes, we are just a small operation over here, and unfortunately on a day that started with so much excitement (the sharing of this info below), now I have to field through excuses to figure out what I can trust going forward. Not because I believe in some corporate logo that helps sell plastic, but because of what I've labored to put on that plastic. SO, let me be the second to present to you the 'ADORE' BOX SET track list, and the first to get it right. Amen…"

The box set includes a remastered copeis of the album in both mono and stereo and a ton of demos, live recordings and outtakes.

The Smashing Pumpkins "Adore" box set tracklist is:

Disc one - Adore: Stereo Remastered

01. To Sheila
02. Ava Adore
03. Perfect
04. Daphne Descends
05. Once Upon a Time
06. Tear
07. Crestfallen
08. Appels + Oranjes
09. 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 two - Adore: Mono Remastered

02. Ava Adore
03. Perfect
04. Daphne Descends
05. Once Upon a Time
06. Tear
07. Crestfallen
08. Appels + Oranjes
09. 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 three - In a State of Passage

02. Christmastime (Sadlands Demo)
03. My Mistake (Sadlands Demo)
04. Sparrow (Sadlands Demo)
05. Valentine (Sadlands Demo)
06. The Tale of Dusty and Pistol Pete (Sadlands Demo)
07. What If? (Streeterville Demo)
08. Chewing Gum (CRC Demo)
09. 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 four - Chalices, Palaces and Deep Pools

01. For Martha (Symphonic Snippet/ Instrumental)
02. Crestfallen (Matt Walker Reimagined/ 2014)
03. To Sheila (Early Banjo Version)
04. Ava Adore (Puffy Combs Remix 1998)
05. O Rio (Instrumental/ Sadlands Demo)
06. Waiting (Adore Outtake)
07. Once Upon a Time (Sadlands Demo)
08. Eye (2014 Mix/ From the 'Lost Highway' Soundtrack)
09. 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 five - Malice, Callous and Fools

01. Let Me Give the World to You (Adore Outtake)
02. Tear (From Digital Transfer)
03. Cross (Adore Outtake)
04. Because You Are (Adore B-Side)
05. Jersey Shore (Sadlands Demo)
06. Shame (Take 1)
07. Summer (Instrumental/ Adore Outtake)
08. Blissed and Gone (Drone Version)
09. 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 six - Kissed Alive Too

01. Ava Adore (Live/ Sao Paulo Session)
02. Daphne Descends (Live/ Sao Paulo Session)
03. The Tale of Dusty and Pistol Pete (Live/ Sao Paulo Session)
04. Tear (Live/ Sao Paulo Session)
05. Shame (Live With Mancow/ Chicago)
06. Blank Page (Live With Mancow/ Chicago)
07. To Sheila (Live/ Nashville/ Ryman Auditorium)
08. Money (That's What I Want) (Live/ Los Angeles/ Dodger Stadium)
09. X. Y. U. Medley (Live/ Los Angeles/ Dodger Stadium)
10. Transmission (Live/ Chicago/ Rehearsal)

Disc seven - DVD: Fox Theater, Atlanta, GA - August 4, 1998


01. To Sheila
02. Behold! The Night Mare
03. Pug
04. Crestfallen
05. Ava Adore
06. Tear
07. Annie-Dog
08. Perfect
09. 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

Platinum selling album "Adore" was first released in 1998 and has since sold over 1 million copies in the US alone.

The "Adore" box set reissue will be available as a single disc and double vinyl, with the 90 bonus tracks available digitally. The reissue will be released on Tuesday 23 September.
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