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

107 song tracklist revealed.

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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. Shame15. For Martha16. 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.

63 comments sorted by best / new / date

    where's his arm in that photo??
    One-armed drummer, impressive. One-armed guitarist... now THAT'S incredible.
    I figured it out! He's point at the camera. Man, that legitimately took me several minutes of just staring at it.
    Sweet Paramania
    Disc 1: Sweet! Disc 2: Awesome! Disc 3: More songs! Disc 4: This is getting lenthy.. Disc 5: This is a pretty big boxset Disc 6: There's another disc? Disc 7: JESUS MAN But really looking forward to the boxset!
    I don't get it... Is it Morse code, or are you trying say that Billy is on his period???...
    He also ranted about a "lower-level staffer" being at fault for the leak. The way he went on about this lower-level person rubbed me the wrong way, like he's better than anyone. I've always stuck up for Billy when everyone would call him a crybaby or A hole or whatnot, but get off your high horse man, you are not above anyone else in the world.
    Billy Corgan IS better than a lower-level staff member at Amazon... I guarantee it
    Really? I bet the lower level staff member even has a better band than Billy Corgan, the whining has-been. I remember when Smashing Pumpkins were good, then I remember when they sucked and Corgan kept whining that no one treated them as relevant... because they weren't.
    I think it is funny that people do not get what you meant. I am just going to sit back and see if anyone eventually gets it....WOW! JUST WOW!
    It's understandable that he's upset, but are there any fans that actually care who released the tracklist?
    mono? why.
    Here is a guy sort of explaining why he enjoys Sgt. Pepper on mono. In short, it has a different sound, one he finds more immediate and less processed, without the artificial separation of instruments and so on.
    Hmm... I've done some acoustic stuff in mono, but never any full band stuff. I'll look into how deep mono can actually be, comparing to stereo. Or maybe the artist should never actually think about the production, the songs need to be strong enough in whatever format
    If you go back to the 60s, mono was the standard, as stereo was considered something only the rich could afford. It wasn't until 1968 that stereo became the standard and mono went pretty much obsolete. When it comes to music from that era, The Beatles and Dylan for example, I always think of mono as the real thing, stereo is more like what surround audio is for us these days. Sgt. Peppers, as someone pointed out earlier, is one of the best examples of this. The Beatles stayed in the studio while the mono mix was made, but didn't care about the stereo mix. Stereo was first introduced as a way to experience the sound of a live orchestra in your home, with the first violin on your left, second violin on your right, and other stuff in the middle. If you listen to some of The Beatles' music in stereo, the mixing is very bad, because people had not yet found a proper way to use two speakers. Instruments were often totally panned to one side, you'd have drums and vocals on your left speaker, and guitars and bass on the right speaker. When listening to old albums in mono, it is something you always associate with music on vinyl, rather than CD. When Adore came out in 1998, I believe this is the reason why Corgan wanted to put the vinyl version out on mono. I have always been fascinated with this move, and wished more artists would do this. It's like a hats off to all those old records. If you are interested in mono, one album I also really recommend checking out is Pink Floyd's debut, Piper at the Gates of Dawn. Really interesting on mono.
    Oh yeah, I've heard those terrible stereo mixes with drums on one side and vocals at the other. Sounds horrible
    Because when Adore was first released, the vinyl was in mono. It's not a publicity stunt or a spontaneous artistic decision, he's actually being faithful to the original release.
    Mono recordings can benefit from certain dynamic traits. Vinyl is often mono due to lack of bottom end so can be pushed to compensate. It can be done poorly as well. The RHCP album Californication is in mono so it can be ridiculously compressed.
    The fact that Billy Corgan is even mentioned at all anymore is surprising to me. He's a big man child.
    Overkill on the number of discs. Get a life, Billy. And stop being such a cry baby, im sure it will all be uploaded to the internet a month before its for sale too.
    about time, I've been waiting for this because I can't wait till he gets to Machinia II so it finally gets a proper release.
    Billy Corgan should take a hint from Jerry Seinfeld, disappear for awhile so we can try to miss you.
    The original vinyl was mixed and released in mono only. This is the first time is will be available in any other format.
    Sleaze Disease
    Maybe he thinks a mono mix will be more popular and sell more/for more money. Maybe he thinks it will be a collectors item someday. The Beatles did their box set in both stereo and mono and everybody wants the mono mix (as in, they'll pay ridiculous amounts of money for one); maybe he's trying to achieve the same effect?
    billy corgan rant for UG reposting amazons pre-emptive strike...incoming
    so it's come to this... billy corgan is now the fat/white michael jackson from the simpsons.
    Billy Corgan cry me a river so I can build a bridge, so you can get over it. Furthermore I am wondering how you play guitar with no arm? Never mind don't tell me Amazon will probably tell me before you.
    People put way too much effort into controlling information now days. Every little thing has to be some press release, blog post, update, etc. GOOD NEWS FANS WE'VE DECIDED THE NEW CD WILL BE BLACK. HEY EVERYONE JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW ONE OF THE SONGS ON THE NEW ALBUM WILL HAVE AN E CHORD. DON'T FORGET TO PREORDER!
    Yeah, was there a mono mix back in the 90's that we don't know about? What was it intended for? If not, then why do a mono mix now? I still want to hear it though.