The Smashing Pumpkins' longtime strong bond with their fans continues today (Tuesday, November 29 at 9:00AM) via The Smashing Pumpkins Record Club when the reissues of their first two albums - 1991's Gish and 1993's Siamese Dream - become available.
According to the band's website, fans will get five free unreleased demo tracks for download: "All orders of Gish and/or Siamese Dream include an instant download of the four tracks that have been previously available only through the Smashing Pumpkins Record Club (SPRC) - the 8-track demo of "Drown," "Suicide Kiss Geek (no vox), "Barb Wire" and "Rhinoceros Version 2," plus one new exclusive. As a little bonus for purchasing these from the SPRC directly, we have found another little buried treasure for you. Enjoy the "Frail and Bedazzled Instrumental" -- This is a Billy Corgan home demo from back in the day! While you are at it, be sure to sign up for the SPRC for future gems...Digital purchases will be delivered via download link at midnight on November 29. There are standard and deluxe versions available of each album, with different tracklists."
Both albums, each with bonus content and special features that were curated from the band's archives by founding member Billy Corgan, have been painstakingly remastered for the first time from the original master tapes by Bob Ludwig.
After touring America and Europe this fall - the trek launched October 5 in Los Angeles and wraps December 8 in Lisbon - they will release Oceania, "an album within an album," as part of their in-progress 44-song work Teargarden By Kaleidyscope. Featuring 13 new songs, Oceania will be released in early 2012.