If you grew up in the 1990s, then you owned a copy of the Smashing Pumpkins’ Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness — perhaps, you had the two-cassette tape set, like we did. Now that the band that we once loved so dearly clearly no longer exists (and, as we’d like to point out to poor Billy Corgan, hasn’t really since 2000), they’re doing the only sensible thing, and releasing a special edition, remastered version of their most popular album from the good old days.
The reissue, which will be available on 4xLP vinyl, 2xCD, digitally, or as a deluxe 5xCD+DVD box set, is due out on December 4th, just in time for holiday shopping. The deluxe edition comes with 64 bonus tracks of unreleased material, as well as alternate versions of Melon Collie-era songs, which will be spread out over three discs that are each named for a different tea, because Corgan owns a tea shop now.
According to the listing up on Amazon, “The package includes 2 books containing personal notes, lyrics, new collage artwork, plus a Decoupage kit for creating your own scenes from the Mellon Collie universe. 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.” If you’re feeling curious and have $150 to burn, find more details about the release, including the track listing, over on Antiquiet.