Smashing Pumpkins to reissue Pisces Iscariot
EMI has announced that they'll be reissuing Smashing Pumpkins' 1994 compilation album, Pisces Iscariot.
Gish and Siamese Dream were both reissued in the last year as part of a campaign that will stretch through into 2013, reports Consequence of Sound.
This latest reissue will see the light of day on 17th July, in the form of both standard and deluxe versions. Fans who opt for the deluxe version will be treated to 17 previously unreleased and/or alternate versions of Pisces Era songs, 24 previously unreleased live performances, and the band's first-ever demo on cassette.
Attention to detail is at the forefront of this release for EMI, as they'll also be including postcards, watercolour illustrations, photos, liner notes and track-by-track annotations with the deluxe version, too.
Both the standard and deluxe versions will be available digitally, on CD and on 180-gram vinyl.
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