Reissue of Smashing Pumpkins’ Pisces Iscariot contains bonus material from Atomic Records, Unicorn
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Ongoing Billy Corgan solo project Smashing Pumpkins and label EMI are currently knee-deep in reissue fever, with the Pumpkins’ first two albums—1991’s Gish and 1993’s Siamese Dream—having recently enjoyed the coveted expanded-and-enchanted treatment. Next up is 1994’s odds-and-sods collection Pisces Iscariot, set for a July 17 reissue. The package will contain a remastered version of the original album, 17 previously unreleased and/or alternate takes, 24 unreleased live performances, the band’s original demo tape reproduced on cassette, and plenty of other goodies. Because what would an album already made up of demos and b-sides be without even more demos and b-sides?
Of special interest to Milwaukee fans are a handful of live tracks recorded at the now-defunct Atomic Records and the even more-defunct Unicorn club. A 1991 Atomic Records performance of “Blue” will be included, while “Offer Up,” “The Joker,” and “Slunk” will be culled from a 1992 Unicorn show. Head over to Consequence Of Sound for more details on the reissue, and watch the entire Atomic Records performance below.