Pisces Iscariot [Deluxe Edition] [2CD/1DVD/1Cassette Set] [Remastered]

Pisces Iscariot [Deluxe Edition] [2CD/1DVD/1Cassette Set] [Remastered]

by Smashing Pumpkins

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Overview

Although the Smashing Pumpkins had only released two studio albums by 1994 (1991's Gish and 1993's Siamese Dream), they had an overflow of songs that were either relegated to B-sides on European singles or remained unreleased. Billy Corgan proved to be one of rock's most prolific songwriters of the '90s alt rock movement -- as the quality of these early leftovers were often just as strong as the songs that were officially released. Since nearly all of these songs were never issued domestically, the B-side
arity collection Pisces Iscariot was issued alongside their first long-form home video, Vieuphoria. The collection proved to be a feast for fans -- it's inexplicable why such exceptional rockers ("Plume," "Hello Kitty Kat," "Frail and Bedazzled," "Blue") and ballads ("Obscured," "La Dolly Vita") weren't featured on albums. Also included is the long and winding, 11-minute epic jamfest "Starla," which proves that Corgan was one of the finest (and most underrated) rock guitarists of the '90s, as well as a pair of unlikely covers -- Fleetwood Mac's gentle "Landslide" and the Animals' psychedelic "Girl Named Sandoz." Also included are insightful liner notes (strewn with typos) from Corgan. [This 2012 deluxe box set re-release expanded the original issue with 17 remastered bonus tracks, a DVD of the band performing on cable access show in 1988, and a reproduction of their original cassette demo.]

Product Details

Release Date: 07/17/2012
Label: Virgin Records Us
UPC: 5099962374026
catalogNumber: 23740

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Soothe
  2. Frail and Bedazzled
  3. Plume
  4. Whir
  5. Blew Away
  6. Pissant
  7. Hello Kitty Kat
  8. Obscured
  9. Landslide
  10. Starla
  11. Blue
  12. Girl Named Sandoz
  13. La Dolly Vita
  14. Spaced

Disc 2

  1. By June
  2. My Dahlia
  3. Jesus Loves His Babies
  4. Cinnamon Girl
  5. Glynis
  6. Crawl
  7. Cinder Open
  8. Blissed
  9. Slunk
  10. Jackie Blue
  11. Venus in Furs
  12. Translucent
  13. French Movie Theme
  14. Purr Snickety
  15. There It Goes
  16. Vanilla
  17. Why Am I So Tired

Disc 3

  1. There It Goes
  2. She (Inc.)
  3. She
  4. Under Your Spell
  5. My Eternity (Inc.)
  6. My Eternity (Inc.)
  7. My Eternity (Inc.)
  8. My Eternity
  9. Bleed
  10. Nothing and Everything
  11. Jennifer Ever (Inc.)
  12. Jennifer Ever (Inc.)
  13. Jennifer Ever (Inc.)
  14. Jennifer Ever (Inc.)
  15. Jennifer Ever
  16. Death of a Mind
  17. Spiteface
  18. Blue
  19. Offer Up
  20. The Joker
  21. Slunk
  22. Dancing in the Moonlight
  23. Snap
  24. Hello Kitty Kat

Disc 4

  1. Jennifer Ever
  2. East
  3. Nothing and Everything
  4. Sun
  5. She
  6. Spiteface

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Smashing Pumpkins   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Stevie Nicks   Composer
Lou Reed   Composer
Neil Young   Composer
John Weider   Composer
Larry Lee   Composer
Phil Lynott   Composer
Eric Burdon   Composer
Phil Bonnet   Producer
Kerry Brown   Producer
Steve Cash   Composer
Billy Corgan   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Reissue Producer,Introduction,Packaging,Original Album Producer
Eddie Curtis   Composer
Ahmet Ertegun   Composer
Dale "Buffin" Griffin   Producer
James Iha   Composer,Producer
Steve Miller   Composer
Bjorn Thorsrud   Remixing
Butch Vig   Producer,Original Album Producer
David Wild   Liner Notes
Ted de Bono   Producer
Paul Chabala   Engineer
Mark Ignoffo   Engineer
Jill Berliner   Legal Advisor
Noel Waggener   Reissue Design
Christian Picciolini   Executive Producer
Lou Hinkhouse   Introduction
Jerry Bryant   Executive Producer
Michael Miester   Packaging
Satch Grimley   Illustrations
Rich Menning   Engineer
Paul Matian   Director
Randy Reisen   Camera Operator
Quentin Sanbria   Producer
Ken Dabek   Remote Audio Supervisor
John Berg   Camera Operator
Claire Wapole   Camera Operator
Eric Eggleson   Camera Operator

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Pisces Iscariot 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Many obscure tracks. A must have for any fan.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this collection of b-sides and rarities from Billy Corgan and crew really emphasises Corgan's prolific songwriting and underrated guitarmanship. it serves multiple purposes for fans of The Smashing Pumpkins. for completists (a joke considering the amount of material out there for fans), it collects b-sides that might have cost a pretty penny finding on their own along with some unreleased material you might not find anywhere else. for amateur historians, it provides a unique look at the bridge the Pumpkins crossed to reinvent themselves from the psychadelic 80's garage rock of Gish to the refined boston pop-rock of Siamese Dream. Finally, if you just want some extra early pumpkins style listening, not one track is a throwaway. highlights include "whir", the James Iha penned "blew away", "hello kitty kat", the cover of "landslide" whose beauty far surpasses that of the original, and the epic "starla". if this isn't enough to convince you, the disc also serves more as one of the best rock albums ever recorded than a collection of random songs.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Picses Iscariot is a must buy for any die hard Pumpkins fan, but its not for everyone. Don't brush this album off just because it's made up of b-sides and outtakes of Siamese Dream. I was extremely suprised to find such deep cuts as 'Soothe', 'Frail and Bedazzled', 'Obscured', 'Starla', and 'Landslide'(Remake of a Stevie Nicks song). The booklet was wonderfully pieced together by Billy Corgan, and has some pretty amusing stories. The Smashing Pumpkins show an emotional side.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Even though it's an album of outtakes and b-sides these songs featured on Pisces Iscariot deserved a spot on Siamese Dream (well seeing that most of them were Siamese outtakes). I got into the band from the song “Today”. But instead of getting Siamese Dream I got this. It was an intentional buy. I was curious; the album cover just said GET ME and not to mention it had a sticker saying not available in stores so I thought it was a limited edition thing (mind you this was in 2000 and it was released in 1994) so I was fooled but I am glad I fell for that. As they say things happen for a reason. At first it was an impressive listen. But as time went on and I started to REALLY pay attention I found these songs were very easy to relate to. Better yet was the liner notes from Mr. Corgan. Those notes just brought about such a new level of intimacy. You felt like you really got to know what he was feeling while writing and recording the songs. You felt like you were with the band during the sessions. It’s a really good collection these songs are deep and it carries you into another world the way music should. Also it features a song sung by the very talented Mr. James Iha. Really wish he had more songs available to the public. This album deserves to be placed on a mantle just as high as their other epics: Siamese Dream and Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness. Amazing how a collection of b-sides made me a hardcore smashing pumpkins fan, so you could very well imagine my shock when I heard the songs they intended on the albums. This album will not disappoint. A must have and it will open up your eyes to the amount of emotion Billy Corgan and his band mates put into these songs.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is by far one of the best smashing pumpkins cds. i love the smashing pumpkins and i think billy corgan is very talented and everyone of their cds are wonderful but this one is extravagate!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Tou NEED this Album!It has the amazing Songs Pissant, Starla, and Soothe! Buy It!