TheAeroplaneFliesHighVinyl

Next week, the Smashing Pumpkins will reissue The Aeroplane Flies High, their 5-disc release of expanded versions of singles from their double album Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness and we have a 5-LP version to giveaway to one Stereogum reader. The collection, which will be released on 7/23 by Virgin/UMe, features the same 33-song tracklist of album cuts (“Bullet With Butterfly Wings,” “1979,” “Zero,” “Tonight, Tonight,” and “Thirty-Three”) and their companion cuts remastered by acclaimed engineer Bob Ludwig. It also bolsters 104 additional tracks, including demos, alternative versions, liver recordings, and audio-visual tracks. The boxset also includes “a 46-page book with liner notes written by David Wild, plus extensive track-by-track notes by the Smashing Pumpkins founder-singer-songwriter-guitarist Billy Corgan for the original release’s 33 tracks. The box set has unique packaging with embossed foil wrap & twinkle stock for jackets.” Find the full tracklist here and the entry details below.

To enter the sweeps, you need be a fan of Stereogum on Facebook and comment with your favorite Smashing Pumpkins song via Facebook Connect (do not use your ‘Gum user account on this post — we’ll have to be able to check if you are a fan of Stereogum on FB when the sweepstakes ends). Sorry, U.S. residents only. Winner will be chosen randomly. Sweepstakes ends on 8/1 at 6 PM EST.

Comments (279)
  1. Mayonnaise

  2. Gotta go with “Bury Me.”

  3. Definitely Silverfuck.

  4. “Cherry” off the 1979 single for sure. One of Billy’s best songwriting moments, and the bass line is just too good.

  5. “The Boy” for sure. James Iha was always their secret weapon.

    • Actually, that was Jimmy Chamberlain. But Billy found his illegitimate, alternate dimension, doppelganger son, so that turned out OK.

  6. A Girl Named Sandoz

  7. “Drown”

  8. Glynis! <SP3

  9. marquis in spades

  10. “To Sheila”

  11. “Set The Ray to Jerry” from this release but in general “galapagos”

  12. “Galapagos”
    The most underrated soft song that Corgan ever wrote. It seems kinda cheesy in it’s progression, but damn if it doesn’t hit the spot every time.

  13. Anything Pumpkins is my favorite, but my absolute favorite song by them is Rhinoceros!!!

  14. “Beautiful”

  15. Jellybelly

  16. Thirty-Three

  17. The live version of I Am One from Earphoria / Viewphoria.

  18. Cupid de Locke

  19. loved Rhinoceros the first time I heard it, and it’s still #1.

  20. Pistachio Medley

  21. The Aeroplane Flies High (Turns Left, Looks Right).

  22. Tonight, Tonight

  23. Tonight, Tonight

  24. 1979!
    (I sure hope I’m elegible…)

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