The Smashing Pumpkins’ fourth LP, 1998’s Adore, clocked in at 73:25 — a running time that even fans of the band would be unlikely to fault for its brevity. Just the same, according to an update on the band’s site, the album will be reissued this summer as a 6-disc box set, featuring: “the original album in stereo (as remastered by Bob Ludwig), the album as it was released in mono (here for the first time on CD), plus an additional 3 discs of unreleased material and a live DVD, taken from the band’s charity tour of 1998.” Said Billy Corgan of the project:
One thing that might excite fans of the album is that we were able to go back and locate elements from the original sessions that were stored digitally, but never used; such as some of the brilliant work done by Bon Harris. In that fresh mixes have been commissioned, shedding new light on not only the songs’ hidden foundations, but their futuristic nature as well.
In case you didn’t know, Bon Harris was credited with additional programming on 8 of the original album’s 16 tracks, as well as additional vocals on “For Martha.” Exciting indeed!