The Smashing Pumpkins – “To Sheila” (Early Banjo Version) (Stereogum Premiere)

Chris DeVille | September 10, 2014 - 10:36 am

We’ve already heard a couple cool curiosities from Smashing Pumpkins’ deluxe Adore reissue, including Diddy’s long-buried remix of “Ava Adore” and an alternate version of “Blissed And Gone.” Now here’s another: A gentle banjo rendition of “To Sheila” that predates the even gentler acoustic-guitar-based album take. Who knew Billy Corgan invented Sufjan Stevens? Hear the exceptionally pretty recording below for the first time.

The Adore reissue arrives in many iterations on 9/23. The pre-order is sold out via Corgan’s Madame ZuZu’s but is available elsewhere in digital and physical formats.