A 107-Track Deluxe Set of the Smashing Pumpkins’ Adore Album? Yep.

When the Pumpkins’ fourth album, Adore, was released on June 2, 1998, it was long.  Running time was 73:25, just 35 seconds short from the ultimate capacity of a single compact disc.  It was too much, especially since the sound the band was changing following the departure of drummer Jimmy Chamberlin.

But if you thought sixteen tracks over an hour-and-a-quarter was a lot, you ain’t seen nothing yet.  The upcoming reissue will contain 107 tracks.

One hundred. And seven.

Smashing Pumpkins - Adore Reissue

It’s the 1-800-Got-Junk approach.  Everything must go: outtakes, remixes, bonus tracks, B-sides, stereo and mono mixes (who was mixing for mono in 1998?), song fragments and a DVD concert. Here’s a sample.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

2 thoughts on “A 107-Track Deluxe Set of the Smashing Pumpkins’ Adore Album? Yep.

  • August 12, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    Alan, you really should give Adobe another listen. Songs like To Sheila and Once Upon a Time are incredible. And don’t forget about the live version of Transmission from that tour.

    • August 13, 2014 at 7:18 am

      I probably should. After all, it’s been years since I really gave the album a proper listen.


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