The Smashing Pumpkins – Siamese Dream (1993/2011) {Remastered 2CD Deluxe Edition 2011}
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 136:57 minutes | 2,86 GB | Genre: Alternative Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: WEB | Complete Artwork (Retail)

Digitally remastered and expanded deluxe edition of this 1993 album from the Alt-Rock band led by Billy Corgan. Features the remastered version of the original album plus a bonus CD consisting of 17 previously unreleased or alternate versions of Siamese Dream era songs.

While Gish had placed the Smashing Pumpkins on the “most promising artist” list for many, troubles were threatening to break the band apart. Singer/guitarist/leader Billy Corgan was battling a severe case of writer’s block and was in a deep state of depression brought on by a relationship in turmoil; drummer Jimmy Chamberlin was addicted to hard drugs; and bassist D’Arcy and guitarist James Iha severed their romantic relationship. The sessions for their sophomore effort, Siamese Dream, were wrought with friction — Corgan eventually played almost all the instruments himself (except for percussion). Some say strife and tension produces the best music, and it certainly helped make Siamese Dream one of the finest alt-rock albums of all time. Instead of following Nirvana’s punk rock route, Siamese Dream went in the opposite direction — guitar solos galore, layered walls of sound courtesy of the album’s producers (Butch Vig and Corgan), extended compositions that bordered on prog rock, plus often reflective and heartfelt lyrics. The four tracks that were selected as singles became alternative radio standards — the anthems “Cherub Rock,” “Today,” and “Rocket,” plus the symphonic ballad “Disarm” — but as a whole, Siamese Dream proved to be an incredibly consistent album. Such compositions as the red-hot rockers “Quiet” and “Geek U.S.A.” were standouts, as were the epics “Hummer,” “Soma,” and “Silverfuck,” plus the soothing sounds of “Mayonaise,” “Spaceboy,” and “Luna.” After the difficult recording sessions, Corgan stated publicly that if Siamese Dream didn’t achieve breakthrough success, he would end the band. He didn’t have to worry for long — the album debuted in the Billboard Top Ten and sold more than four million copies in three years. Siamese Dream stands alongside Nevermind and Superunknown as one of the decade’s finest (and most influential) rock albums.

01 – Cherub Rock
02 – Quiet
03 – Today
04 – Hummer
05 – Rocket
06 – Disarm
07 – Soma
08 – Geek U.S.A.
09 – Mayonaise
10 – Spaceboy
11 – Silverfuck
12 – Sweet Sweet
13 – Luna
01 – Pissant (Siamese Sessions Rough Mix)
02 – Siamese Dream (Broadway Rehearsals Demo)
03 – STP (Rehearsal Demo)
04 – Frail And Bedazzled (Soundworks Demo)
05 – Luna (Apartment Demo)
06 – Quiet (BBC Session/BC Mix)
07 – Moleasskiss (Soundworks Demo)
08 – Hello Kitty Kat (Soundworks Demo)
09 – Today (Broadway Rehearsal Demo)
10 – Never Let Me Down Again (BBC Session)
11 – Apathy’s Last Kiss (Siamese Sessions Rough Mix)
12 – Ache (Silverfuck Rehearsal Demo)
13 – U.S.A. (Soundworks Demo)
14 – U.S.S.R. (Soundworks Demo)
15 – Spaceboy (Acoustic Mix)
16 – Rocket (Rehearsal Demo)
17 – Disarm (Acoustic Mix)
18 – Soma (Instrumental Mix)