Aeroplane Flies High [Deluxe CD/DVD]

Aeroplane Flies High [Deluxe CD/DVD]

by Smashing Pumpkins
     
 

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The Aeroplane Flies High contains all five singles -- "Bullet with Butterfly Wings," "1979," "Zero," "Tonight, Tonight," "Thirty-Three" -- from Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness in a box set shaped like a 45 single carrying case from the '60s. Though the set contains all of the B-sides from the five singles, the running order isn't quite the same as

Overview

The Aeroplane Flies High contains all five singles -- "Bullet with Butterfly Wings," "1979," "Zero," "Tonight, Tonight," "Thirty-Three" -- from Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness in a box set shaped like a 45 single carrying case from the '60s. Though the set contains all of the B-sides from the five singles, the running order isn't quite the same as the original releases; for example, in its original release, "Butterfly Wings" only had two B-sides, but it is augmented for covers of new wave artists like the Cars, Blondie, and Missing Persons. In total, the box set has more songs than Mellon Collie, and, by and large, the quality of the music is quite strong. Occasionally, Billy Corgan's prolificacy gets the better of him; there are a number of songs where his reach exceeds his grasp, and he doesn't quite come up with an engaging melody to match his detailed production. At other times, his musical experimentations catch hold, such as when he delves into jazz or orchestrated pop. Still, all of these pleasures are ones that are only of interest to dedicated Smashing Pumpkins fans who already know Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness inside and out. A casual fan will have a hard time sorting out the wheat from the chafe on The Aeroplane Flies High, but that work will be a pleasure for the diehards. [A rarities-laden expanded box set of a box set consisting primarily of rarities, EMI's 2013 deluxe edition of the Smashing Pumpkins' 1996 The Aeroplane Flies High practically defines the category of lavish fanbait. Originally, the five-CD The Aeroplane Flies High was designed to gather the singles from Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, to collect the non-LP B-sides from that triple album, and this expansion contains all of that box's 33 tracks, plus another 71 previously unreleased cuts. These are demos, alternate versions, and live recordings (including rehearsal tapes) but this isn't limited to mere audio tracks, as there is also a live show from July 4, 1997 in Belfort, France. It is an embarrassment of riches for the hardcore fan and, although it is certainly true that only the hardcore fan would want to dig that deeply, it surely doesn't feel like scraping the bottom of the barrel. This is expertly curated and assembled, the demos and alternates often showing notable differences, and the live cuts are of consistently high quality, which means that any Pumpkins fan who has the yen to indulge again in another massive box set will not be disappointed.]

Product Details

Release Date:
07/23/2013
Label:
Virgin Records Us
UPC:
0602537408450
catalogNumber:
001854900

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Bullet with Butterfly Wings
  2. ...Said Sadly
  3. You're All I've Got Tonight
  4. Clones (We're All)
  5. A Night Like This
  6. Destination Unknown
  7. Dreaming
  8. Movers and Shakirs
  9. Germans in Leather Pants
  10. Millieu
  11. Jackboot
  12. A/Ab/E/B/F#
  13. Rings
  14. Ugly
  15. Blaster Caster
  16. Little Ditty
  17. Verily I Say
  18. New Waver
  19. The Groover
  20. Ravi Revi Roo
  21. On the Loose
  22. Slurry

Disc 2

  1. 1979
  2. Ugly
  3. Believe
  4. Cherry
  5. The Boy
  6. Set the Ray to Jerry
  7. Tonight, Tonight [Vers
  8. Jupiter's Lament
  9. Zero
  10. Marquis in Spades
  11. Have Love Will Travel
  12. Infinite Sadness
  13. 1979
  14. Aeroplane Flies High
  15. Take Me Down
  16. Star Song

Disc 3

  1. Zero
  2. God
  3. Mouths of Babes
  4. Tribute to Johnny
  5. Marquis in Spades
  6. Pennies
  7. Pastichio Medley
  8. By Starlight
  9. Set the Ray to Jerry [Live at the Double Door, Chicago, IL, February, 2
  10. Mouths of Babes [Live at the Double Door, Chicago, IL, February, 27 199
  11. Cupid de Locke [Live at the Double Door, Chicago, IL, February, 27 1995
  12. Galapagos [Li
  13. To Forgive [L
  14. Lily (My One & Only) [Live at the Double Door, Chicago, IL, February, 2
  15. Here Is No Why [Live at the Double Door, Chicago, IL, February, 27 1995

Disc 4

  1. Tonight, Tonight
  2. Meladori Magpie
  3. Rotten Apples
  4. Medellia of the Gray Skies
  5. Jupiter's Lament
  6. Blank
  7. Tonite Reprise
  8. Stumbleine [Live at the Double Door, Chicago, IL, February, 21, 27, 28,
  9. Ugly
  10. Meladori Magpie [Live at the Double Door, Chicago, IL, February, 21, 27
  11. God
  12. Love
  13. Pissant [Live at the Double Door, Chicago, IL, February, 21, 27, 28, 19
  14. Hello Kitty Kat [Live at the Double Door, Chicago, IL, February, 21, 27
  15. Special Winner's Song [Live at the Double Door, Chicago, IL, February,
  16. I Just Wanna Make Love to You [Live at the Double Door, Chicago, IL, Fe

Disc 5

  1. Thirty-Three
  2. The Last Song
  3. The Aeroplane Flies High
  4. Transformer
  5. The Bells
  6. My Blue Heaven
  7. Silverfuck

Disc 6

  1. Where Boys Fear to Tread
  2. Zero
  3. Fuck You/An Ode to No One
  4. X.Y.U.
  5. To Forgive
  6. Thirty-Three
  7. Tonight, Tonight
  8. Lily (My One and Only)
  9. Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
  10. Jellybelly
  11. Bullet with Butterfly Wings [L
  12. By Starlight
  13. Bodies
  14. Silverfuck

Disc 7

  1. Glimpses
  2. Where Boys Fear to Tread
  3. Eye
  4. Tonight, Tonight
  5. Transformer
  6. Thru the Eyes of Ruby
  7. The End Is the Beginning Is the End
  8. By Starlight
  9. Bullet with Butterfly Wings
  10. Muzzle
  11. 1979
  12. X.Y.U.
  13. Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
  14. The Aeroplane Flies High (Turns Left, Looks Right)

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Smashing Pumpkins   Primary Artist
Nina Gordon   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Eric Remschneider   Cello
Adam Schlesinger   Piano
Bill Corgan   Guitar,Soloist
Chris Martin   Piano
Keith Brown   Piano,Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer
Debbie Harry   Composer
Ric Ocasek   Composer
Jimmy Page   Composer
Dale Bozzio   Composer
Jim McCarty   Composer
Terry Bozzio   Composer
Kerry Brown   Producer,Engineer
Jimmy Chamberlin   Composer
Billy Corgan   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
Warren Cuccurullo   Composer
D'Arcy   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Walter Donaldson   Composer
Chris Dreja   Composer
Flood   Producer,Engineer
James Iha   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Jeff Moleski   Engineer
Alan Moulder   Producer
Robert Smith   Composer
Chris Stein   Composer
Martin White   Engineer
George Whiting   Composer
David Wild   Liner Notes
Jeff Lane   Engineer
Doug McBride   Engineer
Claudine Pontier   Engineer
David Carron   Composer
Dennis Flemion   Instrumentation
Jimmy Flemion   Instrumentation
Russ Spice   Engineer
Andy Chase   Engineer
Noel Waggener   Art Direction,Illustrations
Bruce Knight   Engineer
Keith Reif   Composer
Sujata Murthy   Publicity
Mole   Engineer
Farmer Brown   Engineer

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