[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Smashing Pumpkins[/lastfm] are set to reissue their 1993 album Siamese Dream, 1991 debut Gish and 1994’s rarities collection Pisces Iscariot this year. The band will release the albums as part of a plan to reissue much of their back catalog over the next three years.
Bonus material is also expected on the releases, although no official word on what the extra music will be. Frontman Billy Corgan recently mentioned that he’d found a recording of the band’s first live performance of “Starla” and a version of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama” recording during the Siamese Dream sessions.
The second wave of reissues, coming in 2012, will include a reissue of 1995’s Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness, the five-disc rarities set The Aeroplane Flies High and 1998’s Adore.
Next year the band will also merge Machina/The Machines Of God and Machina II: The Friends and Enemies of Modern Music into one package.
In the meantime, the band are also planning to release a new album in September. Oceania will contain ten tracks and the teaser track “Owata” will be released for free on Smashingpumpkins.com next week.