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The Smashing Pumpkins – Gish (1991/2011) {Remastered 2CD Deluxe Edition 2011} [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

The Smashing Pumpkins – Gish (1991/2011) {Remastered 2CD Deluxe Edition 2011}
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 125:42 minutes | 2,65 GB | Genre: Alternative Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: WEB | w/o Artwork

Digitally remastered and expanded deluxe edition of the Alt-Rock quartet’s 1991 debut album. Features the original album remastered plus a bonus CD consisting of 15 previously unreleased or alternate versions of Gish era songs.

Upon the release of Gish–the group’s debut–in the summer of 1991, more than one rock aficionado hailed the Smashing Pumpkins as the best band to come out of Chicago since Ministry. A bold statement, yes, but one backed up by Billy Corgan’s Hendrix-like riffs and searing signature guitar tone. Intriguing songwriting is evidenced from the start as well, with the driving, amped-up rock of “I Am One,” “Siva,” and “Tristessa” contrasted with the soothingly eerie psychedelic flavor of “Rhinoceros” and “Window Paine.” Gish predates the band’s movement toward the loop-based electronic sounds heard in their late-’90s works, yet the seeds for this transition are definitely apparent. Electro guru Tricky even sampled the backbeat from “Suffer” in the tributary “Pumpkin” on his sex-soaked Maxinquaye. Butch Vig shows off his chops as producer and cultivates signature dramatic moods on Gish, which helped put the Smashing Pumpkins on the map as one of the most important alt-rock bands of the ’90s–much to the delight of the decade’s disenfranchised youth.

Arriving several months before Nirvana’s Nevermind, the Smashing Pumpkins’ debut album, Gish, which was also produced by Butch Vig, was the first shot of the alternative revolution that transformed the rock & roll landscape of the ’90s. While Nirvana was a punk band, the Smashing Pumpkins and guitarist/vocalist Billy Corgan are arena rockers, co-opting their metallic riffs and epic art rock song structures with self-absorbed lyrical confessions. Though Corgan’s lyrics fall apart upon close analysis, there’s no denying his gift for arrangements. Like Brian May and Jimmy Page, he knows how to layer guitars for maximum effect, whether it’s on the pounding, sub-Sabbath rush of “I Am One” or the shimmering, psychedelic dream pop surfaces of “Rhinoceros.” Such musical moments like these, as well as the rushing “Siva” and the folky “Daydream,” which features D’Arcy on lead vocals, demonstrate the Smashing Pumpkins’ potential, but the rest of Gish falls prey to undistinguished songwriting and showy instrumentation.

01 – I Am One
02 – Siva
03 – Rhinoceros
04 – Bury Me
05 – Crush
06 – Suffer
07 – Snail
08 – Tristessa
09 – Window Paine
10 – Daydream

01 – Starla (2011 Mix)
02 – Siva (Peel Sessions)
03 – Honeyspider (Reel Time Demos/2011 Mix)
04 – Hippy Trippy (“Crush” Music Box Demo)
05 – Snail (Live Radio Performance)
06 – Plume (2011 Mix)
07 – Bury Me (Reel Time Demos/2011 Mix)
08 – Daydream (Old House Demo)
09 – Tristessa (Sub Pop Single/2011 Mix)
10 – Girl Named Sandoz (Peel Sessions)
11 – Jesus Is The Sun (Apartment Demo)
12 – Blue (Gish Sessions Demo)
13 – Smiley (Gish Sessions Demo)
14 – I Am One (Reel Time Demos/2011 Mix)
15 – Seam (“Suffer” Apartment Demo)
16 – La Dolly Vita (2011 Mix)
17 – Pulseczar (Gish Sessions Demo)
18 – Drown (Alternate Guitar Solo)


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