A five-disc set of all the singles from Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
, plus their B-sides, outtakes and a bunch of covers, The Aeroplane Flies High
is the Pumpkins' rock OD. Bloated? Of course it's bloated. Bloat is the idea
. But, for those who are fascinated with Billy Corgan's mind already, it's a curious glance at the man behind the curtain: There are some perfectly good rockers that were excluded from Mellon Collie
only because there were already functionally equivalent songs on it; there's the insane 23-minute "Pastichio Medley" of half-grown riffs and works-in-progress, and, in covers of Cars, The Cure, and Missing Persons songs, there are hints of the new wave ideas at the Pumpkins' heart. --Douglas Wolk
Limited five vinyl LP pressing of The Smashing Pumpkin's platinum-selling 1996 release. This box features the original 33 track version remastered by Bob Ludwig and is appearing on vinyl for the first time. 33 tracks.