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Aeroplane Flies High [Import]

Smashing Pumpkins Audio CD
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Disc: 1
1. Bullet With Butterfly Wings
2. ...Said Sadly
3. You're All I've Got Tonight
4. Clones (We're All)
See all 7 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. 1979
2. Ugly
3. The Boy
4. Cherry
See all 6 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. Zero
2. God
3. Mouths Of Babes
4. Tribute To Johnny
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Disc: 4
1. Tonight, Tonight
2. Meladori Magpie
3. Rotten Apples
4. Jupiter's Lament
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Disc: 5
1. Thirty-Three
2. The Last Song
3. The Aeroplane Flies High (Turns Left, Looks Right)
4. Transformer
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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

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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.

The Smashing Pumpkins Aeroplane Flies High features:
  • All five Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness singles (33 songs in all)
  • 28 B-Sides (not found on Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness)--12 Previously Unreleased, 5 bonus cover songs only available in this box set
  • 44-Page book with photos, lyrics, and complete discography

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Flies high March 29 2007
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The Smashing Pumpkins created a sprawling, rich rock masterpiece with "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness." They also created a lot of songs that didn't make it to the final cut, but ended up being attached to the singles as a series of EPs. "The Aeroplane Flies High" collects those five EPs together, and creates a B-side/single collection that is well worth having.

The first song on each disc is a song from the "Mellon Collie" double album, but the five or six songs that come after each single are unique to the EPs, originally from various recording sessions. These songs are often as good as -- sometimes even better -- than what did make it onto the albums.

Each EP has its own mood, and its own self-contained flow, keeping the B-sides from feeling tacked on. One is hard and angry, one is bitter, one is soft and sweet, one is feel good, and so on. As a result, the full range of what the Pumpkins were able to do -- rock, pop, metal, ballads and experimental -- got put on full display, in all their glory.

For example, in the "1979" disc, the Pumpkins get to explore their alt-pop side, while the "Zero" disc explores bitterness and loneliness, sticking to their hard-rock sound. Not to mention the orchestral/acoustic flavor of the "Tonight Tonight" EP, with its subtle strings and laments, and a lo-fi reprise of the title song.

But there is no lag in quality, just because the B-sides didn't make it to the final cut of "Mellon Collie." Songs like "The Aeroplane Flies High (Turns Left, Looks Right)" prove that Pumpkins B-sides are still exceptional, including covers of bands like Blondie and the Cars (yes, that IS Blondie's "Dreaming" you hear Corgan singing, strange as it is).
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By Mike London TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Unlike Nirvana and Pearl Jam, The Smashing Pumpkins never had all the angst about success that the aforementioned bands had. Sure, they had angst. It was the mid 1990s and it was grunge. Most bands had angst. But Billy was smart enough to market it. For Billy, he wanted to be a rock star, and that's what he got to be.

And not only that, he was the most prolific songwriter of the whole grunge movement. I have assembled my own Pumpkins' B-Side/Rarities CD-R collection, which is a full five 80 minute cds, comprised entirely of material that was released officially but never released on their six studio albums. This box set is a testament to his prolific writing. What's also a testament to Corgan is just how GOOD all these B-sides are. He's kinda like Dylan in that Corgan's outtakes, at least in this period, is just phenomenal.

For their third album, MELLON COLLIE AND THE INFINITE SADNESS, the band turned in one of the most ambitious (and some say indulgent) albums rock ever saw. It was a double album with a two hour running time (long even for a double album), and Corgan and Company did everything from folk, dreamy pop, jazz, heavy medal, hard rock, and new wave. Listening to Corgan was somewhat akin to listening to an amalgamation of David Bowie, Husker Du, and a good number of 1970s rock bands. For my money, MELLON COLLIE is a flat-out masterpiece, easily the best album the band ever did, and on par with Soundgarden's BADMOTERFINGER, Alice in Chains' DIRT, Pearl Jam's TEN, Mudhoney's, and even the critical darling Nirvana's NEVERMIND. In my view, MELLON COLLIE really is my generation's version of Pink Floyd's THE WALL. It's that good.

But here's the amazing thing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awes0me CD box set Jan. 25 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I bought this set off ebay really cheap and haven't been able to stop listening to it, I especially like all the cover songs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Smashing Pumpkins At There Best Dec 25 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This alumb is considered to be B-Sides to Mellon Collie, but let me tell you, if these are suppose to be B-Sides then well the pumpkins made some great B-Sides
The First Disc which is the BWBW disc is preety good and has cool cover of Alice Cooper and The Cars
The Second Disc is the 1979 disc and this disc is great...not the best but still good
The Third Discis the Zero disc and the best song on the album is ugly cause well this song is just amazing
The Forth Disc is the Tonight,Tonight disc and this disc is the worst of the five but is still preety good
The Fifth Disc is the best of the Five and it is the 33 disc, first of 33 is my favirote smashin pumpkins song and the other songs like transformer and the bells are quite good
Basicly if you find this box set buy it cause it doesnt come around often, and if you cant find it buy Mellon Collie cause it is over all better than this box set
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5.0 out of 5 stars How to make an SP masterpeice: Nov. 21 2003
Format:Audio CD
In an ironic twist, this could very well be indicative of the Pumpkin's very best work; a hodge-podge over the top marvel of sonic experimentation with euphoric melodies to spare. No, seriously. This collection is high ranking among the very best, definitive work of the Smashing Pumpkins.Here is my close-cropped compilation to make it the true L.P. style masterpeice it was meant to be:
1. Set the ray to Jerry
2. Transformer
3. God
4. Mouth of Babes
5. Cherry
6. Ugly
7. Marquis in Spades
8. Jupiter's Lament
9. Medellia of the Grey Skies
10. The Aeroplane Flies High(turns left, looks right)
11. Rotten Apples
12. Pennies
13. The Last Song
By programming the discs like this into a tight fit unit, you can make another Smashing Pumpkins album! Go to it!
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