The Smashing Pumpkins' sprawling 1995 masterpiece, Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness, got the expanded, remastered treatment this year, and fans of the original will find this set to be a must-have.
The reissue is available in a number of configurations, including an expanded five-CD + DVD Deluxe Box Set (also available digitally) and the remastered original album in four-LP vinyl, two-CD, and digital formats.
The Deluxe Box's five CDs include 64 bonus tracks of previously unreleased material or alternate versions of Mellon Collie-era songs, and its DVD features a live show filmed at London's Brixton Academy in 1996, along with bonus performances from the German music television show Rockpalast (1996).
The set is housed in a 12 x 12 lift-top box with magnetic closure, re-imagined cover art and velvet-lined disc holder. The package includes two books containing personal notes, lyrics, new collage artwork, plus a Decoupage kit for creating your own scenes from the Mellon Collie universe.