Throughout the 90’s, The Smashing Pumpkins were one of the most ambitious bands to come out of the grunge movement. They were a more layered, almost progressive enigma than Nirvana or Alice In Chains; visceral at their heaviest, vulnerable at their most sullen. They have remained both iconic and collectable since reaching the peak of their popularity with Siamese Dream, and we recently picked up a fantastic collection of Smashing Pumpkins rarities.
Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness: Rare 1996 UK limited edition 30-track triple vinyl LP with picture labels, featuring Tonight, Tonight, Tales Of A Scorched Earth, 1979 and Infinite Sadness, complete with twelve page illustrated lyric booklet and within an individually numbered gatefold picture sleeve with fabulous artwork. This album is now incredibly hard to find in this format and captures the band in one of their best periods. The sleeve displays just a little light edge & corner wear but still looks fantaastic, and the vinyl remains near ‘as new’ with few signs of play.
Monuments To An Elegy: Rare Autographed 2014 US limited edition LP pressed on Green & White Swirl Vinyl, the ninth studio album by the American alternative rock band, within a gatefold picture sleeve. This edition was only available through Madame ZuZu’s Tea Shop, and includes three different pouches of tea, and the sleeve has been boldly signed & hand numbered by Billy Corgan on the front in a black marker pen, this example is numbered 117. The sleeve displays just a little light wear and the vinyl shows little signs of play. A fantastic example and the first we have ever seen and is now highly collectable. Limited to just 1000 copies.
Gish: Very, very cool Fully Autographed mid 90s US 10-track LP, the platinum selling debut from 1991 by Chicago’s finest alternative band, which arrived several months before Nirvana’s Nevermind & was the slicker, morepsychedelic-rock sounding of the two Butch Vig produced albums that year. Complete with illustrated credits inner, the glossy picture sleeve is already a thing of beauty – the back panel has been personalised in the most unique way, with theclassic original line-up signatures of Billy Corgan, James Iha, D’arcy Wretzky & Jimmy Chamberlin, all in deep red marker pen, beautifully offset against the white & in keeping with the red text print, with special doodles & the confirmed date of 1996 provided by Billy. What’s more, the sleeve shows minimal wear & the vinyl looks barely played. A serious collector’s piece worthy of framing!
Siamese Singles: Rare 1994 UK limited edition Four 7″ BLACK VINYL singles box set featuring Cherub Rock, Today, Disarm & Rocket. Each disc comes in its respective picture sleeve and all housed in a 7″ x 7″ purple & gold picture box. A wonderful set all in near ‘as new’ condition.
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