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i’ve got both.
i wish i had known about the sale on brookvalerecords.com earlier. could’ve saved $10. oh well.
i think all i need now on the soundtrack list to make the collection complete is a blue singles and an orange lost highway. (and possibly another black lost highway. i haven’t really been paying attention, and i possibly missed one of the US pressings on black vinyl too.)
thanks for the heads-up, michael!
so this coloured pressing was released at the end of september last year, limited to 500 copies, and it still hasn’t sold out?
colour me surprised.
Is that even a real promotional release?
Just from looking at it, I’d guess that it’s a bootleg, and that someone just scanned the flyer announcing the special gig and one of the invites/passes to create the bootleg artwork.
Is there more information about this release? Why do we think it’s a Delabel promo, and not a homemade bootleg?
The flyer is here, by the way: http://spfreaks.com/item/adore-69/
I don’t think the invite is on SPfreaks. But maybe I just couldn’t find it.
i’ve also got the blue vinyl (music on vinyl).
plus a reissue on the original label (interscope).
i found this: https://www.etsy.com/listing/254318385/rare-1990s-smashing-pumpkins-shirt?show_sold_out_detail=1
this doesn’t really give any extra information, but it does have a couple of pictures.
just wondering: how can you tell whether a record is a WLP (white label promo) or a TP (test pressing)?
you’ve used WLP and/or TP for these releases: i am one 10″, peel sessions 12″ and cherub rock 12″.
Also check out the negative feedback. Some people complain about receiving fake items.
Are you looking for this, or do you own this?
And if you own it, is it one of those Westwood One promos, a homemade cd-r, or something else?
Westwood One example, with some of the show: http://spfreaks.com/item/westwood-one-show-94-32/
If you’re only interested in the music, you can download a reconstruction – a combination of different promo and bootleg cds – here: https://archive.org/details/tsp1993-10-26.fix.flac162017.07.20 at 3:07 pm in reply to: Smashing Pumpkins the end is the begining is the end promo cd #8569949
What makes it a promo?
I think that release code is of the normal cd single: http://spfreaks.com/item/the-end-is-the-beginning-is-the-end-24/
But maybe a sticker saying “promotional” was added?
this person is selling a lot of SP stuff, including two oceania t-shirts. they’re 2XL, though…
they’re very nice looking vinyl records, with the blue and white, and i wouldn’t mind owning a set.
but what a dick move to only press 1,000 and not sell this outside of the US. no wonder it sold out in no time and people are now selling it at twice the price or more.
just look at all the artists on the soundtrack. a lot of those bands have their own crowd of collectors, including the smashing pumpkins. so i assume the demand is a lot higher than for a limited release of just smashing pumpkins or pearl jam, for example.
$72 is better than $100, but i’d still feel ripped off. also, all of these are in the US, so there are high shipping costs and probably import taxes too.
i think i’ll pass for now.
oh, and i also had no idea there was a limited run on blue and white marbled vinyl. totally missed out on that. oh well.
to be honest, though, the timing is pure coincidence.
i pre-ordered this back in january, if i’m not mistaken.
but yes, it’s scarily close to his passing.
cd and 2lp+cd arrived today.
i haven’t listened to it yet.
Any minute now…2017.05.09 at 8:13 pm in reply to: What is the latest Pumpkins related item you bought? (cont.) #8569890
about time! :p
doesn’t that cd have an edit of “try, try, try” that is unique to this spanish promo?
or am i confusing this with a different release?2017.04.16 at 8:14 am in reply to: List time: owners of US Machina II Virgin in-house promo cds #85698832017.04.12 at 9:36 am in reply to: What is the latest Pumpkins related item you bought? (cont.) #8569876
wow! wtf, geo!
thanks for the pictures.
that’s crazy. nothing ever changes, and moon.2017.04.12 at 9:33 am in reply to: List time: owners of US Machina II Virgin in-house promo cds #8569875
maybe they made 25 copies of the US Virgin promo set? (same amount as number of original copies on vinyl.)
or would that estimate still be too low?
it’s definitely very rare, but 10 copies doesn’t seem to make much sense.2017.03.22 at 9:52 am in reply to: List time: owners of US Machina II Virgin in-house promo cds #8569860
some of these went on ebay recently.
were any spfreaks members the seller or the buyer?
isn’t it a bit weird that so many copies suddenly pop up in such a short time? (well, not that many at all, but way more than normally, i think.) any chance someone is bootlegging these?
does this influence our estimate of how many copies of this set have ever been made? (did someone say 10? that seems too low now.)
check it out:
31 December 2016
http://www.ebay.com/itm/112247468184 CR-01 $107.50
not a bad deal, in my opinion.
note that this copy was sold in 2001 in amoeba records for only $14.95. the old sticker is still on the cd case. lol!
9 March 2017 (same seller for all auctions)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/112324338894 CR-01 $301.21
http://www.ebay.com/itm/112324339322 CR-02 $255.00
http://www.ebay.com/itm/361920522336 CR-03 $310.00
http://www.ebay.com/itm/361920526887 CR-04 $384.79
so $1251 for the full set. whoa!
17 March 2017
http://www.ebay.com/itm/192126143651 full set $870
not in very good condition. one of the cds looks damaged. “whoa” again.
that was just a very quick search. maybe there are more? if you see more, please post.
i was in a record shop yesterday, and found a version of the lost highway records i hadn’t seen before.
i didn’t buy it, because it was a bootleg (obviously).
the back of the sleeve looks completely different, and there was no mention of a record label and no barcode.
i found it on discogs.com: https://www.discogs.com/Various-Lost-Highway/release/8511188
this is what the back of the sleeve looks like:2017.01.05 at 9:46 am in reply to: What is the latest Pumpkins related item you bought? (cont.) #8569781
Not in my hands yet, but I’ve bought/pre-ordered:
– Lost Highway LP reissue (yellow vinyl) (I’ve found one on eBay, too.)
– Lost Highway LP reissue (black vinyl)
– Singles soundtrack reissue (2 cd)
– Singles soundtrack reissue (3 lp)
*** BUMP ***
The Singles soundtrack is finally getting a deluxe reissue.
Not on “Music on Vinyl” as announced a couple of years ago, but on Sony Music.
Should be released on a double cd and a triple lp.
In 2015, BC had this to say about Drown and the Singles soundtrack:
Smashing Pumpkins‘ “Drown” and Alice in Chains‘ “Would?” are both classic songs that garnered attention on the soundtrack to the 1992 Cameron Crowe film Singles, but according to Billy Corgan, the success of “Drown” was stymied by the label behind the soundtrack due to their pushing of Alice in Chains’ hit. According to Alternative Nation, Corgan revealed the slight during a VIP Q&A session in Atlanta. He recalled, “Although that was a great opportunity for us at the time, it codified that somehow we were part of something we weren’t a part of.” He added, “We put the song ‘Drown’ … on there. The soundtrack was on I believe Epic or Sony. Well, they were pushing Alice in Chains’ song ‘Would?,’ which is a classic. It’s a great song. They were pushing that, but ‘Drown’ actually started to get traction at radio. It was actually our first song that had momentum at radio, and Epic killed the song because they didn’t want it to take away from [Alice in Chains].” The singer continued, “That’s classic record company. You would think, ‘Hey, you’ve got this soundtrack. You’ve got two songs working radio, you’re going to sell more soundtracks.’ They killed our single to make sure that it wouldn’t hurt the Alice in Chains thing.” Corgan holds no ill will toward Alice in Chains, adding, “I can’t complain, because I love Alice in Chains and I’m friends with Jerry [Cantrell], and it’s all good, but what I’m saying is that’s the kind of stuff nobody ever hears about — where actually, in the old record business, and they still do it, you’ll kill something where it makes no sense. Why would you kill something that it is working and working with the public? So that song actually didn’t become as big as it would have become because the record company that held the copyright killed it.” The singer says he did get a bit of revenge years later when the label approached him for the 20-year reissue of the soundtrack. “They asked for their demo, and I told them to f–k off. Slight revenge. I took money out of my own pocket, but that’s the way it goes.”2016.11.12 at 3:24 pm in reply to: What is the latest Pumpkins related item you bought? (cont.) #8569564
i guess i’ll also have to go the ebay route. (or just skip this?)
congratulations on the “4 titles” tape. finally! you’ve been looking for that one for ages.