zondag 9 september 2018

Smashing Pumpkins "The Mellon Collie Demos" - 1CD - 1994 outtakes

SMASHING PUMPKINS

"THE MELLON COLLIE DEMOS"

SILVER CD > EAC - WAV > FLAC


1  Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness
2  Lily
3  To Forgive
4  Bullet With Butterfly Wings
5  Here Is No Why
6  Galapogos
7  Frantic Ab Groove
8  Autumn Nocturne
9  Ugly
10 Wishing You Were
11 Thirty-Three
12 Beautiful (Ropey Lopey)
13 -Interview-


Label: Moonraker
ID:    MOONRAKER 123
Tracks 1-12: Fall 1994 - Sadlands (Billy's House) - Studio, Acoustic/Electric
Track 13: (Unknown) - 1996/02/03 - KROQ Radio Interview

Length: 1.13.58




Notes: Ripped direct from the disc, with a logfile included and has a great version of hissy Thirty-Three.

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Smashing Pumpkins "MCIS Demos III" - 1CD - aka "Demos for D'arcy"

MCIS Demos III (AKA Demos for D'arcy)

Restored by Max2Max 02/23/2007

Original notes (Thanks to the previous seeder, I don't remember his name...):
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These demos were treed earlier this year as part of the Reel Time
Sessions tree. This rip is a lower generation than that which was treed.
It was copied onto DAT from the source tape and then transferred onto CD.
I've never heard the original treed version of this so I can't say how much better this sounds (if much at all).

01. Stumbleine
02. Jupiters Lament
03. Lilly (my one and Only)
04. To Forgive
05. Bullet with Butterfly Wings
06. Here is No Why
07. Galapogos
08. Frantic Ab Groove
09. Feelium
10. God
11. Marquis in Spades

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* On MCIS Demos III - Demos for D'arcy  1994-09-xx  Studio > ANA-L > CDR, noise reduction is used and not for the better IMHO, some tracks are i mono too.
* On this release, no noise reduction, EQ or compression. Only pitch and volume correction with sound forge.
* All tracks except 9 and 10 also appear on MCIS Demos I but here with an A sound :-)
* Track 9 is the full version of Feelium. A clip of Feelium can be heard in Pastichio Medley.

Details :

1.  pitch shift + right channel volume correction + normalize
2.  pitch shift + right channel volume correction + normalize
3.  pitch shift + right channel volume correction + normalize
4.  pitch shift + right channel volume correction + normalize
5.  pitch shift + right channel volume correction + normalize
6.  pitch shift + right channel volume correction + normalize
7.  pitch shift + right channel volume correction + normalize
8.  pitch shift + right channel volume correction + normalize (mono on Studio > ANA-L > CDR, stereo here !)
9.  pitch shift + right channel volume correction + normalize (mono on Studio > ANA-L > CDR, stereo here !)
10. pitch shift + right channel volume correction + normalize (mono on Studio > ANA-L > CDR, stereo here !)
11. pitch shift + right channel volume correction + normalize (mono on Studio > ANA-L > CDR, stereo here !)

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Smashing Pumpkins "MCIS Demos II" - 1CD - March-August 1995 outtakes

**Remastered** by thir13en

My FAQ:


MCIS Demos II


Cassette sourced, and that fact is obvious right from the uneven stereo level drop and the right channel having no high-end at all. Then there'e the constant warble and flutter (and what a great Vaudville act they were). And to top it all off, our good old friend analog tape hiss. Aside from those unfortunate nuances, this is some grade-A stuff.

While I've always admired Flood's production, I've found that there was always a cleanliness to it, through fuzz and dirt it's still very tidy. Go back and check his stuff, it's there. MCIS inherited all that as well, and listening to these demos gives you an idea of what it may have sounded like with another producer, say someone they had already worked with before, or just someone other than Flood. Not that MCIS is bad, it's awesome, and has a seriously fuzzy edge, but it also has the aforementioned pristine quality to it as well.

Here, there's dirt and grit and fuzz galore. There's some melodically wonderful harmonic distortion and "singyness" to the guitars that was stripped out on the official release. There's some spirited guitar play, and an interesting look at "For Martha" with Jimmy's laid back drumming. "So Very Sad..." has a ramble-jam attack and wah-effected solo's, and the instrumental versions of "...Jerry" and "Cherry" are quaint interludes.


>>This got a lot of treatment. I reduced a decent amount of hiss, fixed the right channel deficiencies as best as I could, spread it a bit, enhanced it a lot with the BBE, and then maximized. It's a world of difference to the original. It also exposed all the sources' weaknesses and shortcomings. But I'll listen to this over the original any day. Like today.

Enjoy!



Bullet with Butterfly Wings
Set the Ray to Jerry
So Very Sad About Us
Jellybelly
Mouths of Babes
Here Is No Why
God
Love
For Martha
Tonight, Tonight
Methusela
Depresso
Zero
Zero
Here Is No Why
Cherry
Beautiful
unknown instrumental




ORIGINAL SOURCE NOTES
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Label:   (none)
ID: -
Track info: Tracks 1-18:   Mar - Aug 1995 - Chicago Recording Company
All tracks instrumental, except tracks 11, 15 and 17.

Notes
2nd set of MCIS-era demos to circulate, first appearing on ebay in March 2000.

When presented with a copy, Billy said that he'd lost his, and that, judging by the tracklist, it was something that he put together for the band to practice to, or for Flood to listen to.

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Smashing Pumpkins "Machina acoustic demos" - 1CD - remastered

**Remastered** By thir13en

Smashing Pumpkins (Billy Acoustic)
Machina Acoustic Demos


A good request folks, thanks.

I've done this one a few times since they surfaced, the last time I didn't do the whole thing but an edited song and sequence version for myself, since the whole thing is a bit much, and some material is stronger than others, IMO. But here's the whole thing for you all kind people who like these things.

I did the best with the material, as it was seriously heavy on 71Hz specifically, and still very boomy from 130Hz and below. A couple of songs are obviously from different sessions ("Drain" and "Lover") which are so boomy at times they distorted quite often into the mid-high range, as did "Le Deux Machina". With these I tried to really kill the noise without losing the rest of it. It's OK, certainly better than the originals.

Also it's a mono source, and I checked a few other sources I have and they all are mono. It's most likely a mono mix of the sessions, just one guitar and one vocal mic each panned straight up, as the meter's didn't act like they were unduly manipulated into mono. I of course added a slight ambient stereo effect to help enhance the recording, which it did nicely. I also fixed the glitches and flubs, and did a little tricky thing to the end of "Speed Kills" to make it fade out smoothly.

Some of these show just how wonderfully written the bare song is, like "BSBT", "Speed Kills" and my favorite "G&TGC", plus some nice un-fleshed songs such as "Here I Am" and "Lover". Very cool indeed.


"...I want to live..."


01: if there is a god
02: blue skies bring tears
03: wound (if you wait)
04: les deux ex machina
05: vanity
06: glass & the ghost children           01:38 - skip (FIXED)
07: autumn
08: drain
09: laugh
10: here i am
11: lover
12: let me give the world to you         01:45 - tape flub (FIXED)
13: blue skies bring tears              *02:13 - tiny click (FIXED)
14: speed kills END   - cut at the end (FIXED)


ORIGINAL SOURCE INFO
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billy 4 or 8-track master ---> analogM (billy) ---> CDR master (billy) given to Eric Weinrich (NHL) --> me.
transferred with EAC, configured correctly for offset.

14 tracks.

skip in Gl+tGC is on the master.

billy cuts songs.


note:

every flaw which is stated as "tiny" is nearly inaudible. i heard them only while really listening for them with my headphones on from the stereo, so you would most likely not hear them when listening in any other way.

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Smashing Pumpkins "The Friends and Enemies of Modern Music" - 1CD - outtakes

Smashing Pumpkins - The Friends and Enemies of Modern Music

Tracks:

01. glass' theme.flac
02. disco king (the everlasting gaze).flac
03. dross.flac
04. blue skies bring tears (version 1).flac
05. if there is a god.flac
06. le deux machina.flac
07. heavy metal machine.flac
08. here's to the atom bomb.flac
09. real love.flac
10. money (98.10.31).flac
11. xyu (98.10.31).flac
12. once upon a time.flac
13. crestfallen.flac
14. unknown instrumental.flac

Track info: Tracks 1-9:   Nov 1998 - Oct 1999 - Chicago Recording Company - studio, electric
Tracks 10-11:   1998/10/31 - Dodger Stadium; Los Angeles, CA, US - soundboard, electric
Tracks 12-14:   (unknown) - studio demos

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Smashing Pumpkins "Eighynine" - 1CD - outtakes

SMASHING PUMPKINS

"EIGHTYNINE"


Silver CD > Exact Audio Copy v0.99 Prebeta 4 - WAV > Trader's Little Helper v2.4.1 (Build 160) - FLAC (@ Level 8 & Tested)


1  Jennifer Ever
2  East
3  Nothing and Everything
4  Sun
5  She
6  Spiteface
7  Honeyspider
8  With You
9  Egg
10 Rhinoceros
11 Bye June
12 Stars Fall In
13 Daughter
14 Daydream
15 Psychodelic


Label:       Banging Disc
ID:          BA-006/BA-007 (spine/CD)
Tracks 1-6:  The Smashing Pumpkins
Tracks 7-15: Moon Demo

Duration:    58.08




Notes:

Ripped direct from the disc, with logfiles included.

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Smashing Pumpkins "Billy's Home Demos" - 1CD

BILLY CORGAN / SMASHING PUMPKINS

"BILLY'S HOME DEMOS"

SILVER CD > EAC - WAV > FLAC


1  Stumbleine
2  Jupiter's Lament (REMOVED)
3  Lily
4  To Forgive
5  Bullet With Butterfly Wings
6  Here Is No Why
7  Galapogos
8  Frantic Ab Groove
9  Autumn Nocturne
10 Blank (REMOVED)
11 Rotten Apples (REMOVED)
12 Ugly
13 Wishing You Were
14 Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness
15 Meladori Magpie (REMOVED)
16 Thirty-Three
17 Beautiful (Ropey Lopey)
18 Marquis In Spades


Label: Plum Classics
ID:    pscs87
Tracks 1-18: Fall 1994 - Sadlands (Billy's House) - Studio, Acoustic

Length: 0.56.51




Notes: -PROMO-. Ripped direct from the disc, with a logfile included.

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