Greatest Hits Video Collection (1991–2000)

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Greatest Hits Video Collection (1991–2000)
Video release by
ReleasedNovember 20, 2001
GenreAlternative rock
ProducerNicola Doring, Eric Ferris, June Guterman, Bart Lipton, Ali Newling, Line Postmyr
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Ultimate Guitar Archive9/10[2]

The Smashing Pumpkins – Greatest Hits Video Collection (1991–2000) is a DVD containing nearly all of The Smashing Pumpkins music videos released prior to the band's breakup in late 2000. Extras include an exclusive short film Try, a previously unreleased "I Am One" music video, behind-the-scenes and outtakes footage, two live videos, and commentary by Jimmy Chamberlin, Billy Corgan, James Iha, and the video directors.

This DVD was released in 2001 in conjunction with Rotten Apples, a greatest hits compilation CD which also contains many of the same titles. Both the DVD and CD were certified Gold less than a month after their release.[3]

Both the DVD and the CD omit "The End Is the Beginning Is the End" from their track lists because the single and video were licensed to Warner Bros. for use with the Batman & Robin soundtrack. The video can be found as a bonus feature on the special edition version of the Batman & Robin DVD, released in 2005.

The song which accompanies the Gish menu is a studio recording of "Pale Scales". All other menu songs are from either Rotten Apples or its bonus disc, Judas O.

Each video includes audio commentary with the band and director(s) while select videos include full outtakes. The video for "1979" includes bonus commentary titled Lost Tapes Commentary which is about how the master tapes for the original shooting of the video (most of it assumed to be the same as the final video) was lost and the search for the tapes.

The live video for "Geek U.S.A." was recorded at the sound level of the PA system used at Oz – the Seattle club they performed at. According to captions on the video, you can experience the club sound by putting the volume of your sound system at its maximum.

According to Corgan on the commentary of "Rhinoceros" there are two versions of the video (the second one being featured on the DVD). The first version could be considered an outtake of the final version which is filmed in the fashion as the final (using Super 8mm film) as a woman is followed as she walks around a town with footage of live video cut in. The first version was not featured due to being lost until early 2009 when it was discovered while compiling rare music and video which has been unreleased officially or on a bootleg.

The video for "Untitled" may be viewed by highlighting the "extras" button on the main screen and hitting the "left" arrow button on your DVD remote/player.

Track listing[edit | edit source]

All tracks are written by Billy Corgan, except "I Am One" which was co-written by James Iha.

No.TitleDirector, location and dateLength
1."Siva"Angela Conway in Chicago, May 19914:20
2."Rhinoceros"Angela Conway in London, September 19915:47
3."Cherub Rock"Kevin Kerslake in San Francisco, July 19935:01
4."Today"Stéphane Sednaoui in Los Angeles, August 19933:49
5."Disarm"Jake Scott in Los Angeles, December 19923:19
6."Rocket" (with alternate performance cut)Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris in Sylmar, April 19944:07
7."Bullet with Butterfly Wings"Samuel Bayer in Los Angeles, October 19954:21
8."1979"Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris in Santa Clarita, January 19964:21
9."Zero"Yelena Yemchuk in Los Angeles, March 19962:46
10."Tonight, Tonight"Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris in Los Angeles, March 19964:19
11."Thirty-Three"Yelena Yemchuk and Billy Corgan in Los Angeles and New York, October 19964:07
12."Ava Adore"Dom and Nic in London, May 19984:18
13."Perfect"Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris in Los Angeles, July 19983:31
14."The Everlasting Gaze"Jonas Åkerlund in London, January 20004:03
15."Stand Inside Your Love"W.I.Z. in Santa Clarita, December 19994:33
16."Try, Try, Try"Jonas Åkerlund in Stockholm and London, June 20005:23
17."Geek U.S.A." (live)Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris in Seattle, October 19935:50
18."Fuck You" (An Ode to No One; live at Metro final performance)Bart Lipton in Chicago, December 20004:21
19."I Am One" (previously unreleased)Kevin Kerslake in Chicago, January 19924:09
20."Try" (a short film) 15:09
21."Untitled" (easter egg)Bart Lipton in Chicago, November 20004:21

Release history[edit | edit source]

Released Label Catalog ID Format Country External sites
November 19, 2001 Hut Recordings • Virgin DVDHUT2 • 7243 4 77919 9 4 DVD UK & Europe Discogs MusicBrainz [1]
November 20, 2001 Virgin 7243 4 77912 9 1 DVD US Discogs MusicBrainz [1]
2001 Virgin 724347791932 VHS US Discogs [1]

More releases: DiscogsMusicBrainz

Certifications[edit | edit source]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[4] Platinum 15,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[5] Platinum 100,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[6] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[7] Gold 50,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Personnel[edit | edit source]

The Smashing Pumpkins
  • Jonas Åkerlund
  • Samuel Bayer
  • Angela Conway
  • Billy Corgan
  • Jonathan Dayton
  • Dom and Nic
  • Valerie Faris
  • Kevin Kerslake
  • Bart Lipton
  • Jake Scott
  • Stéphane Sednaoui
  • W.I.Z.
  • Yelena Yemchuck

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Prato, Greg. "Greatest Hits [Video/DVD] – Smashing Pumpkins : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved February 29, 2013. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. "Greatest Hits Video Collection Review | Smashing Pumpkins | DVD | Reviews | Reviews @". Ultimate Guitar Archive. May 22, 2006. Archived from the original on March 2, 2012. Retrieved February 29, 2013. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 2, 2006. Retrieved September 27, 2006.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2003 DVDs". ARIA. 2003-09-05. Retrieved December 17, 2021.
  5. "Canadian album certifications – Smashing Pumpkins – Greatest Hits". Music Canada. 2002-05-16. Retrieved November 15, 2020.
  6. "British album certifications – Smashing Pumpkins – 1991-2000 Greatest Hits Video Collection". British Phonographic Industry. 2013-07-22. Retrieved November 15, 2020. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type 1991-2000 Greatest Hits Video Collection in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  7. "American album certifications – Smashing Pumpkins – Greatest Hits". RIAA. 2001-12-17. Retrieved November 15, 2020. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.