Greatest Hits Video Collection (1991–2000)

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Greatest Hits Video Collection (1991–2000)
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ReleasedNovember 20, 2001
GenreAlternative rock
Length123:00
LabelVirgin
ProducerNicola Doring, Eric Ferris, June Guterman, Bart Lipton, Ali Newling, Line Postmyr
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
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 in the unknown club they performed in. 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

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

Released Label Catalog ID Format Country Discogs MusicBrainz
November 19, 2001 Hut Recordings • Virgin DVDHUT2 • 7243 4 77919 9 4 DVD UK & Europe 531628 117708d9-e465-436f-b752-59481e327cf2 [1]
November 20, 2001 Virgin 7243 4 77912 9 1 DVD US 378074 b250de5f-ea91-4112-9c4f-af15361d32c9 [1]
2001 Virgin 724347791932 VHS US 9539105 [1]

More releases: DiscogsMusicBrainz

Personnel

The Smashing Pumpkins
Directors
  • 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

  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.com". 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)