|Greatest Hits Video Collection (1991–2000)|
|Video release by|
|Released||November 20, 2001|
|Producer||Nicola Doring, Eric Ferris, June Guterman, Bart Lipton, Ali Newling, Line Postmyr|
|Ultimate Guitar Archive||9/10|
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.
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.
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.||Title||Director, location and date||Length|
|1.||"Siva"||Angela Conway in Chicago, May 1991||4:20|
|2.||"Rhinoceros"||Angela Conway in London, September 1991||5:47|
|3.||"Cherub Rock"||Kevin Kerslake in San Francisco, July 1993||5:01|
|4.||"Today"||Stéphane Sednaoui in Los Angeles, August 1993||3:49|
|5.||"Disarm"||Jake Scott in Los Angeles, December 1992||3:19|
|6.||"Rocket" (with alternate performance cut)||Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris in Sylmar, April 1994||4:07|
|7.||"Bullet with Butterfly Wings"||Samuel Bayer in Los Angeles, October 1995||4:21|
|8.||"1979"||Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris in Santa Clarita, January 1996||4:21|
|9.||"Zero"||Yelena Yemchuk in Los Angeles, March 1996||2:46|
|10.||"Tonight, Tonight"||Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris in Los Angeles, March 1996||4:19|
|11.||"Thirty-Three"||Yelena Yemchuk and Billy Corgan in Los Angeles and New York, October 1996||4:07|
|12.||"Ava Adore"||Dom and Nic in London, May 1998||4:18|
|13.||"Perfect"||Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris in Los Angeles, July 1998||3:31|
|14.||"The Everlasting Gaze"||Jonas Åkerlund in London, January 2000||4:03|
|15.||"Stand Inside Your Love"||W.I.Z. in Santa Clarita, December 1999||4:33|
|16.||"Try, Try, Try"||Jonas Åkerlund in Stockholm and London, June 2000||5:23|
|17.||"Geek U.S.A." (live)||Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris in Seattle, October 1993||5:50|
|18.||"Fuck You" (An Ode to No One; live at Metro final performance)||Bart Lipton in Chicago, December 2000||4:21|
|19.||"I Am One" (previously unreleased)||Kevin Kerslake in Chicago, January 1992||4:09|
|20.||"Try" (a short film)||15:09|
|21.||"Untitled" (easter egg)||Bart Lipton in Chicago, November 2000||4:21|
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|||
|November 20, 2001||Virgin||7243 4 77912 9 1||DVD||US|||
Certifications[edit | edit source]
|United States (RIAA)||Gold||50,000^|
|Canada (Music Canada)||Platinum||100,000^|
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Gold||100,000^|
*sales figures based on certification alone
Personnel[edit | edit source]
- The Smashing Pumpkins
- Melissa Auf der Maur – bass guitar
- Jimmy Chamberlin – drums
- Billy Corgan – vocals, guitar
- James Iha – guitar, vocals
- D'arcy Wretzky – bass guitar
- Jonas Åkerlund
- Samuel Bayer
- Angela Conway
- Billy Corgan
- Jonathan Dayton
- Dom and Nic
- Valerie Faris
- Kevin Kerslake
- Bart Lipton
- Jake Scott
- Stéphane Sednaoui
- Yelena Yemchuck
References[edit | edit source]
- Prato, Greg. "Greatest Hits [Video/DVD] – Smashing Pumpkins : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved February 29, 2013. Check date values in:
- "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:
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 2, 2006. Retrieved September 27, 2006.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "American album certifications – Smashing Pumpkins – Greatest Hits". RIAA. Retrieved November 15, 2020. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.
- "Canadian album certifications – Smashing Pumpkins – Greatest Hits". Music Canada. Retrieved November 15, 2020.
- "British album certifications – Smashing Pumpkins – 1991-2000 Greatest Hits Video Collection". British Phonographic Industry. 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.