Rarities and B-Sides

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Rarities and B-Sides
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Compilation album by
ReleasedApril 5, 2005
Length8:09:32
LabelVirgin EMI
FormatDigital
The Smashing Pumpkins chronology
Earphoria
(2002)
Rarities and B-Sides
(2005)
Zeitgeist
(2007)

Rarities and B-Sides is a compilation album of The Smashing Pumpkins that features almost every B-side, demo, and outtake released up until that time, amounting to over 8 hours of playback. It was only released digitally on online stores such as iTunes. Virgin also released the promotional compilation True Power. True Faith. with the same artwork in support of the digital release. The band apparently did not authorize either release, rather it was an invention of Virgin EMI who owned rights to all the songs at the time.[1] Rarities and B-Sides was removed from all streaming services and digital stores in 2018.[2]

Most songs can be found on previous compilations such as Pisces Iscariot, Judas O, The Aeroplane Flies High and Earphoria. The single "Rocket", was itself excluded from the compilation, but it does include the B-side "Never Let Me Down Again". Besides that, all singles owned by EMI at the time were included on this set.

The release is notable however for offering the first digital releases of seven tracks that were previously only available commercially on vinyl: "Bullet Train to Osaka", "Terrapin", "Siamese Dream", "Purr Snickety", "Not Worth Asking", "Honeyspider II", and "Infinite Sadness".

Songs excluded[edit | edit source]

The original "Honeyspider", as well as, the original single versions of "Tristessa" and "I Am One" were not included on this compilation because they are owned by Sub Pop and not EMI. "My Dahlia" and "Sun", the first commercially issued Smashing Pumpkins recordings, were not included in this compilation, probably due to licensing issues. They appeared on the Light Into Dark compilation.

Also missing on this release are four songs from Pisces Iscariot: "Frail and Bedazzled", "Whir", "Spaced" (all Siamese Dream outtakes) and "La Dolly Vita", a B-side from Tristessa (on Sub Pop).

Additionally, seven official remixes of Smashing Pumpkins songs were excluded from the compilation. These include "Moby Mix" and "Cement Mix" from the "1979" remixes and all of "The End Is the Beginning Is the End" remixes.

Track listing[edit | edit source]

All tracks are written by Billy Corgan, except where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Rhinoceros" 05:56
2."Blue" 03:22
3."Slunk" 02:49
4."Bye June" 02:09
5."Siva" 04:53
6."Girl Named Sandoz"Eric Burdon, John Weider03:37
7."Smiley" 03:31
8."I Am One"Billy Corgan, James Iha04:06
9."Plume"James Iha03:40
10."Starla" 06:59
11."Bullet Train to Osaka" 04:18
12."Terrapin"Syd Barrett02:58
13."Disarm" 03:17
14."Soothe" 02:33
15."Blew Away"James Iha03:31
16."Siamese Dream" 02:44
17."Landslide"Stevie Nicks03:09
18."Dancing in the Moonlight"Phil Lynott04:21
19."Today" 03:19
20."Hello Kitty Kat" 04:32
21."Obscured" 05:20
22."Cherub Rock" 04:58
23."Pissant" 02:30
24."French Movie Theme" 01:49
25."Purr Snickety" 02:54
26."Not Worth Asking" 04:05
27."Honeyspider II" 02:20
28."Infinite Sadness" 03:45
29."1979" (vocal mix) 05:08
30."1979" (instrumental mix) 05:17
31."Bullet With Butterfly Wings" 04:16
32."...Said Sadly"James Iha03:12
33."You're All I've Got Tonight"Ric Ocasek03:10
34."Clones (We're All)"David Carron02:43
35."A Night Like This"Robert Smith03:36
36."Destination Unknown"Dale Bozzio, Terry Bozzio, Warren Cuccurullo04:14
37."Dreaming"Debbie Harry, Christopher Stein05:11
38."1979" 04:26
39."Ugly" 02:52
40."The Boy"James Iha03:04
41."Cherry" 04:02
42."Set the Ray to Jerry" 04:10
43."Zero" 02:39
44."God" 03:09
45."Mouths of Babes" 03:46
46."Tribute to Johnny" 02:34
47."Marquis in Spades" 03:17
48."Pennies" 02:28
49."Pastichio Medley"Billy Corgan, James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin, D'arcy Wretzky06:59
50."Tonight, Tonight" 04:15
51."Meladori Magpie" 02:41
52."Rotten Apples" 03:02
53."Medellia of the Gray Skies" 03:11
54."Jupiter's Lament" 02:30
55."Blank" 02:54
56."Tonite Reprise" 02:40
57."Thirty-Three" 04:10
58."The Last Song" 03:55
59."The Aeroplane Flies High (Turns Left, Looks Right)" 06:59
60."Transformer" 03:25
61."The Bells"James Iha02:17
62."My Blue Heaven" 03:20
63."Speed Kills" 05:16
64."Hope" 03:36
65."Blissed and Gone" 04:46
66."Apathy's Last Kiss" 02:42
67."Mayonaise" (acoustic)Billy Corgan, James Iha04:30
68."Eye" 04:51
69."Lucky 13" 03:12
70."The Aeroplane Flies High (Turns Left, Looks Right)" 06:59
71."Because You Are" 03:48
72."Slow Dawn" 03:11
73."Believe"James Iha03:15
74."My Mistake" 04:01
75."Here's to the Atom Bomb" 04:26
76."Sparrow" 02:57
77."Waiting" 03:48
78."Saturnine" 03:52
79."Rock On"David Essex06:06
80."Winterlong" 04:59
81."Soot and Stars" 06:40
82."Ava Adore" 04:21
83."Czarina" 04:40
84."Once in a While" 03:34
85."Perfect" 03:23
86."Summer"James Iha03:11
87."Perfect" (Nellee Hooper Mix) 04:14
88."Perfect" (Nellee Hooper instrumental) 04:12
89."Perfect" (Perfecto mix) 06:59
90."Perfect" (Perfecto dub) 06:59
91."Perfect" (Elektro Breakbeat mix) 06:02
92."Daphne Descends" (Kerry B. mix) 03:52
93."Christmastime" 03:16
94."Drown" 04:27
95."Glynis" 04:53
96."Sad Peter Pan"Vic Chesnutt05:08
97."The End Is the Beginning Is the End" 05:08
98."The Beginning Is the End Is the Beginning" 05:01
99."The Ethers Tragic" 02:49
100."The Guns of Love Disastrous" 04:11
101."Sinfony" 00:53
102."Quiet" (live in Atlanta, 1993) 03:41
103."Disarm" (electric, live English TV, 1993) 02:54
104."Cherub Rock" (acoustic, live MTV Europe, 1993) 04:20
105."Today" (live in Chicago, 1993) 03:34
106."Bugg Superstar"James Iha01:26
107."I Am One" (live in Barcelona, 1993)Billy Corgan, James Iha06:59
108."Pulseczar" 02:22
109."Soma" (live in London, 1994)Billy Corgan, James Iha06:29
110."Slunk" (live on Japanese TV, 1992) 02:35
111."Geek U.S.A." (live on German TV, 1993) 04:48
112."Mayonaise" (live "everywhere" 1988-1994)Billy Corgan, James Iha04:17
113."Why Am I So Tired" 15:14
114."Never Let Me Down Again"Van Barneveld, Martin Gore, Vinoodh Matadin04:01

Release history[edit | edit source]

Released Label Catalog ID Format Country Discogs MusicBrainz
April 5, 2005 Virgin • EMI Digital US 827aa56e-a603-4f07-b657-419bf78f1c6d [1]

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