Saturday, June 23, 2007

Smashing pumpkins to release 4 different versions of new CD. Fans not pleased.

The Smashing Pumpkins are set to release a new CD on July 17. Pumpkins fans have been buzzing about the reunion and have been anticipating it greatly. Now comes word that there will be four different versions of the CD. Great marketing or a PR disaster?......The standard album will come with 12 tracks, but three other versions will be released to American stores, each with a different bonus track. Fans buying Zeitgeist at Best Buy will get extra song Death From Above, those buying the CD in Target will get title track Zeitgeist, while an online purchase at iTunes contains Stellar - upsetting followers who will have to pick up all three versions to own all the songs.Starpulse


-> Ray said...

Yes did the same thing with their last studio album, MAGNIFICATION, putting a different bonus track on it for 3 different stores. It still tanked. Then again, the fact that it was released on 9/11/2001 might have put a damper on the excitement to rush out and buy the thing.
(I bought all 3 versions, so it worked on some of us.)

Geno said...

I bought one version of that CD. I haven't played it in a while. I guess that says something!

-> Ray said...

It is my least favorite YES album since UNION, which was only slightly worse.
I hope they manage to put together a better swan-song before they finally retire.

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