Smashing Pumpkins to reissue 'Machina/ The Machine Of God'

Work begins on bonus material from band's 2000 album

Smashing Pumpkins to reissue 'Machina/ The Machine Of God'

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Billy Corgan is working on a reissue of Smashing Pumpkins' 2000 album 'Machina/ The Machines Of God.'

The reissue is one of a number of projects Corgan is currently working, including two new albums that the band will release in 2015. The band updated fans about the 'Machina' reissue via the official Smashing Pumpkins website.

Confirming that work has begun on the reissue, the update hints at additional material including remixes and alternate takes, which would feature on the final product.

It reads as follows: "Work has begun on transfers from the original 24 track tapes, as well as a host of select live shows. The effort will be unprecedented for Smashing Pumpkins et al, as Billy Corgan has indicated plans to put the album not only in it’s original and intended double/triple album sequence, but has designs on commissioning new remixes of all materials as well. The intention he says is clear: to present 'Machina' in the original form in which it was written; or in his words, ‘as a theatrical narrative."

"Other possibilities of coalescing the story exist: including the addition of extant materials such acoustic alternates, re-contextualized soundtrack pieces, and use of spoken word to create an immersive experience," Corgan adds. "I'm also not opposed to asking current artists to participate, singing songs as such on the compositions meant for other character’s voices. Finishing what the band started so long ago, and we just didn’t have the strength to end."

'Machina/ The Machines Of God' was released fourteen years ago and includes the singles 'The Everlasting Gaze' and 'Stand Inside Your Love.'

As revealed last week, Mötley Crüe drummer Lee plays drums on nine songs from the band's forthcoming new album 'Monuments To An Elegy'

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