On Thursday Smashing Pumpkins Earn Diamond Award and Plan Mellon Collie Releases was a top story. Here is the recap: Big news for fans of The Smashing Pumpkins, their album 'Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness' has earned diamond sales certification and has been remastered for a reissue campaign including a box set. EMI sent over these details and a tracklisting for the various reissues:
The Smashing Pumpkins' career-defining 1995 double album Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness has earned Diamond certification by the RIAA for sales of 10,000,000 discs and digital equivalent per disc (5 million copies of the double album).
This news comes in the midst of Emi Music's extensive reissue campaign honoring the legacy of the iconic alternative band. It continues December 3 in North America and December 4 internationally with the Pumpkins' fourth album Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness receiving the fully remastered treatment for the first time. This follows last year's acclaimed reissues (*see quotes below) of the band's groundbreaking first two albums, Gish (1991) and Siamese Dream (1993), as well as this past summer's Pisces ISCARIOT (1994), the band's third album. - more on this story