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Greatest Hits Video Collection
Video by Smashing Pumpkins
Released November 20, 2001 (2001-11-20)
Genre Alternative rock
Length 123:00
Language English
Label Virgin
Producer Nicola Doring, Eric Ferris, June Guterman, Bart Lipton, Ali Newling, Line Postmyr
Smashing Pumpkins video chronology
Machina II/The Friends and Enemies of Modern Music
(2000)
Greatest Hits Video Collection
(2001)
Zeitgeist
(2007)

The Smashing Pumpkins - Greatest Hits Video Collection (1991–2000) is a video album 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.[1]

Both the DVD and the CD omit "The End Is the Beginning Is the End" from their tracklists because the single and video were licensed to Warner Bros. for use with the Batman & Robin soundtrack.[citation needed] The video can be found as a bonus feature on the special edition version of the Batman & Robin DVD, released in 2005.

The song which accompanies the Gish menu is a studio recording of "Pale Scales". All other menu songs are from either Rotten Apples or its bonus disc, Judas Ø.

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 USA was recorded at the sound level of the PA system used in the unknown club they performed in. According to captions on the video, you can experience the club sound by putting the volume of your sound system at it's maximum.

According to Corgan on the commentary of "Rhinoceros" there are two version 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 Supper 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.

Track listing

  1. "Siva"
  2. "Rhinoceros"
  3. "Cherub Rock"
  4. "Today"
  5. "Disarm"
  6. "Rocket" (also with an alternate performance cut)
  7. "Bullet with Butterfly Wings"
  8. "1979"
  9. "Zero"
  10. "Tonight, Tonight"
  11. "Thirty-Three"
  12. "Ava Adore"
  13. "Perfect"
  14. "The Everlasting Gaze"
  15. "Stand Inside Your Love"
  16. "Try, Try, Try"
  17. "Geek U.S.A." (live)
  18. "Fuck You (An Ode to No One)" (live at final Metro performance)
  19. "I Am One"
  20. Try - A short film
  21. "Untitled" (Easter egg)

Personnel

The Smashing Pumpkins
Directors

References

  1. ^ [1]

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