The Smashing Pumpkins' greatest hits collection, released by Virgin Records on November 20, 2001. At least for the time being, "Rotten Apples" comes packaged with "Judas O", a b-sides and rareties collection. There is also a DVD collection of all of the band's videos, The Greatest Hits Video Collection: 1991-2000, which was released at the same time.
If you want to buy this, I found it at Target for $14, which is a pretty good deal for 2 CDs.
I think each of these songs has sufficient information in the individual writeup. As a whole, I reccommend this album to die-hard Pumpkins fans and occasional listeners alike. While it may seem counterintuitive for a fan with every Pumpkins album to buy a CD of bunch of stuff he already has, this collection offers a few laignappes. Most importantly, this is the first time anyone has heard a CD-quality version of "Untitled", the last Pumpkins song ever made and previously only available as an MP3 copy of a radio broadcast. Finally hearing this amazing song CD-quality is an epiphany. It shines. If you don't buy this CD, I wholeheartedly recommend downloading this song, especially if you haven't heard it. It's a spectacular end to a spectacular band.
Other than that, there's "Drown" and "Eye", both great songs previously available only on movie soundtracks. One glaring omission: This collection doesn't include "The End is the Beginning is the End", a hit from the Batman and Robin soundtrack, and one of my favorite Pumpkins songs. Otherwise, it's pretty complete.
Note: This tracklisting is for the American version. The European version swaps "I Am One" and "Try, Try, Try" for "Siva" and "Landslide".
Title (Original Album)
- Siva (Gish)
- Rhinoceros (Gish)
- Drown (Soundtrack to the movie "Singles")
- Cherub Rock (Siamese Dream)
- Today (Siamese Dream)
- Disarm (Siamese Dream)
- Landslide (Pisces Iscariot)
- Bullet With Butterfly Wings (Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness)
- 1979 (Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness)
- Zero (Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness)
- Tonight, Tonight (Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness)
- Ave Adore (Adore)
- Perfect (Adore)
- Eye (Soundtrack to the movie "Lost Highway")
- Everlasting Gaze (MACHINA/The Machines of God)
- Stand Inside Your Love (MACHINA/The Machines of God)
- Real Love (MACHINA II/The Friends and Enemies of Modern Music)
- Untitled (Previously unavailable)