The Aeroplane Flies High boxset by The Smashing Pumpkins. Hearing Mellon Collie felt like discovering a universe, and then to find out there was essentially a second Mellon Collie in that box was legitimately one of the best parts of growing up in the 90s. The Tonight, Tonight disc is one of the most beautiful things ever recorded, and the Zero one is just so aggressive and raw and contains so many incredible riffs (and then of course finding out that many of those riffs in Pastichio Medley were actually full songs themselves…that era was just gift after gift after gift.) All five CDs are classic Pumpkins.
I’d love to see a box set reissue of Machina. Machina I, Machina II, Machina as originally envisioned by Billy before Virgin screwed him and the band basically checked out on him, the song versions that were on the official site back then, an Arising Tour show, a Sacred and Profane tour show, and ideally the final show.
I’d also love a Zwan / Djali Zwan boxset that has studio versions of all of the incredible material that never made it to Mary Star of the Sea. If that had been released originally the band would be occupying a much different space in the critical world.
I’d love to hear that Elliott Smith one too.