The Smashing Pumpkins ‎– The Aeroplane Flies High

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Contained in a black and white pop-art "45rpm Singles Style" retro case, The Aeroplane Flies High contains a 44-page illustrated booklet with simplified discography, plus 5 CD singles from the Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness sessions. Three of these are the extended European versions. "1979", "Tonight, Tonight" & "Thirty-Three".

"Bullet With Butterfly Wings", originally a 2-track single, has 5 additional cover tracks - exclusive to this box set.
These are The Cars' "You're All I've Got Tonight", Alice Cooper's "Clones (We're All)", The Cure's "A Night Like This", Missing Persons' "Destination Unknown" & Blondie's "Dreaming".

All content manufactured in the US, the first issue was limited to 200,000 worldwide (circular sticker), followed by a reissue of 250,000 worldwide due to demand (white paper descriptor with barcode).

There is a ten track promo sampler (which does not belong in this master release).

Tracklist

Bullet With Butterfly Wings
Bullet With Butterfly Wings 4:16
...Said Sadly 3:09
You're All I've Got Tonight 3:10
Clones (We're All) 2:43
A Night Like This 3:36
Destination Unknown 4:14
Dreaming 5:11
1979
1979 4:28
Ugly 2:52
The Boy 3:04
Cherry 4:02
Believe 3:15
Set The Ray To Jerry 4:10
Zero
Zero 2:39
God 3:09
Mouths Of Babes 3:46
Tribute To Johnny 2:34
Marquis In Spades 3:17
Pennies 2:28
Pastichio Medley 25:59
Tonight, Tonight
Tonight, Tonight 4:15
Meladori Magpie 2:41
Rotten Apples 3:02
Jupiter's Lament 2:30
Medellia Of The Gray Skies 3:11
Blank 2:54
Tonite Reprise 2:40
Thirty-Three
Thirty-Three 4:10
The Last Song 3:55
The Aeroplane Flies High (Turns Left, Looks Right) 8:31
Transformer 3:25
The Bells 2:17
My Blue Heaven 3:20

Versions (8)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
7243 8 38564 2 8 The Smashing Pumpkins The Aeroplane Flies High(5xCD, Single + Box, Comp) Virgin 7243 8 38564 2 8 US 1996 Sell This Version
SP BOX 2, 7243 8 38564 2 8, 7243 8 38564 2 8 SK2 The Smashing Pumpkins The Aeroplane Flies High(5xCD, Single + Box, Comp) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin SP BOX 2, 7243 8 38564 2 8, 7243 8 38564 2 8 SK2 UK 1996 Sell This Version
7243 8 38583 2 3 The Smashing Pumpkins The Aeroplane Flies High(5xCD, Single + Box, Comp, RE) Virgin 7243 8 38583 2 3 US 1996 Sell This Version
B0018549-00 The Smashing Pumpkins The Aeroplane Flies High(5xCD, Single, RE + CD, Album + DVD, Album + Box, C) Virgin, UMe B0018549-00 US 2013 Sell This Version
TOCP-71247/52 The Smashing Pumpkins The Aeroplane Flies High(5xCD, Single, RE + CD, Album + DVD, Album + Box, C) Virgin TOCP-71247/52 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
B0018550-01 The Smashing Pumpkins The Aeroplane Flies High(5xLP, RM + Box, Comp) Virgin B0018550-01 US 2013 Sell This Version
PRCD 7243 8 38569/70 The Smashing Pumpkins The Aeroplane Flies High(2xCD, Comp, Unofficial) Virgin (2) PRCD 7243 8 38569/70 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
VJCP-25200 The Smashing Pumpkins The Aeroplane Flies High(2xCD, Comp, Unofficial) Virgin (2) VJCP-25200 Germany Unknown Sell This Version

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singingintherain

singingintherain

November 8, 2017
edited 2 months ago
referencing The Aeroplane Flies High, 5xLP, RM + Box, Comp, B0018550-01

I really enjoy the design of the sleeves, and although a booklet would've been nice, it does it for me. A bit pricey though. I was able to get a good deal on eBay. The remasters I find are hit and miss sonically. They are generally more compressed, which works for the louder songs, but I can't help but feel "The Boy" and "Believe" lose some dynamics.
Julien_SGN

Julien_SGN

August 23, 2017
referencing The Aeroplane Flies High, 5xCD, Single + Box, Comp, 7243 8 38564 2 8
Certainly the best thing the Smashing Pumpkins have released.
I was there at the Belfort concert, what a great surprise to find the show released in DVD in the boxset reissue, huge sound and huge version of XYU.
wackerman619

wackerman619

July 27, 2017
edited about 1 month ago
referencing The Aeroplane Flies High, 5xLP, RM + Box, Comp, B0018550-01
"the end of what we had to offer, everything that followed the pieces of one without the other." - billy corgan. An excellent collection of music. I love how the B sides are reflective musically of the single, collectively, on the same record. Pressings are nice, thick, flat, shiny, and listenable. I like the mellower singles/EPs, but it's all good stuff. Worth it for the SP fan for sure.
dannijr

dannijr

June 14, 2014
referencing The Aeroplane Flies High, 5xLP, RM + Box, Comp, B0018550-01

I really like this box set. Super quality all the way through. Both physical and the sound. None of the major sound problems are on this one as opposed to the MC&IS vinyl reissue.
marblesmike

marblesmike

October 11, 2013
referencing The Aeroplane Flies High, 5xLP, RM + Box, Comp, B0018550-01
Sound quality and pressing quality is top notch, which is most important to me. I will agree that the packaging could have at least contained a book with the original art or something akin to it.
jdiago

jdiago

October 10, 2013
referencing The Aeroplane Flies High, 5xLP, RM + Box, Comp, B0018550-01
This is definitely a lazy and overpriced release (vinyl version). For the price of this thing, one should be getting at least a nice book. The jackets for each record are nice though, but not worth this kind of money. Sound is Ok.
skpyskwrrrl

skpyskwrrrl

July 26, 2013
referencing The Aeroplane Flies High, 5xLP, RM + Box, Comp, B0018550-01
How long is the vinyl version of Pastichio Medley? How early is the fade?
BogusReilly

BogusReilly

July 24, 2013
referencing The Aeroplane Flies High, 5xLP, RM + Box, Comp, B0018550-01
@Rsandru I think the sound quality is better when the grooves are not too tight... So if you want your vinyl to sound really good, you better not put too many songs on the sides.
Rsandru

Rsandru

July 24, 2013
referencing The Aeroplane Flies High, 5xLP, RM + Box, Comp, B0018550-01
When are those fabs going to start pressing albums that have more than 10 minutes of music on each side? I'm fed up with those 6 LP releases that need record flipping every three songs!!! Plenty of my old LP's have at least 20min+ of music on each side!!!

Side 4-G1-3 Total: 9min 58s

LP means LONG PLAY for God's sake!!!

Sorry for the rant, but I have the Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie box set and it's a pain in the a$$ to flip LP's every 10 mins.