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Rotten Apples (The Smashing Pumpkins – Greatest Hits as titled on the album's cover) is a greatest hits compilation album by alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins. In the US, it was released in 2001 along with a bonus disc titled Judas O. The album's concluding track, "Untitled", was the Pumpkins' final recording before their breakup.[3] Completed in the days leading up to the band's farewell concert at the Metro in Chicago, it was also released as a single. Another notable track is "Real Love"; while previously released on Machina II/The Friends & Enemies of Modern Music, this was taken from the factory master tapes and, as a result, lacks the pops and clicks inherent in all copies of Machina II (which is vinyl sourced).[citation needed]

Rotten Apples
Smashing Pumpkins Greatest Hits album cover.jpg
Greatest hits album by
ReleasedNovember 20, 2001 (2001-11-20)
Recorded1991–2000
GenreAlternative rock
Length73:51 (U.S.)
75:54 (International)
LabelVirgin
ProducerBilly Corgan, Ted de Bono, Flood, James Iha, Alan Moulder, Bjorn Thorsrud, Butch Vig, Howard Willing, Brad Wood
The Smashing Pumpkins chronology
Machina II/The Friends & Enemies of Modern Music
(2000)
Rotten Apples
(2001)
Zeitgeist
(2007)
Singles from Rotten Apples The Smashing Pumpkins: Greatest Hits
  1. "Untitled"
    Released: 2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
NME8/10 stars[2]

The title of the album is the namesake of a B-side that was released on the "Tonight, Tonight" single. Peaking at number 31 in the U.S.,[4] the album sold 77,000 units in its first week of being released.[5]

Track listingEdit

There exists two versions of Rotten Apples; one is exclusive to North America and includes the song "Landslide", which is replaced by "Try, Try, Try" in the international version.

All tracks are written by Billy Corgan, except where noted.

US version
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Siva" (Gish [1991]) 4:21
2."Rhinocerosa" (Gish) 5:53
3."Drownb" (Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [1992]) 4:30
4."Cherub Rock" (Siamese Dream [1993]) 4:59
5."Today" (Siamese Dream) 3:22
6."Disarm" (Siamese Dream) 3:18
7."Landslide" (Pisces Iscariot [1994])Stevie Nicks3:06
8."Bullet with Butterfly Wings" (Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness [1995]) 4:18
9."1979" (Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness) 4:23
10."Zero" (Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness) 2:41
11."Tonight, Tonight" (Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness) 4:15
12."Eye" (Lost Highway soundtrack [1997]) 4:54
13."Ava Adore" (Adore [1998]) 4:21
14."Perfect" (Adore) 3:22
15."The Everlasting Gaze" (Machina/The Machines of God [2000]) 4:02
16."Stand Inside Your Love" (Machina/The Machines of God) 4:13
17."Real Love" (Machina II/The Friends & Enemies of Modern Music [2000]) 4:10
18."Untitled" (Rotten Apples) 3:51

^a "Rhinoceros" is misprinted as "Rhinocerous" on the back cover and the disc. Also, the version on the compilation is the version off the Lull EP where the last 30 seconds of the original recording (some guitar noise) is cut off.
^b The last half of "Drown" is also cut, getting rid of the extended guitar solo.

International version
No.TitleLength
1."Siva"4:21
2."Rhinoceros"5:54
3."Drown"4:30
4."Cherub Rock"4:58
5."Today"3:22
6."Disarm"3:17
7."Bullet with Butterfly Wings"4:17
8."1979"4:24
9."Zero"2:40
10."Tonight, Tonight"4:16
11."Eye"4:54
12."Ava Adore"4:20
13."Perfect"3:23
14."The Everlasting Gaze"4:02
15."Stand Inside Your Love"4:13
16."Try, Try, Try" (Machina/The Machines of God)5:09
17."Real Love"4:10
18."Untitled"3:53
Total length:76:10

PersonnelEdit

The Smashing Pumpkins
Additional musicians
Technical staff
  • Ted de Bono – production on "Landslide"
  • Bon Harris – additional programming on "Ava Adore" and "Perfect"
  • Butch Vig – production on "Siva", "Rhinoceros", "Drown", "Cherub Rock", "Today", and "Disarm"
  • Flood – production and mixing on "Bullet with Butterfly Wings", "1979", "Zero", "Tonight, Tonight", "Perfect", "The Everlasting Gaze", "Stand Inside Your Love", "Real Love", "Untitled", and "Try, Try, Try"; additional production and mixing on "Ava Adore" and "Perfect"
  • Roger Lian – digital editing
  • Alan Moulder – production and mixing on "Bullet with Butterfly Wings", "1979", "Zero", and "Tonight, Tonight"; mixing on "The Everlasting Gaze", "Stand Inside Your Love" and "Real Love"
  • Jennifer Quinn-Richardson – production coordination
  • Howie Weinberg – mastering
  • Brad Wood – additional production on "Ava Adore"
Art
  • Danny Clinch – photography
  • Lynne Fischer – photography
  • Lisa Johnson – photography, cover photo
  • David LaChapelle – photography
  • Michael Lavine – photography
  • Melodie McDaniel – photography
  • Greg Sylvester – art direction
  • Yelena Yemchuk – photography

Charts and certificationsEdit

Judas OEdit

Judas O
 
The cover of Rotten Apples, which Judas O was packaged with.
Compilation album by
ReleasedNovember 20, 2001 (2001-11-20)
Recorded1995–2000
GenreAlternative rock
Length70:12
LanguageEnglish
LabelVirgin
ProducerKerry "Mango" Brown, Billy Corgan, Ted de Bono, Flood, James Iha, Alan Moulder, Bjorn Thorsrud, Butch Vig, Howard Willing, and Brad Wood
The Smashing Pumpkins chronology
Machina II/The Friends & Enemies of Modern Music
(2000)
Judas O
(2001)
Zeitgeist
(2007)

Judas O (also known as Judas Ø) is a collection of B-sides and rarities by The Smashing Pumpkins. Initially released as free downloadable tracks by the band, it was ultimately packaged as a bonus disc in a limited-edition printing of the greatest hits collection Rotten Apples. The songs are largely from the Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, Adore, and Machina/The Machines of God recording sessions, and some tracks can be found on The Aeroplane Flies High, and Machina II/The Friends & Enemies of Modern Music. Judas Ø is considered[by whom?] to be the sister album to Pisces Iscariot, a collection of B-sides and rarities from the Gish and Siamese Dream era.

Track listingEdit

All tracks written by Billy Corgan, except for "Believe" written by James Iha and "Rock On" written by David Essex.

# Track Previously
unreleased
Notes Length
1 "Lucky 13"
*
from Machina II 3:09
2 "Aeroplane Flies High"   Edited version, originally a B-side from the "Thirty-Three" single 7:53
3 "Because You Are"
*
Adore outtake 3:46
4 "Slow Dawn"
*
from Machina II 3:12
5 "Believe"   B-side from the "1979" single 3:12
6 "My Mistake"
*
Adore demo 4:00
7 "Marquis in Spades"   B-side from the "Zero" single 3:12
8 "Here's to the Atom Bomb"   B-side from the "Try, Try, Try" single, a different version is also available on Machina II 4:26
9 "Sparrow"
*
Adore demo 2:56
10 "Waiting"
*
Adore outtake, released on the untitled Machina promo 3:48
11 "Saturnine"
*
Adore outtake, a different version is also available on Machina II as "Satur9" 3:49
12 "Rock On"
*
David Essex cover, live recording of a song that was often played during the Sacred and Profane tour 6:06
13 "Set the Ray to Jerry"   B-side from the "1979" single 4:09
14 "Winterlong"
*
Adore demo 4:59
15 "Soot and Stars"
*
Adore demo 6:39
16 "Blissed and Gone"   Adore outtake, released on the promotional EP Still Becoming Apart 4:46

PersonnelEdit

The Smashing PumpkinsEdit

Additional musiciansEdit

ProductionEdit

ReferencesEdit

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