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Topic: Your Top 5 Rarest CDs

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On mr.benway wrote:

Since a majority of people here seem to be CD Collectors (c’mon vinyl doesn’t bite), I was curious to see which CDs do you think are the rarest of them all. I’d be curious to see a top 5 from some of the key people here, just for fun.

So let’s see what you all think. I’ll then add my 2 cents (as always) later on.

Hint: I would hope that the En Conceirto En Mexico CDR promo would be included, but don’t let me guide you in anyway. ;)

Shawn

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On Arthur wrote:

Now that is a good question!

My top 5 for the moment (it can change with times though):

-Billy’s MCIS test pressing acetates, I think my most precious item… 8)
-La Saga Racontee, french promo cd with original FNAC order form.
-En Concierto En Mexico, of course!
-Chrysalis CDR promo \"The Music Of The Smashing Pumpkins 1991 – 1998\", the best Greatest Hits compilation I know of. And quite rare also.

And since I’m a huge compilations collector also, this is one of my favourites in that section (never seen one again!):

-Undiscovered Covers promo, released by Sony, with Landslide on it. This matchbox-like promo is awesome to look at!

http://www.spfreaks.com/default.aspx?pa … S&item=955 (see more pics there)

Billy Corgan, December 2, 2008 : "Not everyone understands our death trip. But you do. And that's what matters."
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On amnesia wrote:

I dont think i have anything thats rare.

In loving memory of Bimbolin.
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On blueczarina wrote:

i don’t have anything rare either, but i have to say- awesome comp Arthur! 8)

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On amnesia wrote:

I was just kidding, ofc i have a few things thats decent

My Adore Canvas bag
Chrysalis CDR promo \"The Music Of The Smashing Pumpkins 1991 – 1998
Thats The Way Danish promo.According my souces there should only be 50 of those, dunno if thats true ?
Daphne Descends
Greatest Hits Rotten Appels Internal acetate promo, which is ridiculous rare
My sealed Zeitgeist watermarked promo

In loving memory of Bimbolin.
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On Arthur wrote:

I was just kidding, ofc i have a few things thats decent[/quote:2i44xln8]
It took you more than 1 hour to realize that. Getting old, kiddo? :wink:

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On amnesia wrote:

It took you more than 1 hour to realize that. Getting old, kiddo? :wink:[/quote:399vzc56]

:lol:

Dont call me OLD!
Wait, i was about to say something, but forgot. :P

In loving memory of Bimbolin.
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On manillascissor wrote:

Uh, I’m missing some really rare stuff, but have some really rare stuff too:

Untitled UK internal acetate
Untitled Q101 contest giveaway (3 copies)
Live Bercy FR 2CD promo
Adore FR Live in Paris promo
Adore ZA CD

in my time of dying
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On Collectspumpkins wrote:

Gosh….those are some good responses. I am going to cheat a little since I didn’t really set any rules up with my original post.

Since there are so many cool CDs to choose from, I am going to break it into 3 tiers: Promo CDs, Live CDs, 1 Off CDs. So feel free and edit and comment about this list.

Live CDs
a) En Concerito En Mexico
b) BBC Transcription Disc 581
c) BBC Transcription Disc 651
d) Westwood One SP/Foo Fighters 3CD Summersault Tour Promo (only released in EU)
e) Live Bercy French Promo

Promo CDs
a) Gish Gold CD
b) Machina II US 4CD CD-R Set
c) {tie} La Saga/Siamese Dream French Sample w/booklet
d) {tie} Untitled & Other Choice Cuts/Try Try Try Canadian Promo CDs
e) Untitled (Pop Mix)

One Off CDs
a) Ava Adore Live on Letterman
b) Perfect Puff Daddy Remix
c) ?
d) ?
e) ?

Hmm…..I’ll start there and might edit this later.

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On Collectspumpkins wrote:

Uh, I’m missing some really rare stuff, but have some really rare stuff too:

Adore FR Live in Paris promo
[/quote:213k1yry]

Ohhhhhh…..tell me more. ;)

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On amnesia wrote:

Oh yeah, i forgot to add Untitled UK internal acetate and Untitled (Pop Mix) Untitled & Other Choice Cuts/Try Try Try Canadian Promo CDs as well. :roll:

In loving memory of Bimbolin.
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On amnesia wrote:

Also im kinda fund of Benelux promo of SIYL

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On manillascissor wrote:
Uh, I’m missing some really rare stuff, but have some really rare stuff too:

Adore FR Live in Paris promo
[/quote:4w46tavk]

Ohhhhhh…..tell me more. ;)[/quote:4w46tavk]

http://www.spfreaks.com/default.aspx?pa … S&item=918

It’s listed on the site. Link above. Only copy I’ve ever seen, although the number 35 appears on it, suggesting maybe 35 copies (at least) exist.

in my time of dying
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On amnesia wrote:

Thats one bad ass cd Manilla!!! :shock: 8)

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On manillascissor wrote:

Thats one bad ass cd Manilla!!! :shock: 8)[/quote:1hqrsct9]

So is the SIYL Benelux promo you got. *cheers*

in my time of dying
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On amnesia wrote:

So is the SIYL Benelux promo you got. *cheers*[/quote:1da876u4]

Your copy should be at your home the time you get back.

In loving memory of Bimbolin.
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On Arthur wrote:

Collectspumpkins, are you saying you have all that? wow! :shock: (just realized that the one offs probably went from your side of the ocean to my side of the ocean a few years ago… :wink: )

According these new rules, my list would be like this. No particular order. Added a new section also.

Live CDs
a) En Concierto En Mexico
b) BBC Transcription Disc 581
c) Kiss radio cd with Today on Halloween show 1998
d) Live In Chicago CDR promo
e) {tie} Live At Cabaret Metro 10-5-88/Westwood One Show #93-40, with a rather rare Siva (acoustic)

Promo CDs
a) MCIS US gold 2CDR set
b) Machina II US 4CDR set
c) {tie} La Saga Racontee (+ FNAC order form)/Les Inedits de \"Aeroplane Flies High\"/1979 Mixes/Untitled/The Everlasting Gaze (LA PROMO version)/Machina CDR/Machina snakeskin bag/Greatest Hits 2CDR/Earphoria CDR, all from France. These french promos are very rare and fucking awesome!
d) {tie} Untitled & Other Choice Cuts/Try, Try, Try Summersault, both from Canada <= just couldn’t decide here… :wink:
e1) {tie} Chrysalis US 2CDR set \"The Music Of The Smashing Pumpkins 1991 – 1998\"/True Power. True Faith US + letter
e2) {tie} Adore \"5 Song Snippet Sampler\" US/Machina \"5 Track Sampler\" (unmastered) UK/Machina \"NOT FINAL TRACKLISTING : NOT FINISHED MASTER COPIED FROM CDR 29.11.99\" UK/Perfect CDR with vinyl-only \"Oakenfold Electro Breakbeat Dub\" US
(e3) honourable mention: I Am One UK single \"APPEARING 24 AUG 1992\" stickered promo (never seen one again!)

(e2) and (e3) are only for reference… or call it \"show off\"… :wink:

One Off CDs
a) Ava Adore Live On Letterman
b) Perfect Puff Daddy Remix
c) {tie} Billy Corgan’s Masterdisk test pressings for MCIS US and Untitled UK Single (includes Billy’s note: too low)
d) Adore US test pressing
e) Zero UK test pressing

Compilation CDs
a) Undiscovered Covers (US promo, explained above)
b) CMJ 500 (6CD US promo set, awesome compilation for a jukebox! not really rare, but still in my top 5)
c) Caroline 1994 Sampler (also a 6CD promo set in a cool Caroline box package, kinda rare)
d) Who’s Next? (Japanese promo with 3 Pumpkins tracks from Siamese Dream)
e) 18 Original Hits By 18 Unoriginal Artists (US promo, also because it contains Nirvana’s cover of Kiss’ Do You Love Me, only available on this CD)

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On amnesia wrote:

My list would look like this.I cant really compare with Grannie and Derek,Shawn, but here goes

Live CDs
a) Live In Chicago 23-10-95
b) Up Close 98-42
c) Machina, The Machines Of God, SFX Radio Network
d) Live At Cabaret Metro 10-5-88
e) Inside Smashing Pumpkins: Zeitgeist

Promo CDs
a) Greatest Hits Rotten Appels Internal Acetate
b) Untitled Internal Acetate
c) Machina, The Machines Of God, Acetate promo (Not Final Mastering) <– I forgot all about that one :roll:
d) (Tie)Chrysalis promo \"The Music Of The Smashing Pumpkins 1991 – 1998 and Adore Canvas
e) (Tie) Untitled & Other Choice Cuts and Untitled (Pop Mix)

In loving memory of Bimbolin.
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On Arthur wrote:

Promo CDs
e) Untitled (Pop Mix)[/quote:1vzry4xu]
Isn’t that a little overrated? As far as I know, it is just the original song, no different mix, and rather widely available also back then… :roll:

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On amnesia wrote:

Isn’t that a little overrated? As far as I know, it is just the original song, no different mix, and rather widely available also back then… :roll:[/quote:30d10aqh]

I dont know, ive never seen it before on Ebay nor other places on the internet.I got mine from a private collector once for a lot of money.I think its pretty rare.

In loving memory of Bimbolin.
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On Collectspumpkins wrote:
Promo CDs
e) Untitled (Pop Mix)[/quote:2a5u9qmq]
Isn’t that a little overrated? As far as I know, it is just the original song, no different mix, and rather widely available also back then… :roll:[/quote:2a5u9qmq]

Awww…we didn’t need the eye roll…heh.

But I could see your point. It might be a tad overrated, however I’d argue the point that it was widely available. It was only sent to major radio stations in key markets that wanted to play it.

I could easily replace that with the Q101 contest CD-R that Derek has, since there are only 3 copies.

BTW—about time I made a road trip to Tennessee…heh.

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On amnesia wrote:

I could easily replace that with the Q101 contest CD-R that Derek has, since there are only 3 copies.

BTW—about time I made a road trip to Tennessee…heh.[/quote:31s6sy1n]

Do you also own a Untitled Q101 contest cd Shawn ? :shock: :shock:

In loving memory of Bimbolin.
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On Arthur wrote:

BTW—about time I made a road trip to Tennessee…heh.[/quote:3sdrprno]
That’s NOT where I live, luckily! Derek, however… :wink:

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On amnesia wrote:

Oh,I get it now. :P

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On mr.benway wrote:

@all: phantastic lists :shock:

@Arthur: This matchbox-like CD looks really cool.

@Mayo: When did you buy all these stuff? Crazyyy…

I’ve browsed through my collection, but i didn’t find that many rare CDs:

– Machina 2 (4 cd-set, UK Acetate/CDR, In-House Promo?)
– Les Inedits de \"The Aeroplane Flies High\" (Frnch Promo)
– Try³ (Summersault Tour Dates) (Canadian Promo)
– Untitled And Other Choice Cuts (Canadian Promo)
– Adore (Canadian Promo)

I have also 2 or 3 other CDR-Promos, but i’m not sure how rare they are. I’m not very interested in collecting CDRs.

What about the following CDs, does someone have more information. Are they \"rare\"?
– Thirty Three (UK Promo HUTCDJ78) i’ve read somewhere, this Promo was withdrawn and only little numbers where pressed. Why was it withdrawn?
– True Power, True Faith Rarities & B-Sides (Promo for the Smashing Pumpkins Digital Catalogue)
– Some of the first Australian Relaeses: Siva & I Am One

Mr.Benway

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