Fernando, on 26 April 2012 - 07:22 PM, said:
I think we all know how many times Billy says about things like "I don't need to please everybody everytime" and all that you are asking is exactly this: make 2 or 3 versions of the (almost) same thing so we all will be happy. Ok, I want mine without onion.
That's a terribly poor excuse and line of reasoning. Corgan has been about pulling out all the stops with this re-issue campaign. I'm not saying he's going to do it, just that 3 (oh my God, so many!) releases would cover all the bases of a very expansive era. Machina 1 and Machina 2 standalone releases would be completely different from one another, and the combined one would take sections of the two them, create new mixes out of them (essentially, new versions), and likely add outtakes to fill out the story. I'm sorry if that sounds like 3 identical things to you, Fernando, but to me that really doesn't.
ArticulateEric, on 26 April 2012 - 07:42 PM, said:
Like I said, it's not all about Corgan's vision. Outside forces invariably influence a band's history, and for better or worse, the Machina's we got are part of the bands legacy. Going back and resequencing it into something that never existed as a whole is just a weird, 2013 version of Machina, not an original. It will be an interesting curiosity... to see how public opinion (critical and fan) may influence Bill's remixing/restructuring/promotion etc.
paulandgemm, on 27 April 2012 - 12:40 AM, said:
though i love machina 1 and 2, i always thought something was missing / not right...
as time passes i feel this more and more... i was always obsessed with trying to put the albums together as one whole, as it was intended...
this new version is not like changing what was, its like putting it right the way it should have always been.. i can't see anything but improvement here.
as has been said before, this is the best thing about the whole reissues.
These two opinions, given right next to each other in this thread, indicate why it would be a good idea to do all three versions. There will be people on both sides, and both have valid views. Why not just release 3 things?