In 2000, The Smashing Pumpkins released their fifth album Machina/ The Machines Of God, which they had originally wanted released with Machina II/ The Friends & Enemies of Modern Music. I guess the label wasn’t into the idea so the second album was released online months after the first. It has never been given a proper physical release.
Apparently, that may change. A Machina Boxset is next up for the Pumpkins. Soon, we will be able to experience the Pumpkins Machina album the way it was originally intended. Can’t wait!