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Let us celebrate them as they emerge, you and I and anyone else. A sort of a follow-on from this thread, about the box set. Starting with what's out next Monday over in the UK and a week from Tuesday over here:

Highly Anticipated Cure Reissue Campaign Begins With Expanded, Remastered THREE IMAGINARY BOYS December 7

LOS ANGELES - Twenty-five years after The Cure began their global pop invasion with their debut disc, THREE IMAGINARY BOYS, Rhino Records gives the album its first-ever U.S. domestic release with a deluxe two-disc edition loaded with previously unreleased tracks. THREE IMAGINARY BOYS will be available December 7 at all retail outlets and at www.rhino.com for a suggested retail price of $18.98.

The album marks the kickoff to Rhino Records' revitalization of The Cure catalog. Each title will receive a sonic upgrade and be released as a deluxe double-disc set featuring the original album on one CD and numerous rarities on the other. In addition, each release will come with a 16-page booklet filled with photos and tour memorabilia from the personal archives of vocalist Robert Smith, as well as a track-by-track commentary and notes by U.K. music scribe Johnny Black.

Cure fans have long clamored for THREE IMAGINARY BOYS, an energetic 1979 U.K. debut which features "10:15 Saturday Night," "Grinding Halt," "Fire In Cairo," and a quirky rendition of Jimi Hendrix's "Foxy Lady." The band's debut U.S. album, Boys Don't Cry, featured many of the songs on THREE IMAGINARY BOYS along with singles like "Jumping Someone Else's Train" and "Boys Don't Cry." The Rhino reissue offers the original U.K. album with an added previously unreleased instrumental ("The Weedy Burton"), as well as a 20-track bonus disc which includes the additional tracks from Boys Don't Cry, previously unreleased studio and home demo versions, live renditions, and other curiosities. In total the package includes six previously unreleased songs, eight previously unreleased versions of songs, and 17 tracks never before available on CD.

Johnny Black's liner notes, which make use of extensive and exclusive
interviews with Robert Smith, provide fascinating insight into the making of this classic album. One interesting story tells how The Cure managed to get the album recorded with virtually no budget: they simply snuck into Morgan Studios at night once the Jam had finished their sessions, and, using the Jam's gear, recorded through the night till dawn.

It's been almost three decades since a 17-year-old Smith formed The Easy Cure in Crawley, England. Despite various lineup changes, The Cure have forged an ongoing career highlighted by an astonishing run of artistic and commercial successes, including chart-topping hit singles, gold and platinum records, countless awards, critical acclaim, and an international fan base that follows the band with religious fervor. They have secured their place in music history by shaping modern rock as we know it today.

THREE IMAGINARY BOYS

DISC ONE
1. 10:15 Saturday Night
2. Accuracy
3. Grinding Halt
4. Another Day
5. Object
6. Subway Song
7. Foxy Lady
8. Meathook
9. So What
10. Fire In Cairo
11. It's Not You
12. Three Imaginary Boys
13. The Weedy Burton *

DISC TWO
1. I Want To Be Old (SAV Studio Demo 10/77) *
2. I'm Cold (SAV Studio Demo 11/77) **
3. Heroin Face (Live In The Rocket 12/77)
4. I Just Need Myself (PSL Studio Demo 1/78) *
5. 10:15 Saturday Night (Home Demo 2/78) **
6. The Cocktail Party (Group Home Demo 3/78) *
7. Grinding Halt (Group Home Demo 4/78) **
8. Boys Don't Cry (Chestnut Studio Demo 5/78)
9. It's Not You (Chestnut Studio Demo 5/78) **
10. 10:15 Saturday Night (Chestnut Studio Demo 5/78) **
11. Fire In Cairo (Chestnut Studio Demo 5/78) **
12. Winter (THREE IMAGINARY BOYS Studio Out-Take Cassette 10/78) *
13. Faded Smiles (aka I Don't Know) (THREE IMAGINARY BOYS Studio Out-Take
Cassette 10/78) *
14. Play With Me (THREE IMAGINARY BOYS Studio Out-Take Cassette 10/78) *
15. World War (on early copies of BOYS DON'T CRY album 1979)
16. Boys Don't Cry (Single?also on BOYS DON'T CRY album 1979)
17. Jumping Someone Else's Train (Single-also on BOYS DON'T CRY album 1979)
18. Subway Song (Live In Nottingham 10/79)
19. Accuracy (Live In Nottingham 10/79) **
20. 10:15 Saturday Night (Live In Nottingham 10/79) **

* Previously Unreleased Song / Instrumental
** Previously Unreleased Version

Ned Raggett (Ned), Sunday, 28 November 2004 06:10 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I must say I do like that story about the Jam.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Sunday, 28 November 2004 06:12 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Me too.

Ian Moraine (Eastern Mantra), Sunday, 28 November 2004 17:11 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I love the Cure, always have and always will. They helped me immensely and got me through those teenage years also are responsible for opening me up to much better music.

I’m pissed because they are leaving off, arguably, two of the better songs from Boys Don’t Cry. Killing An Arab and Plastic Passion have been omitted from this collection. Seventeen Seconds is next, so these songs won’t see the light of day on the re-issues. WTF? Can anyone explain this one to me?

BeeOK (BeeOK), Sunday, 28 November 2004 17:13 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Why don't they include "Killing An Arab" and "Jumping Someone Else's Train" as bonus tracks, something which would make the entire "Boys Don't Cry" album obsolete and pointless?

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Sunday, 28 November 2004 17:15 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

And, yes, "Plastic Passion" too.

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Sunday, 28 November 2004 17:15 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"Plastic Passion" is on the Join the Dots box set -- I gather the goal is to keep from repeating what's on said set as much as possible, though that said "10:15" is clearly on both.

As for "Killing an Arab," I have a strong suspicion there'll be some sort of double-disc singles comp at some point which will include that.

"Jumping" is on the 2nd disc, Geir...

Ned Raggett (Ned), Sunday, 28 November 2004 17:17 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"Jumping..." may be put on "17 Seconds" with logical chronological reasoning. Hopefully they'll do that. But "Killing An Arab" is still missed, and chronologically wouldn't fit into anything else but their debut album.

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Sunday, 28 November 2004 17:21 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Geir, what part of my statement did you miss? Please reread the track listing I posted above.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Sunday, 28 November 2004 17:28 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I'm curious to hear what 'The Cocktail Party' might sound like...

Baaderonixxx le Jeune (Fabfunk), Sunday, 28 November 2004 18:25 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Wannabe Roxy, I half suspect.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Sunday, 28 November 2004 19:26 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

man did I ever not want to spend lots of money on cds this coming year, but it looks like I'll be shelling out for all of these. Maybe they'll release the full version of the last album at the very end of all of these (actually, how far up are the reissues going? Bloodflowers too?)

kyle (akmonday), Sunday, 28 November 2004 19:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Yup, through Bloodflowers. This also means a CD release for "Spilt Milk" = YAY!

Ned Raggett (Ned), Sunday, 28 November 2004 19:59 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Wannabe Roxy, I half suspect.
Heh, exactly my thoughts...

Baaderonixxx le Jeune (Fabfunk), Sunday, 28 November 2004 21:14 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I recently downloaded the Peel Session from the late 70's and early 80's and they're fucking incredible!

Adam Bruneau (oliver8bit), Sunday, 28 November 2004 23:06 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

shouldn't " join the dots" come with free " trilogy dvd "
there is easter eggs on greatest hits vd but i can't find them

spiderman girl, Monday, 29 November 2004 07:45 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Cure DVD Easter Eggs, taken from http://www.r2eastereggs.co.uk/

Disc: The Cure - Greatest Hits
Feature: Three hidden videos

How To Get It:
In addition to the songs listed, there are three additional tracks on this disc. To access them enter the 'song select' menu from the main screen.

To view the following "hidden" videos:

* The Caterpillar: Highlight "The Walk", press down - right - right
* Close to me (remix): Highlight "Close to me", press up - up - up
* Pictures of you: Highlight "Friday I'm in love", press down - down - down

Alternatively, if you're not into the Easter Egg spirit, you can just select Title 4 - Track 1, Title 6 - Track 1 and Title 5 - Track 1 respectively.

Onimo (GerryNemo), Monday, 29 November 2004 12:42 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

B-b-b-but what about "Jumping Someone Else's Train"?

The Ghost of Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Monday, 29 November 2004 14:57 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Hahah.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 29 November 2004 15:07 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Off-topic I know, but I wish the Dino Jr reissues were going to be this well developed. I read somewhere, probably here on ILM, that they are going to be disappointingly thin. Anyhoo, hopefully Santa will pony up for my copy of 3IB.

BlastsOfStatic (BlastsofStatic), Monday, 29 November 2004 16:39 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I cannot wait for this reissue to arrive on my doorstep next week.

don weiner, Thursday, 2 December 2004 00:12 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

No UK posters apparently bought it! I'm ashamed of all of you. (It was released in the UK on Monday, see.)

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 2 December 2004 00:28 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I think the UK has abandoned Bob.

donut christ (donut), Thursday, 2 December 2004 01:22 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Here on the continent, the re-issue was nowhere to be found. SO I consoled myself by getting 'Ege Bamyasi'...

Baaderonixxx le Jeune (Fabfunk), Thursday, 2 December 2004 10:12 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Personally I'm still sulking about that whole "World War" business.

Well, judging from the absence of "Killing An Arab", "Plastic Passion", "Pillbox Tales", "Do The Hansa" and (the studio / B-side of "Jumping Someone Else's Train" version of) "I'm Cold" (let alone, heaven forbid "I'm A Cult Hero" or "I Dig You"), it seems that Fat Bob / Fiction ae still happily playing the same games with fans of the band as they were 25 years ago; and what's sauce for the goose....

Stewart Osborne (Stewart Osborne), Thursday, 2 December 2004 10:27 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I bought it yesterday, haven't listened to it yet but I am greatly anticipating those album off-cuts, I notice that Bob was prudent enough to leave off 'See The Children', thank god.

Oh yea, I'd forgotten just how B-L-A-N-K and late seventies the artwork is, like Barney Bubbles or the punk end of Hipgnosis.

Now roll on 17 Seconds, Faith & Pornography, I can't wait to hear the rare tracks from those feckers.

mzui (mzui), Thursday, 2 December 2004 10:28 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

>>>Personally I'm still sulking about that whole "World War" business.

What's the story with that anyway, I have Boys Don't Cry on cassette which I bought when I was about 14 which has that song on it, later I bought the CD when Wish came out and they reduced the whole back catalogue to about £5.99 a CD and it had a different track listing, omitting World War.

Why did they do that?

Colonel Poo (Colonel Poo), Thursday, 2 December 2004 13:45 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"Plastic Passion", "Pillbox Tales", "Do The Hansa" and (the studio / B-side of "Jumping Someone Else's Train" version of) "I'm Cold"

Uh, Stewart, these are all on the Join the Dots box.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 2 December 2004 14:05 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"Uh, Stewart, these are all on the Join the Dots box."

Aaah but that's my point in a nutshell you see Nedworth: just as with 3IB / Boys Don't Cry and "World War", you can't quite get absolutely everything without having to buy both!

Fwiw, since I still have all my original singles etc. (including a 12" promo of "Grinding Halt" / "Meat Hook", the Cult Hero single and a signed copy of "Jumping Someone Else's Train"!) the only things on Join The Dots that really interest me are "Pillbox Tales" and "Do The Hansa"!

Why couldn't they have included those on 3IB?

I would happily have bought that then - and probably not bothered with either the boxset or the deluxe versions of any of their other albums.

Bastards.

Otoh I see they're evidently not bothered about duplicating any of the rare-ish stuff I have already got on Curiosity (the second side of the initial cassette version of Concert) 'though!

Bastards.

Stewart Osborne (Stewart Osborne), Thursday, 2 December 2004 14:50 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

No UK posters apparently bought it! I'm ashamed of all of you.

I put it in my letter to Santa and I'm making do in the meantime with that RAM stream I mentioned on another Cure thread ( http://www.rhino.com/fun/listeningparties/78895_album.ram )

Onimo (GerryNemo), Thursday, 2 December 2004 14:54 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"No UK posters apparently bought it! I'm ashamed of all of you"

touché!

Marco Damiani (Marco D.), Thursday, 2 December 2004 14:57 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Stewart, the band's stated idea was that the box set would collect up all (or at least most) of the B-sides as they stood plus some other goods as well, like the soundtrack appearances and the like, and that the rarities disc for each album would not duplicate what was in the box. So I guess it all depends -- if you're me, you want the whole box and you want the bonus discs and it's really nice that you're not getting any crossover.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 2 December 2004 15:01 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

.... and their unstated idea was evidently to skin their fanbase as thoroughly as possible in the process!

Stewart Osborne (Stewart Osborne), Thursday, 2 December 2004 15:05 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Are you more annoyed at the prospect that you'd have to buy the box here or what, exactly?

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 2 December 2004 15:08 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

A good 75% of their fanbase is rabid completists who would buy everything anyway.

The Ghost of Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Thursday, 2 December 2004 15:11 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

If they're going to re-release all the albums, one by one, as double-packs full of rarities etc., I would have thought it made more sense to make each of those as comprehensive as possible. That way people would be able to choose which way they want to go: the more casual Cure fans could keep the original albums and just buy the boxset; the hardcore obsessives could replace all the individual albums with the deluxe re-issues; and only the lunatic fringe would buy both.

To just miss a couple of key tracks out of one of the reissues, when that reissue contains any number of duplications and must still have room to include those missing tracks, just strikes me as cynical and exploitative.

More than anything however, I think I'm just enjoying throwing my rattle out of my pram really.

Stewart Osborne (Stewart Osborne), Thursday, 2 December 2004 15:17 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I think if they had actually included the 'Join the Dots' material on the re-issues, way more people would have called them exploitative...

Baaderonixxx le Jeune (Fabfunk), Thursday, 2 December 2004 15:24 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

When there's clearly space for those tracks on the reissues?

Stewart Osborne (Stewart Osborne), Thursday, 2 December 2004 15:27 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The main reason I never bought the PSB reissues is because I already own Alternative.

The Ghost of Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Thursday, 2 December 2004 15:29 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

so the solution to all of this is to release multiple versions of "join the dots" and the reissues!

it's tricky (disco stu), Thursday, 2 December 2004 15:32 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I guess the "Japanese Whispers" tracks will be part of the second disc on "The Top" rather than released as an album themselves, no?

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Thursday, 2 December 2004 15:33 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"so the solution to all of this is to release multiple versions of "join the dots" and the reissues!"

No, just to include the relevant period's tracks from Join The Dots on each of the the relevant reissues.

It's really very simple.

Stewart Osborne (Stewart Osborne), Thursday, 2 December 2004 15:36 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Well most of the tracks are on Join the Dots, so they might skip that altogether, before remastering a comprehensive 2CD singles package.

xpost

Baaderonixxx le Jeune (Fabfunk), Thursday, 2 December 2004 15:37 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

It's really very simple.

But as has been noted, THEN you annoy the people who bought Join the Dots. Like me. ;-)

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 2 December 2004 15:38 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I would guess the main point here is to release everything on CD with new and improved sound, and then just include whatever extras are available as bonus tracks. Still, the remastering is the main reason behind.

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Thursday, 2 December 2004 15:38 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"But as has been noted, THEN you annoy the people who bought Join the Dots. Like me. ;-)"

But as has been noted, you'd buy both anyway.

Stewart Osborne (Stewart Osborne), Thursday, 2 December 2004 15:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I quit buying new Cure albums after Disintegration. But all earlier material greatly interests me.

While I admire the Cure for being more thoughtful towards their fans (i.e that Greatest Hits album that came with a second CD of all the songs played acoustically), I hope 3IB has been remastered. In fact, SACD would be a huge gesture (even though I don't have an SACD player). In the case of remastering, it's a legit re-release since only, assumedly, the hard-core fans ("completists") are going to be interested in both remastering and demos or other extras.

As I've noted on other threads, it continues to astound me that, with the enormity of the bootleg market (as perpetuated by the Beatles' bootleggers), major labels continue to ignore the opportunity to fully exploit catalogs before they get thoroughly distributed by the likes of Bit Torrent and other P2P mechanisms. The Cure B-sides had been circulating in amateur format for at least 3 years before JTD came out, and trading B-sides by completists was one of the first things to be truly exploited by the advent of the home CDR. I assume, and hope, that the increase of electronic distribution will influence labels to get off their asses and get the filthy lucre while they can still charge for it.

don weiner, Thursday, 2 December 2004 15:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

But as has been noted, you'd buy both anyway.

If they had not been so clear about how the set wouldn't be duplicated on the reissues, I don't know about that.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 2 December 2004 15:45 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Having a brother who is a huge The Cure fan, most of my Cure albums are CD-R copies. I guess this remaster program is going to get me a reason to go out and buy the actual albums. :-)

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Thursday, 2 December 2004 15:45 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"If they had not been so clear about how the set wouldn't be duplicated on the reissues, I don't know about that."

But it's OK for them to have made you fork-out for a box-set as well as all the reissues, when there was more than enough empty space left on those reissues to have included all the tracks on the box-set?

We clearly see things differently!

Stewart Osborne (Stewart Osborne), Thursday, 2 December 2004 15:52 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

while we wait for Wish, found this incredible piece about the Cure.

http://www.threeimaginarygirls.com/story/2011mar/looking-back-cure-1991

Relating this to The Cure, they were still riding high on the unanticipated success of Disintegration and looking towards the future with an optimistic perspective. They had everything in their favor at this point...

It is a shame, really, because in early 1991, The Cure were well on their way to making a record that was going to be better than Disintegration. If these songs were not tampered with, Wish could have easily topped its predecessor. They likely chose to change directions because of the arrival of grunge and perhaps a desire to shed their gloomy, Goth image a bit - but this decision was truly tragic. If there is some early version of the record out there, I would love to hear it. The "Wendy Time" demo hints at what could have been, while the instrumental version of "The Big Hand" is shimmeringly beautiful. I hope there's a vocal version of this somewhere in the vaults, and the "Wendy Time" demo reminds me that this band, at that point in time, was merely untouchable.

World Series champion San Francisco Giants (Bee OK), Sunday, 13 March 2011 07:34 (six years ago) Permalink

Good article, thanks Bee OK. The change in Wendy Time from demo to album is remarkable.

Demo here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0akIgJxehSI

from Town & Country Club gig: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3IVrG8YnEk

on... imo (onimo), Sunday, 13 March 2011 13:38 (six years ago) Permalink

Interesting. I followed a lot of the links in that article, and I can see why they band sped things up or made the songs more aggressive. Most of the "Wish" tracks benefit from the decision, especially "Cut," IMO. Anyway, looking at clips lead me to this live 1979 version of "A Forest," which is likely, er, "speeded" up, too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SKSL5d7tSY&feature=related

Takes a while for the band to show up.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 13 March 2011 13:49 (six years ago) Permalink

It is a shame, really, because in early 1991, The Cure were well on their way to making a record that was going to be better than Disintegration. If these songs were not tampered with, Wish could have easily topped its predecessor.

it is a shame, really, because in early 2011, threeimaginarygirls.com was well on its way to writing an article that didn't assume everyone believes Disintegration is better than Wish. if this article was not so presumptive, it could have easily said some people prefer Wish to Disintegration.

(i can't say it's *better*, hard to say objectively... Disintegration is certainly more of a piece, etc. but i play Wish more often, and that has to mean something... just sayin')

thank you ilxor for starting this much needed thread (ilxor), Sunday, 13 March 2011 16:53 (six years ago) Permalink

Of course people can't "objectively" say that but if you're subjectively placing Wish above or beside Disintegration you're in something of a minority.

Best Cure Album (Poll Closes May 25)

1 out of 108 votes, compared with 38 for Disintegration.

on... imo (onimo), Sunday, 13 March 2011 21:09 (six years ago) Permalink

not saying it's better/above, but saying i listen to it more often-- maybe i prefer it? dunno.

thank you ilxor for starting this much needed thread (ilxor), Sunday, 13 March 2011 21:33 (six years ago) Permalink

while we wait for Wish

Apparently planning to do "Mixed Up" at first.

You're Twistin' My Melody Man! (Geir Hongro), Sunday, 13 March 2011 22:20 (six years ago) Permalink

Are they doing Mixed Up still?

I accidentally bought the reissue of Head On The Door twice. I need Three Imaginary Boys, The Top and Kiss Me reissues. Anybody want to swap?

brotherlovesdub, Sunday, 13 March 2011 22:45 (six years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

"Fiction Records are proud to announce the re-release of the first 5 Cure albums on heavy weight coloured vinyl which have been specially commissioned for Record Store Day on April 21st. Each album will be individually numbered and Limited to 2,500 copies and will also come with a voucher to download the album digitally. This is the first time on vinyl for the remastered versions of the albums which have all been personally remastered by Robert Smith.

good luck Peeta Mellark (Bee OK), Sunday, 25 March 2012 05:13 (five years ago) Permalink

have all been personally remastered by Robert Smith.

what a tragedy for heavy weight vinyl

┗|∵|┓ (sic), Sunday, 25 March 2012 07:43 (five years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

took me a while to notice this but "Sadicic" on The Top reiussue is an embryo of "Prayers of Rain". Still can't place that recurring guitar riff in that song.

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Tuesday, 6 May 2014 09:21 (three years ago) Permalink

So, that Wish deluxe edition, then. . . any time you wanna release that there, Rob. Right, then.

austinato (Austin), Tuesday, 6 May 2014 13:29 (three years ago) Permalink

He is busy working on a new album that won't come out, either, even though nobody really wants it.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 6 May 2014 14:08 (three years ago) Permalink

This thread will be a decade old in November and it probably STILL won't be out.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 6 May 2014 14:14 (three years ago) Permalink

I just want Mixed Up reissued in a vinyl box with the actual 12" mixes that matter like Primary added to the rest of the original tracklist.

brotherlovesdub, Tuesday, 6 May 2014 17:24 (three years ago) Permalink

The whole reissue campaign started off so well, I hoped we would be able to march right through the catalog and carch up. But then I remembered that this is The Cure.

djenter the dragon? (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 6 May 2014 21:35 (three years ago) Permalink

took me a while to notice this but "Sadicic" on The Top reiussue is an embryo of "Prayers of Rain"

This becomes even more apparent if you listen to the 'Prayers for Rain' early versions.

austinato (Austin), Thursday, 8 May 2014 02:09 (three years ago) Permalink

Good catch.

austinato (Austin), Thursday, 8 May 2014 02:10 (three years ago) Permalink

So yeah I just listened to The Glove for the first time ever.

1. Holy fuck
2. Help
3. A Blues in Drag and Orgy are like what I always wish electronic film scores sounded like
4. This is almost like having another album by my beloved therapy-damaged 80s artpop losers The Fibonaccis
5. Certain tracks on this prefigure the sound of The Knife's Silent Shout to an extent I have heard nowhere else, is it just me?
6. Yes

Khamma chameleon (Jon Lewis), Friday, 16 May 2014 19:37 (three years ago) Permalink

yeah, i remember listening to that album for the first time back in the day and it really blew my mind, so good.

Bee OK, Saturday, 17 May 2014 01:58 (three years ago) Permalink

The sound of Robert Smith's guitar on Blue Sunshine is just about one of my favorite things ever.

This is probably the best thing that came out of that project:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTKqod7QKaM

austinato (Austin), Saturday, 17 May 2014 02:31 (three years ago) Permalink

So good ! We should poll that album if enough people have heard it.

LeRooLeRoo, Saturday, 17 May 2014 04:30 (three years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

http://craigjparker.blogspot.com/2016/04/kiss-me-vinyl-reissue.html

http://www.amazon.com/Kiss-2LP-180-Gram-Vinyl/dp/B00CF8YGRI/ref=sr_1_1_twi_lp__2?ie=UTF8&qid=1460040064&sr=8-1&keywords=cure+kiss+me+vinyl

roduct Code: WARB-RHI-7451
Label/Make: Rhino
Genre/Model: Rock
Description: 180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed
UPC: 081227967451
Release date: May 13th, 2016

Bee OK, Thursday, 5 May 2016 02:19 (one year ago) Permalink

2LP 180 Gram Vinyl to be released next week. i think i have two copies of the original release and one included a third LP that was orange and had some B-Sides.

Bee OK, Thursday, 5 May 2016 02:21 (one year ago) Permalink

ref=sr_1_1_twi_lp__2?ie=UTF8&qid=1460040064&sr=8-1&keywords=cure+kiss+me+vinyl

glandular lansbury (sic), Thursday, 5 May 2016 08:14 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Signs of life!

I'll cut the cryptic crap soon, certainly before Christmas, but wanted to hint a little bit about next year's plans on The Cure project because I am excited! Be great to work with my old chums, as we go so far back. Going to be a bumper year for the 40th anniversary!

— Tim Pope (@timpopedirector) December 3, 2017

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 3 December 2017 15:23 (one week ago) Permalink

Earlier:

Being the kind-hearted person I am, I can confirm one of my upcoming projects next year is with The Cure with whom I have worked since 1981. This will be with the full participation of Robert. Updates when I can, but suffice to say it will be a 40th anniversary project.

— Tim Pope (@timpopedirector) December 1, 2017

And holy shit

Flicka flicka flicka. Here you are. Dust my lemon lies. 50 dusty boxes filled with memories. None of it seen before. From the 1970s to present day. Put that in your pipe and smoke it! More soon.

— Tim Pope (@timpopedirector) December 3, 2017

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 3 December 2017 15:25 (one week ago) Permalink

is there still a reissue / expansion of Mixed Up in the works ? that's by far my favorite Cure.

droit au butt (Euler), Sunday, 3 December 2017 16:40 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeah that's what's unclear. If both audio and video could get properly jump-started here...

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 3 December 2017 16:42 (one week ago) Permalink

hey, maybe the cure can leverage neil young's archive setup for this project! the key is to replicate the actual experience of opening a drawer stuffed with chaotically organized documents

Karl Malone, Sunday, 3 December 2017 16:47 (one week ago) Permalink

Just listened to an interview with Tim Pope on Adam Buxton's podcast the other day. Buxton introduced the podcast with a disclaimer that Tim was not on drugs during the taping and something to the effect of "he is just a very animated man by nature". Disappointingly, they didn't discuss the Cure much, if at all.

how's life, Sunday, 3 December 2017 17:04 (one week ago) Permalink

They need to do Mixed Up with all the 12" mixes (Primary!) and it wouldn't hurt my feelings if they packaged together the B-Sides from the Standing On A Beach Cassette (heck, toss on the 87-90 b-sides too).

brotherlovesdub, Sunday, 3 December 2017 17:09 (one week ago) Permalink

Just tag your Join The Dots rips that way, I did

shackling the masses with plastic-wrapped snack picks (sic), Sunday, 3 December 2017 19:22 (one week ago) Permalink

"hey, maybe the cure can leverage neil young's archive setup for this project! the key is to replicate the actual experience of opening a drawer stuffed with chaotically organized documents"

that is the worst fucking UX I've ever seen on a website

akm, Sunday, 3 December 2017 20:46 (one week ago) Permalink

So many demos and rare bits were floated out on the back of the 2cd reissues, I'm wondering then if this is some sort of visual retrospective

MaresNest, Sunday, 3 December 2017 21:05 (one week ago) Permalink

Does read like a visual project.

brotherlovesdub, Sunday, 3 December 2017 21:24 (one week ago) Permalink

something similar to this but hopefully better?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_Singles_Collection

piscesx, Sunday, 3 December 2017 23:11 (one week ago) Permalink

yeah - probably a box-set repackage of the old VHS compilations + Cure in Orange with added behind the scenes skits

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Monday, 4 December 2017 09:07 (one week ago) Permalink

All together now..

"Dow do do, Dow do do .."

Mark G, Monday, 4 December 2017 09:39 (one week ago) Permalink

If The Cure in Orange is part of this, then it's about fucking time!

Gholdfish Killah (Turrican), Monday, 4 December 2017 09:53 (one week ago) Permalink

I dont really care about videos - give me the Wish remaster and maybe a '40 Imaginary years' book and I'll let them retire quietly

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Monday, 4 December 2017 10:19 (one week ago) Permalink

There's a ton of really smart early TV performances that I'd like to own in decent quality, foreign TV shows and things like The Tube and the Oxford Roadshow.

MaresNest, Monday, 4 December 2017 12:19 (one week ago) Permalink

Wow 30 years since Orange, say it isn’t so.

attention vampire (MatthewK), Monday, 4 December 2017 12:25 (one week ago) Permalink

I used to love the little interstitial bits on the Staring at the Sea VHS some funny shit there

MaresNest, Monday, 4 December 2017 12:34 (one week ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKOdo_hD9k8

MaresNest, Monday, 4 December 2017 12:35 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeah, I remember there being a couple of funny bits of studio footage circa Japanese Whispers and The Head on the Door ... and outtakes from the 'Let's Go To Bed' shoot.

Gholdfish Killah (Turrican), Monday, 4 December 2017 12:48 (one week ago) Permalink

That was the bit I was 'do'ing

Mark G, Monday, 4 December 2017 17:57 (one week ago) Permalink

I love that part where Robert and Lol are sitting for photos and Lol says something like, "I felt terrible earlier, but now I feel wonderful." To which Robert responds, "That's because of all the drugs we took."

And then turns and looks wide eyed straight into the camera and covers his mouth with his hand.

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Monday, 4 December 2017 19:05 (one week ago) Permalink

Hah. About half of The Cure's discography is about drinking or doing drugs.

Gholdfish Killah (Turrican), Monday, 4 December 2017 19:12 (one week ago) Permalink

Footage that surfaced earlier in the year, would buy the shit out of a collection of this type of thing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_nRxLWQAUI

MaresNest, Monday, 4 December 2017 20:13 (one week ago) Permalink


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