31 July 2022
THE CURE will make their fans very happy with
a 30th-anniversary edition of their 9th album WISH,
released in April 1992.
Yes, the LP with this pop diamond on
The deluxe edition contains no less 24 previously unreleased tracks and four
that were previously only available from the mail order-only tape Lost Wishes.
Robert Smoth “There’s a side to the album which I had kind of forgotten, a very gentle, yearning thing which is quite beautiful. TRUST is one of the best things we’ve ever done
I think, it’s played with great feeling, and To Wish Impossible Things is another gorgeous, melancholic piece. in fact, it could well be my favourite song on the record.”
“In the studio control room it all sounded excellent, but I got too busy sorting out our
upcoming concerts to properly oversee the mastering. It was too late to do anything
about it; the album was out, and we were off around the world again. It has really
bugged for me for a very long time. It has taken 30 years, but finally, my Wish has c
Content: the special anniversary edition of Wish will be available as a 3CD 45-track edition), a 2xLP vinyl edition, a 1CD edition, and it will also be available digitally.
Everything but the vinyl comes out on 7 October.
The vinyl arrives on 25 November.
Pre-order info here.
Uyea Sound is one of the previously unreleased tracks.
Original album on Spotify.
THE CURE: Instagram – Bio – Discography
General Robert Smith about the new The Cure album, planned for an Autumn release.
Full Robert Smith feature in NME here
Great magazine covers from the past…
Back in time
4 May 2022
Band: THE CURE
Anniversary album: PORNOGRAPHY
Released: 4 May 1982 – 40 years ago today
Sounds (legendary British music weekly) said: “Despite a genuine talent still
at work, Pornography has too much music too cluttered a backing for Smith’s
well-intended observance. He seems locked in himself, a spiralling nightmare
that leaves The Cure making pompous sounding music that is, when all’s said
and done, dryly meaningless.” Score: 3/5.
Turn Up The Volume: Not good enough to be a good Cure LP.
Single/clip: The Hanging Garden
Full album stream on Spotify…
THE CURE: Story – All Albums
Back in time
21 April 2022
Band: THE CURE
Active: Since 1978 / 13 studio LPs (so far)
Anniversary album: WISH
Released: 21 April 1992 – 30 years ago today
Rolling Stone Magazine: “Smith is the top howler in pop music now. Bravely, mastering his own literate notions of how bands might do more with postpunk “gloom rock” than just bellyache, he has fiddled around with and fine-tuned the Cure for fifteen years. Since The Head on the Door (1985), when he discovered the joys of groove, acoustic jangle, and any instrumentation that could further heighten the increasing emotionality of his songs, Smith’s work with the Cure has never been less than original, often inspired. Wish lacks the dynamic grab of Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (1987) and the awesome brooding rush of Disintegration (1989). Yet this outstanding album, like all the Cure’s best music, runs on
its own brash logic, making a virtue of its emotional polarities.” Score: 4/5.
Turn Up The Volume: The Cure by numbers, with the 3 singles as standouts.
– FRIDAY I’M IN LOVE –
– HIGH –
– A LETTER TO ELISE –
Stream full album on Spotify…
THE CURE: Facebook – All Albums
Daily electricity to load your batteries
20 March 2022
(photo by Turn Up The Volume!)
Young generations covering old generations is not a new thing.
The Beatles, The Stones, Bob Dylan, and other giants did it over and
over again, out of respect and love for what musicians/mentors
did for their careers. And nothing has changed since then.
Young Irish wolves FONTAINES D.C. did it last weekend
on a special St. Patricks Day live show/stream.
They picked a big one from Goth oldies The Cure.
A pearl of a single from their 1987 longplayer
Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me.
Hear Fontaines‘s take on Just Like Heaven…
The original cracker…
FONTAINES D.C.: Facebook
Robert Smith about The Cure‘s roots…
29 June 2021
‘Lovesong’ by THE CURE (1989)
From their Disintegration album.
Official video clip…
THE CURE: Discography
7 June 2021
A solo album by Robert Smith is coming…