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Old 05-31-06, 12:45 PM
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Cure Re-masters and Live DVD box set info

The following 2 posts from Robert Smith are on the Chain Of Flowers website. They are a little difficult to read but lots o' info.

JAPANESE WHISPERS AND...
5/30/2006 6:16:24 PM - by CURE:ROBERT

STUFF

JAPANESE WHISPERS IS DELETED
AS THERE SEEMED LITTLE POINT IN REMASTERING AN ALBUM THAT WASNT REALLY AN ALBUM ANYWAY
AND (AS HAS ALREADY BEEN POINTED OUT) ALL THE JW SONGS ARE AVAILABLE AS REMASTERS ON THE GREATEST HITS AND JOIN THE DOTS

AND 'OTHER' KMKMKM SONGS...

THIS WAS A DIFFICULT EXTRAS CD TO COMPILE
AS THERE WERE REALLY TWO...
ONE WITH 18 UNRELEASED AND B-SIDE INSTRUMENTAL DEMOS
AND THE DEMOS/OUT-TAKES/LIVE ONE THAT IS TO BE RELEASED

ON BALANCE I (AND THOSE I PLAYED BOTH TO) FELT THAT THE DEMOS/OUT-TAKES/LIVE ONE WAS JUST MORE INTERESTING AS AN EXTRA WITH THE KMKMKM ALBUM...

MAYBE THE OTHER ONE WILL LEAK OUT SOMETIME...

ANYWAY...
THESE NEXT REMASTERS REALLY DO SOUND FAB... PARTICULARLY THE TOP!
RSX

AND (AS HAS ALSO ALREADY BEEN POINTED OUT)
NOW ALL THE CURIOSITY TRACKS WILL BE AVAILABLE
AND
THERE WILL BE AN 'ALL THE SINGLES' COLLECTION NEXT YEAR - WITH STARING AT THE SEA TYPE LINKS INBETWEEN
AND
THERE WILL BE A LIVE DVD BOXSET
WITH ORANGE
AND SHOW
AND JAPAN(?)
AND
AND
OTHER SURPRISE STUFF

AND
A PRAYER TOUR SHOW?
HMMMM...
IF I CAN FIND THE FOOTAGE!

ONWARDS...



and:


5/28/2006 8:18:27 PM- by CURE:ROBERT

BLUE SUNSHINE (1983) / THE TOP (1984) / THE HEAD ON THE DOOR (1985) / KISS ME KISS ME KISS ME (1987)

TRACK DETAILS OF THE NEXT ROUND OF RE-MASTERED RE-RELEASES - OUT IN AUGUST...

THE GLOVE - BLUE SUNSHINE

2 CD SET COMPILED BY STEVEN SEVERIN AND ROBERT SMITH
DIGITALLY REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES
RARITIES FEATURES x16 TRACKS ON CD FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME

DELUXE PACKAGE CONTAINS A 20 PAGE BOOKLET INCLUDING SLEEVENOTES AND LYRICS WITH RARE AND PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN PHOTOGRAPHS

DISC ONE – THE ORIGINAL ALBUM (AND BONUS TRACKS) (1983)

01 Like An Animal
02 Looking Glass Girl
03 Sex-Eye-Make-Up
04 Mr. Alphabet Says
05 A Blues In Drag
06 Punish Me With Kisses
07 This Green City
08 Orgy
09 Perfect Murder
10 Relax
11 The Man From Nowhere (Original Instrumental Mix)
12 Mouth To Mouth (Landray Vocal Mix)
13 Punish Me With Kisses (Mike Hedges Mix)
14 The Tightrope (Original Instrumental Mix)
15 Like An Animal (12" Club What Club? Mix)

DISC TWO – RARITIES (1983)

01 Like An Animal (RS Vocal Demo)
02 Looking Glass Girl (RS Vocal Demo)
03 Sex-Eye-Make-Up (RS Vocal Demo)
04 Mr. Alphabet Says (Alt RS Vocal Demo)
05 A Blues In Drag (Alt RS Vocal Demo)
06 Punish Me With Kisses (RS Vocal Demo)
07 This Green City (RS Vocal Demo)
08 Orgy (RS Vocal Demo)
09 Perfect Murder (Alt RS Vocal Demo)
10 Relax (Alt RS Vocal Demo)
11 The Man From Nowhere (Alt Instrumental Mix)
12 Mouth To Mouth (RS Vocal Demo)
13 Opened The Box (A Waltz) (RS Vocal Demo)
14 The Tightrope (Almost Time) (RS Vocal Demo)
15 And All Around Us The Mermaids Sang (aka Torment) (RS Vocal Demo)
16 Holiday 80 (Original Instrumental Mix)


THE CURE - THE TOP

2 CD SET COMPILED BY ROBERT SMITH
DIGITALLY REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES
RARITIES FEATURES x4 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED SONGS
WITH x17 TRACKS ON CD FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME

DELUXE PACKAGE CONTAINS A 20 PAGE BOOKLET INCLUDING SLEEVENOTES AND LYRICS WITH RARE AND PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN PHOTOGRAPHS

DISC ONE – THE ORIGINAL ALBUM (1984)

01 SHAKE DOG SHAKE
02 BIRDMAD GIRL
03 WAILING WALL
04 GIVE ME IT
05 DRESSING UP
06 THE CATERPILLAR
07 PIGGY IN THE MIRROR
08 THE EMPTY WORLD
09 BANANAFISHBONES
10 THE TOP

DISC TWO - RARITIES (1982 – 1984)

01 YOU STAYED... (RS Home demo)
02 ARIEL (RS Home demo)
03 A HAND INSIDE MY MOUTH (Studio demo)
04 SADACIC (RS Studio demo)
05 SHAKE DOG SHAKE (Studio demo)
06 PIGGY IN THE MIRROR (Studio demo)
07 BIRDMAD GIRL (Studio demo)
08 GIVE ME IT (Studio demo)
09 THROW YOUR FOOT (Studio demo)
10 HAPPY THE MAN (Studio demo)
11 THE CATERPILLAR (Studio demo)
12 DRESSING UP (Studio alt mix)
13 WAILING WALL (Studio alt mix)
14 THE EMPTY WORLD (Live bootleg)
15 BANANAFISH BONES (Live bootleg)
16 THE TOP (Live bootleg)
17 FOREVER (version) (Live bootleg)


THE CURE - THE HEAD ON THE DOOR

2 CD SET COMPILED BY ROBERT SMITH
DIGITALLY REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES
RARITIES FEATURES x4 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED SONGS
WITH x18 TRACKS ON CD FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME

DELUXE PACKAGE CONTAINS A 20 PAGE BOOKLET INCLUDING SLEEVENOTES AND
LYRICS WITH RARE AND PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN PHOTOGRAPHS

DISC ONE – THE ORIGNAL ALBUM (1985)

01 INBETWEEN DAYS
02 KYOTO SONG
03 THE BLOOD
04 SIX DIFFERENT WAYS
05 PUSH
06 THE BABY SCREAMS
07 CLOSE TO ME
08 A NIGHT LIKE THIS
09 SCREW
10 SINKING

DISC TWO - RARITIES (1984 – 1985)

01 INBETWEEN DAYS (RS Home demo)
02 INWOOD (RS Home demo)
03 PUSH (RS Home demo)
04 INNSBRUCK (RS Home demo)
05 STOP DEAD (Studio demo)
06 MANSOLIDGONE (Studio demo)
07 SCREW (Studio demo)
08 LIME TIME (Studio demo)
09 KYOTO SONG (Studio demo)
10 A FEW HOURS AFTER THIS... (Studio demo)
11 SIX DIFFERENT WAYS (Studio demo)
12 A MAN INSIDE MY MOUTH (Studio demo)
13 A NIGHT LIKE THIS (Studio demo)
14 THE EXPLODING BOY (Studio demo)
15 CLOSE TO ME (Studio demo)
16 THE BABY SCREAMS (Live bootleg)
17 THE BLOOD (Live bootleg)
18 SINKING (Live bootleg)


THE CURE - KISS ME KISS ME KISS ME

2 CD SET COMPILED BY ROBERT SMITH
DIGITALLY REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES
RARITIES FEATURES x18 TRACKS ON CD FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME

DELUXE PACKAGE CONTAINS A 20 PAGE BOOKLET INCLUDING SLEEVENOTES AND
LYRICS WITH RARE AND PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN PHOTOGRAPHS

DISC ONE – THE ORIGINAL ALBUM (1984)

01 THE KISS
02 CATCH
03 TORTURE
04 IF ONLY TONIGHT WE COULD SLEEP
05 WHY CAN'T I BE YOU?
06 HOW BEAUTIFUL YOU ARE...
07 THE SNAKEPIT
08 HEY YOU!
09 JUST LIKE HEAVEN
10 ALL I WANT
11 HOT HOT HOT!!!
12 ONE MORE TIME
13 LIKE COCKATOOS
14 ICING SUGAR
15 THE PERFECT GIRL
16 A THOUSAND HOURS
17 SHIVER AND SHAKE
18 FIGHT

DISC TWO – RARITIES (1986 – 1987)

01 THE KISS (RS Home demo)
02 THE PERFECT GIRL (Studio demo)
03 LIKE COCKATOOS (Studio demo)
04 ALL I WANT (Studio demo)
05 HOT HOT HOT!!! (Studio demo)
06 SHIVER AND SHAKE (Studio demo)
07 IF ONLY TONIGHT WE COULD SLEEP (Studio demo)
08 JUST LIKE HEAVEN (Studio demo)
09 HEY YOU! (Studio demo)
10 A THOUSAND HOURS (Studio alt mix)
11 ICING SUGAR (Studio alt mix)
12 ONE MORE TIME (Studio alt mix)
13 HOW BEAUTIFUL YOU ARE (Live bootleg)
14 THE SNAKEPIT (Live bootleg)
15 CATCH (Live bootleg)
16 TORTURE (Live bootleg)
17 FIGHT (Live bootleg)
18 WHY CAN’T I BE YOU? (Live bootleg)
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KMKMKM is my favorite Cure album (Although my favorite Cure song by a mile is Fascination Street). Looking forward to all the reissues, although I haven't been that big of a fan of the bonus material on anything so far.
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I was really really hoping for the 12" mixes to finally appear on these reissues - "The Head on the Door" is my fav Cure album - but I suppose not. Oh well - can't stop buyin em now. [Though truthfully, this might be the last round I get unless the "Disintegration" bonus disc is very interesting.]

Maybe on this "all the singles" thing he talked about.
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Now, understand this: I love the Cure.

But I'm a little put off by these remasters because they're so goddamned expensive.

At this point in time, every Cure fan already owns all of their albums.

And these reissues, which will apparently cover their entire catalog, are just remastered versions of already released material with a bonus disc of b-sides, out-takes, and other laying around Robert Smith's garage that are being slapped with $30.00 price tags.

BMG was a good source for the first round of remasters, but they're no longer listed on the site, which makes me wonder if they'll be carrying this next round of albums.

Sorry, but I'm not going to pay in excess of $100 for albums I already own just to get a bunch of out-takes I'll probably only listen to a couple of times. (And I already paid out the ass for an import version of "The Top" about ten years ago.)
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Originally Posted by Josh-da-man
Now, understand this: I love the Cure.

But I'm a little put off by these remasters because they're so goddamned expensive.

At this point in time, every Cure fan already owns all of their albums.

And these reissues, which will apparently cover their entire catalog, are just remastered versions of already released material with a bonus disc of b-sides, out-takes, and other laying around Robert Smith's garage that are being slapped with $30.00 price tags.

BMG was a good source for the first round of remasters, but they're no longer listed on the site, which makes me wonder if they'll be carrying this next round of albums.

Sorry, but I'm not going to pay in excess of $100 for albums I already own just to get a bunch of out-takes I'll probably only listen to a couple of times. (And I already paid out the ass for an import version of "The Top" about ten years ago.)

You forgot to mention that they released a box set titled B-sides and Rarities, yet they still find some 10 CDs worth of rarities to rerelease. I have not started rebuying these yet, but I will as this is one of my top 3 bands of all time.
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I've purhcased a couple of the remasters since they are one of my favorite bands from back-in-the-day. I have TIB and Pornography. I think I'm going to eventually pick up Faith and Seventeen Seconds. The live DVD box set sounds promising, but I won't get my hopes up too much as yet. To have a live document from The Prayer Tour would be a real treasure. Let's keep our fingers crossed...
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Bump as these are supposed to street today. Not sure if I'm picking them all up or if I'll wait. Some of the extra stuff seems a little too 'bottom of the barrel' for me. Worth a listen, but nothing you'd want to shell out the extra $$ for.
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Originally Posted by Jippy
Bump as these are supposed to street today. Not sure if I'm picking them all up or if I'll wait. Some of the extra stuff seems a little too 'bottom of the barrel' for me. Worth a listen, but nothing you'd want to shell out the extra $$ for.
I've listened to clips of most of the bonus disk stuff and it's pretty marginal. I'll pass on these as I have the previous ones. I'm in for the DVD box set though.
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I traded in a bunch of stuff yesterday and picked up "The Top" [which I didn't own before and was the one Cure album I'd never heard in it's entirety] and "The Head On The Door" [my favorite Cure album]. The liner notes once again are fantastic, and though I haven't given the bonus discs a thurough listen yet they're pretty interesting. Not something I'd listen to over and over of course, but they're good to hear. Since I was trading in stuff that had been sitting in a box for years and I knew the guy at the store so I got a good trade in bonus and discount on the discs, I'm pretty happy. There's no way I would've spent $50 out of pocket on these though. Of course, now I have to get "Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me" somehow. Maybe I can get someone t buy it for me for Christmas....

Though I've gotta say, I listened to the "Seventeen Seconds" bonus disc the other day for the first time since I bought it when the last round was released, and I quite enjoyed it. Guess they're good as a collection or archival type of thing, but certainly nothing like, say, the bonus discs for the Pet Shop Boys albums that are gonna get as much listen as the albums proper.

Again, love the liner notes though. And they look really nice on the shelf. You could argue either side to death.
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My take on the reissues...
http://www.popmatters.com/music/feat...822-cure.shtml
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If it hasn't already been stated, the deluxe edition re-issues eventually come out as single discs for $11-$13. Already happened with the 1st wave:

http://rhinorecords.com/store/Search...0&Go.y=0&Go=Go
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Well, I broke down and got a couple of these. "Blue Sunshine" is still in transit and a found a pretty good deal on "The Top" yesterday. I'm suprised at how much more I can hear now. The remastering definitly did some good. Usually I find that a 'remaster' means 'make it louder'. With this album in particular, I can hear the bass, rythym guitars, and keyboards much more distinctly. As for the second disc of rarities, there's actually some good stuff here. It's interesting to hear the various studio demos of most of these tracks, especially the occasional changed lyrics. It offers great insight into how these songs developed into the final mixes. I think I'm taking the cheap route and putting the other two releases on my XMas wish list. Good stuff, but it sure gets expensive quickly.
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Originally Posted by Jippy
The remastering definitly did some good. Usually I find that a 'remaster' means 'make it louder'. With this album in particular, I can hear the bass, rythym guitars, and keyboards much more distinctly.

Good to hear that, I always worry about remasters sounding compressed.
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The new double-cd remasters are $15.97 each at deepdiscountcd. Best deal that I've found for them so far.
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Originally Posted by Jippy
I'm suprised at how much more I can hear now. The remastering definitly did some good. Usually I find that a 'remaster' means 'make it louder'. With this album in particular, I can hear the bass, rythym guitars, and keyboards much more distinctly. As for the second disc of rarities, there's actually some good stuff here. It's interesting to hear the various studio demos of most of these tracks, especially the occasional changed lyrics. It offers great insight into how these songs developed into the final mixes. I think I'm taking the cheap route and putting the other two releases on my XMas wish list. Good stuff, but it sure gets expensive quickly.
I agree on the improved sound quality. I recently bought the Pornography, Faith and Seventeen Seconds reissues and I definitely noticed a difference in the clarity and accuracy of the recordings. It's particularly apparent on Pornography, whose deliberately muddy and dense production was almost unlistenable on the previous CD version. The new version is remarkably improved: A Short Term Effect turns out to have a melody, you can actually make out the guitars on the title track and the solos on "Strange Day" sound terrific.

Faith and Seventeen Seconds have much less dense mixes so the remastering is less apparent, but certainly noticable and welcome.

I have to disagree on the bonus material, though. I guess I've never really been one for demos, unpublished tracks and the like, but the stuff here is either decidedly B-grade studio stuff or OK versions of (admittedly good sounding) live tracks. Not to sound pretentious, but one thing I like about these albums is their purity and brevity: 10 tracks or less, over in about 35 minutes, each has a unique sound and that sound is consistent throughout the record. The extras seem to junk up that vision. I listened to those disks once, don't think I'll be revisiting.
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any word on a re-release of "Disintegration" ?
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Disintegration, Wish, and Mixed Up are supposed to be in 2008.

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