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The Cure Announces New Live Album 

Are there any fans of The Cure in the house? I'm a casual fan of the band. The Cure will release a new live album next month and I might pick it up. Sometimes I prefer live records to studio releases so I might pick this up. Check it out and happy Saturday!

Sunday Best Recordings is thrilled to announce the December 6th release of The Cure: Bestival Live 2011, a live recording of the iconic bands incredible, career-spanning two and a half hour set performed at this year’s Bestival.
The double album, which is split over two CDs and also available as a digital download is made up of thirty-two Cure classics, including “The Lovecats,” “The Caterpillar,” “Close To Me,” “Friday I’m In Love,” “Lullaby,” “The Hungry Ghost,” “The End Of The World,” “Just Like Heaven,” “Grinding Halt,” “Jumping Someone Else's Train” and “Boys Don’t Cry.”
Of the live album, Robert Smith of The Cure says “We had such a great time in the Isle of Wight at Bestival that we wanted to release this show as a way of thanking fans and islanders alike. Bestival is the best!”
All profits from the sale of this album will go to the Isle of Wight Youth Trust (Reg Charity No: 1087163). The Isle of Wight Youth Trust is a charitable, independent and professional organization offering counseling, advice, information and support services to young people aged 25 and under on the Isle of Wight (the home of Bestival) and, in some cases, their parents or carers. The Youth Trust has been working on the Isle of Wight for 27 years and has made a positive input to the wellbeing of people locally.

Reader Comments (7)

Great live band, seen them 4 times.
November 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSnoot
I just got in line... Or not
November 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSmknotsmf
I actually first saw The Cure in 1979 at The Bayou in D.C. They were supposed to open for seminal Punk band, The Dickies, but when I got to the front ticket window, i was informed that Leonard Graves Phillips, lead singer of The Dickies, broke his leg leaping off the stage in Baltimore the night before, so they had to cancel.

I was offered my money back ($21!) or, if I preferred, 12 bux back, and I could still see The Cure. Well, let me tell ya, virtually no one took 'em up on the offer, since no one had heard of 'em. However, this was during my Punk phase (though, don't worry, I never fully abandoned Metal at the time, either) and I knew of The Cure cuz I owned an import of one of their singles, "Boys Don't Cry", which I had already worn out by the time I got to the show.

I figured, "What the hell..." and decided to see 'em. Well, it was just me and 12 other Punks who were fortunate enuff to witness history that night, as the show was totally amazing!

There we all were, all 13 of us huggin' the stage, pretty much strangers, totally one with the band, realizing it was a night we
would probably all never forget, band included.

Years later, in 1986, I saw 'em at a sold out Merriweather Post
Pavilion, and don't get me wrong, it was a fantastic show, and i even had a hot blonde dead ringer for Patti Hansen on my arm by then who even drove me there as they were huge by then with hits galore, but, somehow, it just wasn't as cool as when I saw 'em back in '79.

p.s. In case you guys don't know The Dickies, they hailed from L.A., but were signed to A&M in '77 right when Punk hit. They are known as The World's Fastest Band, even faster than The Ramones were, and I challenge any Speed Metal band to a duel with 'em. I can tell ya, NO ONE is faster. Check out their absolutely killarious version of Sabbath's "Paranoid". It will not disappoint, I promise you.
November 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
I've never seen the Cure,..but I have seen the Dickies once in a small club with maybe 30 people and it was a damn fun night,...yes they are fast but, they are just one of them bands that are fun to see.Them boys are getting old now though.
November 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commentertoddwiggy
True, Todd. But it's good to see they are still out there. You are right, they are fun to see regardless of how fast they are, and they have slowed down a bit like Metalboy! -- hahaha!!! Why do you think I'm all about the more Rockin' kinda Metal as opposed to the high speed hookless wonders you young whippersnappers listen to, now!

Any who, back to The Dickies. Yeah, they were much faster -- THE fastest on earth -- I sh*t thee not -- back in the heyday. I caught 'em about 5 times from '79 to '87 -- twice with founder, all-around resident genius and keyboardist, Chuck Wagon, before the ol' H got him. Man, he was the fastest keyboardist I ever saw and same for the drummer in the original line up.

Just listen to their covers of "Paranoid", "Communication Breakdown" and "Nights In White Satin" along with originals like the Chuck Wagon penned "Give It Back" and you'll see what I mean!

Oh, and of course, they're killer musicians and the first two records were extremely well produced and recorded, obviously. Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss wouldn't have it any other way, hahaha!!!

But, indeed, this post is on The Cure, so back to them for a moment -- There's great live Cure stuff on YouTube, no doubt. Check 'em out doing "Just Like Heaven" live on the MTV Video Music Awards back in the day. I remember, they opened the show.

Simply stunning.
November 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Of course, they are "produced" and very well, I might add, but ignore the random slippage of the word at the very end of my previous comments! Damned machines!
November 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
I've never seen the Cure and I love the mission of the organization they're supporting. I may have to buy this after previewing it of course.
November 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSean

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