The Cure fan website Chain of Flowers has one hell of a scoop. The site received a press release from the band in which they announce the release a series of live concert DVDs in the next few months. The same press release also announces the band’s 14th studio album, with working title “4:14 Scream”. Apparently the album will be a collection of songs recorded at the same time as “4:13 Dream”. Expect the material to be much darker than what was released on “4:13 Dream”.
And that’s not all, The Cure is preparing for another Trilogy-style tour, this time featuring full performances of the 3 albums released between 1984 and 1987. Those who witnessed the band’s 4 hour and a half gig in Mexico in October 2013 (like we did) already have an idea what to expect.
Let’s see if all this will effectively be concretized because we are still waiting for a couple of other previously announced The Cure releases: DVD reissues of “The Cure in Orange”, the BBC recordings boxset “Show” and the follow-up to the 1990 remix collection “Mixed Up”.
More info as we get it.
Via SL Mag
Here’s a nice video featuring true old-timers on the music scene – The Cure
The Cure ‘Bestival Live 2011′ released 5th December on Sunday Best Recordings. The full concert available on 2xCD and Digital Download at a very special price.
32 Cure classics including “The Lovecats”, “Close To Me”, “Friday I’m In Love”, “Lullaby”, “The Caterpillar”, “Just Like Heaven” & “Boys Don’t Cry”
All profits from the sale of this album will go to the Isle of Wight Youth Trust.
“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!” Robert Smith
Said Smith: “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.”
According to The Sun, ex-Beatle Paul McCartney has been shopping a Paul McCartney tribute around and is asking famous musicians to cover one of his songs. He already had arranged for The Clash to collaborate with his son James for one of the songs and now also hooked him up with The Cure. McCartney is said to have a good relationship with the band’s frontman, Robert Smith. So The Sun says.
Other artists on this Paul McCartney tribute include Billy Joel, BB King, Garth Brooks, Paul Rodgers and even KISS. Rumour has it that The Police declined.
The Japanese Popstars have assembled quite a strong line-up for their new album. The album includes guest performances by Robert Smith (The Cure), Tom Smith (The Editors), Morgan Kibby (M83) and James Vincent McMorrow next to Lisa Hannigan, Chicago house legend Green Velvet and Jon Spencer. Honestly we wonder a bit why this act has deserved this because their material so far could not impress us at all.
The Japanese Popstars are an electronic act from Derry, Northern Ireland, consisting of Declan McLaughlin aka Decky Hedrock, Gary Curran, and Gareth Donoghue. They are signed to indie label, Gung-Ho Recordings (Gus Gus, Zoo Brazil) in the UK, and Beatink in Japan (home of Underworld, Aphex Twin, and Cinematic Orchestra).
The band will release their new single “Song For Lisa” on Positiva/Virgin on 4 April 2011. The release features Mercury Prize-nominated Irish singer-songwriter Lisa Hannigan.