The Cure 'Reflections'

In what’s already being hailed as unforgettable performance, The Cure has just wrapped up a 44-song, nearly four-hour performance at the Vivid Live Festival at Australia’s famed Sydney Opera House — a concert that found Robert Smith & Co. running through the band’s first three albums in their entirety and reuniting with former keyboardists Lol Tolhurst and Roger O’Donnell.

According to the setlist and fan accounts posted by Chain of Flowers, the band — for the first of its two “Reflections” concerts — played its first three albums — 1979’s Three Imaginary Boys, 1980’s Seventeen Seconds and 1981’s Faith — with O’Donnell joining the lineup for the first time since 2005 for the latter two albums, and Tolhurst performing with The Cure (on Faith) for the first time since his ouster 22 years ago.

Following the three full-album sets, The Cure returned for three separate encores totaling 14 more songs. Keeping with the night’s theme, the band stuck to early era singles and B-sides, performing cuts such as “Descent,” “The Hanging Garden,” “Splintered in Her Head,” “Charlotte Sometimes,” “Another Journey By Train” and “Killing An Arab” — the latter of which Smith continues to perform as the more PC “Killing Another.”

UPDATE: Video is starting to surface on YouTube of this historic concert; so far, we’ve posted, below, a few clips from each album and much of the encores.

UPDATE #2: For their second and final night in Sydney, The Cure performed largely the same “Reflections” setlist, with the additions of a “happy birthday” salute to bassist Simon Gallup and a performance of the “Weedy Burton” instrumental that closes Three Imaginary Boys. See more at Chain of Flowers.

See The Cure’s ‘Reflections’ setlist and video after the jump…

Setlist: The Cure, ‘Reflections,’ Vivid Live Festival, Sydney Opera House, 5/31/11

1st Set: Three Imaginary Boys
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”

2nd Set: Seventeen Seconds (w/ Roger O’Donnell)
13. “A Reflection”
14. “Play for Today”
15. “Secrets”
16. “In Your House”
17. “Forever”
18. “The Final Sound”
19. “A Forest”
20. “M”
21. “At Night”
22. “Seventeen Seconds”

3rd Set: Faith (w/ Lol Tolhurst and Roger O’Donnell)
23. “The Holy Hour”
24. “Primary”
25. “Other Voices”
26. “All Cats Are Grey”
27. “The Funeral Party”
28. “Doubt”
29. “The Drowning Man”
30. “Faith”

1st Encore:
31. “World War”
32. “I’m Cold”
33. “Plastic Passion”
34. “Boy’s Don’t Cry”
35. “Killing An Arab”
36. “Jumping Someone Else’s Train”
37. “Another Journey By Train”

2nd Encore:
38. “Descent”
39. “Splintered in Her Head”
40. “Charlotte Sometimes”
41. “The Hanging Garden”

3rd Encore:
42. “Let’s Go to Bed”
43. “The Walk”
44. “The Lovecats”

THREE IMAGINARY BOYS:

The Cure, “Subway Song,” Sydney Opera House, Australia, 5/31/11

SEVENTEEN SECONDS:

The Cure, “Play for Today,” Sydney Opera House, Australia, 5/31/11

The Cure, “A Forest,” Sydney Opera House, Australia, 5/31/11

The Cure, “Three/Forever,” Sydney Opera House, Australia, 5/31/11

FAITH:

The Cure, “Doubt,” Sydney Opera House, Australia, 5/31/11

ENCORES:

The Cure, “World War,” Sydney Opera House, Australia, 5/31/11

The Cure, “Boys Don’t Cry,” Sydney Opera House, Australia, 5/31/11

The Cure, “Another Journey By Train,” Sydney Opera House, Australia, 5/31/11

The Cure, “Descent,” Sydney Opera House, Australia, 5/31/11

The Cure, “Splintered in Her Head,” Sydney Opera House, Australia, 5/31/11

The Cure, “Charlotte Sometimes,” Sydney Opera House, Australia, 5/31/11

The Cure, “The Hanging Garden,” Sydney Opera House, Australia, 5/31/11

The Cure, “The Lovecats,” Sydney Opera House, Australia, 5/31/11

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