Tag: Disintegration

New releases: Joy Division, The Cure, Dead Can Dance on vinyl; Freebass debut CD

New releases: Joy Division, The Cure, Dead Can Dance on vinyl; Freebass debut CD

This week’s new releases include a box set of Joy Division 7-inch singles; a limited-edition, marble-vinyl 2LP set of The Cure’s expanded ‘Entreat Plus’; Dead Can Dance’s 4LP vinyl ‘Box Set I’; and the U.S. release of Freebass’ debut CD ‘It’s a Beautiful Life.’

Video: Unpacking The Cure’s ‘Entreat Plus’ limited-edition 2LP marble-vinyl set

Video: Unpacking The Cure’s ‘Entreat Plus’ limited-edition 2LP marble-vinyl set

Unboxing videos aren’t just for tech products, as Universal Music demonstrates in this new 90-second piece put together to show off the new limited-edition marble-vinyl version of The Cure’s expanded ‘Entreat’ Plus 2LP set.

The Cure’s Robert Smith donates handwritten ‘Plainsong’ lyrics to U.K. charity auciton

The Cure’s Robert Smith donates handwritten ‘Plainsong’ lyrics to U.K. charity auciton

A set of lyrics to ‘Disintegration’ opening track ‘Plainsong’ — handwritten and autographed by Robert Smith earlier this year — will be included in the ‘Art of the Song’ auction on Dec. 15, a fundraiser for the U.K.’s Teenage Cancer Trust.

The Cure’s expanded ‘Entreat Plus’ live album to be released on double vinyl in January

The Cure’s expanded ‘Entreat Plus’ live album to be released on double vinyl in January

‘Entreat Plus’ — the 12-track, remixed version of The Cure’s 1990 live album that was included on CD and digital versions of the expanded ‘Disintegration’ set earlier this year — will be released as a 2LP vinyl set on Jan. 11 by Elektra Records.

Robert Smith donates signed ‘Disintegration’ LP to West Memphis 3 legal defense fund

Robert Smith donates signed ‘Disintegration’ LP to West Memphis 3 legal defense fund

Beginning Monday, fans of The Cure will be able to bid on a double-vinyl edition of the new ‘Disintegration’ reissue signed by Robert Smith that’s being auctioned off to help raise money for the West Memphis 3 legal defense fund.

Lol Tolhurst: The Cure’s Robert Smith at work on ‘Mixed Up,’ ‘In Orange,’ BBC sets

Lol Tolhurst: The Cure’s Robert Smith at work on ‘Mixed Up,’ ‘In Orange,’ BBC sets

There’s been no official word since last fall’s announcement by Robert Smith of plans for a series of archival releases, but this week ex-keyboardist Lol Tolhurst revealed that Smith is at work on a reissue of ‘Mixed Up,’ a BBC box set and a DVD release of ‘The Cure in Orange.’

Poll: The Cure’s Top 98 songs of all time, as chosen by Slicing Up Eyeballs’ readers

Poll: The Cure’s Top 98 songs of all time, as chosen by Slicing Up Eyeballs’ readers

The deeply mournful ‘Same Deep Water As You’ — the centerpiece of the new ‘Disintegration: Deluxe Edition’ — is not just Slicing Up Eyeballs readers’ favorite song off that classic 1989 album, it’s their No. 1 all-time song by The Cure, according to our informal poll that wraps up ‘Disintegration’ Week.

Readers poll: The Cure’s Top 10 B-sides

Readers poll: The Cure’s Top 10 B-sides

For Day 3 of our ‘Disintegration’ Week — in which we toast the North American release of The Cure’s eagerly anticipated ‘Disintegration: Deluxe Edition’ — we flip those singles over, running down the band’s Top 10 B-sides, as chosen by Slicing Up Eyeballs’ readers.

Readers poll: The Cure’s Top 10 singles

Readers poll: The Cure’s Top 10 singles

We continue ‘Disintegration’ Week — celebrating the North American release of The Cure’s expanded ‘Disintegration: Deluxe Edition’ — today with our rundown of Robert Smith and Co.’s Top 10 singles, as chosen by Slicing Up Eyeballs’ readers.

Poll: Readers name ‘Same Deep Water as You’ best song off The Cure’s ‘Disintegration’

Poll: Readers name ‘Same Deep Water as You’ best song off The Cure’s ‘Disintegration’

To mark today’s North American release of The Cure’s ‘Disintegration: Deluxe Edition,’ we open ‘Disintegration’ Week, four days’ worth of Cure-related lists based on the 380-plus entries we received in our recent contest, which asked fans to each name their favorite Cure song.

New releases: The Cure’s ‘Disintegration’; new Andy Bell, Marc Almond, Brendan Perry

New releases: The Cure’s ‘Disintegration’; new Andy Bell, Marc Almond, Brendan Perry

This week’s new CDs include the American release of The Cure’s ‘Disintegration: Deluxe Edition,’ plus new albums from Erasure’s Andy Bell, Soft Cell’s Marc Almond and Dead Can Dance’s Brendan Perry, and a new live album from Throwing Muses’ Kristin Hersh.

Download: The Cure plays ‘Disintegration’ live at the Dallas Starplex on 1989’s Prayer Tour

Download: The Cure plays ‘Disintegration’ live at the Dallas Starplex on 1989’s Prayer Tour

As promised, Robert Smith this week started streaming The Cure’s live performance of ‘Disintegration’ — recorded at Dallas’ Starplex Amphitheatre on 1989’s Prayer Tour — on the band’s microsite for the new reissue.

Review: The Cure’s ‘Disintegration: Deluxe Edition’ expanded 3CD reissue

Review: The Cure’s ‘Disintegration: Deluxe Edition’ expanded 3CD reissue

Admittedly, The Cure’s ‘Disintegration: Deluxe Edition’ may be a bit much for casual fans — particularly wading through so many instrumental demos — but to anyone who has spent the past 21 years exploring the depths of this album, the new reissue is a marvel to hear.

New releases: The Cure’s ‘Disintegration,’ new Modern English, Marc Almond reissue

New releases: The Cure’s ‘Disintegration,’ new Modern English, Marc Almond reissue

This week’s new releases include The Cure’s ‘Disintegration: Deluxe Edition’ (CD and vinyl in Europe, iTunes in the U.S.), Modern English’s first new album in 14 years, a 2CD reissue of Marc Almond’s ‘Open All Night’ and The Wonder Stuff’s re-recording of ‘Hup.’