The full list of this year’s Record Store Day releases is expected to be revealed on Tuesday, but sharp-eyed fans of The Cure have spotted evidence that this year’s titles will include a vinyl reissue of 1990 remix album Mixed Up and something called Torn Down: Mixed Up Extras 2018 — which may or may not be the Mixed Up sequel Smith first hinted at nearly a decade ago.
The Mixed Up listings on Amazon France and Amazon Spain include the same tracklist as the original vinyl pressings, though the songs aren’t ID’d as remixes. The Torn Down tracklist (see below), of course, is something all together new, and while the album’s title suggests leftovers from the original remix project, it includes six songs from Cure albums released after Mixed Up came out.
Smith brought up the idea of Mixed Up 2 in 2009 when he announced plans to reissue Disintegration; in a note on the band’s website, he wrote: “There will be a lot more remastered Cure stuff in 2010… including Mixed Up 2… as well as The Cure @ The BBC box set… ‘In Orange’ and ‘Show’ on DVD… and…”
In July 2012, Smith addressed Mixed Up 2 again, saying he hoped it would be released by Christmas of that year. He specifically mentioned that the bands Mogwai and Cranes were working on mixes, and Mogwai later confirmed it was working on a mix of “Faith.” Yet “Faith” isn’t one of the songs on the Torn Down tracklist, so whether these are the same projects remains to be seen.
The Cure, of course, is a fairly reliable participant in Record Store Day; last year the band released vinyl pressings of Greatest Hits and Acoustic Hits, and in years past released special vinyl editions of Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me and Entreat for the special celebration of independent record stores.
This year’s Record Store Day releases will come as The Cure ramps up to celebrate its 40th anniversary, with Smith curating this year’s Meltdown festival along with plans for a major concert this summer in London’s Hyde Park and a new documentary on the band.
Tracklist: The Cure, Torn Down: Mixed Up Extras 2018
1. “Three Imaginary Boys”
3. “The Drowning Man”
4. “A Strange Day”
1. “Just One Kiss”
2. “Shake Dog Shake”
3. “A Night Like This”
4. “Like Cockatoos”
2. “Never Enough”
3. “From The Edge Of The Deep Green Sea”
1. “The Last Day Of Summer”
2. “Cut Here”
4. “It’s Over”
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