Thanks to a well-timed tweet from Chain of Flowers, we were tipped to this mesmerizing cover of The Cure’s ‘Disintegration’ by Los Angeles dream-pop duo Snow & Voices just in time to squeeze it onto the playlist for this week’s radio show. And now you can download the MP3.
Further evidence that Robert Smith may be revving up for an active 2011: The son of bassist Simon Gallup posted on Facebook that he was in the studio with The Cure last week, news that lit up fan sites and forums over the weekend.
Three weeks ago, we launched the inaugural Slicing Up Eyeballs Readers Poll in an effort to gauge what this site’s frequenters think are the year’s best new albums and reissues. Now, with hundreds of ballots cast, the results are in.
The Cure dominates this year’s list of most-viewed stories, claiming five of the top 10 spots — including the No. 1 position, occupied for the second year in a row by our initial 2009 report on this year’s 3CD deluxe reissue of ‘Disintegration.’
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.’
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.’
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.
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.
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.