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Lost wishes: 7 things The Cure’s Robert Smith promised to release this decade, but hasn’t

Lost wishes: 7 things The Cure’s Robert Smith promised to release this decade, but hasn’t

The list of Cure releases that Robert Smith has promised would come out in 2010 and beyond is quite long, and includes a new studio album, a new remix collection, DVD reissues of old concert films, a new series of live DVD releases and a box set of material recorded for the BBC. Here’s a rundown of what might have been.

The Cure play ‘The Top’ in full, debut ‘A Man Inside My Mouth’ at epic 40-song London gig

The Cure play ‘The Top’ in full, debut ‘A Man Inside My Mouth’ at epic 40-song London gig

The Cure delivered a marathon 40-song set tonight at London’s Eventim Apollo that included a full performance of 1984’s The Top, the live debut of rare B-side “A Man Inside My Mouth” and the reintroduction of songs not played live in decades. The band will perform again Monday and Tuesday nights.

The Cure announces new album ‘4:14 Scream,’ live DVDs, new ‘Trilogy’-style tour

The Cure announces new album ‘4:14 Scream,’ live DVDs, new ‘Trilogy’-style tour

The Cure’s two sold-out shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall in March are being billed as just the beginning of “a very busy 2014” for Robert Smith and Co., with the band today announcing plans to release the long-delayed companion to 2008’s 4:13 Dream and a series of live DVDs — and a third ‘Trilogy’ tour.

The Cure digs deep for ‘The Top’-heavy set in epic return to Mexico (Setlist, Video)

The Cure digs deep for ‘The Top’-heavy set in epic return to Mexico (Setlist, Video)

The Cure returned to Mexico last night for the second time this year, and while the band’s set didn’t quite match the epic length of its show on Robert Smith’s birthday in April, it did feature more surprises, including a heavy dose of The Top and the live debut of Head on the Door-era B-side “Stop Dead.”

The Cure’s ‘Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me’ to receive red-vinyl reissue for Record Store Day

The Cure’s ‘Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me’ to receive red-vinyl reissue for Record Store Day

The Cure has been no stranger to special Record Store Day releases — last year saw an expanded Entreat, plus reissues of the band’s first six albums in the U.K. — and this year’s no different, with an individually numbered, red-vinyl reissue of 1987’s ‘Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me’ due out next month.

The Cure announces 6-country tour of South America in April — plus Mexico City concert

The Cure announces 6-country tour of South America in April — plus Mexico City concert

As Robert Smith first teased last summer, The Cure will return to South America for the first time in 17 years this April, mounting its first-ever large-scale tour of the continent, performing seven concerts in Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Chile and Colombia — followed by a one-off show in Mexico City to end the trek.

Robert Smith: The Cure to mount first-ever full South American tour next year

Robert Smith: The Cure to mount first-ever full South American tour next year

The Cure’s Robert Smith reveals the band’s plans to tour South America: ‘We’re supposed to go there just after Easter next year. We’re going to play in every… not every country in South America. We’re not playing in Ecuador because people don’t play in Ecuador. But we’re playing Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Venezuela.’

Video: The Cure at Primavera Sound — full webcast, plus rarities (‘Just One Kiss,’ ‘Fight’)

Video: The Cure at Primavera Sound — full webcast, plus rarities (‘Just One Kiss,’ ‘Fight’)

The Cure played a 36-song set at Barcelona’s Primavera Sound 2012 peppered with surprises, including the first performance of ‘Fight’ since the ‘Kiss Me’ tour, only the third-ever performance of ‘The Caterpillar,’ a rare airing of ‘Dressing Up’ and the first-ever performance of B-side ‘Just One Kiss.’

The Cure’s Porl Thompson auctioning guitars, album artwork, leather corsets and more

The Cure’s Porl Thompson auctioning guitars, album artwork, leather corsets and more

Taking a page from Depeche Mode’s Alan Wilder, guitarist Porl Thompson this month will auction off dozens of personal items spanning his tenure(s) in The Cure, including a guitar played on ‘Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me’ and ‘Wish,’ album artwork proofs and clothing ranging from a ‘black net catsuit’ to leather corsets.

Milestones: The Cure’s ‘Standing on a Beach: The Singles’ released 25 years ago today

Milestones: The Cure’s ‘Standing on a Beach: The Singles’ released 25 years ago today

Twenty-five years ago today, The Cure released ‘Standing on a Beach: The Singles,’ a seminal compilation — and yes, we’re talking about the cassette here, not the ‘Staring at the Sea’ CD — that stands alongside New Order’s ‘Substance’ and ‘Catching Up With Depeche Mode’ as one of the signpost compilations of the ’80s college rock era.

Vintage Video: Depeche Mode and The Cure in the studio via 1987 French TV report

Vintage Video: Depeche Mode and The Cure in the studio via 1987 French TV report

This French TV report from sometime in 1987 features footage and interviews with both The Cure and Depeche Mode in the studio, as they work on their breakout albums ‘Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me’ and ‘Music For the Masses,’ respectively.

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.