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The Cure’s deluxe reissue of “Wish” to include 21 unreleased demos, “Lost Wishes” EP

The Cure’s deluxe reissue of “Wish” to include 21 unreleased demos, “Lost Wishes” EP

The deluxe reissue of The Cure’s Wish will be released this October in a variety of formats, including a 3CD edition that will include the remastered album.

Watch: Strangeways Radio + Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Alt.Rewind: Week of April 24, 2020

Watch: Strangeways Radio + Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Alt.Rewind: Week of April 24, 2020

Our good friends at Strangeways Radio are putting together a week-in-review video series — newly rechristened Alt. Rewind — that will recap the news posted at Slicing Up Eyeballs and on the Strangeways site throughout the preceding week, hosted by Velvet Rebel. Watch the whole thing right here.

The Cure resumes deluxe reissue series with 3-disc ‘Mixed Up’ — to be followed by ‘Wish’

The Cure resumes deluxe reissue series with 3-disc ‘Mixed Up’ — to be followed by ‘Wish’

At long last — eight years, to be exact — Robert Smith is resuming the deluxe reissues of albums by The Cure, beginning with an expanded 3-disc edition of the 1990 remix collection Mixed Up that’s due out in June, to be followed, he says, by the long-awaited reissue of 1992’s Wish. Full details right here.

Watch: The Church’s Steve Kilbey covers The Cure classics ‘Pictures of You,’ ‘Love Song’

Watch: The Church’s Steve Kilbey covers The Cure classics ‘Pictures of You,’ ‘Love Song’

The Factory Theatre in suburban Sydney, Australia, on Saturday hosted a 25th anniversary tribute to The Cure’s ninth album Wish that was headlined by Steve Kilbey of The Church, and featured a number of Sydney-area musicians performing songs off that record and Robert Smith and Co.’s back catalog.

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’s Lol Tolhurst and Pearl Thompson reunite in the recording studio

The Cure’s Lol Tolhurst and Pearl Thompson reunite in the recording studio

They hadn’t played together in The Cure since the late ’80s, but Lol Tolhurst — the band’s founding drummer, who later moved to keyboards — and Pearl Thompson — who played guitar during three different stints in the group — recently reunited in a recording studio, according to Facebook and Instagram posts by Thompson.

Video: The Cure debuts guitarist Reeves Gabrels, digs out rarities at Pinkpop Festival

Video: The Cure debuts guitarist Reeves Gabrels, digs out rarities at Pinkpop Festival

The Cure tonight played the first of at least 19 European festival dates on the books this summer, and Robert Smith had a little secret to reveal at Holland’s famed Pinkpop Festival: new guitarist Reeves Gabrels, a former David Bowie collaborator who previously recorded with Smith in the late ’90s.

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.

Video: The Cure, ‘Play Out’ — out-of-print ‘Wish’-era collection of live performances

Video: The Cure, ‘Play Out’ — out-of-print ‘Wish’-era collection of live performances

For fans of The Cure, today — April 21 — is significant for two reasons: It’s Robert Smith’s 53rd birthday and it’s the 20th anniversary of the release of ‘Wish’. So, as we wait for the alleged deluxe reissue of that 1992 album, here’s a little something to bide your time: the out-of-print VHS release ‘Play Out.’

Stream: The Cure, ‘Apart’ (Renholdër Remix) — from ‘Underworld Awakening’ soundtrack

Stream: The Cure, ‘Apart’ (Renholdër Remix) — from ‘Underworld Awakening’ soundtrack

The Cure is appearing on the soundtrack to an ‘Underworld’ sequel (in remixed form) for the second time in three years, and while the ‘Underworld Awakening: Official Motion Soundtrack’ isn’t out until Jan. 31, you can now stream Danny Lohner’s “Renholdër Remix” of the Wish ballad ‘Apart.’

The Cure reissuing ‘Wish’ in 2012, prepping ‘Friday I’m In Love’ Record Store Day 7-inch

The Cure reissuing ‘Wish’ in 2012, prepping ‘Friday I’m In Love’ Record Store Day 7-inch

The Cure is preparing a deluxe 20th anniversary reissue of ‘Wish’ for release sometime in 2012, as well as a new 7-inch of that album’s hit single ‘Friday I’m In Love’ to be released on Record Store Day next April to help raise funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The Cure to release ‘Bestival Live 2011’ CD next month with complete 32-song set

The Cure to release ‘Bestival Live 2011’ CD next month with complete 32-song set

The Cure will release a 2CD live recording next month of its full, 32-song set at the U.K.’s Bestival this past September, marking the first official live album from Robert Smith and Co. since 1993’s back-to-back ‘Show’ and ‘Paris’ releases recorded during the ‘Wish’ tour — and the first time ever the band has released a complete concert on disc.

Milestones: The Cure’s Porl Thompson is 53 today; watch ‘Edge of the Deep Green Sea’

Milestones: The Cure’s Porl Thompson is 53 today; watch ‘Edge of the Deep Green Sea’

Today is the 53rd birthday of Porl Thompson of The Cure, and to mark the occasion, we present what’s arguably his signature guitar solo, the freak-out at the end of ‘Wish’ standout and concert favorite ‘From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea,’ shown here in the version included on the 1993 concert film ‘Show.’

Vintage Video: The Cure’s ‘Wish’ TV commercial, from MTV’s ‘120 Minutes’

Vintage Video: The Cure’s ‘Wish’ TV commercial, from MTV’s ‘120 Minutes’

Tweet We here at Slicing Up Eyeballs World HQ recently had a stash of old VHS tapes — filled with vintage “120 Minutes” and “MTV […]