Some more previews of Tom Sheehan's Pictures of You book, out Oct. 13th (Nov. 15th in the US) from @welbeckpublish. https://t.co/6XvzxIO32E— Chain of Flowers (@CraigatCoF) August 14, 2022
Preorder at Rough Trade US- https://t.co/TUSS5hw5bc
Or Rough Trade UK - https://t.co/aSVvj6fZmK
Also available at Amazon. pic.twitter.com/KUSWfy1Es1
Sunday, August 14, 2022
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
To Wish Impossible Things... Due to huge demand additional copies of Wish 30th Anniversary on all formats have been added to the official store and are now available to pre-order! All formats will now be released on 25th November. pic.twitter.com/NJKlscb4IM— The Cure (@thecure) August 9, 2022
Monday, August 8, 2022
This comes out on Sept. 8th. Preorder it here.
A new Cure special from Record Collector coming soon. New album preview, David M. Allen on the making of Wish, an exclusive extract from Simon Price's Curepedia book, and lots more. https://t.co/FMlSj9uGWW— Chain of Flowers (@CraigatCoF) August 8, 2022
Sunday, August 7, 2022
The official soundtrack to #RogueAgent 🎥 is out now via @DeccaRecords !!— Hannah Peel 🍃 (@Hanpeel) August 5, 2022
If you haven’t watched the film yet it’s available in the UK/Ireland via @NetflixUK
Listen now… & spot our fav @thecure song 🎶 https://t.co/OHPk1vr5K7 pic.twitter.com/TbZJoQC1ey
Click on that Phonics link and ive got a few stores listed that still have the vinyl preorders available.
A thread with just a few of the stores that still have the Wish vinyl preorder if you need it. Record Culture is sold out, but all others listed here still have it at the time of this posting.— Chain of Flowers (@CraigatCoF) August 7, 2022
Please check with your local indie record stores first. https://t.co/vkLrXqQZQh
The Wish vinyl is still available at many stores. Unfortunately, this link they posted goes to the Universal store, where the vinyl preorders are sold out. Both single and in bundles. Please check with your local stores, it IS still available.
The 30th Anniversary Edition of Wish on Black Vinyl is currently sold out on pre-order via the official store, however it is still available to pre-order from a few #indierecordstores around the UK. You can find some of these at https://t.co/yxog9IGfu0 or check your local store pic.twitter.com/nvMoJc8Ako— The Cure (@thecure) August 7, 2022
Friday, August 5, 2022
Thursday, August 4, 2022
Tom will be at Walthamstow Trades Hall on Oct. 20th to talk about, and sign, his book. Tickets on sale soon. "In conversation with Sylvia Patterson, The Cure focussed playlist, signing and some surprises."
Wednesday, August 3, 2022
❤️LIVE-@RobertSmith Signed Art Raffle❤️— Heart Research UK (@heartresearchuk) August 3, 2022
Robert has signed an A4+ A3 print of his piece ‘I COULD HAVE HELD ON TO YOUR HEART’ for a raffle, raising vital funds for Heart Research UK.
A3 Print: https://t.co/GtLwqmWTHb
Good Luck🤞 pic.twitter.com/k8H9L8qF5X
Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Sunday, July 31, 2022
Win a signed test pressing of The Cure's Wish.— Chain of Flowers (@CraigatCoF) July 31, 2022
This is for UK residents only, but if you are in a different country and have friends or family in the UK, ask them to enter for you.https://t.co/CRuy230cnJ pic.twitter.com/mDiXkmPa1Q
Saturday, July 30, 2022
Friday, July 29, 2022
Thursday, July 28, 2022
Wish was The Cure’s 9th studio album, released on April 21, 1992. It became the band’s best-selling album, reaching #1 in the UK and #2 in the US, where it was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Alternative Music Album category. The album yielded three hit singles, “High” in March 1992 - which reached #8 in the UK - the evergreen “Friday I’m In Love” in May 1992 and “A Letter To Elise,” which was released in October 1992. That year’s Wish tour would be the Cure’s most extensive, with 111 shows in 21 countries.
The new deluxe 3CD 45-track edition of Wish--set for release on October 7, 2022--includes 24 previously unreleased tracks & four that are new to CD and digital. The double-LP vinyl version arrives on January 27, 2023.
CD1 contains the original Wish album, newly remastered by Robert Smith and Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios. The second disc features 21 previously unreleased demos, including four studio vocal demos from 1990 and 17 instrumental demos from 1991, nine of which are previously unreleased songs. The third CD in the set features the four tracks from the mail-order-only cassette Lost Wishes released in 1993, which have never appeared on CD or digitally. “Uyea Sound” from that cassette can be heard as a digital single now.
Also included are the previously unreleased song “A Wendy Band” from the 1992 Manor Studio sessions, a previously unheard mix of the epic live favorite “From The Edge Of The Deep Green Sea,” as well as five rare 12-inch mixes. Finally, closing the set is an unheard live version of “End” from Paris Bercy in October 1992.
The prolific period of recording Wish began with demo sessions at The Live House in Cornwall and continued at Farmyard Studios in the Cotswolds. "We got around forty songs put down during those two sessions,” recalls Robert Smith, “we were on fire!”
On arrival at The Manor, a residential studio in Oxfordshire, in September 1991, the band all bought bicycles. Robert Smith, "There was a pub down the nearby canal path, and most early evenings we’d cycle down there for a ‘livener’ or two. I was the only one ‘un-cool’ enough to have a bike with lights, so I was always at the back on the way there and always at the front on the way back… I still can’t believe we never ended up in the water.”
From the start of the recording, Smith had a clear vision of what Wish should be. "The overall sound was in my head from the start. We used a pretty small palette of sounds, as we did with Disintegration, but managed to create a lot of different kinds of songs with it. I think Kiss Me was more of a reference than Disintegration.”
Listening back to the album in 2022, Smith has said, "There’s a side to the album which I had kind of forgotten, a very gentle, yearning thing which is quite beautiful. Trust is one of the best things we’ve ever done, I think, it’s played with great feeling, and To Wish Impossible Things is another gorgeous, melancholic piece… in fact it could well be my favorite song on the record.”
When Wish was completed, Smith felt that they had achieved everything they had set out to do, but there was a glitch. "In the studio control room, it all sounded excellent, but I got too busy sorting out our upcoming concerts to properly oversee the mastering. It was too late to do anything about it; the album was out, and we were off around the world again. It has really bugged for me for a very long time.” Remastering the album earlier this year has finally given Smith the chance to address this “It has taken 30 years, but finally, finally, my Wish has come true."
The 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of 'Wish' newly remastered by Robert Smith and Miles Showell at @AbbeyRoad Studios is now available to pre-order on CD, Deluxe CD & Black Vinyl. Shipping dates starting from October 7th 2022. Pre-order now at https://t.co/LgKJHS7V8k pic.twitter.com/pqwlHogWKH— The Cure (@thecure) July 28, 2022