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Monday, March 1, 2010

Disintegration remaster delayed again

Looks like we'll have to wait a little longer for the Disintegration remastered set. From a source at Universal: "seems like the Disintegration remaster will be postponed again, sometime late May seems to be more likely for a release".

Amazon (Germany) now has it listed for May 28th, Amazon (Canada) says May 4th now, and Best Buy removed their listing for it, and sent out an email to customers who pre-ordered it, saying it had been delayed until Dec. 31st, 2025. Don't worry, that just means they got word of the delay and don't have a new date to give out just yet.
(Thanks Walter, Muldfeld, and Ben)

43 comments:

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  2. Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuck


    ooo first post

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  3. Are you sure that Best Buy's new release date isn't accurate? ;)

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  4. Not even The Cure can delay something for 15 years, right? : )

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  5. I figure not to really look forward to it until a "final" release date is announced on thecure.com These arbitary dates remind me of the 2004 remasters.

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  6. Seems like the labels get a little too optimistic/unrealistic about their release dates. They should know better by now. : )

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  7. Might as well delay it until the 30th anniversary lol

    Seriously, anytime I see the word "Universal" in a post on COF, I know it's bad news!

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  8. oh well

    i emailed idealcopy a few days ago because i was figuring this would happen and i will be at a different address in may - haven't gotten a response yet, but hopefully it's not too much trouble

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  9. Well, we've all waited longer than this before...

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  10. Just as well I have learned not to stake my life on these announcements. I can be patient

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  11. I think the reason for the delay could be the promotion for some live shows this summer; wait and see

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  12. I'll buy you a drink if you are right about that VIKK.

    Anyone want to make any more guesses as to why it has been delayed again? Shops reinforcing their shelves to hold all the awesome maybe?

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  13. CDWow.com has the May 4 release date, too.

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  14. V i k k: Wish that were true, but as I found out today, that looks to be very unlikely.

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  15. Andrew: I'm going with the theory that Robert found a new box in the attic, and wants to add more stuff. Like a Prayer Tour show on Blu-ray with 7.1 audio. Surely wrong, but I like to think that's it. : )

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  16. Fuck!

    I'm sure Robert is the culprit!

    FUCK!!! I want to hear that Entreat now!

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  17. Maybe it's being delayed so they can make a big splash about it on the 31st anniversary of the original release date of May 1st 1989.

    *sits on the sofa near Elise*
    More tea for you, my dear?

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  18. I don't think the band will play anything in support of the upcoming re-masters/re-releases/new releases. I doubt the band will play anything live for at least 12 months. I hope I'm wrong.

    I doubt anything will happen until 4:13 Nightmare is released which at this rate is well on track for the usual four year hiatus.

    Any news on the UK release date? May 4th sounds cool to me though. May the forth be with you and all that.

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  19. Andrew: Right now, Universal is looking at a late May release. Maybe they're being pessimists this time. : )

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  20. Slicing Up Eyeballs: Actually, they have it as April 5th. They use the Euro format of Day/Month/Year.

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  21. Your the man Craig, thanks.

    It's a bit a shame really. I was hoping the Disintegration remaster would be out of the way early on in the year to make way for Wish. Which I hope gets a 3 disc treatment too. We deserve it after all this back and forth on the big 'D'

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  22. Gee, what a surprise. When has a Cure release ever come out when it was supposed to? We'll be seeing that "dark album" sometime in 2015 I'm sure.

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  23. Only 5784 more days until December 31, 2025!

    That's going to make for a hell of a listening party!! :)

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  24. gah.... I was just starting to count down the days x] ah well... At least it's gonna actually HAPPEN *cough Bob's FAKE solo album? cough* :P

    well... It had better be good! xD

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  25. i thought it was going to be the 3:14 nightmare now?



    (3 members/14th album...)

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  26. oh for gods sake, is the product ready to ship? I presume it must be, so fucking release it, this is a classic example of how trapped the Cure are by following the record comp model, they need to dump it and start doing things themselves, eat my a** Universal

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  27. I hope Disintegration won't be a new "Loveless" remastered by MBV...delayed and delayed and delayed for almost two years...

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  28. better late than never. I'll wait 2015 if needed. (though I hope I don't have to!)

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  29. The track list has been finalized for moths now. WTF?

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  30. The best song I ever recorded!
    As good as dead

    / http://www.myspace.com/the17seconds

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  31. The inclusion of an official vinyl to be released day and date with the cd version might be the culprit. Most of the quality pressing plants are beyond backed up and the demand is sinking them further into delays.

    This might have nothing to do with the band/Universal at all.

    Hopefully this means that the vinyl is being pressed at Pallas. *drool*

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  32. I meant Rhino. Not universal.

    I need more coffee.

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  33. I held off sharing this for a week because I did not want to plug another band nor get into a debate between bands, but after yet another delay, that has changed my mind. Last Tues Feb 23rd, Alkaline Trio released their new CD, This Addiction. The Deluxe Edition contains 17 songs (11 + 6 bonus) and an 18 song LIVE DVD Concert. All of this for $9.99!! Alk3 has covered Exploding Boy and Cut Here, so they are Cure relevant. More importantly, they created their own label, HEART&SKULL records and released it under Epitaph. By no means am I an expert or know it all about the 'industry', but if a small outfit such as Alk3 can do things on their own, why can't The Cure?!? If after all these years Robert still has to jump through hoops for record executives, why not abandon the old business model and branch out on their/his own? By no means am I endorsing him giving away his work for free, or let 'us' determine the worth, but by cutting out the middle man, the content could be more budget friendly and timely. In my opinion, they have not received any record company support since Wish, so why deal with them? Delays are delays, life goes on...but the recent CHRONIC delays are bordering on comical...The re-issues printed in the Trilogy DVD, the no go Double Album, the postponing the 4Tour...Can someone just please explain or speculate why they are still dealing with a label?

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  34. Great. Just what I want to hear in the middle of the fucking summer: Disintegration. What is wrong with this band??

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  35. I don’t know, I remember laying in tall grass in 1989 listening to it on my Walkman, blowing smoke rings with the sun burning my eyelids. Good times!

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  36. Yup, was summer of '89 for me- post break-up- more good times :) :P. It got me through though...

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  37. I wasn't alive in 1989. I do have vague memories of a device called a 'Walkman' though.

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  38. Amazon UK still says it will be out March 30. Is this true?

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