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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Knock it out of the park!

From Roger: "Right now into the studio for some serious work on these Reflection songs. We set the bar high with Trilogy, this will surpass it!"

57 comments:

  1. Trilogy was fantastic! So excited to be getting another one in the form of the first 3 lps, and with a wonderful line up. Can't wait!

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  2. had a dream about the faith set last night... that song can tear you up. looking forward to the dvd - probably by christmas, I assume? really need 'show' and 'in orange' too!

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  3. Same here, Robert. Faith is probably my favorite live Cure song. When Robert starts adding those extra lyrics, they can be so emotional and heartbreaking. Just such an intense experience. If it were up to me, Faith would close every Cure show that I go to. : )

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  4. It took over 10 years but I finally saw them close a show with Faith at the last date of the us curiosa tour in Sacramento.

    Yeah its powerful live, hypnotizing even.

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  5. Has anyone worked out the 180 minutes thing? Do you think there will be a whip ass encore of B-sides never performed live anywhere?

    The Exploding Boy, A Few Hours After This, Breathe, A Chain of Flowers, Snow in Summer, Sugar Girl, Icing Sugar, 2 Late, Fear of Ghosts, Harold and Joe, This Twilight Garden, Play, Halo, Scared as You, The Big Hand, A Foolish Arrangement, It Used to be Me, Ocean, Adonais, Home, Waiting, A Pink Dream.

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  6. was watching/listening to this:
    FAITH Paris 92
    for the first time in a long time last night.

    tear you up is putting it lightly :)

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  7. Really amazing considering this was post 89

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  8. craig do you know if there are any plans to extend it, and or add extra lyrics?? or do it just as album??

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  9. Oh, I can expect b-sides, but only from the 3 records. And the TIB set can be'expanded' with the songs from the american release, BDC. Just a thought...
    Although in Trilogy they played The Kiss...

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  10. or if they did a slow slow version like the one on Xacobeo 04, the possibilities are endless.

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  11. jL: I don't know which version they'll do. Robert might not even know until that very moment. That's one of the things I love bout it, it's pretty spontaneous. I certainly hope they do the extended. Maybe one night album, one night extended?

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  12. Was thinking about that last night too.

    1st night album
    2nding night very extended, like a prayer legnth version, as part of the bonus tracks/special features.
    would be perfect.

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  13. Lynette: As jL said, don't get your hopes up for anything like that. Not going to happen. Too much to learn already.

    Also, they are not neccesarily playing for 180 minutes. There are 2 intermissions, just like the Trilogy shows, and each will probably be 20-30 minutes each. So subtract 40-60 minutes from that 180.

    But if they ARE playing 180, without counting intermissions, then I'd expect some lengthy encores. : )

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  14. Actually, looking back, the intermissions for Trilogy were only about 15 minutes, so maybe only take 30-40 minutes out of that 180.

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  16. Yay :D so excited!

    In other news, Craig, I really wasn't a fan of this third Doctor Who episode... there were a few plot holes that bothered me, and it didn't feel like a fun filler episode like they usually are. Plus, the pregnancy thing at the end, and the lady with the eyepatch, it's just so confusing and none of the questions are ever answered. hmmmf.

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  17. Craig: Remember the emotional version of Faith during the Dream Tour in NOLA? That was amazing.

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  18. jl : i think its camden 2004 video

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  19. Soledad has it right. That's from Camden, NJ on Aug. 1st, 2004.

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  20. Joe: That was a great one! Then they topped in Dallas a few nights later. : ) Then topped it again a few weeks later in Chicago. Here's what I wrote about that one at the time:

    "Wow! What an incredibly intense and emotional show! I don't think I've ever seen Robert that emotional! He really poured it all out for us tonight, and anyone who wasn't moved by that needs to re-examine why they like The Cure....I just wanted to mention tonight's version of Faith.
    Robert added a bunch of lyrics at the end (the longest edition that I've heard on this tour), and though I didn't
    catch them all, they included "I will never change" and "What happened to me?". But the most emotional part came after that when he sang "There's nothing left, not even faith. There's nothing left but love (repeated 3 or 4
    times), or there's NOTHING left!"

    That was an amazing moment that I will never forget! "

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  21. the nola dream shows were great, maybe i will upload them to my blog next.

    wish we had video of those two...

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  23. Ah! Didn't realize that. Will remove it now. Thanks.

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  24. he must still work there or something, as i cant see why else he'd be keeping it on the dl

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  25. two things -

    1. are the cure ready to have their every move twittered by RO...mystic be gone...

    2. and I wonder how RO is going with The Final Sound... :)

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  27. If either night has a version of Faith that's half like the Rome '89 version (Tiananmen Square version - i think)I'll be happy...

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  28. And you will be there! : )

    Going both nights if you can, Heron?

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  29. Hey Craig, or anyone else actually, I was wondering if there was a download of the "Robert Palmer" A Forest from 81 (or 80... I think) I could be emailed a link to :) Thanks so much!

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  30. @Hanna:

    On my blog you could find a mp3 recording of this show.

    http://madbobrjscure.blogspot.com/2008/08/05071981-werchter-festival-park.html

    Hope it helps you.

    ;)

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  31. how's about the happy birthday simon live version of three from er, 1980? re-living it 31 years later should be quite nice...from 20 years old to 51 in three easy decades...

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  32. Thanks for helping out, Mad Bob and lc988.

    ml68: I think I have that on CD somewhere, give me a few minutes and I can get it to you.

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  34. cheers Craig! I remember hearing it a long time ago . As I recall, Robert seemed to be moaning in song about how they were getting old and no longer teenagers! ah!

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  35. Is this the one you are looking for?

    I know I have this one, just need to find it.

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  36. Okay, found the cd. Will rip and post in a few.

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  37. yep, that's the one! brings back memories!!! Thanks Craig!

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  38. Okay, here it is. You can download it from there, too.

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  39. Great work. Thanks again Craig!

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  40. Hi, long time COF follower.
    I always read everything. Wanted to say I am so excited for this to happen! I will have to wait for the DVD!! I love that LOL and Roger are playing!!
    Thanks Craig for all your comments and hints that made me so excited!

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  41. Oh thank you so so much Mad Bob!!! I love that version, totally brilliant :D

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  42. I have the show from Bristol '81 and whiskey a gogo from '81 Im converting to MP3. Those were two great shows.

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  43. Hey Craig, yes planning on going to both if I can get tix - how could I miss these two things that are sure to happen on separate nights:

    1. The roar of the crowd when Lol steps onstage again for Faith for the first time!!!

    2. Robert singing Happy Birthday to Simon at the end of Faith, as we know he most likely will!!!

    Also curious to see if there are encores and what's different each night, as we know, most of the Trilogy encores did not make it to DVD!

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  44. Oh yeah, while in DC a week or so ago, I saw a COF car - all blood red and Curey with the the best sticker ever! http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluheron/5702174138/

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  45. All the extra tracks from the first three albums would be great for the encores.

    I'm so happy that Roger is back!

    I hope it will also be released on Blu-ray.

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  46. Memories!!

    Faith Live 2004 Pro-shot

    http://youtu.be/6kHNS7sW5Ss

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  47. Are they rehearsing on these? :)

    1979

    Robert Smith :
    Woolworth "Top 20" guitar
    HH combo

    -then-

    Fender Jazzmaster guitar (with "Top 20" pickup added)

    Roland JC 160 combo
    Harmonica ("Subway Song")

    Michael Dempsey :
    Guild bass


    1980

    Robert Smith :
    Fender Jazzmaster guitar (with "Top 20" pickup added)
    Roland JC 160 combo
    MXR Flanger
    Storm Compressor
    Electro Harmonix echo unit (Memory Man deluxe ?)
    Harmonica ("Subway Song")

    Simon Gallup :
    Fender Precision bass
    Roland SP 100 combo
    Colon distorsion pedal
    Electro Harmonix Flanger

    Lol Tolhurst :
    Yamaha bass drum
    Ludwig 6 1/2 inches super sensitive snare
    4 Remo Rototoms 8, 10, 12, 14 inches
    Paiste 13 inches hi-hat
    Zildjian 10 & 12 inches cymbals
    18 inches crash ride
    Synare syndrums

    Matthieu Hartley :
    Korg Mini 700S
    Roland RS-09



    1981

    Robert Smith :
    Fender Jazzmaster guitar (with "Top 20" pickup added)
    Roland JC 160 combo
    Fender Bass VI Olympic White
    Peavey Mark III Series 400 Musician head + Peavey 4x12 speaker cab
    Electro Harmonix echo unit
    MXR Flanger
    Storm Compressor
    Storm Distortion
    Korg Maxi 800 DV synth
    Roland RS-09 synth
    Harmonica ("Splintered In Her Head")

    Simon Gallup :
    Fender Precision bass
    Peavey Mark IV Series 400 Bass head + Peavey 2x15 speaker cab
    Colon distortion
    Electro Harmonix Flanger
    Korg Mini 700S synth
    Eko Bass Pedal synth K3 (played with foot on "Faith")

    Lol Tolhurst :
    Yamaha bass drum
    Ludwig 6 1/2 inches super sensitive snare
    4 Remo Rototoms 8, 10, 12, 14 inches
    Paiste 13 inches hi-hat
    Zildjian 10 & 12 inches cymbals
    18 inches crash ride
    Synare syndrums
    Simmons Digital Clap Trap

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  48. great list. i'm sure they have only kept those instruments after all those years for this revival!

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  49. Heron: Love that car! : )

    waitingformycharlotte: Thank you. So glad you enjoyed the hints, teases, and buildup to the announcement. It was lots of fun. : )

    SL: That's the clip jL and I are discussing in the above comments.

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  51. @Graig&JL!

    Happy 2 help u!!

    Faithfully yours!!

    SL aka Stephan

    @Graig take 2 :
    Did u shake your contacts about news> about The cure projects for a new album?

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  52. @Craig: Yeah, the Dallas show was great too. That was a great tour.

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