Sunday, January 13, 2013

Do you own a copy of Five Swing Live?

"I have started a venture to try and discover where in the world the 5000 copies of FIVE SWING LIVE are located. A fun thing for me to do and maybe a bit of historical info for The Cure’s web site.

I am looking for the names of the owners (optional) and where they live and the NUMBER of their copy (with photo of CD cover if possible). I think this would be an interesting study to discover just where these have ended up and how? The diversity of Cure fans and all things Cure never ceases to amaze me. I started yesterday and have received a few replies already and have been sent a couple of web sites that have provided me with emails or contacts of Cure fans with FSL CD." (Thanks Murray)

If you have a copy, or know someone who does, please let Murray know at murraymcwhirter(at)bigpond(dot)com. Thanks!

If you're looking to buy one, there are a few listed at Amazon Marketplace and ebay 1 - 2 - 3 - 4.
(Thanks Dayna, Paul, Aaron, and Autumn)

Here's what we have so far...
No # - Ange (Manchester, England)
No # (promo copy) - Graham (Carlisle, UK).

#0002 - Trevor (San Francisco, CA)
#0024 - Chris Hobson (Taylor Lake Village, TX)
#0030 - Sofia Gonzales (Portland, OR)
#0040 - James (Cambridge, MA)
#0052 - Jason (Brooklyn, NY)
#0070 - James (St. Louis, MO)
#0073 - Scott Gronewold (Louisville, MS)
#0076 - Jerry Delgado (Phoenix, AZ)
#0093 - Fredrik Orbinski (Stockholm, Sweden) 
#0129 - Marisa (San Ramon, CA)
#???? (lost cover) - Marisa (San Ramon, CA)
#0137 - Morris (Clearwater, FL)
#0168 - Matt Gruber (Fontana, CA)
#0349 - Matt Gruber (Fontana, CA)
#0374 - Ron Belanger (Weston, MA)
#0451 - Van M. (Brooklyn, NY)
#0479 - Jay (Kansas City, MO)
#0490 - Joseph Lomnicky (Carteret, NJ)
#0493 - Olivier (San Francisco, CA)
#0612 - G.P. Huffman (Virginia)
#0627 - José Ramón/JRCURE (Asturias, Spain)
#0740 - Jamie (Santa Cruz, CA)
#0802 - Rik (Toronto, Canada)
#0814 - Marcos Ludwig (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
#1084 - Thierry (Paris, France)
#1085 - Thierry (Paris, France)
#1139 - Oli Blaha (Oklahoma City, OK)
#1241 - Michael H. (New Jersey)
#1314 - Tim Poggioli (Baldwin, MD) 
#1328 - Lasse Johansson (Jönköping, Sweden)
#1414 - Sascha (Hamburg, Germany)
#1422 - Damon (Bourbonnais, IL)
#1456 - Jon & Keri Mackley (Reading, England)
#1515 - Guillaume (France)
#1624 - Paul H. (Alexandria VA)
#1702 - TheCure-Collector (Budapest, Hungary)
#1711 - ad0nais (Timisoara, Romania)
#1824 - José Ramón/JRCURE (Asturias, Spain)
#1941 -  Mark D. (Arlington, TX)
#2020 - Murray (Australia)
#2025 - Antti (Helsinki, Finland)
#2037 - Rafael Fernandez (Gijon-Asturias, Spain)
#2044 - Alastair (New Plymouth, New Zealand)
#2060 - Fab (Luxembourg)
#2063 - Henrik Mårtensson (Höör, Sweden)
#2078 - Mars marsworld (Italy)
#2079 - Mars marsworld (Italy)
#2091 - Tom (London, UK)
#2280 - Moises James (Lynwood, CA)
#2390 - Autumn (Orange County, CA)
#2391 - Michael (Orange County, CA)
#2398 - Justin (Boston, MA)
#2461 - Joe Hannah (Longboat Key, FL)
#2502 - Dream413 (St. Petersburg, Russia)
#2507 - Jerome (Bayonne, France)
#2523 - Rod x (Jaunay Clan, France) 
#2562 - Jacira S. Collaço/Shadow (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
#2633 - Yannick (Paris, France)
#2798 - Stephan (Overijse, Belgium) 
#2804 - Peter Sørensen (Copenhagen, Denmark)
#2806 - Paul S (Edinburgh, Scotland)
#2846 - Cristiano Cachapuz (Bagé, Brazil)
#2916 - Stefan Lindström (Gammelstad, Sweden) 
#2937 - Warren Swaine (Reading, England)
#2955 - Luciano (Porto Alegre, Brasil)
#2970 - Christian Kaufmann (Mahlow, Germany)
#2975 - greeeg (Geneva, Switzerland)
#3041 - Fons (Amsterdam, NL)
#3058 - Richard (Adelaide, Australia)
#3082 - Figurecure (Mexico City, Mexico)
#3107 - Matt Chapman (Grafton, Australia)
#3166 - Fernando Santos Motta (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
#3185 - Brad (Perth, Australia)
#3186 - Brad (Perth, Australia)
#3201 - Gerald C. Stocker (Vienna, Austria) 
#3227 - Mars marsworld (Italy)
#3238 - Fred Abjean (Chartres, France)
#3282 - De Innocentiis Stefano (Torino,Italy)
#3432 - jojopirateface (Brighton, England)
#3691 - Dominique (Rennes, France) 
#3742 - Sven (Munich, Germany)
#3808 - Francisco Cruz (Portugal)
#3829 - Gianpietro (Venice, Italy)
#3852 - Simon (Berlin, Germany)
#3927 - Beatle (Little Rock, AR)
#3947 - Eddie (Baton Rouge, LA)
#3948 - Eddie (Baton Rouge, LA)
#3956 - Dayna K. (Tulsa, OK)
#4038 - Dayna K. (Tulsa, OK)
#4039 - Dayna K. (Tulsa, OK) For sale on ebay
#4046 - Craig Parker (New Orleans, LA)
#4084 - Mark Green (Bono, Arkansas) 
#4099 - Monty Charlton (Pleasant Grove, UT)
#4209 - Drew (Santa Ana, CA)
#4212 - Mike Cameron (Seattle, WA)
#4220 - Diego Rovere (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
#4226 - Andrea Veca (Milan, Italy)
#4298 - Graham (Carlisle, UK)
#4404 - John Peterson (Bakersfield, CA)
#4509 - Tomasz Gruszczyński (Milanówek, Poland) 
#4673 - Oscar (Barcelona, Spain)
#4684 - Stachu (Gdynia, Poland) 
#4685 - Maciek Herman (Gdynia, Poland)
#4692 - James Hall (Sandhurst, England)
#4698 - Chris M. (London, England)
#4779 - Jane (Glasgow, Scotland)
#4788 - Chris Bonham (Tucson, AZ)
#4820 - Angie (NYC, NY)
#4917 - Wilson (Brooklyn, NY)
#4963 - Chris (Costa Mesa, Ca.)

147 comments:

  1. A delve into the attic is required :-D

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  2. I have a copy of Five Swing Live CD.
    My copy's number is 1702.

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    1. Would you mind telling us your name and/or location?

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  3. If a delve into the attic is needed to put your hands on your FSL cd, that means you don't really listen to it, do you? Then I'd be willing then to give it a good home :)

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    1. Au contrair Blackadder.

      I have transfered all my vinyl and CDs to a central digital library. If I pass on or sell my physical copy I will be in breach of UK copyright law ;-)

      My number is #2937

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    2. Thanks, Warren. Mind posting your location?

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    3. I've emailed Murray with my details and a scan... but for CoF readers, I live in Reading (which was bloody convenient for the Festival!)

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    4. Thank you, Warren. I love this sort of thing, so would like to keep track, too. :)

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  4. #24. Chris Hobson. Taylor Lake Village, TX

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    1. BTW - this was the first thing I ever bought off the interwebs, and I am the original owner.

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  5. There's probably a copy somewhere in the north east of England, as I recall seeing one for sale on release in HMV Newcastle. I didn't buy it for reasons I still don't understand. :-(

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  6. #2390 - Autumn (Orange County California)
    #2391 - Michael (Orange County California)

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  7. #2037, Rafael Fernandez
    Gijon-Asturias-Spain
    Thanks for your blog Craig.
    Greetings from a long time reader of COF & long time Cure collector.

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  8. #3166 - Fernanndo Santos Motta - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil - http://instagr.am/p/T9YDvvu_m9/

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  9. An ex-girlfriend of mine in Buffalo, NY, LoriRose, had a copy while we were dating that she'd told me that a friend had bought for her. However, she broke up with me over eleven years ago, and I haven't seen her in about 4 1/2 years, so I have no idea what the number is or if she still has it.

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  10. It could all be marked in a huge map...

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    1. Angie, did you once go by the screen name "OhFuschia"? I'm just wondering because I used to talk online with someone from NYC who did.

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  12. #2044 Alastair, New Plymouth,New Zealand

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  13. I am Cheryl G living in Mobile Alabama and I lost one copy, along with the rest of my collection, Dec 25, 1999. Sorry I don't remember what number it was.

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    1. Forgot to say it was a house fire.

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  15. #0740; Jamie; Santa Cruz, California

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  16. What a fun project:

    Monty Charlton, #4099, Pleasant Grove, UT
    http://instagram.com/p/T9jeOYCUNA/

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  18. #4084 Mark Green (Bono, Arkansas)

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  19. #0137 - Morris - Clearwater, FL

    Original owner, ordered from the website.

    I was always a bit bummed they didn't follow up with more Web Only Offerings.

    http://instagram.com/p/T9whZXBCfw/

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  20. 1422. Damon. Bourbonnais, Illinois.

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  21. Instagram Peeps! Tag your picture

    #fiveswinglive

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  22. In a time before RS used all caps, he used none!

    "five swing live" is a numbered 5000 only ltd edition cd of 5 songs - want/club america/mint car/trap/treasure - recorded on the uk leg of the cure's 1996 "swing tour". it's mixed and artworked by robert... 25% of all profits will be going to the international red cross... it's only $15 (fifteen dollars) plus handling... and it's available exclusively here at the cure house... to order...

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  23. #0030 Sofia Gonzales (Portland, OR)
    but i bought it when i was living in scottsdale, az. i miss the cure house! will put it up on instragram soon...

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    1. up on instagram: queenofsiam
      #fiveswinglive

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  24. This still brings back bad memories. I bought one and never got it. I followed through with about 6 different people who were in charge of the release for over a year. Each time they promised to fix the situation for me so that I'd get my copy. It never happened and finally they stopped responding and I just decided I'd never get it and I didn't.

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  25. Just emailed Murray.. I have two copies. One is #129 and in the original shrink wrap... and I've lost the cover for the other one(whoops). Marisa, San Ramon, CA

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  26. Thanks so much! Just updated the front page with the new data. Keep them coming!

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  27. Mine is #1600something I think. Must find it and take some pic to confirm that.

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  28. Mine is #1600something I think. Must find it and take some pic to confirm that.

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  29. I lost mine when I moved house in 2002.Can't remember th number
    Ade , Barnsley UK.

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  30. Interested to read the comments from explodingboy and Steve.

    I 100% definitely seen a copy on sale in HMV (who do not sell used copies, plus memory tells me it was shrink rapped). That doesn't fit with the RS statement that it was available exclusively online, although I'm not suggesting that he (also) lied about this! Interesting that Steve got the runaround many times while trying to get a copy through the correct channels. I can swear as fact I seen an original copy on sale on the High Street, so perhaps Steve got the runaround was because (remaining?) copies had been diverted to other sales outlets.

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  31. On amazon.com there are 2 copies: one in California and one in Wisconsin.
    Here the link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B000M3H00S/sr=/qid=/ref=olp_tab_used?ie=UTF8&colid=&coliid=&condition=used&me=&qid=&seller=&sr=

    Bye by fmjews

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  32. Some copies come unnumbered, i wonder how many...
    http://www.thecurerecords.com/index.aspx

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  33. sorry, try this one
    http://www.thecurerecords.com/record.aspx?id=2905

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  34. Cool idea! The number on my sleeve is 2063 - BillOddity aka Henrik Mårtensson, Höör, Sweden

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  35. #0814 - Marcos Ludwig (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).
    Second one in sunny Rio! I am sure there must be quite a few copies out there in South America...

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  37. #2804 Peter Sørensen, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  38. #73 Scott Gronewold Louisville, MS

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  39. Mine is number #1328, Lasse Johansson, Jönköping, SWEDEN, and Craig, you do a wonderful job here, this site and curerecords is my two favorites/Lasse

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  40. Justin - #2398 in Boston, Massachusetts. Photo at http://s1097.photobucket.com/albums/g352/justinbudinoff/?action=view&current=P1000472.jpg

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  41. #0093 Fredrik Orbinski, Stockholm, Sweden

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  42. http://instagram.com/p/T_WEx-RqmJ/
    #4685 Maciek Herman - Gdynia, Poland :)

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  43. #3947 #3948 Eddie in Baton Rouge, LA

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  44. #4684 my friend Stachu. Also Gdynia Poland.

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  45. #3282 De Innocentiis Stefano (Torino,Italy)

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  46. Saw a copy for sale at Amoeba in Berkeley on Dec 20th. I didn't buy it because I thought I had it. Maybe it is still there?

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  47. #1824 and #0627 (sealed) José Ramón (JRCURE) in Asturias (Spain).

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  48. # 2633 Yannick in Paris (France)

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  49. Tim Poggioli (Baldwin, MD) #1314
    Photo sent to Murray yesterday.

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  50. mine is # 2025 and it is located here in helsinki, finland.

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    1. I have 2 copies Gary unless you've nicked one of them ha ha

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  52. I own copy #1241. I am in New Jersey, USA

    http://instagr.am/p/UACUVbofqj/

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  53. #4293 appears to have been sold eBay last year:
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CURE-FIVE-SWING-LIVE-4293-FAN-CLUB-ONLY-CD-/370574980659

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  54. I just emailed Murray pics of my two, 168 and 349.

    I still remember getting the tiny package by mail and ripped it right open. I kept 168 sealed, still is, and opened 349 for an instant listen.

    -Matt Gruber, Fontana CA

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  55. I order the CD and got #0101. Cool number! Sold on eBay a few years ago.

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  56. I never RECEIVED mine. Still haven't even heard it. Still bums me out.

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  57. Number 3829 is here with me in Venice (Italy)
    I've sent you a picture via mail.
    Great memories

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    1. you live in one of my favorite cities in the whole world!

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    2. Thanks! I consider myself lucky (even with the high tide ;)
      Bye

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    3. Thanks! I consider myself lucky (even with the high tide ;)
      Bye

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  58. isn't the sleeve the ugliest tho?

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    1. it's definitely not one of their best sleeve moments. nor bloodflowers.

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  59. I have Emailed Murray Mine is 3432 it lives with me in Brighton Uk

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  60. Mine is 3201, gerald c. stocker, vienna, austria, europe

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  61. my copy is 2970
    Christian Kaufmann, mahlow, germany
    Thanks.

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  63. I will send the scanned cover to him soon.

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  64. #2060 is with me in Luxembourg ...

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  65. I'm in Toronto, Ontario and I have number 0802 - Rik

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  66. #2502 St.-Petersburg, Russia
    Non original owner (who was?)
    Picked up by trade few years ago.

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  67. I'm in Arlington, TX. I have #1941. - Mark D.

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  68. @ Mars marsworld (Italy) i just saw that you own three !!! copies,i want to own one as well,so do you intend to sale one to me please?!

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    1. Hahaha...Mars figured someone would ask, and said that, no, he's not selling any of his.

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  69. One more from Rio, Brazil! Jacira S. Collaço (Shadow) number 2562. Sending the photo soon.

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    1. Jacira, aqui é o Fernando; mudei de Macaé pro Rio...

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  70. #2798 - Stephan (Overijse, Belgium)

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  71. Oh, I recall meeting a guy in Swindon, UK, who had one at the time of realease, i didn't keep in touch, though.

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  72. #3927 Beatle: Little Rock, AR

    http://pic.twitter.com/vbKmO77

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  74. Thierry, Paris, France, #1084 & #1085

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    1. i want one for my collection,just in case you will ever want to sell one of them let me know
      :)

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  75. #0076 Jerry Delgado (Phoenix, AZ)

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  76. #2806 Paul S (Edinburgh, Scotland)

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  77. Trevor here. I have #0002 in San Francisco, California, USA. I think my modem was just a tad too slow to score #1. ;-) I gave #0003 to a friend. I'll let her volunteer her information.

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  78. bought 2 copies @ a record show in tampa & traded 141O5T VVi5He5

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    1. I keep Five Swing Live, Lost Wishes, and a few other things inside a High single box....

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  79. #2461 Joe Hannah Longboat Key Florida US

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  80. #4917 - Wilson (Brooklyn, NY)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/55950402@N06/8364811477/

    I still remember the day I ordered it. I was a Freshman in art school, working part time at an office at college, just surfing the web... went to The Cure's website and immediately ordered one. Being a poor student at the time, I only ordered one copy.
    :(
    Being #4917, I almost didn't make it! Still one of my treasured (no pun intended) possessions (no pun intended, again!) though, after all these years.

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  81. I emailed Murray, but mine hasn't shown up on the list so I guess I need to post my info. It's funny, I got through immediately when they went for sale online, and I was so bummed when my two copies arrived and I had one that was in the 3000s and one that was in the 4000s. Odd that some people got two sequential numbers. I thought it must have been random since I got my order through in a matter of seconds and I ended up getting two higher numbers that weren't sequential. I gave away my copy in the 3000s a few years back. I kept the one in the 4000s, just because I liked the number more.

    #4404 John Peterson (Bakersfield, CA)
    http://t.co/5XULXw75

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  82. #1456
    Jon & Keri Mackley
    Reading, England

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  83. Emailed Murray but no reaction so...
    #3238
    Fred Abjean
    Chartres, France
    Thx Craig ;-)

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  84. #3058 - Richard (Adelaide, Australia)

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  85. #1414 - Sascha (Hamburg, Germany)

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  86. I have a copy but I don't have my collection handy.... Vikk (Dublin, Ireland)

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  88. Email sent w/ scans.
    Mine is #2523
    Rod x (Jaunay Clan, France)

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  89. Hi

    Mine is # 4509.

    Tomasz Gruszczyński (Milanówek, Poland)

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  91. Hello Craig, yes i have two Five swing live cd but i must find them for the serial numbers.
    And this is a new The cure song: The loudest sound.
    And happy new year :)

    http://youtu.be/i1n8RSjwvtY

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  92. I see two on ebay

    one for $120 = http://www.ebay.com/itm/THE-CURE-FIVE-SWING-LIVE-CD-Limited-edition-2162-RARE-/370734849552?pt=UK_CDsDVDs_CDs_CDs_GL&hash=item565184de10

    and some greedy F**Ker selling one for $500! - http://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Cure-Five-Swing-Live-Out-of-Print-New-never-opened-/221177119864?pt=Music_CDs&hash=item337f2f0478

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    1. oh my god! two homeless copies;-))))))

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  93. Sadly, I don't own a copy but I wanted to say how cool I think this thread is. We're global! Rock on Cure fans!

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  94. 2955 porto alegre, rs, brasil - luciano
    send me an e-mail address for the scan.

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  95. ..1711. . .ad0nais. . .Timisoara, Romania..

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  96. I work for an independent record store in San Luis Obispo, California called Boo Boo Records. We recently got a mint copy used in a trade.

    Number 1515

    We are currently selling it on E-Bay, so they owner should change in the next week or so.

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  97. greeeg
    Geneva, Switzerland
    No 2975
    http://instagr.am/p/U6_SYACH0Y/

    Thanks for who you are and all you're doing Craig !

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  98. I now have #0093 - Jon Mannering, Telford, UK

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  99. I have #3958 in Arlington, TX. Richard P.

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