Thursday, June 9, 2016

Prayer Tour rehearsal video


43 comments:

  1. Wow...!!! Never seen that before. Awesome...!!!

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  2. Wow! Fantastic, what cupboard did this get dug out of??!

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  4. And then there is this. Wow!

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  5. This is FANTASTIC. To hear the songs done with all the original instruments/sounds is so satisfying. That bit of 'Last Dance' is SO good. Thank You!

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  6. I miss the Fender VI, anyone else?

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    1. Oh yea! I have my Fender VI because of RS. Wonderful footage.

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    2. Crucial, Reeves would agree. I'd rather see him with a Squier 6 than the plastic he plays now.

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    3. Right, you have to wonder, can't RS hear the huge, huge difference? Puzzling to say the least.

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    4. Right, you have to wonder, can't RS hear the huge, huge difference? Puzzling to say the least.

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    5. The recent heavy metal gear is criminal.

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  7. Record it before it's taken down.
    This is an incredible document.
    Surely there is more to see.
    I wish they release the 1989 concert recorded on video.

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    1. http://www.mediafire.com/download/kuhlf5zzeozihw8/The_Cure_-_The_Prayer_Tour_rehearsals_1989.mp4

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  8. wow I'm so glad to see and hear Boris playing! the way he plays those hi-hats and electronic pads and cymbals is simply wonderful!

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    1. So simple yet efficient, innit?

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    2. and no bloody click tracks....or constant hi hat hitting during song intros

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    3. and no bloody click tracks....or constant hi hat hitting during song intros

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    4. The Count behind the drum kit...

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    5. Yes! the Count Boris Bransby Williams!
      With him there were no loops, pre recorded things, bad drum sound, and constant hi-hat and cymbal bashing... BORIS!

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  9. Oh, wow! This brings back memories! Such a special time in my life. My favorite tour, my favorite lineup...Shelleyan Orphan...the anticipation...the chimes...and then the most beautiful Plainsong! Such Good memories...so they glad they continue to make more!

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    1. No kidding this was the first Cure tour I saw when I was 17 in Chicago both nights All these years later the memories and this album leave me speechless.

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    2. No kidding this was the first Cure tour I saw when I was 17 in Chicago both nights All these years later the memories and this album leave me speechless.

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  11. A Huge Merci to whoever decided to release this!!
    This is the closest we will ever get for those of us who were too young to witness what I believe to be the most emotional tour of The Cure.
    Part of this footage had been shown for a few seconds in a rapido interview back in 1990, and I always dreamed that we would one day get the full plainsong... now we have even more ! This is such a beautiful thing to see for me...
    I have been listening to the recording of Paris POPB 09/07/89 for a thousand times since the summer of 1990, back when I was 14 years old... I guess I was just a couple of years too young... I listened to that concert so many times, I know every shouts from the audience, every little audio drop outs and tape creases... to this day, my favourite live recording of The Cure full stop.
    To see this brings tears in my eyes and a sense of finally bringing something to a close...
    That forever missed opportunity is a not as bitter now, its almost like the 40 years old man I am today can finally feel complete... I know it sounds corny, but, this is how I feel this morning...
    Thank you to whoever made this possible !
    To everyone who has never listened to the 2nd night of Paris 89, go and do so right away, you will not regret it...

    http://boomp3.com/mp3/ozzn07qx778-1989-07-09-paris-2cc-cc-jf-version-cd1
    http://boomp3.com/mp3/ozznbsh4au8-1989-07-09-paris-2cc-cc-jf-version-cd2
    http://boomp3.com/mp3/ozznolw23h4-1989-07-09-paris-2cc-cc-jf-version-cd3

    Much love to all of you Cure fans everywhere, a truly amazing year has started, enjoy every second of it, and see you on the European Tour x x x

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    1. Its not corny at all. Just reading your post brought tears to my eyes.I was 16 when I saw this tour and it brings back so much from that time in my life too.Much Love

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    2. Or I should say beaucoup d'amour :)

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    3. EXACT the same feelings with this,was 15 at that time and it was already the second tour i saw.Started with the Kiss Me,that was my second concert ever in 1987.The prayer tour 89 was like a holy mass,so dark the lights,so deep the guys played. later i got the Frankfurt Festhalle recording,exact the one i visited,but an incredible version of "Faith" is missing in that one,Robert was shouting something about a fucking boy,and why he has done something,guess Lol was the one he meant?? has anyone the recording of that gig,was in May 1989.
      while singing faith,Robert picked a flower to pieces,murmurin"she loves me,she loves me not" and threw away the blossom pieces theatralically away......never forget this thing...that night...those fellings...there...lost in a crowd.....so again,if anyone has the recording,let me know
      clemens.poeltl@gmail.com

      thanks

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    4. "guess Lol was the one he meant??" - HAHAHA. It's possible!

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  12. Would love if they would drop those video projections and bring back that great light show.

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  13. A million thanks for this. Simply brilliant. Brought me right back to my first cure gig at the RDS Dublin.

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  14. Found this in the internet,incredible what there is.....
    Faith live lyrics 14th may 1989 Frankfurt/germany



    I'm kind of obsessed if she loves me
    She loves me not
    She loves me
    She loves me not
    She loves me
    She loves me not
    She loves me
    She loves me... not

    Everyday that I stand and...
    Can talk to her
    You can talk to her he said

    There's a big fucking boy in the mirror that says you can talk to her
    There's a big fucking boy in the mirror that says you talk to her
    If you just pick up the phone and dial
    Everything's the same
    Everything's the same

    Is it FUCK (Yelling!!)
    Is it, is it really how you said it is?
    Say you do it just like you said you would?
    You make me look so silly
    They said you would

    So you say to me
    Why do you do it?
    Why do you do it like that?
    So you say to me...
    Why... do you do it like that?
    Ssssss

    And I'll listen like a boy, that should have been left at home
    If you could only just once...
    As selfish as I want to be
    As selfish as I want to be

    Do anything
    I'll do anything
    Don't say anything
    Something
    Do something
    I'll do anything

    (Guitar Fill)

    There's nothing left but faith

    (Ending Lyrics)

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    1. Woohoo! He was on a good trip that night. Those were the days. :)

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  15. Amazing! Thanks for sharing Craig!! I wish I had been old enough to see that tour. There's a reason why "Disintegration is the best album ever!"

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  16. Brilliant. Brings back great memories of the Wembley shows. They had an amazing stage set and lighting back then too and Simon's hat !!

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  17. Thanks Marcin ;))))))))),much appreciated!!!!

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  18. This line-up with vintage gear was so powerful. It is great to see Smith playing three hour shows and b-sides, but they sound like a cover band now compared to the 1985-1992 line-up.

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