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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The Cure in Photographs 1982 - 2005

From The Flood Gallery:

In Between Days. The Cure in photographs 1982 - 2005
by Tom Sheehan.

The Flood Gallery is proud to announce the second book from the archives of celebrated music photographer, Tom Sheehan. Having worked with The Cure for over 20 sessions across 3 decades, the book offers a stunning photographic journey, shown in chronological order, of one of the most important and successful UK bands of the last 40 years. 

The book includes many photographs never seen before all carefully scanned and retouched to show Tom’s work at its glorious best.

Featuring many previously unseen images, “In Between Days” is divided into three parts focusing on specific phases of their history. Part 1 (1982-84) traces their early travels at home and abroad, also including portraits of Smith’s parallel career in Siouxsie & The Banshees and the side-project The Glove. Part 2 (1985-89) highlights their imperial period through a trio of classic albums The Head On The Door, Kiss Me, Kiss Me and Disintegration, including rare behind the scenes images from the celebrate The Cure in Orange concert film. Finally, Part 3 (1990-2005) collects Sheehan’s latter portraits of Smith and the group as they cement their status as one of the biggest alternative bands in the world, still touring today.

Each section is accompanied by an essay by acclaimed author and music journalist Simon Goddard (Ziggyology).

“In Between Days. The Cure in photographs 1982 – 2005” is a beautiful, strictly limited, Deluxe and Super Deluxe book with 240 pages charting over 20 years in the career of Robert Smith’s legendary group.

The Super Deluxe will be a limited edition of 700 with pearlescent hard slip-case which includes 3 unique photos from Tom’s archives with a bound-in certificate of authenticity signed and numbered by Tom Sheehan himself.

The Deluxe limited edition of 2500 features the 240 pages hardback book, complete with hardcover slipcase.

There will be a launch/signing evening at The Flood Gallery, 8 Greenwich Market, London, in late November (TBC), all welcome.

(Thanks @TheCureMexico)

Update (Aug. 4th, 2016): You can also pre-order the book at Pledge Music.

17 comments:

  1. Such a great look...I remember how all these girls in Jr high and high school were just obsessed and crazy over him. Freaks in love with freaks!!! LOL!!πŸ˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜—πŸ‘„πŸ’‹πŸ’˜❤

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  2. Looks very cool. I might order it next month.

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  3. Ouch. This has cut into my merchandise fund for when I get to London.
    It will be interesting to compare this book to Obscure.

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  4. Robert does indeed look pretty fetching in the photo. Love the fuzzy black sweater!

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  5. The cover reminds me of an American Apparel ad.

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  6. The cover reminds me of an American Apparel ad.

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  7. I have that sweater... some girl I know got it from Robert in Liverpool in 1992. Mind, I dunno if he gave it to her or she nicked it. I always felt I should return it to him!

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    1. WOW...that's awesome! A very coveted piece of Cure "memorabilia"...despite the questionable provenance...LOL. If it were me, I'd have it carefully vacuum sealed/mothballed and stored in a safe spot.

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    2. It's in my wardrobe in a bag. Carefully wrapped up.

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  8. I've tried wearing it but it's weird! Long sleeves, short body. I think only RSX could pull it off.

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  9. It does look a little short in the photo. Considering the exorbitant prices Barneys is charging for their band T-shirts, this sweater would likely fetch a fortune at auction (not that I'm assuming you're even entertaining such a thought...haha). And if anyone disputes the provenance, here's an eerie thought: Even though it was probably handled many times in the last 20+ years, it might still have fragments of RS's DNA (skin cells, etc).

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    1. Lol...gosh that last line felt kind of creepy!!

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    3. Wouldn't it be crazy if someone took the DNA and created a clone of RS? Imagine that, your own "personal" RS! It would be wonderful for a day (maybe you can even teach him to serenade you with Cure songs), until you realize it's not really RS...only RS on the surface...since it's not yet possible to clone thoughts/memories, etc.
      Now THAT'S a creepy thought! 😬🐏😯🐏

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  10. You can count one less of the 700 super deluxe available, courtesy of me!

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  11. I wonder if the 3 small pics and special slipcase are really worth almost the 50% increase of the price...

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