Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Another Cure photo book coming soon

From First Third Books:

"We are delighted to announce 'The Cure – Standing Still' for publication in 2017.

For the last 18 months we have been working closely with celebrated music photographer Paul Cox, sorting through and carefully scanning his incredible photographic archive. From 1981 to 2009, Paul worked with Robert Smith and the band on a diverse range of shoots including privately assigned projects, sessions for press use, and promotional sessions for new releases. Paul attended and covered video shoots and a great many private projects, the results of which show him to be an almost official photographer to The Cure. The vast majority of these images have never been published – so this sanctioned and approved limited edition photographic biography, containing over 250 photos from 35 photo sessions will be a unique and important record of such an iconic and timeless band.

We will announce further details for 'The Cure – Standing Still' early in 2017. Please join our Facebook community to keep up to date with news."

Thanks, Colm.

20 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, take my money! If it's anything like the other one it will be amazing.

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    1. I received notice from Flood Gallery that my book was shipping, but no tracking :(

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    2. Yeah, if you signed up with them for an online account you can log in to get tracking.

      If you didn't then there is none.

      But it will come. Same thing happened to me.

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    3. I just received mineverything 2 days ago.

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    4. I got mine last week very cool book. Roo bad he missed the pornography era cure those would have been great pictures.

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  2. The band should take the hint. In the absence of new music or a live album/dvd/blu-ray, or deluxe edition of 4:13 dream, everyone else is taking our money. There's Andy Vela's book, Lol's memoir, that last Cure photo book that just came out, and now this one.

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  3. Andy, that's a very good point, but I don't think money is the primary motivation as far as new material is concerned. There has to be an intrinsic desire or creative spark on the part of the band to produce "new" material.
    Instead of making money from new material it seems they are opting to tour instead. A practical decision considering album sales have dipped but touring remains profitable. Now that they've replenished their pension (or other) funds, they may not see any immediate need to put out a new album. 4:14 scream was hinted at a few years ago but nothing came of it (surprise, surprise). Judging from previous empty promises it appears unlikely any new material will see the light of day anytime soon.

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    1. I'd respectfully disagree. I think they'll be putting some new material out, and probably sooner than later. They've kinda exhausted almost all of the potential of the "old" material. The problem with the new songs I think might have been that they didn't sound as original or as much as the fans expected. I think that probably Robert took a completely different direction of writing like 10 years ago. If you listen carefully to the underproduced Dream 4:13, you might notice some really interesting, utterly new staff. I think he got somewhat detached from what he thought people would expect him to write. So finding this sweet spot in between what he's (ok, the current band) are interested most playing and what the audience expects The Cure to make again, well this takes time...and a lot of probing...

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    2. or you could be a die hard DM fan - and not be bothered that the past 4 albums are completely identical sounding rubbish....
      i personally would rather see them live, than trudge through "A NEW ALBUM" for the sake of going on tour.

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    3. Well, there's a difference...DM are still signed to a major label. The Cure aren't. There are contractual responsibilities to come out with an album, perhaps. We don't know.obviously, Robert prefers to do it all by himself. Which is even more admirable. I don't think that it is "tour instead of an album" for them. I also don't think that DM have been producing crap albums lately...

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    4. Points well taken. I haven't followed DM since Playing the Angel. Lilian was the only song that I liked on that album. Of all the groups that peaked in the '80's,The Cure is really the only band I still follow regularly and will go out of my way to see live, in spite of having either no output (recent years) or output that pales in comparison to previous work (self-titled, and to a lesser extent, 4:13). I would like to be proven wrong, but I don't see them coming out with a new album in the next year. They will probably take it easy after such a long tour. The band has long ago strayed from the customary four-year interval for new albums, otherwise we would have had two new albums already (2012/2016).

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    5. The Cure is more at all like before! With this line-up I personally cross with a new album and the return of Pearl it would be better!

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  4. What Paul Cox now!?!! Wow. We are living the Cure fan photo dream. Now if only 40 imaginary years would come out...

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  5. One question: can an electronic companion to the hard copies of these books (IBD and others) be made available? IBD is big, perfect for displaying on coffee tables and such but a portable version would also be nice. I really enjoyed the foreword. There is no shortage of clever, witty phrases and perhaps a touch of irony (not unlike the band’s lyrics). Robert’s “voice” is very distinct. We need some Cliff Notes to translate what some of it means. That January 2017 Mojo article posted here a few weeks ago had too many spoilers (Tom's ninja like abilities, baize legend, etc).

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    1. First Third don't do digital versions, but they are slightly smaller in size than IBD. I have copies of their Punk, Big Star, Felt, and St Etienne books, and they are really great quality.

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