Wednesday, June 1, 2011
The Cure - 'Reflections' Night 1
Robert & Roger at soundcheck (Thanks Anonymous)
Setlist & notes moved here.
From Roger: "Last night was incredible, thanks to everyone there and everyone not there... I felt like crying half way through A Reflection... Incredible.."
Photos of the stage setlists for Faith and the encores.
(Thanks Kelbel and Tim)
Audio: Fan Made Recordings (Thanks Grinderman)
Three Imaginary Boys: Pre-show audience / 10:15 Saturday Night / Grinding Halt / Subway Song 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 / Meathook / It's Not You
Seventeen Seconds: Play For Today / Secrets 1 (great!) - 2 / In Your House / Three 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 / A Forest 1 - 2 - 3 / M / At Night 1 - 2
Faith: Other Voices / All Cats Are Grey 1 - 2 / Funeral Party 1 - 2 / Doubt / Faith
Encores: World War / Boys Don't Cry 1 - 2 - 3 / Another Journey By Train / Descent 1 - 2 - 3 / Splintered in Her Head 1 - 2 - 3 / Charlotte Sometimes 1 (great video!) - 2 / Hanging Garden 1 - 2 - 3 / The Walk / The Lovecats 1 - 2 - 3 - 4
Reviews: South Sydney Herald / Mess & Noise / Faster Louder / NME / Spin / The Vine / Time Out Sydney / Triple M / New Zealand Herald / Daily Telegraph / Yahoo Maximum Performance / Sydney Morning Herald
Photos: Heron / April / Debi / Spiggy / AOL Music / Olivier / Pru / Faster Louder / Radio Alice / Vivid Live / The Advocate / Getty Images / The Vine / WireImage / Triple M / Sydney Morning Herald / The Music Network / Olivier / Others - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11
Posted by Craig at 12:01 AM
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About the camera situation, Debi has already been to a few shows while there and says "If you are sitting in the middle, they don't give a damn about cameras, especially if everyone is standing up. Ushers stay at the side aisles."ReplyDelete
@Craig, but the other shows she might have attended haven't been filmed.ReplyDelete
That's true. Though I think she went to Spiritualized and it might have been filmed? Not sure. Guess we'll still have to wait and see.ReplyDelete
I went to Spiritualized, Cut Copy and Architecture in Helsinki. Triple J was filming Cut Copy. They are more focused on the band/stage. But people weren't constantly taking pictures and being annoying like they are in LA. A few here and there. And why bother trying to record it on a crappy camera when you have professionals doing it. Enjoy the show!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Debi! And I agree. Take a few photos, but just enjoy this incredible show.ReplyDelete
see you all in 3 and a half hours!ReplyDelete
See you then, Sofia!ReplyDelete
and it's 6AM South America (Brazil).ReplyDelete
3 hours to go!ReplyDelete
have a great time and let us know how the show is!!!ReplyDelete
I did my good deed for the day..ReplyDelete
I was lucky enough to turn my FB on when Roger's post came through.
So myself an American fan I was with who needed 1st night tickets raced to the box office and she nabbed front row, dead centre!
So glad I was able to help and SO happy for her!!
Excellent! Good job, notherbob!ReplyDelete
Oh man, wouldn't it be awesome if they did some b-sides!? I didn't even think of it because the likelyhood is slim. But these are some epic shows that who knows what will happen!ReplyDelete
The word 'jealousy' does not amply describe the feeling that I'm experiencing right now.ReplyDelete
If only Australia weren't, like, the farthest away from my home that you can be on this planet.
Have to play I'm Cold. And Charlotte Sometimes. The 2 real reasons why I became a Cure fan.ReplyDelete
Nico: Exactly my feelings. So very far away, and so expensive to get there.
"SINKING" WOULD MAKE A GREAT ENCOREReplyDelete
I was listening to the radio this morning and I'm pretty sure the organiser of the Sydney Opera House's Contemporary Music program had a slip-of-the-tongue moment and referred to a symphony/ensemble as being organised for the show. Whether this plan for one fell through (or not), or whether he mistakenly said it (perhaps confusing it with the one that was organised for The Church), I'm not sure. I guess we'll find out tonight.ReplyDelete
@Craig, if the encores differ each night. I think we should make a poll to see which we'd prefer on the DVD release. Or could we just say "all of them"?ReplyDelete
Sounds good to me. I'm voting for "all of them". : )ReplyDelete
2 more hours! Who wants coffee?ReplyDelete
*goes to brew a pot*
was anything ever confirmed (or not) about there being a live feed someplace? i know it doesn't make any sense since it's being filmed, but doesn't hurt to ask...ReplyDelete
The gang's all here! We're all having drinks!ReplyDelete
We're thinking of the people who weren't able to attend..
Sofia: Not that I'm aware of. Only possibility is something from Triple J, but I'm listening now, and there's been no mention of it.ReplyDelete
Say hello from me, notherbob. Is Jo there?
@notherbob, hello from Los Angeles! :D Hope you have a good time!ReplyDelete
I'm really interested to know if they will play 'A Reflection' or 'The Final Sound'.ReplyDelete
But you know what? Now that I typed that, 'A Reflection' makes sense since it's The Cure: Reflections!!
Yes, they are doing every track on the albums. Well, maybe not Weedy Burton, but you never know! : )ReplyDelete
So I guess it's safe to say they are playing a few b-sides tonight! Any way to get to Sydney in an hour? Didn't think so. : (ReplyDelete
i'm getting exited now!!!!!ReplyDelete
The soundcheck list has be excited!ReplyDelete
I hope they play Faith lololololReplyDelete
Nah. They are skipping that one and doing Mint Car in it's place. : )ReplyDelete
45 minutes left!!!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyDelete
The tickets said there was no opener. I hope they don't take long to get onstage.ReplyDelete
in berlin they started with 15 mins delay.ReplyDelete
No opener. Just The Cure.ReplyDelete
That shot you just uploaded Craig, is amazing!ReplyDelete
Going for work, now, will check this site the first thing when i got back again, good luck everyone and hope for an amazing show!!!! /LasseReplyDelete
Isn't it? Wish I could give credit for the shot, but the person wants to remain anonymous.ReplyDelete
When I first spotted that picture I thought Roger had shrunk haha.ReplyDelete
Robert is looking good!
Do Australians speak Hawaiian?ReplyDelete
You mean Heron's banner? No. That's what Stephen Pavlovic, Vivid curator, says Robert opened every email with. Aloha.ReplyDelete
Hitting play and cue: 10:15 Saturday Night.ReplyDelete
More like 2am, Tuesday morning in Los Angeles.
Olivier and Lars say there's no Cure merchandise at the show. Just Vivid stuff.ReplyDelete
@Craig, I must have missed that one.ReplyDelete
Running late? Have they hit the stage?ReplyDelete
hopefully they didn't hit anything else;-)ReplyDelete
Looks like the Fender VI is finally back !!!ReplyDelete
Someone on Cure Connections said they didn't see any Schecters.ReplyDelete
i'm so so excited (and unfortunately in the office)ReplyDelete
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I wonder how 'Another Day' is sounding.ReplyDelete
Wow this is so exciting! So wish we all could be in Sydney right now!ReplyDelete
The photos on the Music Network site aren't saveable so I'm finding other ways to get them. ;)ReplyDelete
Fender Bass VI and no Schecters? Hell yes, this is The Cure as they should be.ReplyDelete
Found this pre-gig ambiance vid on youtube :ReplyDelete
so who took the mic for Foxy Lady?ReplyDelete
Robert sang it.ReplyDelete
soundcheck pictures: http://www.themusicnetwork.com/gallery/live-music-photos/live/the-cure-vivid-sydney-opera-houseReplyDelete
@andythecurefan: the photos are saveable not in a high resolution but stillReplyDelete
@GSC1, it didn't give me an option to save the picture once I clicked on it so I used another way.ReplyDelete
ok fine. i just clicked on the image and it opened in an extra window and then i just clicked on the right mouse button and it gave me the option to save it. but fine when you found another way to save them. they look great. i'm still waiting on a picture of lol.ReplyDelete
So no 'Weedy Burton'? Even as outro music?ReplyDelete
'Subway Song' http://yfrog.com/m9fqoxzReplyDelete
Nope. Olivier said no Weedy. :(ReplyDelete
One album two more to go. That went by so fast.ReplyDelete
Maybe as a backstage jam bonus on the dvd ;-)ReplyDelete
Fuji notes: "in the olden days that was IT!!! but...see you in a few minutes!!" RSX walking off stage at the end of 3IBReplyDelete
It's not the complete 'TIB' without 'The Weedy Burton'! Really, how much effort does it take to play a 53 second lazy jam? :PReplyDelete
hahaha...sets were much shorter in the old days. : )ReplyDelete
@Shawn, we didn't even have a name for the track until the 2004 reissue. No biggie.ReplyDelete
Maybe they'll save it for the 2nd night. : )ReplyDelete
i thought that was always called "the weedy burton" named after the guitarist "bert" weedon and his guitar teaching book.ReplyDelete
I'll take that set list any day without Weddy Burton! It must have been amazing to see & hear it!ReplyDelete
Andy, actually we did. It just wasn't listed on the album until the reissue. :) Craig, I hope so!ReplyDelete
@GCS1, what i meant to say was that I don't think it was printed on the sleeve as a track. Wasn't it a hidden track?ReplyDelete
I meant The Weedy Burton! Using a cell phone to post to Blogger is a real pain.ReplyDelete
Yes, hidden track. So hidden tonight we didn't even hear it! : )ReplyDelete
Looks like 'A Reflection' is starting. According to Oliver.ReplyDelete
@andy: absolutely correct. was a hidden track and was never printed on any of the sleeves world wide (until the reissue) but always known as "weedy burton"ReplyDelete
@GCS1, you'll have to forgive me. I'm 22. Only a Cure fan for 8 years.ReplyDelete
@andy: there is absolutely nothing to forgive;-)))))) great that you found your way to The Cure world!!!! now roger also on stage!ReplyDelete
Wow! 'Secrets' is gonna be on the DVD!ReplyDelete
I might be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that this is the first time that 'Secrets' has been played live since 1984.ReplyDelete
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@Shawn, won't tonight also be the first time 'Doubt' is played live?ReplyDelete
Three into Forever!ReplyDelete
I think Secrets was last played live in 1985. Unless the version I'm thinking of was mislabeled.ReplyDelete
@Craig, does "sound like Forever" really mean it was? I need to hear more people say it before I believe it.ReplyDelete
Alright...odd that it was played there. But Oliver and some CCC members are saying it was.ReplyDelete
@shawn & andy: sorry for the mix up: secrets has been played as encore on the 1980 tour. doubt has never been played before!!!ReplyDelete
If Olivier says Forever, I will buy it. He knows his Cure.ReplyDelete
Forever was instead of Three. Or however you want to look at that. : )ReplyDelete
So our first surprise of the night. Many more to come. : )ReplyDelete
And skipping A Forest and going straight to M.ReplyDelete
well I always understood 'Three' to be the initial basis of 'Forever' which grew into an extended improvisation around the main riff of ThreeReplyDelete
Subway Song - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ft4VN-z6KwReplyDelete
GCS1, I know. I've heard at least a couple of recordings from The Top Tour, and yes, it was played in 1985.ReplyDelete
Andy, you're correct. 'Doubt' is one of the few non-b-sides to have never been played live.
By the way, what the heck is up with them skipping 'A Forest'? Isn't one of the objects of this to play the songs in order or their tracklisting?
can't wait to see what the encores are! Wonder if there will even be any..
I meant "in order OF", not "or". :PReplyDelete
Hi, Sara! It's nice to see you here!ReplyDelete
subway video: http://www.youtube.com/user/nbea001#p/a/u/0/0ft4VN-z6KwReplyDelete
I'm wondering why they just didn't save the surprises for after.
Sara: Will there be encores? You better believe there will be! : )ReplyDelete
Probably saving A Forest to end the 17 Seconds set?ReplyDelete
Craig, nonsense. We know that The Cure NEVER play encores. ;)ReplyDelete
@shawn: secrets was definitely played during the 1985 tour! i remember that clearly and for further infos: http://www.cure-concerts.de/ReplyDelete
I was thinking the same thing xploding boy... I mean they cant just neglect a forest like that!
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Did A Forest get skipped?
No. And someone counted the agains on the phone
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Yeah, I can see why they'd prefer not to end with 17 Seconds. Wasn't that the usual opener in 1980?ReplyDelete
Yeah, I think there was a mixup with Olivier. He has it posted now.ReplyDelete
@Xploding_Boy, I thought it was 'A Reflection' into 'Play For Today' back in 1980ReplyDelete
Morning CoF Fans :)ReplyDelete
Looks like another Epic Cure performance. Thanks to all who are reporting... and Craig of course!
@xploding_boy: yes 17 seconds was mostly the opener in 1980.ReplyDelete
I'm not 100% sure Andy. I could've sworn the few boots I had from that year started with 17 Seconds. It's been a while though. I'll check right now to see what I can find.ReplyDelete
So I'm not sure it's "The Holy Hour" but it sure as hell is 4am here. :PReplyDelete
Sorry about that. I think Olivier misunderstood what I was asking him.ReplyDelete
Good morning, Morris.
This just in! RSX sang 21 "again's" during 'A Forest'. Really sticking it to the album.ReplyDelete
According to cure-concerts.de it looks like they did both during that tour:ReplyDelete
some shows started
2-Play For Today
2-Play For Today
'Seventeen Seconds' was both the opener AND the closer at points during that tour, and was in fact sometimes played TWICE during the set.ReplyDelete
So is Robert playing "Period Correct" guitars??? :)ReplyDelete
@Xploding_Boy & Shawn,ReplyDelete
Good work guys. I didn't know this.
The More You Know!
@Morris, I heard he's playing the black and orange JazzmasterReplyDelete
@shawn you´re right! my first concert was only in munich, january 31st 1984.ReplyDelete
@ Morris: from the few pix I saw it looks like Robert was using the Jazzmaster. Maybe even 2 different ones. Too blurry to tell for sure though but I'm sure there will be better pix soon.ReplyDelete
Subway song sounds amazing. Hope someone films "Doubt" too. Can't wait to hear that live.ReplyDelete
It looks like he was playing a sunburst Jazzmaster in TIB as an homage to his old Top 20 guitar, maybe? And the white Jazz for 17 seconds, which I would assume he'll play for Faith as well. The soundcheck picture is a BassVi... I think.ReplyDelete
Andy, no problem. :) I wonder if the band is going to play the album version of 'Three' tomorrow night, and then whip out a 15 minute version of 'A Forest'. That would be awesome.ReplyDelete
@Xploding_Boy, these were posted from soundcheck but I'm sure he's using the same guitars.ReplyDelete
@ J: Good point about the Sunburst. I thought it was kind of odd but you're probably right about it being an homage to the old Top 20. Soundcheck pic is definitely a Fender VI.ReplyDelete
Lol must be having an out of body experience right about now! How cool to be back on stage with Robert :)ReplyDelete
I didn't think this was going to happen until the Cure were put into the R&R Hall of Fame! This evening is much more special!
another video of the audience if you havent seenReplyDelete
Thanks for that Andy. It looks like he has at least 3 Jazzmasters with him tonight. The sunburst and black one don't seem to have the usualy top 20 pickup added in the middle. I haven't seen the white one close up yet to see if it's one that one.ReplyDelete
Now Olivier knows! : )ReplyDelete
"Took a sneak peek at the encores on a computer monitor, it's gonna be AMAZING!!!"
Uh, Morris, when were The Cure inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?ReplyDelete
@Shawn, he meant that he didn't think Lol would rejoin the band onstange until and if that ever happened.ReplyDelete
Oh yes now they playing songs from Faith! This will be epic. I hate to to missing it!ReplyDelete
@Xploding_Boy, they have 2 bass guitars on 'Primary'!!!ReplyDelete
Andy, I just re-read his statement. Oops!ReplyDelete
Is Lol playing drums instead of Jason for this set, or is he on keys ?ReplyDelete
Lol must be in cloud nine! So glad he got to play again with The Cure.ReplyDelete
i guess lol is on percussions right nowReplyDelete
Are cameras there for this show tonight? On all pics I have seen I havent really noticed the big poles and stuff?ReplyDelete
Olivier says Lol is playing keys and drums. Keys right now for All Cats Are Grey.ReplyDelete
But Jason is still on drums. Lol adds percussion.ReplyDelete
Should be, Aaron. Both nights are being filmed.ReplyDelete
I think Olivier says that Lol played drums during Other Voices.ReplyDelete
Lol played the closing notes on ACAG. Very nice touch!ReplyDelete
Go Lol! Go! So happy for him and Roger.ReplyDelete
great that the missing encores from the trilogy concert (m, play for today, a forest, grinding halt, boys don't cry (hopefully if they play it!)) at least make it to the forthcoming dvd!ReplyDelete
For the first time ever - Doubt!!!ReplyDelete
All Cats are Grey... takes me back to Atlanta 2000!!! Wish i was there tonight for the Lol version :) :) :)ReplyDelete
i'm very curious how the cure line up for the bestival concert in september will look like!!!!ReplyDelete
Hahaha...Roger on Tambourine for Doubt!ReplyDelete
no the gap ist closed! doubt live! and the tamnbourine twitter post finally came true!ReplyDelete
Thanks to all of the cure fans who are sharing their experiences, photos & videos with us. I am loving it! And Thanks to Craig for his hard work with posting all this great stuff. I haven't been posting much on here or any cure fan websites for a long while but I am so happy to say the COF is still the best. Now I am off to work, wish I could stay till the end of the show!ReplyDelete
Bye CK. Have a good day!ReplyDelete
4 your own pleasure!ReplyDelete
Subway..2 mn long...Great Quality!
PS>I hope that i can post these links?...if not Delete them....& Sorry!!
Little off topic, but is there anyway to see the Facebook pictures without being on Facebook?ReplyDelete
@J, it depends on the privacy settings of the person who uploaded or the album in question.ReplyDelete
oh god, already faith!!!!!ReplyDelete
Hmm, not that I know of, but I'm really not a Facebook user at all.ReplyDelete
@Craig, I'm a recovering Facebook user.ReplyDelete
OK! I'm totally blown away by that Subway Song clip!!!!!ReplyDelete
Robert killing it on guitar!!! and harmonica!!!
I go the biggest smile on my face...
Thank You So Much for posting that!!!
So, are they going to play 'Faith' straight, or give us an extended version?ReplyDelete
I was just asking because I can't see pics # 2,3 and 5 above.ReplyDelete
Shawn: We will know soon. Fingers crossed for the extended version.ReplyDelete
Regular Faith, not extended. : (ReplyDelete
And now the real fun starts! : )ReplyDelete
And now the best part!ReplyDelete
I'm not surprised. Let's hope for it tomorrow!ReplyDelete
Wow, I was thinking about World War yesterday, but I deemed it far too unlikely. Glad to be wrong. :)ReplyDelete
Wow! B-sides to the first three albums is where I imagine they'll go.ReplyDelete
'World War'! Wow, has that ever been played live before this show?ReplyDelete
Smart man, Andy. : )ReplyDelete
Do we think Killing An Arab will happen or will it be Killing Another?ReplyDelete
Screw Reflections at Bestival. Can we get a Join the Dots tour?ReplyDelete
@shawn: yeah, world war seems to be another world premiere!ReplyDelete
I was just about to say that, Andy! : )ReplyDelete
Oh man, I wonder if they'll do Winter!?? I would've guessed not but I also wouldn't have guessed that World War was gonna be played.ReplyDelete
ok, boys don't cry has to be!ReplyDelete
Craig, watch your language. Children read COF, too. ;)ReplyDelete
I'd have wanted 'Play With Me'. I like that outtake from 3IBReplyDelete
Sorry. Double fudge!!! : )ReplyDelete
Dare we hope for Do The Hansa and Pillbox Tales?ReplyDelete
Olivier says it's Killing Another.ReplyDelete
Damn, still good to have it played anyway.ReplyDelete
@Xploding_Boy, did you see my post earlier about Primary being played with 2 basses?ReplyDelete
Are you guys thinking Jumping Someone Else's Train into Another Journey to end this encore since they were played at soundcheck?ReplyDelete
Yeah Andy. I saw that. Saw your mention of it in Cure Connections too. :)ReplyDelete