Friday, April 25, 2008

Only One on HMV and Amazon

HMV has The Only One cd single and 7" single listed for pre-ordering. Release date is May 13th.

Amazon UK has the cd single up for pre-ordering.
Amazon Germany has an import of the cd single.

New single artwork

Front of cd insert

Back of cd insert

Cd tray inlay

Back of cd inlay

Single releases confirmed!

100% confirmed by Universal. Names and locations deleted to protect the innocent:

"Universal is going to announce full info on april 28th, 2008.
There will be 4 tracks released from the album in the lead up to its release in September - one a month for the next 4 months. A physical CD single and digital download will be made available simultaneously. The single versions are edits (each will have Mix 13 on the artwork per the attached) and not the album versions. None of the B sides will appear on the album.
The b-side on The Only One will be a song called Ny Trip".
(Thanks anonymous)

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Cure singles release dates

Ok, IF the info on ebay is correct, this would be the release and format info for the singles:

May 13th - The Only One (mix 13) + Ny Trip (CD, 7", Digital Download)
June 13th - Single #2 (mix 13) + new b-side (CD, 7", Digital Download)
July 13th - Single #3 (mix 13) + new b-side (CD, 7", Digital Download)
August 13th - Single #4 (mix 13) + new b-side (CD, 7", Digital Download)

Also, if true, the the first single would come with a collector's box that will house all 4 of the singles. There would be a separate box for the cds and the 7" vinyl singles. If you were around for the Wish era, you'll remember that they did the same thing with the High single.
Anyway, I hope we get an official announcement soon!

Cure to release 4 singles before album?

This comes from e-bay, so take that into consideration, but it sounds right:

"Their brand new studio album will be released worldwide on 13th September, with 4 consecutive, different single releases preceding the album on the 13th of each month: 13th May, 13th June, 13th July and 13th August. 'The Only One' is the first of this series, and as per the other formats, will be available on Limited CD & 7” Vinyl (with collectors boxes for both), as well as digital download. Each will have a brand new, non-album b-side."

'The Only One' is the song formerly known as 'Please Project'. So what do you think about this plan?
(Thanks Steve)

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Cure in California, mastering new album

Just want everyone to understand that this is third hand info and is NOT 100% confirmed. I did contact Brian Gardner and he confirmed that he has worked on "new stuff" with them. Anyway, it's the first bit of good news we've had in awhile, so here it is:

"The Cure were in California on April 21, 2008 at the Mastering Lab.
Brian Gardner mastered the new album.
Robert Smith mixed it.
The new album will be a double.
I heard this personally from a source that was with The Cure, listening to their new album."

Ok, so if true, the album is done. So why is Universal holding it until September? They must have a good reason, right?
(Thanks Anonymous)

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Universal says Sept. 16th

From a reliable source - Universal now has the new album scheduled for release on Sept. 16th in the US.
(Thanks Friend of COF)

Monday, April 21, 2008

RTL2 says Sept. too

"According to french radio (rtl2) this morning, the new album is now scheduled for early september...."
(Thanks Christophe)