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.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

30 years of The Cure in Orange...

...and STILL no official release on DVD or Blu-Ray! That should be a crime, right? :)

From Lol on Facebook: "So my friend Toberr reminded me that tomorrow is thirty (!) years since the Cure played at the Theatre Antique D'Orange in France. We filmed the whole affair with Tim Pope at the helm for our film " The Cure In Orange". In "Cured" you can read about something that happened to me when we filmed it that added to the strange psychedelic madness of that experience !"

Still have my US LaserDisc & VHS, and a VCD from Malaysia.

Win VIP tickets to Bestival

Radio X has got a pair of VIP tickets to this year’s Bestival to give away. The passes include accommodation at the Pitch Village Tent with access to hot showers, private toilets, a freshen up area and even unlimited tea & coffee… Travel with South West Trains from London… plus ferry transfers to the Isle Of Wight!

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning this excellent prize is answer the easy question below.

What is the name of the lead singer of Bestival headliners The Cure?

Robert Smith
Robin Smith
Ross Smith