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The Cure’s Disintegration Gets the Deluxe Treatment

The mopey, angst-ridden seventeen-year-old inside of me just got a lot mopier… in a good way.
The Cure's Disintegration

The mopey, angst-ridden seventeen-year-old inside of me just got a lot mopier… in a good way.

Although there had been rumors that it would never receive the same deluxe treatment that has been lavished on previous Cure albums (e.g., Faith, Pornography), the Cure has announced that Disintegration — considered by many to be the band’s magnum opus (npi) — will be reissued as a three-disc deluxe edition this year. From the official announcement:

Polydor/​Universal reissues this landmark album, remastering the original, adding a disc of unreleased out-takes and demos, plus a third disc that contains a live performance of the entire album recorded in 1989 over 3 nights at Wembley Arena, London, the European climax of the The Cure’s global ​“Prayer Tour”. This Deluxe Edition comes with a 20 page booklet containing previously unseen pictures and art, as well as lyrics and an in depth overview of the period by the band’s founder Robert Smith.

Robert Smith compiled, produced, and supervised the mastering of this three-disc collection, which covers the evolution of Disintegration, from demos and rehearsals to studio and stage.

Here’s the official tracklisting:

Disc One: Remastered Album

  1. Plainsong
  2. Pictures Of You
  3. Closedown
  4. Lovesong
  5. Last Dance
  6. Lullaby
  7. Fascination Street
  8. Prayers For Rain
  9. The Same Deep Water As You
  10. Disintegration
  11. Homesick
  12. Untitled

Disc Two: Rarities (1988 — 1989)

  1. Prayers For Rain — RS Home Demo (Instrumental)
  2. Pictures Of You — RS Home Demo (Instrumental)
  3. Fascination Street — RS Home Demo (Instrumental)
  4. Homesick — Band Rehearsal (Instrumental)
  5. Fear Of Ghosts — Band Rehearsal (Instrumental)
  6. Noheart — Band Rehearsal (Instrumental) *
  7. Esten — Band Demo (Instrumental) *
  8. Closedown — Band Demo (Instrumental)
  9. Lovesong — Band Demo (Instrumental)
  10. 2 Late (alternate version) — Band Demo (Instrumental)
  11. The Same Deep Water As You — Band Demo (Instrumental)
  12. Disintegration — Band Demo (Instrumental)
  13. Untitled (alternate version) — Studio Rough (Instrumental)
  14. Babble (alternate version) — Studio Rough (Instrumental)
  15. Plainsong — Studio Rough (Guide Vocal)
  16. Last Dance — Studio Rough (Guide Vocal)
  17. Lullaby — Studio Rough (Guide Vocal)
  18. Out Of Mind — Studio Rough (Guide Vocal)
  19. Delirious Night — Rough Mix (Vocal) *
  20. Pirate Ships — RS Solo, Rough Mix (Vocal) *

Disc Three: Entreat Plus

  1. Plainsong **
  2. Pictures Of You
  3. Closedown
  4. Lovesong **
  5. Last Dance
  6. Lullaby **
  7. Fascination Street
  8. Prayers For Rain
  9. The Same Deep Water As You **
  10. Disintegration
  11. Homesick
  12. Untitled

* — Previously Unreleased Song
** — Previously Unreleased Live Performance

Disintegration (Deluxe Edition) will be released on May 24th 2010.


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