THE CURE ‘Play Out’ documentary has been upgraded to HD for the first time officially

The Cure
Credit: Paul Cox

‘Wish’ was The Cure’s 9th studio album, released on 21st April 1992. It became the band’s best-selling album, reaching #1 in the UK and #2 in the US, where it was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Alternative Music Album category. The album yielded three hit singles, ‘High’, ‘Friday I’m In Love’ and ‘A Letter To Elise’. That year’s Wish tour would be the Cure’s most extensive, with 111 shows in 21 countries.

The new deluxe 3CD 45-track edition of ‘Wish’ includes 24 previously unreleased tracks & 4 more that are new to CD and digital. CD1 contains the original ‘Wish’ album, newly remastered by Robert Smith and Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios. The second disc features 21 previously unreleased demos, including four studio vocal demos from 1990 and seventeen instrumental demos from 1991, 9 of which are previously unreleased songs. The third CD in the set features remixes, studio outtakes and the four tracks from the mail-order-only cassette ‘Lost Wishes’ released in 1993, which have never appeared on CD or digitally.

The Cure ‘Play Out’ documentary was released on VHS and Laserdisc in 1991. The film follows the band for seven days in London just before the recording of ‘Wish’. ‘Play Out’ follows the band as they perform new songs at a club gig, play Wembley Arena, appear on the Jonathan Ross show, rehearse for and perform their legendary MTV Unplugged show and receive the award for Best British Group at The Brit Awards. The full 2-hour 15-minute version of the film features footage not previously seen in the UK and has been upgraded to HD.

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The Cure is currently undertaking a 46-date European Tour ending with eight shows in the UK in December. For more details, see https://www.thecure.com/shows/

WISH Deluxe Edition

CD1 Original Album Remastered by Robert Smith and Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios

01: Open (6:51)
02: High (3:37)
03: Apart (6:38)
04: From The Edge of The Deep Green Sea (7:44)
05: Wendy Time (5:13)
06: Doing The Unstuck (4:24)
07: Friday I’m In Love (3:38)
08: Trust (5:32)
09: A Letter To Elise (5:14)
10: Cut (5:55)
11: To Wish Impossible Things (4:43)
12: End (6:45)

CD2 Demos – All previously unreleased versions. *Unreleased track.

01: The Big Hand [1990 Demo] (4:38) [final version on B-side to A Letter To Elise 7”]
02: Cut [1990 Demo] aka “Away" (3:31) [final version appears on WISH]
03: A Letter To Elise [1990 Demo] aka “Cut” (5:01) [final version appears on WISH]
04: Wendy Time [1990 Demo] (5:13) [final version appears on WISH]
05: This Twilight Garden [Instrumental Demo] (3:25) [final version on B-side to High 7"]
06: Scared As You [Instrumental Demo] (2:33) [final version on B-side to Friday I’m In Love 12"]
07: To Wish Impossible Things [Instrumental Demo] (3:33) [final version appears on WISH]
08: Apart [Instrumental Demo] (3:38) [final version appears on WISH]
09: T7 [Instrumental Demo] (2:40) *
10: Now Is The Time [Instrumental demo] (2:20) *
11: Miss van Gogh [Instrumental demo] (2:48) *
12: T6 [Instrumental Demo] (3:14) *
13: Play [Instrumental Demo] (2:28) [final version on B-side to High 12"]
14: A Foolish Arrangement [Instrumental Demo] (2:28) [final version on B-side to A Letter To Elise 12"]
15: Halo [Instrumental Demo] (3:06) [final version on B-side to Friday I’m In Love 7"]
16: Trust [Instrumental Demo] (4:02) [final version appears on WISH]
17: Abetabw [Instrumental Demo] (2:26) *
18: T8 [Instrumental Demo] (2:17) *
19: Heart Attack [Instrumental Demo] (2:41) *
20: Swing Change [Instrumental Demo] (2:10) *
21: Frogfish [Instrumental Demo] (2:35) *

CD3: ’Lost Wishes’ / Studio Out-Takes / 12” Remixes / Live / Rare / Previously Unreleased.
*Unreleased track **Unreleased version

01: Uyea Sound [Dim-D Mix] (5:28 [from Lost Wishes MC 1993]
02: Cloudberry [Dim-D Mix] (5:22) [from Lost Wishes MC 1993]
03: Off To Sleep… [Dim-D Mix] (3:47) [from Lost Wishes MC 1993]
04: The Three Sisters [Dim-D Mix] (4:12) [from Lost Wishes MC 1993]
05: A Wendy Band [Instrumental] (3:47) *
06: From The Edge Of The Deep Green Sea [Partscheckruf Mix] (7:36) **
07: Open [Fix Mix] (6:51) [B-side to High 12"]
08: High [Higher Mix] (7:15) [High 12"]
09: Doing The Unstuck [Extended 12” Mix] (5:54)
10: Friday I’m In Love [Strangelove Mix] (5:29 [Friday I’m In Love 12"]
11: A Letter To Elise [Blue Mix] (6:36) [A Letter To Elise 12"]
12: End [Paris Live 92] (8:38) **

WISH 2LP Remastered by Robert Smith and Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios. Vinyl cut by Milles Showell at Abbey Road Studios

A1: Open (6:51)
A2: High (3:37)
A3: Apart (6:38)

B1: From The Edge of The Deep Green Sea (7:44)
B2: Wendy Time (5:13)
B3: Doing The Unstuck (4:24)

C1: Friday I’m In Love (3:38)
C2: Trust (5:32)
C3: A Letter To Elise (5:14)

D1: Cut (5:55)
D2: To Wish Impossible Things (4:43)
D3: End (6:45)

LOST WISHES D2C Exclusive replica cassette EP

SIDE A
01: Uyea Sound [Dim-D Mix] (5:28)
02: Cloudberry [Dim-D Mix] (5:22)

SIDE B
03: Off To Sleep… [Dim-D Mix] (3:47)
04: The Three Sisters [Dim-D Mix] (4:12)

WISH 1CD - Original Album Remastered by Robert Smith and Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios

01: Open (6:51)
02: High (3:37)
03: Apart (6:38)
04: From The Edge of The Deep Green Sea (7:44)
05: Wendy Time (5:13)
06: Doing The Unstuck (4:24)
07: Friday I’m In Love (3:38)
08: Trust (5:32)
09: A Letter To Elise (5:14)
10: Cut (5:55)
11: To Wish Impossible Things (4:43)
12: End (6:45)

 

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