The Cure - Disintegration... THE PUFF...
Deluxe Edition available ROW on Polydor/Universal from 24th May 2010 (CD and Digital. The remastered album will be released the same day on Double Vinyl.)
Deluxe Edition available North America on Rhino/WMG from 8th June 2010 (suggested list price of $39.98 (CD) and $19.98 (digital). The remastered album will be released the same day on Double Vinyl for a list price of $24.98.)
Three-Disc Deluxe Edition Produced & Compiled by Robert Smith, Including a Remastered Version of the Original Album, plus Unreleased Songs, Demos, Out-takes and Live Performances.
The Cure’s eighth studio album, released in 1989, is the dark tour de force Disintegration.
Following on from 1987's outstanding Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me release, and spurred by the hits “Lullaby”, “Fascination Street“, “Lovesong” and “Pictures Of You”, the album quickly became the group’s most successful yet, with sales topping more than 3 million, as the band sold out stadiums and arenas around the world.
Polydor/Universal (ROW) and Rhino/WMG (North America) reissue 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. The first disc contains newly remastered versions of the album’s original 12 tracks.
Gathering 20 unreleased tracks, the second disc trawls through Smith’s home recordings to find early instrumental demos of fan favourites “Pictures Of You”, “Prayers For Rain” and “Fascination Street.” The Cure can be heard rehearsing and arranging various instrumental versions, including ”Homesick”, “Closedown” and “The Same Deep Water As You”, as well as playing studio out-takes of several other tracks, including “Plainsong”. The disc also contains four unreleased songs: “Noheart”, “Esten”, “Delirious Night” and a cover of Judy Collins’ “Pirate Ships”, the latter a solo performance by Smith that was recorded for, but ultimately not included on, Rubáiyát, a 1990 album celebrating Elektra Records’ 40th anniversary.
For the final disc, Smith remixes and expands Entreat, a live album recorded in 1989 at Wembley Arena. Entreat Plus combines the original’s eight tracks, remixed with the four 'missing' songs to create a complete contemporary live version of Disintegration.
The complete 12 song Disintegration album is also available for the first time on vinyl as a remastered 2 disc release with lyric bags.
Comments Stuart Braithwaite of Mogwai: “Disintegration by The Cure is one of the greatest records of all time. It has the feel that only a tiny amount of albums have, that it exists completely in its own universe, immune to context or fashion. I literally cannot imagine the band members in a room playing these songs for the first time, its as if they've always been there. From stunning opener “Plainsong” through to “Untitled”, it is unrelentingly beautiful and achingly sad. Disintegration is a simply wonderful record.”
DISINTEGRATION: DELUXE EDITION
Disc One: Remastered Album
02: Pictures Of You
05: Last Dance
07: Fascination Street
08: Prayers For Rain
09: The Same Deep Water As You
Disc Two: Rarities (1988 - 1989)
01: Prayers For Rain – RS Home Demo (Instrumental)
02: Pictures Of You – RS Home Demo (Instrumental)
03: Fascination Street – RS Home Demo (Instrumental)
04: Homesick – Band Rehearsal (Instrumental)
05: Fear Of Ghosts – Band Rehearsal (Instrumental)
06: Noheart – Band Rehearsal (Instrumental)*
07: Esten – Band Demo (Instrumental)*
08: Closedown – Band Demo (Instrumental)
09: 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)*
* Previously Unreleased Song
Disc Three: Entreat Plus
02: Pictures Of You
05: Last Dance
07: Fascination Street
08: Prayers For Rain
09: The Same Deep Water As You*
* Previously Unreleased Live Performance
My copy just arrived from Amazon. Its wonderful. I'm so impressed that RS remaster it and compiled at home. Oh to have seen them on the Prayer tour!
oh ye my first album was Disintegration and i was 13 years in 1989 :-) is my favourite album the best, the one, the lovely great!
Out of mind is a re-sung version from 2009/2010! The album notes say it's from 1988, but clearly this has rerecorded vocals, once again (as with Glove album remasteres). Anybody can hear it! Why cannot this be honestly said in the sleeve notes?? Sorry but to me it is cheating, to fake the year like this.... Remastered series are suppose to be a documentary series, from the time of the original release! Robert, your fans are not stupid... why not be honest? And why re-record anything? Why not release original material from 1988, even if it has no vocals? What other tracks on the cd 2 have some re-recorded parts? I guess we will never know... Hard to listen to this with complete confidence now...
I Love this Album,it's my favorite, I Love The Cure, I Love you Robert you're Awesome!!!, i hope someday you comeback to Argentina.kisses and Hugs.
@robertosama, make us a favor and get the hell out of this forum. if you don't like The Cure go somewhere else! dsanchez @ curefans.com
ROBERT!Stop using playback drums and keyboards when you play live.This is terrible!!!! 100 years plus playback drums???Lovesong with playback keyboard ????What a crap!!!Why don't you bring a keyboardist???The worst is when you try to imitate the violins of lullaby playing with your guitar tremolo!And i agree with postpapunk.Except the fact that your band has no present and feature,you are killing your past by silly remasterings!WTF???The only reason you worth are your long live concerts.All your records after the wish are crap!Big crap!Why don't you split the band?You became 52!!And you are singing grinding halt with make up?????????And a big tummy???Look madonna!She is 52 as well but at least she trys to keep her fit!Don't destroy your feature my man!You became a circus!Re-mastering , Re-mastering, Re-mastering!!!For F.. sake.What happen your inspiration???between 1980 with 1989 you wrote genius stuff and between 1995 until today you have nothing to show!!!SPLIT THE BAND!!!DO ME A FAVOUR!!!
Just finished listening to this great release. I think most of us agree this is one of the greatest albums ever made. The remaster of the album sounds fantastic. I have found that frequently the fact that an album is mastered a second time does not necessarily = better. In this case it's certainly better. Entreat Plus is the total opposite! Holy cow, it sounds horrible. It is LOUDER, but that isn't better. If I wanted louder I'd just turn up the original version! The drums sound like CRAP. Robert...I don't know if you did this, or someone else, but whoever is responsible shouldn't be doing this. It is nice to have the complete album live. Regardless of my opinion of Entreat Plus...thank you much for this release. The bonus tracks are very nice to have.
Incredible!! Is not iTunes LP!!! Are you crazy Robert!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
You are very welcome back to New Zealand Robert...A tour called 'Entreat revisited' would be lovely..