Win The Cure Reissue CDs ... TODAY!
The always impressive Rhino Records continue their highly successful reissue campaign for The Cure with deluxe 2-disc CD reissues of 'The Top,' 'The Head on the Door,' and 'Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me' this August. Rhino will also release a deluxe 2-disc edition of Robert Smith and Siouxsie & The Banshees’ Steve Severin’s side project (and The Glove’s only album), 'Blue Sunshine.'
Covering music the band recorded between 1984-87, these albums continue Rhino Records’ revitalization of The Cure catalog. Each album has been remastered and features a second disc filled with previously unreleased music and rarities, as well as a lavish booklet filled with lyrics, rare photos of the bands and tour memorabilia from the personal archives of vocalist Robert Smith along with a track-by-track commentary by U.K. music journalist, Johnny Black.
First released in 1984, The Top was a dramatic musical transition for The Cure, integrating the band's trademark dark textures with increased melodic and pop tendencies. Features the hit U.K. single "The Caterpillar." Bonus disc gathers 17 tracks available for the first time, including home and studio demos, rough mixes, and live cuts.
The Cure's sixth studio album The Head on the Door brilliantly fused brooding experimentation with pop instincts to propel the band onto the American charts for the first time. Features the signature hits "In Between Days" and "Close To Me." Bonus disc gathers 18 previously unreleased treasures, including live recordings of "The Baby Screams," "Sinking," and others from a 1985 Paris concert."
Their landmark 1987 double album Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me broke both creative and commercial ground, cracking the Billboard Top 40. Features the hits "Just Like Heaven" and "Why Can't I Be You?" Bonus disc gathers 18 previously unreleased tracks, including studio demos of "Hot Hot Hot!!!" and "If Only Tonight We Could Sleep," and six live bootlegs.
The Cure's founder and leader, Robert Smith, and Siouxsie & The Banshees' bassist, Steve Severin, formed The Glove in 1983. Their collaboration produced one album, Blue Sunshine, a dense and diverse excursion into experimental pop mostly spotlighting Jeanette Landray on vocals. Cure fans will be delighted by this reissue's bonus disc, featuring Smith's original vocal versions.
So, if you would like to win one of these new CDs (our choice), and you think you're a hardened Cure fan, just answer this easy question: In 1976 seventeen-year-old Robert Smith formed his band with classmates Michael Dempsey (bass), Laurence "Lol" Tolhurst (drums) and Porl Thompson (guitar) from St. Wilfrid's Catholic Comprehensive School in Crawley, Sussex. But, at that time the band wasn't known as The Cure. What was it known as?!
Send us your answers and if you're correct you'll be in the running to win one of these wonderful new CDs! Just send us an e:mail here before September 15th with your answer and the subject title CONTEST: THE CURE to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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