Cure Reissues Due In April

On the heels of last year’s deluxe reissue of its debut album, the Cure will give similar treatment given to the subsequent three releases that put the band at the center of the 1980s modern rock movement. Due April 26 via Rhino, remastered versions of 1980’s “Seventeen Seconds,” 1981’s “Faith” and 1982’s “Pornography” will each emerge with an extra disc of rarities.

In the case of “Seventeen Seconds,” the second disc comprises 15 songs, including studio and live renditions of “I’m a Cult Hero” and “I Dig You” released under the pseudonym Cult Hero. Other goodies include demos and live versions of songs that appear on the original album.

The “Faith” reissue adds the cassette-only B-side “Carnage Visors” to the first disc’s original eight tracks. The second disc boasts 15 tracks, such as demos of “Faith” and “Doubt,” outtakes of “Primary” and “A Normal Story” and live versions of “The Drowning Man” and “Forever.”

“Pornography” gains 14 tracks on its bonus disc, including instrumental demos of “Demise” and “The Figurehead” and live versions of “A Short Term Effect,” “Cold” and “Siamese Twins.”

Each package will be bolstered by booklets with lyrics, photos from singer Robert Smith’s personal collection and track-by-track commentary by U.K. music journalist Johnny Black.

The full track list for each reissue can be found on the band’s official Web site.


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