Yesterday on April 21, along with it being the iconic Iggy Pop's 65th birthday was also Robert Smith of The Cure's 53rd birthday. It was also Record Store Day, which included a reissue of The Cure's Friday I'm In Love single, along with a live album from Iggy and the Stooges. I already talked about Iggy in my previous post so we'll talk about The Cure this time. The Cure have been rereleasing all their studio albums, and the Wish deluxe edition is due this year. Previous deluxe edition have included rare demos, live tracks, and early studio versions of songs that made those albums and some that didn't. Let's hope the upcoming Wish deluxe edition brings us more of the same. I love the live songs from this era. There were 2 excellent live albums released by The Cure in 1993, Show and Paris which show some of the non-singles from that album such as From The Edge of The Deep Green Sea and Doing the Unstuck. Play Out (only available on VHS) collects songs from that era including rarely heard songs like Harold and Joe. This VHS contains clips from the Jonathan Ross show, MTV Unplugged and the Brit Awards. Luckily, youtube has the entire thing in 9 parts. I'm hoping they release it on DVD someday. In my meantime it's available online. Here is the playlist:
or if you wish to see the individual parts...