The Cure: Curætion 25 + Anniversary 2019 1080p Blu-ray AVC LPCM 2 0

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A cursory glance at the long discography of The Cure would seem to suggest that it took this British band at least a decade to really gain a significant foothold on the American airwaves and (perhaps more saliently) in album and/or single sales. The band’s first album, Three Imaginary Boys from 1979, frankly didn’t even set the British charts on fire, rising “only” to number 44 on the album charts, but the next several follow ups did significantly better, with at least some of the band’s work managing to get into the Top 10 of album sales. One of those albums, a 1984 opus perhaps ironically named The Top, got to number 10 itself on the British album charts, but it’s perhaps notable that it was the first album by the band to chart in the United States, crawling up to the relatively paltry position of 180. 1985 seemed to be a turning point of sorts for Robert Smith and company, resulting in their first American Gold Album for The Head on the Door, this honor despite the fact that the album’s top spot on the chart was a relatively middling number 59. 1985 also saw The Cure managing to chart for the first time on the American singles chart, with a tune called “In Between Days” which barely cracked the “Hot 100” by making position 99. While the rest of the eighties and first part of the nineties were considerably “kinder” to the band in terms of airplay and sales, it’s kind of interesting to note that The Cure still didn’t really have major success on the “mainstream” pop and rock charts in the United States, despite the fact that band did manage to claim the top spot a couple of times on the “Alternative” singles chart. All of this is to say that the two concerts included in this appealing release may not exactly provide a “greatest hits” assemblage for some listeners at least, since The Cure arguably hasn’t had a slew of actual hits on this side of the pond, anyway. That said, fans of The Cure are almost sure to find this a really enjoyable “two fer” that offers the band in fine form and which also features two fairly different concerts with decidedly different presentational attributes.


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2 Responses

  1. Adam Mole says:

    Thanks. Unfortunately the song ‘alt.end’ on disc1 (00001.m2ts around 8:40-9:40) is badly ripped and skipping/distorted.

  2. dorukhan says:

    BD1
    Disc Title: CURATION-25: From There To Here | From Here To
    Disc Size: 43,248,275,354 bytes
    Protection: AACS
    BDInfo: 0.7.5.5
    Name: 00000.MPLS
    Length: 2:24:13.945 (h:m:s.ms)
    Size: 42,673,582,848 bytes
    Total Bitrate: 39.45 Mbps
    VIDEO:
    MPEG-4 AVC Video 29960 kbps 1080i / 29.970 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
    AUDIO:
    LPCM Audio English 2304 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit

    BD2
    Disc Title: ANNIVERSARY: 1978-2018 Live In Hyde Park London
    Disc Size: 46,793,313,482 bytes
    Protection: AACS
    BDInfo: 0.7.5.5
    Name: 00000.MPLS
    Length: 2:15:22.414 (h:m:s.ms)
    Size: 46,395,598,848 bytes
    Total Bitrate: 45.70 Mbps
    VIDEO:
    MPEG-4 AVC Video 35986 kbps 1080i / 29.970 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
    AUDIO:
    LPCM Audio English 2304 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
    DTS-HD Master Audio English 5152 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 5152 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)

    Tracklist
    Disk1
    Curation-25: From There To Here | From Here To There From There To Here
    1 Three Imaginary Boys
    2 At Night
    3 Other Voices
    4 A Strange Day
    5 Bananafishbones
    6 A Night Like This
    7 Like Cockatoos
    8 Pictures Of You
    9 High
    10 Jupiter Crash
    11 39
    12 Us Or Them
    13 It’s Over
    14 It Can Never Be The Same
    From Here To There
    15 Step Into The Light
    16 The Hungry Ghost
    17 Alt.End
    18 The Last Day Of Summer
    19 Want
    20 From The Edge Of The Deep Green Sea
    21 Disintegration
    22 If Only Tonight We Could Sleep
    23 Sinking
    24 Shake Dog Shake
    25 One Hundred Years
    26 Primary
    27 A Forest
    28 Boys Don’t Cry
    Disk2
    Anniversary: 1978-2018 Live In Hyde Park London
    1 Plainsong
    2 Pictures Of You
    3 High
    4 A Night Like This
    5 The Walk
    6 The End Of The World
    7 Lovesong
    8 Push
    9 Inbetween Days
    10 Just Like Heaven
    11 If Only Tonight We Could Sleep
    12 Play For Today
    13 A Forest
    14 Shake Dog Shake
    15 Burn
    16 Fashination Street
    17 Never Enough
    18 From The Edge Of The Deep Green Sea
    19 Disintegration
    20 Lullaby
    21 The Caterpillar
    22 Friday I’m In Love
    23 Close To Me
    24 Why Can’t I Be You?
    25 Thanks @ 40
    26 Boys Don’t Cry
    27 Jumping Someone Else’s Train
    28 Grinding Halt
    29 10.15 Saturday Night
    30 Killing An Arab

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