Monday, July 09, 2018

REISSUE: The Cure – Mixed Up

The Cure celebrated 40 years as a band with a career-spanning set at a festival in London over the weekend and is planning a comprehensive documentary film of the band with director and longtime collaborator, Tim Pope.  The English post-punk/goth originators also recently released a newly remastered and reissued version of Mixed Up on June 15.  Originally released in 1990, as a break between albums, Mixed Up was a compilation of various remixes, re-recordings, extended mixes and early singles.  Long beloved by fans, the reissued album is out now via Fiction/Elektra/Rhino Records.
The definitive version is a 3-CD set remastered by Robert Smith, featuring the original album on disc one, a second disc of rare remixes from 1981-1990 and a third disc featuring brand new remixes by Robert Smith.  Mixed Up is also now available as a single disc with the remastered original album or as a 2-LP set that has been mastered at half speed by Robert Smith and Tim Young at Metropolis Studios in London and pressed onto 180-gram vinyl.  Also available on a 2-LP set is Torn Down: Mixed Up Extras 2018 that includes the newly remastered songs taken from the third disc of the 3-CD set.   
Standouts include “Close To Me (Closer Mix)”, which most fans consider the definitive version of the track, the extended version of “Hot Hot Hot!!!” with all of the extra, jazzy horn flourishes and the Extended Dub Mix of “Pictures Of You”.      
Watch the original music video for the Disintegration album version of “Pictures Of You”:


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