Written by: Alex Green
To mark the 30th anniversary of 1992’s Wish, The Cure have announced a massive deluxe reissue of the album.
Out October 7 through Rhino, the CD version of the album boasts 45 tracks, 24 of which are previously unreleased.
The ninth album in the legendary band’s discography, Wish remains the most commercially successful effort of The Cure’s career, hitting #1 in the UK and #2 in the United States.
Produced by David M. Allen (Depeche Mode, The Mission) and singer Robert Smith, Wish was the last Cure album to feature drummer Boris Williams.
Remastered by Smith and Miles Showell (The Beatles, The Rolling Stones) at Abbey Road Studios, the collection features a goldrush of demos, rare 12′” mixes, instrumentals, live cuts, four numbers from the mail-order-only cassette tape Lost Wishes and a track from the sought after Manor Studio Sessions, which took place in early ’92.
Wish will be available on 3xCD, double LP, single CD, and digitally on October 7.
Wish (30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition):
CD1: Original album remastered by Robert Smith and Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios
04 From the Edge of the Green Sea
05 Wendy Time
06 Doing The Unstuck
07 Friday I’m in Love
09 A Letter to Elise
11 To Wish Impossible Things
CD2: Demos – all previously unreleased versions
01 The Big Hand [1990 Demo]
02 Cut [1990 Demo] aka “Away”
03 A Letter To Elise [1990 Demo] aka “Cut”
04 Wendy Time [1990 Demo] 05 This Twilight Garden [Instrumental Demo] 06 Scared as You [Instrumental Demo] 07 To Wish Impossible Things [Instrumental Demo] 08 Apart [Instrumental Demo] 09 T7 [Instrumental Demo] 10 Now Is the Time [Instrumental Demo] 11 Miss van Gogh [Instrumental Demo] 12 T6 [Instrumental Demo] 13 Play [Instrumental Demo] 14 A Foolish Arrangement [Instrumental Demo] 15 Halo [Instrumental Demo] 16 Trust [Instrumental Demo] 17 Abetabw [Instrumental Demo] 18 T8 [Instrumental Demo] 19 Heart Attack [Instrumental Demo] 20 Swing Change [Instrumental Demo] 21 Frogfish [Instrumental Demo]
CD3: Lost Wishes / studio out-takes / 12” remixes / live / rare / previously unreleased
01 Uyea Sound [Dim-D Mix] 02 Cloudberry [Dim-D Mix] 03 Off to Sleep… [Dim-D Mix] 04 The Three Sisters [Dim-D Mix] 05 A Wendy Band [Instrumental] 06 From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea [Partscheckruf Mix] 07 Open [Fix Mix] 08 High [Higher Mix] 09 Doing the Unstuck [Extended 12” Mix] 10 Friday I’m in Love [Strangelove Mix] 11 A Letter to Elise [Blue Mix] 12 End [Paris Live 92]