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The Cure are to release a 30th anniversary deluxe edition boxset of their ninth studio album, Wish. At the time of its release in 1992, Wish became the band’s best-selling long-player, reaching No.1 in the UK and No.2 in the US, where it was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Alternative Music Album category.

The boxset will be released on 7 October via UMC/Fiction/Polydor. It’s available to pre-order now.

The album yielded three hit singles, High in March 1992, which reached No.8 in the UK, Friday I’m In Love in May 1992 and A Letter To Elise, which was released in October 1992. That year’s Wish tour would be the Cure’s most extensive, with 111 shows in 21 countries.

The Cure Wish boxset
The Cure Wish vinyl boxset

The new deluxe 3CD 45-track edition of Wish includes 24 previously unreleased tracks and four more that are new to CD and digital.

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CD1 contains the original Wish album newly remastered by Robert Smith and Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios. The second disc features 21 previously unreleased demos, including four studio vocal demos from 1990 and seventeen instrumental demos from 1991, 9 of which are previously unreleased songs.

The third CD in the set features the four tracks from the mail-order only cassette ‘Lost Wishes’ released in 1993, which have never appeared on CD or digitally. Uyea Sound from that cassette can be heard as a digital single now.

Also included are the previously unreleased song A Wendy Band from the 1992 Manor Studio sessions, a previously unheard mix of the epic live favourite From The Edge Of The Deep Green Sea, as well as five rare 12” mixes. Finally, closing the set is an unheard live version of End from Paris Bercy in October 1992.

Read our feature on the making of Wish here.

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The Cure are undertaking a 44 date European Tour starting in October and ending with eight shows in the UK in December. For more details click here.

WISH DELUXE EDITION

CD1 Original Album Remastered by Robert Smith and Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios

01: Open (6:51)

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02: High (3:37)

03: Apart (6:38)

04: From The Edge of The Green Sea (7:44)

05: Wendy Time (5:13)

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06: Doing The Unstuck (4:24)

07: Friday I’m In Love (3:38)

08: Trust (5:32)

09: A Letter To Elise (5:14)

10: Cut (5:55)

11: To Wish Impossible Things (4:43)

12: End (6:45)

CD2 Demos – All previously unreleased versions. 

*Unreleased track.

 

01: The Big Hand [1990 Demo] (4:38) [final version on B-side to A Letter To Elise 7”]

02: Cut [1990 Demo] aka “Away” (3:31) [final version appears on WISH] 

03: A Letter To Elise [1990 Demo] aka “Cut” (5:01) [final version appears on WISH] 

04: Wendy Time [1990 Demo] (5:13) [final version appears on WISH] 

05: This Twilight Garden [Instrumental Demo] (3:25) [final version on B-side to High 7″]

06: Scared As You [Instrumental Demo] (2:33) [final version on B-side to Friday I’m In Love 12″]

07: To Wish Impossible Things [Instrumental Demo] (3:33) [final version appears on WISH] 

08: Apart [Instrumental Demo] (3:38) [final version appears on WISH] 

09: T7 [Instrumental Demo] (2:40) *

10: Now Is The Time [Instrumental demo] (2:20) *

11: Miss van Gogh [Instrumental demo] (2:48) *

12: T6 [Instrumental Demo] (3:14) *

13: Play [Instrumental Demo] (2:28) [final version on B-side to High 12″]

14: A Foolish Arrangement [Instrumental Demo] (2:28) [final version on B-side to A Letter To Elise 12″]

15: Halo [Instrumental Demo] (3:06) [final version on B-side to Friday I’m In Love 7″]

16: Trust [Instrumental Demo] (4:02) [final version appears on WISH] 

17: Abetabw [Instrumental Demo] (2:26) *

18: T8 [Instrumental Demo] (2:17) *

19: Heart Attack [Instrumental Demo] (2:41) *

20: Swing Change [Instrumental Demo] (2:10) *

21: Frogfish [Instrumental Demo] (2:35) *

CD3: ’Lost Wishes’ / Studio Out-Takes / 12” Remixes / Live / Rare / Previously Unreleased.

*Unreleased track **Unreleased version

01: Uyea Sound [Dim-D Mix] (5:28 [from Lost Wishes MC 1993] 

02: Cloudberry [Dim-D Mix] (5:22) [from Lost Wishes MC 1993]

03: Off To Sleep… [Dim-D Mix] (3:47) [from Lost Wishes MC 1993]

04: The Three Sisters [Dim-D Mix] (4:12) [from Lost Wishes MC 1993]

05: A Wendy Band [Instrumental] (3:47) *

06: From The Edge Of The Deep Green Sea [Partscheckruf Mix] (7:36) **

07: Open [Fix Mix] (6:51) [B-side to High 12″]

08: High [Higher Mix] (7:15) [High 12″]

09: Doing The Unstuck [Extended 12” Mix] (5:54)

10: Friday I’m In Love [Strangelove Mix] (5:29 [Friday I’m In Love 12″]

11: A Letter To Elise [Blue Mix] (6:36) [A Letter To Elise 12″]

12: End [Paris Live 92] (8:38) **

WISH 2LP Remastered by Robert Smith and Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios. 

Vinyl cut by Milles Showell at Abbey Road Studios

A1: Open (6:51)

A2: High (3:37)

A3: Apart (6:38)

B1: From The Edge of The Green Sea (7:44)

B2: Wendy Time (5:13)

B3: Doing The Unstuck (4:24)

C1: Friday I’m In Love (3:38)

C2: Trust (5:32)

C3: A Letter To Elise (5:14)

D1: Cut (5:55)

D2: To Wish Impossible Things (4:43)

D3: End (6:45)

LOST WISHES

D2C Exclusive replica cassette EP 

SIDE A

01: Uyea Sound [Dim-D Mix] (5:28)

02: Cloudberry [Dim-D Mix] (5:22)

SIDE B

03: Off To Sleep… [Dim-D Mix] (3:47)

04: The Three Sisters [Dim-D Mix] (4:12)

WISH 1CD – Original Album Remastered by Robert Smith and Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios

01: Open (6:51)

02: High (3:37)

03: Apart (6:38)

04: From The Edge of The Green Sea (7:44)

05: Wendy Time (5:13)

06: Doing The Unstuck (4:24)

07: Friday I’m In Love (3:38)

08: Trust (5:32)

09: A Letter To Elise (5:14)

10: Cut (5:55)

11: To Wish Impossible Things (4:43)

12: End (6:45)

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