The Cure ’40 Live – CURÆTION-25 – Anniversary’ releases detailed

Deluxe box, hardbook DVD, hardbook Blu-ray and digital set for Oct 18th

Less than a year before their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The Cure celebrated their 40th anniversary. On October 18th, Eagle Vision will present two special performances in which they commemorated this milestone, when 40 Live – CURÆTION-25 + Anniversary is released in a Limited Edition Deluxe Box (2 Blu-ray+4 CD, or 2 DVD+4 CD, each with 40 page book), on Limited Edition Hardbook 2 Blu-ray or 2 DVD (each with 16 page book), and standalone digital formats.

The first film — CURÆTION-25: From There To Here | From Here To There – was captured on the tenth and final night of the 25th Meltdown Festival (curated by lead singer Robert Smith) at London’s Royal Festival Hall in June 2018. Presented in HD with 5.1 surround sound, Smith, Simon Gallup, Jason Cooper, Roger O’Donnell, and Reeves Gabrels performed a song from each of their 13 studio albums in chronological order, displaying the evolution of The Cure’s music live on stage. At the core of the set, they broke the cycle with some new, unreleased songs – offering a glimpse into the band’s future – before retracing their steps with another song from each album, ending with “Boys Don’t Cry.”

Released in theaters globally only last week, Anniversary: 1978-2018 Live In Hyde Park London features the band’s acclaimed 29-song, 135-minute anniversary concert. Filmed in one of London’s Royal Parks to a crowd of 65,000 fans, The Cure presented a four-decade deep set on July 7, 2018, including “Just Like Heaven,” “Lovesong,” “High,” and “The End Of The World.” Adding to the experience, the band is back-dropped by giant screens displaying footage that complements the unique moods and emotive song writing that established The Cure as pioneers of alternative rock. The result is a concert that Rolling Stone expressed shows the “unique power in The Cure’s live performance.”

Directed by Tim Pope – the long-time collaborator behind many of The Cure’s music videos and their award-winning 1986 film In OrangeAnniversary is chronicled in 4K with a 5.1 surround sound mix by Robert Smith and Paul Corkett. Pope states “I went to rehearsals in a very cramped studio just the day before the show… I knew as the set list unfolded that the only way to show people The Real Cure was to capture not only the grand, epic dimension of their stage show, but also the close, intimate side of this band simply making music together.”

“This really was the perfect way to celebrate 40 years of the band,” Smith exclaimes. “It was a fabulous day none of us will ever forget!”

The Cure 40 Live – CURÆTION-25 + Anniversary limited edition Deluxe Box includes gatefold 2x Blu-ray/DVD and 4x CDs, covering both concerts with nearly nine hours of content, plus a 40 page hardback book. The limited edition Hardbook includes 2x Blu-rays/DVDs and 16 page booklet. CURÆTION-25 and Anniversary are available as standalone concerts on digital formats.

Deluxe 2 Blu-ray | Deluxe 2 DVD | 2 Blu-ray | 2 DVD

Blu-ray/DVD 1: CURÆTION-25

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
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

Blu-ray/DVD 2: Anniversary

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
12. Play For Today
13. A Forest
14. Shake Dog Shake
15. Burn
16. Fascination Street
17. Never Enough
18. From The Edge Of The Deep Green Sea
19. Disintegration
20. Lullaby
21. Caterpillar
22. Friday I’m In Love
23. Close To Me
24. Why Can’t I Be You
25. Boys Don’t Cry
26. Jumping Someone Else’s Train
27. Grinding Halt
28. 10:15 Saturday Night
29. KAA

CD 1:

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

CD 2:

1. Step Into The Light
2. The Hungry Ghost
3. alt.end
4. The Last Day Of Summer
5. Want
6. From The Edge Of The Deep Green Sea
7. Disintegration
8. If Only Tonight We Could Sleep
9. Sinking
10. Shake Dog Shake
11. One Hundred Years
12. Primary
13. A Forest
14. Boys Don’t Cry

CD 3:

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
12. Play For Today
13. A Forest
14. Shake Dog Shake

CD 4:

1. Burn
2. Fascination Street
3. Never Enough
4. From The Edge Of The Deep Green Sea
5. Disintegration
6. Lullaby
7. Caterpillar
8. Friday I’m In Love
9. Close To Me
10. Why Can’t I Be You
11. Boys Don’t Cry
12. Jumping Someone Else’s Train
13. Grinding Halt
14. 10:15 Saturday Night
15. KAA

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