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The Cure To Release Expanded Version Of ‘Wish’ For 30th Anniversary

The Cure will release a new expanded edition of their 1992 album Wish for its 30th anniversary. The long-awaited remastered edition of the record will be released on Friday, 7th October.

The new version of the record will feature a number of bonus tracks and instrumentals, including 21 previously-unreleased demos from 1990 and ’91. The collection also features the four tracks from the Lost Wishes EP, which was previously only available as a mail-order cassette in 1993. One of the tracks from this EP, the Dim-D mix of ‘Uyea Sound’, has been released ahead of the Wish reissue.

The Cure – ‘Uyea Sound (Dim-D Mix)’

Originally released in 1992, Wish was The Cure’s ninth album and one of their most commercially successful, chiefly thanks to the popularity of its second single, ‘Friday I’m In Love’. Looking back on the record, The Cure’s leader, Robert Smith, explained that Wish had emerged from a period of demoing that resulted in around 40 songs.

The group “were on fire” at the time, said Smith, and the remastering process allowed him to gain renewed appreciation for the album.

“There’s a side to the album which I had kind of forgotten, a very gentle, yearning thing which is quite beautiful,” Smith said. “‘Trust’ is one of the best things we’ve ever done I think, it’s played with great feeling, and ‘To Wish Impossible Things’ is another gorgeous, melancholic piece… in fact it could well be my favourite song on the record.”

Smith was also glad to amend certain technical errors that had bothered him since the album’s release. “In the studio control room it all sounded excellent, but I got too busy sorting out our upcoming concerts to properly oversee the mastering,” he said. “It was too late to do anything about it; the album was out, and we were off around the world again. It has really bugged for me for a very long time.

“It has taken 30 years, but finally, finally my Wish has come true.”

Further Reading

Robert Smith Says The Cure’s New Album Will Be Out This Year

Love Letter To A Record: Soft Powder On The Cure’s ‘Disintegration’

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