Deluxe edition of the Cure's "Disintegration" coming in June

If anyone thought that no more deluxe editions of the Cure's albums were forthcoming: a 3-CD edition of the 1989 album Disintegration is being released on June 8th. (Amazon.com calls it the "20th Anniversary Edition", although the album is 21 years old this year). The first disc will consist of the 12 proper tracks. The second disc will consist of 20 previously unreleased rarities recorded in 1988 and 1989. The third disc will contain all twelve songs in sequence from the concert utilized for the live Entreat album from 1990, which originally contained only eight of the songs. A remastered version of the original 8-song Entreat is intended to be made available online. A full track listing for this edition can be found at the Cure's official site.

And that's not all the Cure reissue news that the site reports. Robert Smith also promises "a lot more remastered Cure stuff in 2010". This would include DVD reissues of the long-deleted concert videos In Orange (1988) and Show (1993), as well as a CD called Mixed Up 2 (apparently a sequel to the 1990 remix album Mixed Up) and a box set(!) titled The Cure @ the BBC. This seems like a lot to release in one year. But even if the release dates get spread out, Cure addicts can at least be confident that more items from Smith's bottomless vault are now intended for future release.

5/20/10 Update: Sorry I haven't been keeping better tabs on the ever-changing release date for the Disintegration set. It's been pushed back twice already! I wouldn't count on those other planned 2010 releases being released on time, either.

5/22/10 update: As of this writing, an official Cure site is featuring streaming audio tracks of 20 additional rarities from the Disintegration era. Here is the site:

http://thecuredisintegration.com/bin/#/altrarities/

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