The Cure - "Disintegration" alternative rarities

The release of the 3-CD deluxe edition of the Cure's 1989 album Disintegration is still forthcoming. It is now scheduled for release on June 8th -- although I must warn you that the date has been pushed back at least twice already. In any case, I've just been alerted to this official web page which features streaming audio of additional Disintegration-era rarities which will not be included on the set. The site is here:

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

Many of these tracks are instrumental demos and rehearsals; some others are live tracks; and others are alternate studio mixes. It's good listening, especially for a rainy day. Those who are familiar with these types of Cure rarities know what to expect, and won't be disappointed.

Here are the tracks that are streaming now:

1. Closedown -- (RS home instrumental demo, 05/88)
2. Last Dance -- (RS home instrumental demo, 05/88)
3. Lullaby -- (RS home instrumental demo, 05/88)
4. Tuned Out On RTV5 -- (band instrumental rehearsal, 06/88)
5. Fuknnotfunk -- (band instrumental rehearsal, 06/88)
6. Babble -- (band instrumental rehearsal, 06/88)
7. Plainsong -- (band instrumental demo, 09/88)
8. Pictures of You -- (band instrumental demo, 09/88)
9. Fear of Ghosts -- (band instrumental demo, 09/88)
10. Fascination Street -- (band instrumental demo, 09/88)
11. Homesick -- (band instrumental demo, 09/88)
12. Delirious Night -- (band instrumental demo, 09/88)
13. Out of Mind -- (studio instrumental jam, 10/88)
14. 2Late -- (studio "WIP" mix, 11/88)
15. Lovesong -- (studio "WIP" mix, 11/88)
16. Prayers For Rain -- (studio "WIP" mix, 11/88)
17. The Same Deep Water As You - Live (Dallas Starplex, 15/09/89)
18. Disintegration - Live (Dallas Starplex, 15/09/89)
19. Untitled - Live (Dallas Starplex, 15/09/89)
20. Faith - Live (Rome Palaeur, 04/06/89, crowd bootleg)


5/24/10 Update: As of May 24th, the Alternative Rarities tracks are still available for streaming. In addition, another exclusive stream has been added: a September 1989 concert performance of the Disintegration album in sequence, performed at the Dallas Starplex. As is the usual case with Cure live recordings, these 12 tracks sound almost the same live as they do on the studio disc, but it is impressive how well Robert Smith and company are able to recreate the album's mood in a live arena setting. The stream is here:

http://www.thecuredisintegration.com/bin/#/dallas/

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