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The Cure Releasing 'Disintegration' Reissue
Ben Hewitt , April 1st, 2010 08:33

Three-disc set featuring unreleased material out in May

Quietus favourites The Cure will reissue their classic album Disintegration on May 17.

The three-disc collection will feature a remastered version of the original LP, a disc of previously unheard tracks and rarities, and an expanded version of Entreat, The Cure's live album recorded at Wembley Arena.

The deluxe edition also comes with a 20 page booklet containing unseen pictures and art of the band.

The tracklisting is as follows:

Disc One: Remastered Album

  1. 'Plainsong'

  2. 'Pictures Of You'

  3. 'Closedown'

  4. 'Lovesong'

  5. 'Last Dance'

  6. 'Lullaby'

  7. 'Fascination Street'

  8. 'Prayers For Rain'

  9. 'The Same Deep Water As You'

  10. 'Disintegration'

  11. 'Homesick'

  12. 'Untitled'

Disc Two: Rarities (1988-89)

  1. 'Prayers For Rain' – RS Home Demo

  2. 'Pictures Of You' – RS Home Demo

  3. 'Fascination Street' – RS Home Demo

  4. 'Homesick' – Band Rehearsal

  5. 'Fear Of Ghosts' – Band Rehearsal

  6. 'Noheart' – Band Rehearsal

  7. 'Esten' – Band Demo

  8. 'Closedown' – Band Demo

  9. 'Lovesong' – Band Demo

  10. '2 Late' (alternate version) – Band Demo

  11. 'The Same Deep Water As You' – Band Demo

  12. 'Disintegration' – Band Demo

  13. 'Untitled' (alternate version) – Studio Rough

  14. 'Babble' (alternate version) – Studio Rough

  15. 'Plainsong' – Studio Rough

  16. 'Last Dance' – Studio Rough

  17. 'Lullaby' – Studio Rough

  18. 'Out Of Mind' – Studio Rough

  19. 'Delirious Night' – Rough Mix

  20. 'Pirate Ships' – Rough Mix

Disc Three: Entreat Plus

  1. 'Plainsong'

  2. 'Pictures Of You'

  3. 'Closedown'

  4. 'Lovesong'

  5. 'Last Dance'

  6. 'Lullaby'

  7. 'Fascination Street'

  8. 'Prayers For Rain'

  9. 'The Same Deep Water As You'

  10. 'Disintegration'

  11. 'Homesick'

  12. 'Untitled'

If you weren't convinced that this reissue was worth your money, Stuart Braithwaite of Mogwai chimes in: "Disintegration by The Cure is one of the greatest records of all time. It has the feel that only a tiny amount of albums have, that it exists completely in its own universe, immune to context or fashion.

"I literally cannot imagine the band members in a room playing these songs for the first time, its as if they've always been there. From stunning opener 'Plainsong' through to 'Untitled', it is unrelentingly beautiful and achingly sad. Disintegration is a simply wonderful record."

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