Topic: Your thoughts about the 'Greatest Hits' album, dvd and video releases?
"Having bought the Greatest Hits album today
and having listened to CD1 once I must say there is nothing new to
me apart from the song Just Say Yes, which I think is very different, but in some ways quite excellent Cure material.
To do a duet with Saffron was my eyes a very good idea, it's something quite different.
Now to the Acoustic hits. I'm amazed. I think this is the best The Cure have done in a long time! If you wonder
whether it is worth buying the Greatest Hits just for the 2 new songs and/or the acoustic versions, I think it
definitely is! I have learned to play songs of The Cure for the past 5 years and have all official sheet music available,
but this is best! The songs sound excellent. You can hear all instruments really clearly and Robert's voice is great
as well. I think these are excellent versions of old and new Cure songs. This is far better than releasing another
live albumfor example. Really excellent. Get yourself a copy now!!"
- The Incurable Daniel
"I wanted to voice my opinion about the Acoustic Stuff. It's definitely worth the purchase and very very happy to
hear that they did this stuff!!!! Now, I'm anticipating the DVD release in December!!! Also, please advise if any
word on the B-sides or future release of the "darker"best of the Cure."
- Gene Yee
"Well... They're not sell outs... How many bands can say they got a Greatest hits compilation with such a great
level of Quality?
U2? who else? I mean, apart from U2 and The
Cure, there are no other bands of the late seventies who have
survived. They can say they have been dark, depressive, shinny, Poppie, commercial, alternative like no other
band of those years and these years...
I still trust them. I still but their records.
Ok, that i keep on checking Mp3 files to download but only strange
versions and Live versions.
Once it's released, I'll got to buy it. And I'm yearning for the accoustic cd :) "
"I don't like the release of an another singles
collection - standing and galore is enough . this new one will be the
real "galore" . and its sad that they put on mint car instead of the 13th . the 13th is much more special and a great
song but mint car is the most stupid cure song i know.
but to put out such a long acoustic set is
really great and give the album a big chance. i wish to have a vinyl copy.
for me there is a big smell of outsell, the acoustic set could stand for his own and the new songs are good (i hope
so)for singles. also the video/dvd release should be only in acoustic or other versions (12" for example - a good
sister to an b-side collection) - everybody have the normal cure videos.......
the cover-artwork from bloodflowers is very
disappointing and this new one is the top of tasteless.i like the stars
very much , but (sorry robert)the photo in the front is too much .
all in all i'm curios for the acoustic songs . thanks to the cure for their great music."
- Thomas Hörl
"When I first heard of a Greatest Hits album
I thought Robert & Co. were selling out, but after believing
Bloodflowers would be the last of The Cure I think any material from here on out is an added bonus in life. I am
looking forward to listening to Cut Here but I think the lyrics stand out on it's own. Robert's poetic lyrics has
proved once again why he is a step ahead of all other musicians and why he has been in this business nearly 25
years. The Greatest Hits list is to be expected as most songs were billboard hits in their time, but Never Enough,
although great live, should not have gotten the nod over a song like Push. During the Dream Tour Song
Competition I requested an acoustic version of "Just Like Heaven", so I am very thrilled about the extra CD. A
couple of new songs on this album would have been enough but Robert pulls a rabbit out of the hat and provides
Cure fans with acoustic versions - AWESOME! A DVD release is good but I think "live" versions of the 16 hits
and videos of the two new releases would have been much better. ("Maybe Someday" a Dream Tour DVD
release?). Now if only The Greatest Hits album can get the band out on a promo tour and, as Robert would say,
"One last time before it's over". "
- Luke Lacasse
"When i heard they had dropped the idea of
making a new album (for the moment) to release a greatest hits
collection i was honestly upset, i own everything they have made. but then news came of a couple of new songs
and even better an 18 track "acoustic hits" lp featuring BORIS WILLIAMS but one thing, how available will
the limited edition be, will anyone be disapointed.
I know its pretty obvious that robert is allowing this to go ahead so he will be free to do exactly what he wants
next. so in the long run we could see the new single and greatest hits do really well, and the next studio album
could be the best album they have ever made. my best wishes to robert and the rest of the band."
"Hearing the news of the Greatest Hits album
only made me more curious to see what would accompany all
these new releases. From new music videos and the 3 new music tracks, to the acoustic Live CD. How much
more can we ask for at this point. Well, maybe a mini-tour would top all this off and make for another
- David Majchrzak
"I'm very excited about the new release. I
want to get the single , the greatest hits with bonus disc and the dvd.
I think everything their doing is a great idea. I just wish they had the single for release in the States.
- Jonathan Barber, Knoxville, Tn
"For some reason, i haven't been so exited
about a "new" release since a long time. I guess the fact that we
all got overwhelmed by the extras has everything to do whith it. We can finally have another peek behind the
curtains with the bonus on the dvd, hopefully they also have a few inbetween bits like they had on staring at the
sea and picture show.
And eventhough I prefer the darker Cure, I'm still happy to hear a happy single again."
- Christoph Sack
"First and foremost, I'm extremely happy for
a DVD release and ecstatic about the Acoustic disc. As for
the "hits" very disappointed on the selections. I hope what Robert Smith mentioned possibly releasing a
"Darker Side of Songs of the Cure" will come true!!!! Last, I hope the "B-Sides" are being released eventually.
Until the new disc comes out, this shall be an appetizer!!"
- Gene Yee
"Considering all of the extras that The Cure
are giving us, I think that "The Cure- Greatest Hits" is a good
thing, but there are a couple of things that I'd like to bring up.
Like someone said before, "Just Say Yes" is
a Bloodflowers b-side, so why is the band referring to it as a "new"
song and saying that they just recorded it? Did they rerecord it, and if so, why?
Also, Robert says that the acoustic cd is going
to have acoustic versions of all of the songs on cd 1, so does that
mean that there's an acoustic version of "Wrong Number"? That's the most electronic song that they've ever
done. How do you make an acoustic version of something like that? I'm very curious to hear what it sounds like."
"I think the "Greatest Hits" package that will
be coming out is fantastic. Although I didn't like the idea at first,
as I (like so many Cure fans) collect everything that they put out. The acoustic bonus is a great idea and I'm
ecstatic to hear the songs. I will also buy the single that's released and the album versions from different
countries to get all the songs that are out.
I just bought a DVD player and this will be also a treat to play my first (I hope not last) Cure DVD."
"There are some "Cure Days" I remember so clearly.
That morning in May 1996 when I ran down to the local
music store and was almost shaking as I bought Wild Mood Swings...the first new album in so long! And then,
years later in February 2000...things were all so different than they were four years ago, but the feeling of buying
a new Cure album was the same. These were days so good that I couldn't even try to describe them to others.
What shining days are Cure album release days! And, the anticipation leading up to actually purchasing those
albums...its just almost too much.
But, none of these feelings are bubbling up
for the Greatest Hits. Is it because the promise of two new songs
isn't as tantalizing as a whole album worth? Is it because I've already obsessed for years about the MTV
Unplugged acoustic songs and there is no room left for excitement there? Maybe its just that how songs were
presented and given to us on the Dream Tour has made me believe that The Cure reached an amazing pinniacle,
and it will take something HUGE to knock that out of its place. I almost don't want anything to top the Dream
Tour and dissipate its memory.
So, while I have written the Greatest Hits
release date in my planner, its not with the usual fanfare and
anticipation. I will buy the album, I will do a bit of obsessing over song alterations in the acoustic versions, and
I will hint that my husband should come home with the DVD as a surprise for me some night. But, I will reserve
a "Cure Day" for something much bigger and more important than a re-release album."
- Leann Robillard
"Well Craig, i get excited about everything
and anything The Cure ever do, so obviously i'm thrilled about the
new hits album and its three new tracks!"
- Paul Jeremiah, Ireland
"When I heard that the new album was being
delayed for a greatest hits album, I (like most Cure fans I know)
was horribly disappointed, even though I was looking forward to the new singles.. Then, I heard about the
acoustic CD, and I was a bit happier (although I thought it would only be a 6-song EP or something at that point).
Then, The Cure spilled the beans on their website, and I completely freaked out. A full 18-song acoustic CD??!!
A DVD??!! 2 new music videos??!!
Needless to say, I'm now completely psyched
about the new release, and am planning on seeking out the CD
single and going to midnight CD sales to grab my copy of the 2 CD release as soon as it's available... I'll also
either grab the DVD myself..or maybe wait until Christmas if I can stand to :^) I've also heard "CUt heRE",
and it's excellent. It sort of has a Wish-era upbeat b-side vibe to it in my opinion. I'm also interested in hearing
"Just Say Yes".. I've heard people whining about Saffron's appearance, but I really like the old Republica CD
and am looking forward to hearing the duet...
Basically, I don't think I've been this excited
about waiting for a Cure release since probably WMS.. It's also
sort of good to hear the band's poppier side re-emerge after the darker Bloodflowers era (Don't get me wrong, I
love Bloodflowers..but 2 of my favorite Cure albums are KMKMKM and Wish, and I definitely missed that more
upbeat side of the band's persona)...
Hopefully now, we'll have a new album and b-sides
compilation to look forward to (without having to wait 5
"At first I was put off by a mere rehashing
of the songs but The Cure have done a great job of taking the
always dreaded "greatest hits"package to another level. I would have bought it anyway but now I'm looking
forward to getting it. I'm especially intrigued by the bonus acoustic cd and the new songs. Hopefully the DVD
will sell very well. If they do I bet Elektra releases the other video's on DVD. Hopefully this will lead to b-sides
and other rarity collections being released."
- Jerry Delgado
"I think the DVD idea is great. I'm already
buying DVDs with surround sound remixes of my favourite artists
and I hope this feature is included. It's a truly new experience to hear a multi-dimensional sound to each song.
As for the greatest hits, I don't mind the
idea so much even though I was looking forward to a completely new
album. I'll admit though, that Galore was my first CD purchase of the Cure and it got me really hooked into
buying their other albums."
- Steve Mayer, Canada
"I'll admit that when I first heard the new
sessions turned into two songs for a greatest hits package, I was
However, now that the cat is out of the bag
on the track listings and the acoustic version of ALL 18 songs, I am
very excited. I had difficulty in reading thru all the rubbish to see if the acoustic CD was just 6 songs (as I saw
listed in a few places), but I seem to have found enough evidence written that it is all 18 songs. That is very cool
and very special.
Additionally, some have complained about the
track listing. When you read the official Elektra site
you can see that Robert says these are the hits that are sung with a smile, the happier side of the cure. He
hopes they can do one in the future that includes the darker hits. I'm not holding my breath on that statement
though! So I kind of like the theme - A Happy Greatest Hits package.
Some people may not have noticed that Boris
is playing drums on the acoustic tracks. I wonder if Jason felt a
little funny about redoing songs he wasn't a part of. I like Jason, but Boris is an added bonus. I'm also glad that
no Bloodflowers songs are included. I love Bloodflowers for what it is - a cure masterpiece. But the songs apart
from one another don't stand up well, IMHO. Plus, this is a greatest hits, so I'm not sure where anything from
BF would have a place.
Two weeks ago I would have said I would never
buy this, but this new info is making me want it now. I will get
the first day it is for sale in the states."
"I've had mixed feelings about the greatest
hit's collection. In one sense, I'm glad that The Cure are still
together and putting out material. On the other hand, I feel as though this is merely a re-packaged version of
Staring at the Sea and Galore. I'm also beginning to wonder how many "greatest hits" albums they need to put
out before they'll stop? One would have thought that Galore was the sister album to Staring at the Sea. But I
am glad that an acoustic CD will be included with the Greatest Hits CD, and that Boris Williams will finally be
playing percussion on it, something that I think it wondeful and much needed! As for the DVD release, that's a
good idea, but I also feel (and think others will agree with me on this point) that it's about time they released
some material on DVD. Now let's hope that a DreamTour DVD may be in the works down the road. And
wouldn't it be nice to release footage from the prayer tour on DVD? I'm more excited about the possibility
of future Cure DVD's than the present one, although it will be nice."
- Robert Lovelace
"At first I was disappointed by the news that
they were doing a greatest hits (wasn't that the point of "Standing
on a Beach" and "Galore?"). But I must say, all the bonus stuff they're including has me really excited. I can't
wait to hear the new songs (and being a fan of Rebuplica, I can't wait to hear how Saffron sounds with Robert), I
can't wait to hear the new accoustic renditions. And the DVD? Just one word: Drool..."
- Garret Merriam
"I like the idea of this release, but i wish
that the dvd video release also had the videos that are missing that
could be found on SATS and galore."
- Ken o Mac
"As a Cure Fan and Collector, I'm very happy.
New Cure release are always welcome. But I think, they should
join some remastered album released with bonus tracks, just like the strangers have done in late august.
Also didn't heard about vinyl pressing of it. will it be released on vinyl? if not I'm very disappointed..."
- Jean-Francois Lapointe
"I think adding the unplugged disc is very
nice. Because it gives the fans something nice, because lets face it we
all have the songs already. But now I can also get something new as well as the new songs."
"I had mixed feelings of The Cure releasing
a Greatest Hits compilation. Mainly because of they have stand
for in thier history of existing as musicians. They have always avoided the pop world and produced timeless
music. Having a Greatest Cd would fall into the PoP World schedule. So naturally I was a bit of disappointed
of this news until I realized their reasons for doing so. First they have to put out a CD to end their contract with
Electra (cut their ties) or Maybe (cut Here) so why not plug the hole withsomething easier like Greatest Hits
than giving them whole new Album. (That why Robert The God Smith can concentrate on the maybe new album).
Then its being done The cure way which produced new songs for us fans and acoustics versions for us lucky
enough to get a hold on one of those C-D's. Over all I just want them to get their ass to Los Angeles for a
promo show and I won't need anything else for Christmas."
- Ignacio Salas
"Any new Cure album is a damn good thing! I
must say though, I am still more excited about the prospect of
B-sides album. I'd take Chain of Flowers and Twilight Garden over Never Enough and Wrong Number any day!"
- Richard Campos
"I must say that I am rather disappointed in
the idea of a greatest hits album. I might have been more receptive
if "Galore" wasn't released just a few years ago. Do you realize this album marks the SIXTH album to feature
"Close To Me"? (The others being "Head on the Door", "Standing on a Beach", "Mixed Up", "Paris", and
"Galore"). So they give us a sixth dose of "Close to Me" and then choose to ignore everything from
"Bloodflowers", which was easily one of the best.
Last year I was so proud to be a Cure fan.
I thought "Bloodflowers" was specifically designed for us long-time
fans...Going back to the type of music they do best and avoiding "Mint Car" or "Friday I'm in Love" type
pop-songs to attract more buyers. And definitely the Dream Tour was designed for the long-time fans! Who
would have thought they'd play "The Kiss", "A Strange Day" or "Drowning Man" in America? It was
But now I am just disappointed in the idea
that we need an album of songs that can be found on three or four
other albums already. I am encouraged by the acoustic songs. However, a complete album of such songs, or a
B-Sides album would be something new and different. Something I could be excited over. Honestly, I am not
very excited about this album.
Of course, I will still buy the greatest hits
album. The Cure could release an album of nothing but Simon Gallup
belching and I'd probably buy it. But still, I know The Cure can do better than this. And I'm sure they will prove
it again in the future.
"Can 'The Cure' do anything wrong? I think
that absolutely the Greatest Hits and new releases are something
that any Cure fan would be excited about! I am ecstatic to hear the new stuff and think it's really cool that
they're including an exclusive acoustic cd to accompany it. It makes the whole thing even sweeter that this is
all being released on my birthday! Happy Birthday to me..."
"I'm pleased that this cd is coming out, and
look forward to buying it. i haven't bought many records over the
past few years, including bloodflowers (though i did see a show on the tour, which was great). i'm sure i'll buy
bloodflowers sometime, but this acoustic cd makes me actually want to hop on over to the store, and i look
forward to a new single being played on the radio.
i really can't stand this garbage of people complaining about what is and is not on the cd - does anyone reading
chain of flowers not already have these songs (though i'll be happy to have them on cd, as most of my cure stuff
and: i think the duet is a neat idea."
- New Zero
"Like already mentioned in some of the other
comments, after some initial worries about a "Greatest Hits"
release, i especially like the idea of the limited "Acoustic Hits" CD, which makes the album absolutely worth
buying for me - and also the final release of a DVD is something i look very forward to.
However, there is just one question i'd really like to have an answer to, not sure if anybody knows it (yet) -
obviously, "Just Say Yes" (or at least a version of it) has already been recorded during the Bloodflowers sessions.
It would be interesting to know if the version released on "Greatest Hits" is a re-recorded version of that song -
and if so, it would be interesting to know if the "first version" from 1999 also was a duet or not, and if it will ever
be released - maybe on the "B-sides collection"?"
"i agree completly wtih charlie todd...well
in most cases.
i mean i keep jumping up and down when i hear that the cure are still busy...but the cure is my favourite band and
nothing compares, so when something like this happens, ofcourse i'm etremely happy...no matter what.
but like charlie todd said, why wrong number? the video completly sucked...it's not like it received very much air
time here in chicago anyway, what makes them think that the rest of the world played it so very much? so it was
on a sinlges album...that's just cause it was a new song. look at charlotte sometimes(which is a awesome song),
other than live albums, it is on staring at the sea, which is a singles album, but that is all that wrong number got,
and should get. the song was aweful in my opinion, but that doesn't make me stop listening to it, which is why they
probably put it on...but i am not robert smith or anyone else in the cure, so i do not know.
and again, the whole no songs from bloodflowers
thing, that is a very wrong thing to do on their part. unless they
come out in another 10 years with another singles album, they should have put maybe someday and/or out of this
world (which i must say is a great song to play on the guitar.) my friend marc, who loves maybe someday isn't
even interested in buying the greatest hits cd because it is not in the listing. (i guess i'll just have to buy it for
and i agree with the different listing for
different countries. i'm still trying to track down a copy of the japan
released bloodflowers so i can have that extra song, and ofcourse since it is an import i am going to have to spend
at least $10 more for just one song. it is one fucking song! that makes me horribly upset. but hey, they said,
"dont ask us" so i'm just going to bitch and moan until someone throws stones at me. and what is up with the
title? the cure's greatest hits? i mean if you look at what the little teeny bopper boy band people are doing, they
arnt even calling it a greatest hits album.. and look at what the smashing pumpkins are doing with thiers, "judas
o'reilly.." i mean they are being creative..so robert smith lost his creativity when he turned 40? sure seems like
it. (and i agree with the whole dvd thing...but before i make robert smith reeely mad at me, i'll shut up about that)
robert smith, in my opinion is somewhat like
a god. a god of music and art. he writes beautifully and his voice is
captures you and wont let you go...which is how i got hooked millions of thousands of years ago (sure seems like
it) so every day i go up to my boss, (who also loves the cure) and tell his all the news with a huge smile on my face.
robert smith has done it again and captured my heart and my mind. i am weak.
i too will spend a million dollars to buy the
vhs, the dvd, and both versions of the cd...and maybe even the tape
(anyone know why staring at the sea's tape is completly different than the cd?)
thank you robert...
and i'm soooo happy about the whole double
cd thing with all the acoustic songs...that just thrills me to the end
oblivion and back..."
"I am a slightly obsessed Cure fan and in truth
I would have bought the greatest hits album whatever, but the
idea of the new tracks.. and of course the 'unplugged' album goes a little way to justifying why I love The Cure,
and why they have such dedicated fans... they're fair.. the greatest hits isn't just some money-spinning idea!! So,
yes I am looking forward to the single and the album.. in fact I'm counting the days...
and why not relaease a greatest hits collection?
What a great way to end the Fiction contract.. and I mean they
probably would've released some half-hearted effort without the groups blessing, anyway (?)
Apart from the new tracks (obviously) I am
most looking forward to listening to the acoustic versions of songs
like Wrong Number that are going to sound so much different unplugged!! Wow.
On the DVD thing, I have been looking for an
excuse to buy a player. or at least a drive for my computer.
There's going to be so much on the DVD that isn't going to be there on the VHS... but i may get the VHS to tide
me over until I can afford something to play the DVD on.
The one dissapointing thing about the hits
is the fact that the slightly more dark, more epic (?) songs aren't
there.... ie, Hanging Garden, Charlotte Sometimes.... but I read on the Elektra site that Robert hopes to release
a 'follow-up' with those sort of songs on there... maybe this can be part of the B-sides collection.. a sort of double
disc set. That would be cool.
Now all I can do is wait until october 29th
for the single to be released... I will be down to the record shop, £2.69
in my trembling hands.......
thanks, and regards to every Cure fan, worldwide....
and if anyone wants to get in touch to talk about The Cure, email me at email@example.com."
- James Griffiths, Worcester, UK
"Add to shopping cart: The english or japanese
version of the double CD, my local (Argentina) or US version of
the double CD, the video, the DVD, the single(s)....total: $100? $120? Fair enough. I like the acoustic disc
addition, I like the duet idea in Just Say Yes, I like the recruiting of Boris for the acoustic songs, I like the DVD,
I like the 'Cut Here - The Cure' riddle and I mostly agree with the selection of songs. I feared Strange Attraction
would be included and it's happily not. I totally agree with the idea of having Maybe Someday instead of Wrong
Number, but the rest is truly their greatest hits.
Great news if you expected (like me) just a boring merge of SOAB & Galore."
- Lucho Giesso
"For me the Greatest Hits idea is a bad one,
at least for the fans. I'm sure it had a lot to do with the band's
contractual obligations. I have never liked any type of band's retrospectives, I didn't buy Standing on the Beach
or Galore because I already have everything on them, except the awful Wrong Number and Never Enough,
thankfully. The acoustic set is the only reason why I will buy the 2 cd pack. Personaly I would have preferred
something else as a bonus, but well the acoustics will do (most of them we already know from the MTV
unplugged). As for the track listing I agree that it is incomplete and uneven, but all of them are great songs
except for the aforementioned two. Anyway as somebody else said, I look forward for the new release, a
possible tour and the long promised b-sides and Dream tour collections. For the dvd-vhs I don't care much, most
of their videos are pretty bad, the only Cure's videos I like to watch are their live performances, which are
awesome. All in all I hope that the album does great and it helps as motivation for the band to move faster on
the "new" stuff."
- Ricardo Noyola
"Yes I am very exited about the new release.
As well as the extra disc with the acoustic tracks. I am very happy
that they're putting something out, and with 2 new tracks no less. Video and dvd (finally) to follow. I can't wait to
put the dvd in the player and enjoy the extras! To end I am so happy that "maybe someday" has not come yet."
"I'm very excited to get anything new from
the boys. I'm already attempting to get some local radio stations
let me have the radio-only promos of Cut Here and Just Say Yes. I'm glad they're including the Unplugged Cd,
so fans won't feel bad about having to buy a new cd for just 2 new songs. I will definitely be buying the DVD as
well. I hope there is a tour. "
- Joe Rodriguez
"I want to go back to when you were making
it known about your disappointment of a Greatest Hits album
sometime back.... I think you were saying what so many of us die hard fans were thinking.... A greatest hits just
seemed pointless since we had Stanging On A Beach and Galore.... but I do think that so far the Cure have done it
with dignity... I think the idea of a acoustic cd to go along with it is a great idea... and I really feel they chose the
songs that were truely universal hits for all countries and not just Europe... so all in all i think the greatest hits has
became a good idea afterall... and on the bright side, at least we are not waiting three to four years for some cure
activity, like we so oftenly did in the 90s....take care. "
"I am happy to say that i am very excited about
the new album just think of it 2 new songs and to top it off an extra
cd with unplugged verions off the greatest hit songs . i felt like you when you mentioned how disappointed you
were about the greatest hits , but now that the unplugged cd has been added i was really surprised. next i hope they
do an acoustic cd with disintegration,faith,pornography,bloodflowers , and kiss me kiss me songs.
I am buying a dvd player now because i saw
the cure in orange for $20 on dvd and also galore and the greatest hits
coming soon oh i cant wait for show and play out to join the wagon....."
- Alex Rivera
"Of course I'm quite exited by those new releases
(it's not very clear if the VHS will include the unplugged part
or not ; i'd like to know 'cos everyone doesn't have a DVD, so...).
To me, it seems to be something new 'cos of
the bonus CD and the duet with Saffron (I've never heard Republica,
but I'm running to a FNAC store to check if it's interesting or not !).
In fact I'll buy the English release with The Caterpillar and Pictures Of You and the video.
I hope the solo project, the complete Bloodflowers Tour Pack and the 'real' new album are still in Robert's mind."
"I think the great hits album is ok to get
rid off the fiction contract but is not good for the fans,,,but it is only
- Eduardo Pepe
"All in all, i'm very excited about the Cure
'Greatest Hits' releases (and very hopeful that a mini-tour will
accompany all this). But, I certainly do have some gripes with the track listing. Why in the hell is 'Wrong
Number' a greatest hit? The song, in my opinion, is mediocre at best and had zero commercial success and zero
success with Cure fans. And why are there no songs from Bloodflowers? Most of us Cure fans agree that
Bloodflowers has been one of their best releases. Why not put 'Maybe Someday' on? I know it didn't do well by
commercial standards, but it sure as hell go played more than 'Wrong Number'! I also think 'Never Enough' has
no place on the album, mostly because it is the only song in the entire Cure catalog that I can say I DON'T LIKE.
Furthermore, it was a one-off single that was part of a remix package that didn't do that well.
I'm also sick of this crap of having different
releases in different countries. Doesn't the industry understand
the reason we were using Napster in the first place was so we could have that ONE song on the Japanese version
of whatever album without having to pay $30 for it? Personally, I wish the US release contained 'Pictures of You'
and 'Caterpillar' instead of 'The Walk' (a song that has been entirely overplayed by the Cure and I'm completely
sick of). I have a gripe about the DVD as well. Why not include ALL of the Cure videos? A DVD can store a
HUGE amount of information. There is NO reason to not put every single Cure video on it. If they are trying to
sell this as a 'definitive' release, then it should have EVERYTHING. I really like the videos for 'Catch' and
'Pictures of You' (among others) and it's a damn shame they're not included.
I'm going to buy it, anyway."
- Charlie Todd