The CURE – ” Show ” Record Store Day 2023

Posted: April 29, 2023 in MUSIC

This double live album was recorded on The Cure’s 1992 “Wish” album tour, at The Palace of Auburn Hills, Michigan. Originally released in 1993, the band comprised of Robert Smith, Simon Gallup, Porl Thompson, Boris Williams, Perry Bamonte, and features many of the band’s biggest hits, including “Pictures Of You,” “Lullaby, “Just Like Heaven,” “The Walk, ” “Friday I’m In Love,” and “Inbetween Days”. Released as a 2LP Picture Disc. Unavailable on vinyl since its original release in 1993. This will be the first time it’s been on picture disc. The release was overseen by Robert Smith.

When “Show” was originally released in 1993, the live album was, in no small part, a way to keep cashing in on the commercial power The Cure wielded at the time. If it served as a take-home reminder of the band’s brilliance as a live act, even better. North America missed out on the vinyl release of “Show” at the time — an oversight that was rectified on RSD. Sadly, the band and Rhino opted for the double picture disc format for this reissue. Regular readers of the column will know that I’m not a fan of this format. It tends to produce noisy discs that mar otherwise great recordings. This is no exception. Every point that isn’t suffused with music is cut through by a hissing sound that can’t be cleaned away. If you grabbed this last week, it is going to look great on display in your record room. For everyone else, you might be better served saving up a few hundred dollars to track down a used copy of the original pressing.

Remastered by Robert Smith and Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios, London.
‘Show’ 2LP Live set recorded at The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan: Released September 1993
18 songs including the singles “Pictures of You”, “Lullaby”, “Just Like Heaven”, “The Walk”, “Let’s Go To Bed”, “Friday I’m In Love” and “Inbetween Days”.
First time on Picture Disc.

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