A follow-up of sorts to 1990 remix compilation Mixed Up
Andy Hill
10:40 7th March 2018

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In amongst all the ballyhoo surrounding Record Store Day 2018 (April 21) it has been revealed that ageless goth rockers The Cure are putting out not one, but two full-on remix albums.

Ok, one is a reissue of 1990’s remix collection Mixed Up, which originally featured fresh takes on classics like ‘Lullaby’, ‘Close To Me’, ‘Pictures of You’, ‘Lovesong’ and the slacker/outcast lament ‘Why Can’t I Be You?’.

Anyway, that’s been remastered by frontperson Robert Smith himself no less, so is probably worth another spin.

The new collection is a double-LP (oooh) featuring 16 fresh remixes, also by Smith’s own hand, of cult-and-fan-favourite numbers running the gamut from ‘Cut Here’ to ‘The Drowning Man’, ‘Just One Kiss’ to ‘Three Imaginary Boys’ via ‘Never Enough’.

Superfans (of whom there are legion) will be chuffed to bits with the new issues, which’ll both be strictly limited to only 7,750 copies worldwide, and picture discs to boot.

It was announced last month that Robert Smith would be curating this year’s Meltdown Festival, and in doing so follow in the illustrious footsteps of David Byrne, Guy Garvey, MIA, Ray Davies, Jarvis Cocker and Yoko Ono.

Confirmed acts already confirmed on the Meltdown lineup by Robert Smith include Manic Street Preachers, Placebo, Mogwai and Nine Inch Nails.

Speaking in statement, Smith said: “I am honoured and excited to be curating the 25th Meltdown Festival.”

“More than 30 of my all time favourite artists – some of the most exciting, inspirational, intense and influential performers of the last 40 years – will make sure this 10-night extravaganza at London’s Southbank Centre is the must-see event of the summer!”

Nice to see him enthusiastic about something for a change.

Tickets go on sale to Southbank Centre members on March 13, and to the general public on March 15.

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