Following a rather eventful 2008, The Cure remained virtually silent over the last 365+ days. But with yesterday’s new of Robert Smith’s inclusion on the Alice in Wonderland soundtrack, it appears as if we’ll be hearing from the band in some form or matter in 2010.
In fact, as a recent blog entry by Smith revealed, Cure fans have a few things to look forward to in the weeks and months to come. Though subtle in details, the frontman did confirm that he has “recorded a cover for a John Martyn tribute album, as well as a couple or three other ‘collaborations.'” He also added that that an exclusive iTunes album is in the works and the band has begun part two of the “Dream” sessions, which could indicate that a followup to 2008’s 4:13 Dream might not be all too far off. However, as the reliable Cure news site, Chain of Flowers, reports, there is no timetable for its release.
That said, The Cure do have one release ready to hit stores in the near future. On March 16th, the band will reissue its 1989 classic Disintegration in an expanded and remastered three-disc edition. Included on the set will be remastered versions of the album’s original 12 tracks as well as a disc of rarities and the first-ever DVD release of 1987s long-out-of-print In Orange concert film. Re-mastered single CD and double-vinyl formats will also be available for purchase. Pre-order here.
Smith has previously noted that this will be the first of many vault openings set for 2010. Mixed Up 2, a sequel to the 1990 remix album, a Cure at BBC box set, and a reissue of 1993’s The Cure Show are among the releases expected to be revisited.