The Cure to release 30th Anniversary Edition of ‘Wish’

That Cure will release a 30th anniversary deluxe edition of their 1992 album, Wish, on Oct. 7.

Newly remastered by Robert Smith and Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios three-CD or two-LP sets contains 45 tracks, including the original album, as well as over 20 previously unreleased demos.

Four tracks from the band’s 1993 mail-order-only cassette, lost desires, is also included. None of them have ever been released on CD or in digital format. There is also a previously unreleased song, “A Wendy Band”, from the 1992 sessions at Manor Studio, a previously unheard live version of “End” recorded in Paris in 1992, and other alternate mixes.

You can listen to “Uyea Sound,” from lost desiresbelow.

On reunion with Wish material, Smith said he feels the band has come full circle from 30 years ago. “There’s a side to the album that I’d kind of forgotten, a very gentle, wistful thing that’s quite beautiful,” he said in a press release, adding that in 1992 the Cure had been so busy touring that they had not had had time to finish production completely.

“In the studio control room it all sounded great, but I got too busy arranging our upcoming gigs to look over the mastering properly. It was too late to do anything about it; the album was out and we were off around the world again. It has really been bothering me for a very long time, it’s taken 30 years, but finally, finally, my Wish has come true.”

The track listing for the three-CD version of the set is below. The Cure will be on a European tour in October. Details can be found on the band’s website website.

The Cure, ‘Wish’ Deluxe Edition Track List
CD1 Original Album Remastered by Robert Smith and Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios
1. “Open” (6:51)
2. “High” (3:37)
3. “Apart” (6:38)
4. “From the Edge of the Green Sea” (7:44)
5. “Wendy Time” (5:13)
6. “Doing the Unstuck” (4:24)
7. “Friday I’m in Love” (3:38)
8. “Chair” (5:32)
9. “A Letter to Elise” (5:14)
10. “Cut” (5:55)
11. “Desiring Impossible Things” (4:43)
12. “End” (6:45)

CD2 Demos – All previously unreleased versions. *Unpublished number.
1. “The Big Hand” [1990 Demo] (4:38) [final version on B-side to A Letter To Elise 7”]
2. “Cut” [1990 Demo] aka “Gone” (3:31) [final version appears on WISH]
3. “A Letter to Elise” [1990 Demo] aka “Cut” (5:01) [final version appears on WISH]
4. “Wendy Time” [1990 Demo] (5:13) [final version appears on WISH]
5. “This Twilight Garden” [Instrumental Demo] (3:25) [final version on B-side to High 7″]
6. “Broken Like You” [Instrumental Demo] (2:33) [final version on B-side to Friday I’m In Love 12″]
7. “Wishing for impossible things” [Instrumental Demo] (3:33) [final version appears on WISH]
8. “Separate” [Instrumental Demo] (3:38) [final version appears on WISH]
9. “T7” [Instrumental Demo] (2:40) *
10. “Now Is The Time” [Instrumental demo] (2:20) *
11. “Miss Van Gogh” [Instrumental demo] (2:48) *
12. “T6” [Instrumental Demo] (3:14) *
13. “Game” [Instrumental Demo] (2:28) [final version on B-side to High 12″]
14. “A Foolish Arrangement” [Instrumental Demo] (2:28) [final version on B-side to A Letter To Elise 12″]
15. “Halo” [Instrumental Demo] (3:06) [final version on B-side to Friday I’m In Love 7″]
16. “Trust” [Instrumental Demo] (4:02) [final version appears on WISH]
17. “Abetabw” [Instrumental Demo] (2:26) *
18. “T8” [Instrumental Demo] (2:17) *
19. “Heart Attack” [Instrumental Demo] (2:41) *
20. “Swing Change” [Instrumental Demo] (2:10) *
21. “Seedfish” [Instrumental Demo] (2:35) *

CD3: ‘Lost Wishes’ / Studio Out-Takes / 12” Remixes / Live / Rare / Previously Unreleased.
*Unreleased number **Unreleased version

1. “Uyea Sound” [Dim-D Mix] (5:28) [from Lost Wishes MC 1993]
2. “Cloudberry” [Dim-D Mix] (5:22) [from Lost Wishes MC 1993]
3. “Shutdown…” [Dim-D Mix] (3:47) [from Lost Wishes MC 1993]
4. “The Three Sisters” [Dim-D Mix] (4:12) [from Lost Wishes MC 1993]
5. “A Wendy Band” [Instrumental] (3:47) *
6. “From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea” [Partscheckruf Mix] (7:36) **
7. “Open” [Fix Mix] (6:51) [B-side to High 12″]
8. “High” [Higher Mix] (7:15) [High 12″]
9. “Doing the Unstuck” [Extended 12” Mix] (5:54)
10. “Friday I’m in Love” [Strangelove Mix] (5:29 p.m [Friday I’m In Love 12″]
11. “A Letter to Elise” [Blue Mix] (6:36) [A Letter To Elise 12″]
12. “End” [Paris Live 92] (8:38) **

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