Started by dsanchez, January 08, 2022, 16:38:14
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Quote from: Rietan on December 12, 2022, 20:45:22I wonder if they will keep the same structure (alone to endsong) for all London concerts...
Quote from: pyota on December 13, 2022, 03:50:43Can't wait to get this framed (my friend got me one)
Quote from: again and again and again on December 13, 2022, 18:43:20This is amazing! Was it only sold at the gig? The queue was sooo long I couldn't face it!
Quote from: pyota on December 13, 2022, 21:39:29Quote from: again and again and again on December 13, 2022, 18:43:20This is amazing! Was it only sold at the gig? The queue was sooo long I couldn't face it!get it here https://shopuk.thecure.com/
QuoteOne of the few things I can still agree with Leon Trotsky on is that "old age is the most unexpected of all things that can happen to a man". There was a time when I could no more imagine The Cure growing old than I could myself. My reason for thinking I would stay the same was because I was young, whereas The Cure simply seemed to stand outside time altogether, and so were disqualified from the ordinary ways of measuring duration and decay. Their appearance, basically a mask, which would morph from the strikingly decorative into a recognisable disguise over the decades, encouraged this. As did the music, which having reached something like full realisation with 2000's Bloodflowers, rendered any further euphonious progression pointless if not impossible (as the two albums of repertoire retreads released since then unfortunately demonstrated). Happily, the brand new material that features heavily in their London set avoids those missteps, tapping back into their "big music"; The Cure's own wall of sound that evokes timelessness and time passing, nearer post rock than goth, a vast musical Siberia, evanescing in a wash of pedals, drum rolls and memory. Despite their slow pace, which is all part of the point, none of the new numbers drag. Instead they are as reassuring as hearing a greatest hits set by your favourite group (which is also thoughtfully provided). 46 years of experience have given Smith a solid grasp of his band's core competencies.