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Sorry for running into the off topic zone.

Hey, no problem, in general it's still about the "future" of the band, so we can keep going.
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Erm, I don't think so. "Mixed Up" deluxe was the logical follow-up to the "Disintegration" remaster/deluxe, as all the albums from 1979-'89 had been remastered and re-released. Logically, "Wish" is supposedly the next one. Nothing to do with old or new fans or "mainstream", just re-releases in chronological order.

Look, this was quite below my radar (fan perspective). Sorry for running into the off topic zone.

 :smth023
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Something else / Re: What's On Your Mind Atm??
« Last post by chemicaloverload on October 17, 2018, 23:49:34 »
Ok, this is the sort of panic I’m not ready for!!!  :persevere:

But as MM said, Christmas is coming, time to swap out the beer for Baileys.

When life throws you lemons, Baileys  :lol:

Have you tasted Baileys ice cream? 😋
 
What does it mean "life throws you lemons"?

I have indeed. Baileys anything, I’ll eat it  :beaming-face

It’s a saying, when life throws you lemons, make lemonade i.e make the best out of what life throws at you. But my answer to everything in life is Baileys  :lol:

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Something else / Re: What's On Your Mind Atm??
« Last post by MeltingMan on October 17, 2018, 19:04:51 »
Ok, this is the sort of panic I’m not ready for!!!  :persevere:

But as MM said, Christmas is coming, time to swap out the beer for Baileys.

When life throws you lemons, Baileys  :lol:

Have you tasted Baileys ice cream? 😋
 
What does it mean "life throws you lemons"?
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... and Mixed Up de luxe are, in my view, aimed on the mainstream, so that we
"old men" don't get through obviously.

Erm, I don't think so. "Mixed Up" deluxe was the logical follow-up to the "Disintegration" remaster/deluxe, as all the albums from 1979-'89 had been remastered and re-released. Logically, "Wish" is supposedly the next one. Nothing to do with old or new fans or "mainstream", just re-releases in chronological order.
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Where do those numbers come from? That might ring true for a festival show. (The fact that they will play festivals in 2019, does not mean that they will never do a tour of their own, btw. The only thing that bugs me a little bit, is that a festival tour indicates that a new album is not very likely in the near future...)

The admin himself estimated an 80% mainstream proportion - couple of years ago. As we already
discussed earlier, a festival is not the right place to promote a new album. But what about an EP
or at least a Single? Nothing. The "We don't need a new album" approach is wrong as well - long term.
Greatest Hits (on vinyl) and Mixed Up de luxe are, in my view, aimed on the mainstream, so that we
"old men" don't get through obviously. I hope that doesn't sound too pathetic. On the other hand, I'm
happy with the people in Greece and Serbia. That approach is right.
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The Cure will play in Rock in Seine 2019

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It's difficult to predict what's going to happen, but Robert doesn't seem particularly opportunist, so I don't think he's going to forget the older fans.

In my humble opinion: when it comes to pre-planning the live shows, Robert (& Simon & Co.) will think of the fans (of course they do want to make an audience happy) to an extent. Still, they'll have to keep in mind: "what can the band play, how many songs can we rehearse? which song(s) do we not want to play?" etc.!

However, when it comes to "career moves", I do have the impression that The Cure always have behaved like "independent artists" - they've had quite a lot of "creative freedom". I don't believe there ever was a "masterplan", things just turned out the way they did, by Robert following his nose (or his "inspiration"), e.g. when he made these "pop songs" in 1983, it was a way of "destroying" the myth of the Cure as a "goth" band, but not a careeer move to become a "pop star" - of course he wanted and enjoyed the success, but not at the price of giving up his "artistic freedom" (e.g. by repeating a "formula").

In my opinion, he didn't care about alienating the fans of the "darker" albums by releasing quirky pop songs like "Lovecats". Also, later on, he didn't care about losing some of the "pop" fans by releasing a "dark" album like "Disintegration". He's basically doing what he wants (to an extent, of course at times the record companies went on his nerves and he gave in).
If there'll be a new album I think it will be what Robert wants it to sound like, it will be his artistic expression (with the much-welcome help of the band of course).  :cool

I tried to be a goth during my Cure obsession years, thinking that if I was to be really devoted to The Cure I had to mirror them, but I was too colorful and happy to be a true goth, but I was drawn to the music because it expressed the feelings of what my life was like that I didn't know how to talk about.

I second that. The Cure's music & lyrics (the whole "feeling" of it) has at times been a "soundtrack" to my life - I wished I could've turned my emotions into music like they did!

There was a time in my life when I didn't feel like wearing all black - I didn't feel too well with that. Then again, I didn't feel well wearing bright colours (I still don't, apart from wearing a light blue shirt at times)...
thus it's a mix of black, grey, olive green, brown, blue etc. for me...

Now I understand that The Cure balances out my happy disposition. I'm like the Sun and they're like the Moon.

I think within The Cure's output you'll find these "extremes" within their music too:
"The sun is up, I'm so happy I could scream" as opposed to (for example) "I'll never lose this pain",
"how the end always is" etc.!
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Never been to Serbia, so adding this to my calendar :)
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