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Offline anightlikethis

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I bought this promo video at a record fair in Peterborough town hall in 1990, or around that time. These promos were made for HMV stores and at that time there was an HMV nearby.

Discogs have this listed but apparently have never sold one. A rare promo, has a black and white picture sleeve that could be a rough promo print (?) Good condition, it plays normally on my Sony SLV-SE710 VCR. Have played the tape today, 18.12.13, and it seems good. ( had to wait until VCR warmed up sufficiently !)

track list;

10.15 saturday night
play for today
primary
hanging garden
the walk
the lovecats
the caterpillar
in between days
a night like this
why can't i be you
just like heaven
lullaby
pictures of you

Anyone know anything about this promo ? Would anyone be interested in making an offer ?
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I bought this promo video at a record fair in Peterborough town hall in 1990, or around that time. These promos were made for HMV stores and at that time there was an HMV nearby.

A promo in order to promote what? The video collection "Picture Show" was released in 1991, I think, was it this which should be promoted? Or is it a "bootleg"?
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A promo in order to promote what? The video collection "Picture Show" was released in 1991, I think, was it this which should be promoted? Or is it a "bootleg"?
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The details I found are at these two links;

-   http://www.thecurerecords.com/record.aspx?id=2708

-   http://www.discogs.com/Cure-Thirteen-Doses/release/2453638

I did wonder if it was a bootleg, due to the photocopy style cover, although the details on discogs for the 'complete cure' promotion seems correct.

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"This unique promotional only video compilation was produced and distributed especially for showing at branches of HMV only during the 'Entreat' and 'A Complete Cure' promotion. It is very rare and particularly distinctive for its special promo picture sleeve (...)"

Butler, Daren: The Cure On Record, p. 102

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Thanks for the info Matti.  :smth023

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Thank you for this info:
"This unique promotional only video compilation was produced and distributed especially for showing at branches of HMV only during the 'Entreat' and 'A Complete Cure' promotion (...)"

Butler, Daren: The Cure On Record, p. 102

So they were showing these vids on screens at HMV. Cool.
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So they were showing these vids on screens at HMV. Cool.

Those were the days... when record stores still existed and they were selling video tapes. One of the two will be sadly missed.
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