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Title: Robert Smith: "The Cure will release a new album soon"
Post by: dsanchez on February 15, 2020, 14:57:26
QuoteThe first one will definitely be out soon, we're wrapping it up now and it's going to be mixed. But until it's completed, no one will believe me. I look forward to it coming out more than anyone else, trust me!

https://www.spin.com/2020/02/robert-smith-says-the-cure-will-release-a-new-album-soon/
Title: Re: Robert Smith: "The Cure will release a new album soon"
Post by: Ulrich on February 16, 2020, 10:36:00
Finally some news on the album, thanks for sharing!  :smth023

Nothing's promised, but it looks hopeful that I won't have to eat my old hat (as I'd said I was certain the album should be out before Xmas 2020)...
Title: Re: Robert Smith: "The Cure will release a new album soon"
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Title: Re: Robert Smith: "The Cure will release a new album soon"
Post by: Ulrich on April 21, 2020, 11:26:05
Hm, the current situation might lead to more delays (in my humble etc.)...  :1f637:

Assuming Robert was at work mixing the album (as he said), probably the other band members did not need to be there, but a producer, engineers, assistants etc. would be present. In theory, this could be done with the necessary distance - my thinking is: would Robert want to go into a studio? Or rather send the engineers (etc.) home to be with their family? He did not seem in a hurry to finish the album, so I can imagine him spending time with Mary at home.

Then we have the one show the band announced for summer 2020 (sadly might be cancelled anway), which the band viewed as the "full stop" of the 2019 festivals. Thus, I imagine, they would not go out on tour before 2021. Now I still hope the album will be out late 2020, but I'm not that certain any more.  :neutral-face

Let's hope for news at some point in time...
Title: Re: Robert Smith: "The Cure will release a new album soon"
Post by: sandgrounder on April 21, 2020, 13:12:34
Even if the album was finished I think it will still be a while before it is ready for sale. I think most Cure fans would prefer to buy a 'physical' copy on CD or vinyl rather than downloading. There would be no point in marketing a record if the shops that sell them are closed.
Title: Re: Robert Smith: "The Cure will release a new album soon"
Post by: Ulrich on April 21, 2020, 17:44:01
Quote from: sandgrounder on April 21, 2020, 13:12:34Even if the album was finished I think it will still be a while before it is ready for sale.

That is true, simply because it takes a while until the record company gets the booklet, cd's and vinyl pressed, they'll want to start a marketing campaign, plus they need to send advance copies to music papers etc.!

If there were a release date planned before June 2020, we would already have heard about it.

Anyway, I would hope the shops will be open again way before late 2020 (if not, there's still the online retailers like amazon etc.)!