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Title: Music that is played before concerts
Post by: theStarveling on November 11, 2016, 19:48:04
I realise it may seem strange but I can't resist asking whether there's a list of songs that were played before the shows? I haven't found it mentioned anywhere... Recently, they've played some Cocteau Twins songs but I have no idea if the band picked the tracks themselves or somebody else had done it for them.
Title: Re: Music that is played before concerts
Post by: dsanchez on November 15, 2016, 22:58:38
Well, Robert is very likely the person who choose what to play before AND during the concert :) and he said that Cocteau Twins is the "most romantic music ever" so I was not surprised at all about this choice.

http://curefans.com/curenews/robert-smith-on-cocteau-twins/msg758166/#msg758166

They played "Sugar Hiccup" and "Garlands" by the Cocteau Twins and I can't remember the others at the moment. Maybe someone else can help to my bad memory!
Title: Re: Music that is played before concerts
Post by: Ulrich on December 03, 2016, 16:24:19
Quote from: dsanchez on November 15, 2016, 22:58:38
Well, Robert is very likely the person who choose what to play before AND during the concert


Yep, I agree. I do remember from the "Dream Tour 2000", when I found out that the intro music before the band went on stage was "Adagio for Strings", I went out and got this on cd.  :smth020

Also, first time I saw them, the mix of songs played between support band & Cure seemed to be chosen by Robert/the band, as it was e.g. Siouxsie & the Banshees, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors ("Hello I Love You", which they'd covered).
Title: Re: Music that is played before concerts
Post by: word_on_a_wing on April 24, 2018, 16:46:22
I recall that during 2016 (Australian tour) there was some music by Billie Holiday before the concert, but cannot recall exactly what song.  I have a feeling it may have been Miss Brown To You ...does anyone recall?
...Seems like a long-shot, but thought I'd ask in case anyone should know, thanks 🙂

Title: Re: Music that is played before concerts
Post by: BiscuityBoyle on May 11, 2019, 01:30:23
Of the playlist they put before the 2016 Montreal show, I remember Postmodern Sleaze by The Sneaker Pimps, which is an excellent song. 


A friend who saw them in the mid 1990s recalls there was some Schubert and Schumann included in the pre-show set!