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The Cure – Mixed Up (Deluxe Edition) (1990/2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

The Cure – Mixed Up (Deluxe Edition) (1990/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 03:37:26 minutes | 2,5 GB | Genre: Punk, New Wave
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  | Digital Booklet | ©  Fiction

Robert Smith has remastered the Cure’s 1990 compilation of Remixes, ‘Mixed Up’, and has expanded the Deluxe Edition with a 2nd disc of long deleted remixes from 1982 to 1990 and a 3rd disc containing 16 brand new Remixes done by himself, ‘Torn Down: Mixed Up Extras 2018’.

In 1990, remix – the core element in dance music’s DNA – was only sparingly used by rock bands. Mindful however in keeping up with the trend, The Cure decided to rework some of their old songs handpicked from their eight studio albums released between 1979 and 1989. Needless to say their fans were a tad bewildered by the result, although it did stand the test of time. Re-edited in a prestigious three-disc Deluxe Edition, Mixed Up is adorned with rare remixes from the 1981/1990 period (CD2) and new Robert Smith remixes (CD3). On the original album re-mastered by The Cure’s leader himself, rather flat remixes (Lullaby was much too similar to the original) rub shoulders with more daring and exciting attempts (Close to Me) and even unreleased titles such as Never Enough, which masterfully stands out with its incredible guitar deluge… The third CD on this Deluxe Edition is the most interesting of this 5-star re-edition. Freshly produced by Robert Smith, his 16 remixes obviously don’t feel like the 90s. It’s easy to imagine how much he enjoyed himself fiddling with his old songs in everyway imaginable, sometimes disrupting them completely. A profoundly dark piece in its original version, A Strange Day (featured on Pornography) almost becomes perky – almost. A moment later, on Lost (from the album The Cure), he slides off into a drum’n’bass reimagining. All in all, the brain behind The Cure appears to be still overflowing with ideas at almost sixty years old…  – Marc Zisman

01. Lullaby (Extended Mix) (Remastered)
02. Close To Me (Closer Mix) (Remastered)
03. Fascination Street (Extended Mix) (Remastered)
04. The Walk (Everything Mix) (Remastered)
05. Lovesong (Extended Mix) (Remastered)
06. A Forest (Tree Mix) (Remastered)
07. Pictures Of You (Extended Dub Mix) (Remastered)
08. Hot Hot Hot!!! (Extended Mix) (Remastered)
09. The Caterpillar (Flicker Mix) (Remastered)
10. Inbetween Days (Shiver Mix) (Remastered)
11. Never Enough (Big Mix) (Remastered)
12. Let’s Go To Bed (Extended Mix 1982) (Remastered)
13. Just One Kiss (Extended Mix 1982) (Remastered)
14. Close To Me (Extended Mix 1985) (Remastered)
15. Boys Don’t Cry (New Voice Club Mix 1986) (Remastered)
16. Why Can’t I Be You? (Extended Mix 1987) (Remastered)
17. A Japanese Dream (12 Remix 1987) (Remastered)
18. Pictures Of You (Extended Version 1990) (Remastered)
19. Let’s Go To Bed (Milk Mix 1990) (Remastered)
20. Just Like Heaven (Dizzy Mix 1990) (Remastered)
21. Primary (Red Mix 1990) (Remastered)
22. The Lovecats (TC & Benny Mix 1990) (Remastered)
23. Three Imaginary Boys (Help Me Mix 2018)
24. M (Attack Mix 2018)
25. The Drowning Man (Bright Birds Mix 2018)
26. A Strange Day (Drowning Waves Mix 2018)
27. Just One Kiss (Remember Mix 2018)
28. Shake Dog Shake (New Blood Mix 2018)
29. A Night Like This (Hello Goodbye Mix 2018)
30. Like Cockatoos (Lonely In The Rain Mix 2018)
31. Plainsong (Edge Of The World Mix 2018)
32. Never Enough (Time To Kill Mix 2018)
33. From The Edge Of The Deep Green Sea (Love In Vain Mix 2018)
34. Want (Time Mix 2018)
35. The Last Day Of Summer (31st August Mix 2018)
36. Cut Here (If Only Mix 2018)
37. Lost (Found Mix 2018)
38. It’s Over (Whisper Mix 2018)


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