The Cure have announced the details of two special releases for this year’s Record Store Day this day, which are essential purchases for any Cure superfan.
The first release that the band have lined up is a new vinyl pressing of the group’s 1990 remix album, Mixed Up.
The other release that Robert Smith and co. are planning is a new collection called Torn Down (Mixed Up Extra) which is a sequel to the other release and features 16 new remixes.
According to the official Record Store Day listing, the remixes on the LP were all done by Robert Smith and both releases will be available at independent record stores on April 21 and are pressed on double picture disc vinyl.
The ambassadors for Record Store Day this year are Run The Jewels and other notable releases include a new 12″ from Brian Eno and Kevin Shields, a live album by The National, and Arcade Fire re-issuing their debut EP. See the full list here.
Yesterday, the Robert Smith curated Meltdown Festival revealed the first wave of artists for this summer’s festival which includes The Libertines, Mogwai, My Bloody valentine, Deftones, Placebo and Nine Inch Nails who will all perform at London’s Southbank Centre this June.
The Cure are also set to headline a sold out Hyde Park this summer as they celebrate the 40th anniversary of their first single, where they will be joined by Interpol, Editors and many more.