The Cure Announces 30th Anniversary Reissue Of “Wish” Featuring 24 Unreleased Tracks

The Cure have announced a 30th anniversary edition of their 1992 album To wish. The deluxe edition will include 24 previously unreleased tracks and four that were previously only available on the mail-order strip. lost wishes. The album itself was recently remastered by Robert Smith and Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios.

“There’s a side to the album that I kind of forgot about, a very sweet, nostalgic thing that’s quite beautiful,” Smith said of To wish in a press release. “‘Trust’ is one of the best things we’ve ever done, I think, it’s played with great emotion, and ‘To Wish Impossible Things’ is another beautiful, soulful track… actually, it might just be my favorite song on the record.”

“In the studio control room, everything sounded great, but I was too busy sorting out our upcoming gigs to properly oversee mastering,” he continued, explaining why he was so eager to eventually resume. To wish Again. “It was too late to do anything; the album was out, and we were off around the world again. This has really bothered me for a very long time. It took 30 years, but finally, finally my wish came true.

The new anniversary edition of To wish will be available in a 45-track 3CD edition (the largest), a 2xLP vinyl edition, a 1CD edition, and it will also be available digitally. Everything But Vinyl releases 10/7 – vinyl will release 11/25. More details are available here.

Check out the track list and “Uyea Sound”, a rare track that appears on the lost wishes band, below.

WISH Deluxe Edition

CD1 Original album remastered by Robert Smith and Miles Showell at Abbey Road studios

01: Open (6:51)
02: High (3:37)
03: Aside (6:38)
04: From the edge of the green sea (7:44)
05: Wendy’s Time (5:13)
06: Unlock (4:24)
07: Friday I’m in Love (3:38)
08: Trust (5:32)
09: A letter to Élise (5:14)
10: Cut (5:55)
11: Wishing for impossible things (4:43)
12: End (6:45)

Demos CD2 – All unreleased versions. * Unpublished title.

01: The big hand [1990 Demo] (4:38) [final version on B-side to A Letter To Elise 7”]
02: Cut [1990 Demo] aka “Away” (3:31) [final version appears on WISH]
03: A letter to Élise [1990 Demo] aka “Cut” (5:01) [final version appears on WISH]
04: Wendy’s Time [1990 Demo] (5:13) [final version appears on WISH]
05: This twilight garden [Instrumental Demo] (3:25) [final version on B-side to High 7″]
06: Scared like you [Instrumental Demo] (2:33) [final version on B-side to Friday I’m In Love 12″]
07: Wishing for impossible things [Instrumental Demo] (3:33) [final version appears on WISH]
08: Apart [Instrumental Demo] (3:38) [final version appears on WISH]
09: T7 [Instrumental Demo] (2:40) *
10: It’s time [Instrumental demo] (2:20) *
11: Miss Van Gogh [Instrumental demo] (2:48) *
12: T6 [Instrumental Demo] (3:14) *
13: Play [Instrumental Demo] (2:28) [final version on B-side to High 12″]
14: A foolish arrangement [Instrumental Demo] (2:28) [final version on B-side to A Letter To Elise 12″]
15: Halo [Instrumental Demo] (3:06) [final version on B-side to Friday I’m In Love 7″]
16: Trust [Instrumental Demo] (4:02) [final version appears on WISH]
17: Abetabw [Instrumental Demo] (2:26) *
18: T8 [Instrumental Demo] (2:17) *
19: Heart attack [Instrumental Demo] (2:41) *
20: Change of swing [Instrumental Demo] (2:10) *
21: Frogfish [Instrumental Demo] (2:35) *

CD3: ‘Lost Wishes’ / Studio Out-Takes / 12” Remixes / Live / Rare / Unreleased.
*Unreleased track **Unreleased version

01: Son Uyea [Dim-D Mix] (5:28 [from Lost Wishes MC 1993]
02: Mulberry [Dim-D Mix] (5:22) [from Lost Wishes MC 1993]
03: On my way to sleep… [Dim-D Mix] (3:47) [from Lost Wishes MC 1993]
04: The three sisters [Dim-D Mix] (4:12) [from Lost Wishes MC 1993]
05: A group of Wendys [Instrumental] (3:47) *
06: From the edge of the deep green sea [Partscheckruf Mix] (7:36) **
07: Open [Fix Mix] (6:51) [B-side to High 12″]
08: High [Higher Mix] (7:15) [High 12″]
09: Unlock [Extended 12” Mix] (5:54)
10: Friday I’m in love [Strangelove Mix] (5:29 [Friday I’m In Love 12″]
11: A letter to Elise [Blue Mix] (6:36) [A Letter To Elise 12″]
12: End [Paris Live 92] (8:38) **

WISH 2LP remastered by Robert Smith and Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios. Vinyl cut by Milles Showell at Abbey Road Studios

A1: Open (6:51)
A2: High (3:37)
A3: Aside (6:38)

B1: From the edge of the green sea (7:44)
B2: Wendy’s Time (5:13)
B3: Unlock (4:24)

C1: Friday, I’m in love (3:38)
C2: Trust (5:32)
C3: A Letter to Elise (5:14)

D1: Cut (5:55)
D2: Wishing for impossible things (4:43)
D3: End (6:45)

LOST WISHES D2C Exclusive Replica Tape EP

IN FRONT OF
01: Son Uyea [Dim-D Mix] (5:28)
02: Mulberry [Dim-D Mix] (5:22)

B-SIDE
03: On my way to sleep… [Dim-D Mix] (3:47)
04: The three sisters [Dim-D Mix] (4:12)

WISH 1CD – Original album remastered by Robert Smith and Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios

01: Open (6:51)
02: High (3:37)
03: Aside (6:38)
04: From the edge of the green sea (7:44)
05: Wendy’s Time (5:13)
06: Unlock (4:24)
07: Friday I’m in Love (3:38)
08: Trust (5:32)
09: A letter to Élise (5:14)
10: Cut (5:55)
11: Wishing for impossible things (4:43)
12: End (6:45)

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