More than 10 years after they released their first singles collection, the Cure are back with a second collection of their hits, Galore, which will be released on Oct. 28.
The follow-up to the highly successful 1986 compilation Standing on a Beach: The Singles, the new career retrospective gathers the alternative pop group's singles released from 1987 to the present, as well as a new song, "Wrong Number."
The new tune was recorded in London this past August. "Number" features guest guitar playing by Reeves Gabrels (David Bowie/Tin Machine) and was mixed by Mark Plati, who also mixed Bowie's most recent album, Earthling.
The track listing for the new singles album is: "Why Can't I Be You?," "Catch," "Just Like Heaven," "Hot, Hot, Hot!!!," "Lullabye," "Fascination Street," "Lovesong," "Pictures of You," "Never Enough," "Close to Me (Closest Mix)," "High," "Friday I'm In Love," "A Letter to Elise," "The Thirteenth (Swing Radio Mix)," "Mint Car (Radio Mix)," "Strange Attraction" and "Gone (Radio Mix)."
The group has been mulling the possibility of a few live club performances in the U.S. around the time of the album's release. While nothing is definite, if the shows take place, there will be a limited number of them; they would be the Cure's first club shows in the States in over 10 years.
Cure leader Robert Smith is currently writing new songs for an album he hopes will be completed and released next year. -- Gil Kaufman [Fri., Sept. 19, 1997, 9 a.m. PST]