The Cure Plan Two New Releases

August 8 [16:00 EDT] -- Cure lovers can look forward to a new greatest-hits compilation this fall, culled from a decade's worth of singles dating back to 1987, plus two new tracks.

The band previously released a singles collection in 1986 ("Standing on a Beach") to chronicle the group's first ten years, and now the Cure's second decade will get the same treatment. Listeners can expect to hear tracks like "Heaven," "Why Can't I Be You," and "Love Song" among the 16 classic tracks on the collection.

The mope-rockers' devotees can also start getting excited about a new Cure studio album, which is currently in the works. The band is in the studio pounding out two new tracks for its greatest hits collection, and is also recording material for a new album that should arrive early next year.

"We're starting to record with an album in mind because we want to do a new album called 'Christmas,'" frontman Robert Smith told MTV News. "We want to work a bit faster than we

have in the last couple of years. That's really the prime reason for me saying 'yes' to this and bringing the group over is to get us back into the idea of playing music because it's very easy to lose touch." [900k QuickTime]