The Cure in Orange

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The Cure in Orange
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ReleasedFebruary 23, 1987
RecordedAugust 8-10, 1986

The Cure in Orange is a concert film by British rock group The Cure.[1] It was filmed at the Théâtre antique d'Orange in the French countryside (Orange, Vaucluse), on 8, 9, and 10 August 1986. Band members Robert Smith (Vocals & guitar), Simon Gallup (Bass guitar), Porl Thompson (Keyboards, guitar and saxophone), Boris Williams (Drums), and Lol Tolhurst (Keyboards) make their way through 23 songs, under the direction of Tim Pope.


  • "Introduction", Recording of "Relax", from the album Blue Sunshine by "The Glove"
  • "Shake Dog Shake"
  • "Piggy in the Mirror"
  • "Play for Today"
  • "A Strange Day"
  • "Primary"
  • "Kyoto Song"
  • "Charlotte Sometimes"
  • "Inbetween Days"
  • "The Walk"
  • "A Night Like This"
  • "Push"
  • "One Hundred Years"
  • "A Forest"
  • "Sinking"
  • "Close to Me"
  • "Let's Go to Bed"
  • "Six Different Ways"
  • "Three Imaginary Boys"
  • "Boys Don't Cry"
  • "Faith"
  • "Give Me It"
  • "10:15 Saturday Night"
  • "Killing an Arab"
  • "Sweet Talking Guy" (Performed by The Chiffons over credits.)

Critical reception[edit]

Time Out London described it as "An astonishingly lavish production number for one of the world's less dynamic live bands, rendered noteworthy by its setting against the magnificent backdrop of an ancient amphitheatre [...] for Cure fans this is as perfect and cinematographically compelling a record of a gig as could be asked for. For the rest of us, it's a bit of a yawn."[2] AllMusic Gave This Video 4 Stars Of 5 saying: "the mixing and recording of the show is pristine and would have made an excellent live album...With performance highlights including fantastic versions of "Primary," "A Night Like This," "A Forest," and "Faith," Orange is ample testimony to both the Cure's excellence and Pope's ability to showcase them at their best."


  1. ^ Donnelly, Kevin J. (2001). Pop Music in British Cinema: A Chronicle. BFI Pub. ISBN 0851708633.
  2. ^ "The Cure in Orange | Review, Synopsis, Book Tickets, Showtimes, Movie Release Date | Time Out London". Retrieved April 18, 2013.

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