Torn Down

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Torn Down
The Cure - Torn Down cover.jpg
Remix album by
Released21 April 2018
Length72:57
The Cure chronology
Bestival Live 2011
(2011)
Torn Down
(2018)

Torn Down is a 2018 remix album by British alternative rock band The Cure, and a sequel to the 1990 remix album Mixed Up. It was released on Record Store Day 2018 (21 April, Robert's 59th birthday), as was a remastered version of Mixed Up.[1] A three-disc deluxe edition also includes Mixed Up Extras 2018: Remixes 1982–1990 on disc 2, featuring additional remastered material.

The project was first originally announced in 2009, with Robert Smith saying in 2012 that the double album would consist of "our favourite bands remixing Cure songs",[2] but the final product instead features sixteen new mixes done by Smith himself, selecting one song from each album in chronological order.[3]

On April 13, 2018, the "Time Mix" of Want was debuted on BBC Radio 6.[4] The interview confirms that Torn Down is the last disc in a 3-CD set, with the first being the newly remastered Mixed Up, followed by a "collection of rare 12 inches from '82 til 1990". Robert Smith states that he "just fancied doing some remixes", with the desire to create one from each album and "remix Cure songs that wouldn't normally be chosen for remixing, songs like "The Drowning Man" — the more sort of esoteric Cure songs." The interview also confirms that this release marks the continuation of The Cure's deluxe edition re-release campaign, and that the deluxe edition of Wish has been completed and will presumably follow.

Track listing[edit]

All songs remixed by Robert Smith.

No.TitleAlbumLength
1."Three Imaginary Boys" (Help Me Mix)Three Imaginary Boys3:23
2."M" (Attack Mix)Seventeen Seconds3:09
3."The Drowning Man" (Bright Birds Mix)Faith4:31
4."A Strange Day" (Drowning Waves Mix)Pornography5:07
5."Just One Kiss" (Remember Mix)Japanese Whispers5:00
6."Shake Dog Shake" (New Blood Mix)The Top5:13
7."A Night Like This" (Hello Goodbye Mix)The Head on the Door4:26
8."Like Cockatoos" (Lonely in the Rain Mix)Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me3:51
9."Plainsong" (Edge of the World Mix)Disintegration4:36
10."Never Enough" (Time to Kill Mix)Mixed Up3:36
11."From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea" (Love in Vain Mix)Wish6:24
12."Want" (Time Mix)Wild Mood Swings4:46
13."The Last Day of Summer" (31st August Mix)Bloodflowers5:46
14."Cut Here" (If Only Mix)Greatest Hits4:28
15."Lost" (Found Mix)The Cure4:02
16."It's Over" (Whisper Mix)4:13 Dream4:56
Total length:70:21

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Cure announce new remix album, Torn Down (Mixed Up Extras)". Consequence of Sound. 2018-03-06. Retrieved 2018-03-16.
  2. ^ http://craigjparker.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/cure-press-conference-at-vieilles.html
  3. ^ "Record Store Day 2018: Our pick of 10 of the best releases". BBC News. 2018-03-06.
  4. ^ http://www.post-punk.com/robert-smith-says-the-cures-wish-remaster-is-finished-for-deluxe-edition/