CURE, THE - CD
THE GOTHFATHER

LABEL:
The Godfather Records G.R. 74
SOURCE:
L'Olympia, Paris, June 2004; plus bonus studio outtakes
FORMAT:
Single CD
RUNNING TIME:
76:11:00
SOUND/SOURCE:
Soundboard
PACKAGING:
Cardboard Wallet-style gatefold cover
 

THE CURE

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SOUND 8 / PACKAGING 10 / PERFORMANCE 9

 

TRACK LIST:

1. Jupiter Crash, 2. Shake Dog Shake, 3. Before Three, 4. M, 5. alt. end, 6. The End Of The World, 7. In Between Days, 8. Just Like Heaven, 9. From The Edge Of The Deep Green Sea, 10. Going Nowhere, 11. Boys Don't Cry  Bonus Tracks (Olympic Studios, London.  AOL Sessions, June 7th, 2004):  12. Intro, 13. The End Of The World, 14. From The Edge Of the Deep Green Sea, 15. Lost, 16. Lovesong, 17. One Hundred Years  (BBC Studios, London, "Friday Night with Jonathan Ross" Radio Show.  June 10th, 2004) 18. In Between Days

 
REVIEW:

The Godfather Records put together such wonderful looking packages but after you have been burned by their insatiable appetite for Mp3 crap, each new release is suspect.  As the first notes from the disc are heard, it is confirmed.  Another fantastic recording obtained through a lossy means (just listen to the "shrill" or "ringing" around the edges of the audio.  Arggh!).

The amazing thing with this disc is that the sound clears up quite a bit with "Shake Dog Shake" to make it one of the highlights of the listen.  This is an "acoustically" oriented performance by the band from Paris in the Summer of 2004, and it's a great performance.  I feel like a broken record but again, it's too bad a tape source wasn't sought out.  The recording is a nicely balanced soundboard of what sounds like a wonderful night.

The bonus tracks are a nice supplement to the Paris show.  First off, we get the 6 track performance of the "Sessions at AOL" Broadcast from London's Olympic Studios on June 7th, 2004.  This portion actually sounds like a tape source and is another slick performance from the band....fully plugged in this time too!  To round out the disc, an excellent run through of "In Between Days" is included.  Taken from the BBC "Jonathan Ross" Radio Broadcast.

The latter part of the disc is all excellent broadcast stereo.  What could have, and should have, been an outstanding compilation of recent material from the band...is tainted by the approach of this label.  It's not a horrible acquisition, just some people not giving collector's an honest (ha!) effort.  This shit gives contemporary bootlegs a really bad name.  For God's sake, locate the flippin' tape and give it the proper treatment.

As usual, I cannot rave about the packaging enough.  It is stellar.  It's typically what Godfather Records inserts inside, that is disappointing.

 


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