(July 19th, 2007)
Documentary To Celebrate
The Cure's 30th
July 19, 2007, 3:00 PM ET
Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.
It's still two years away, but the
Cure frontman Robert Smith is well underway on a DVD documentary
about the band that will be released in 2009, to commemorate
the 30th anniversary of its debut album, "Three Imaginary
"This will include interviews with
everybody who has ever been in the band, and everybody who
has been an important part of the Cure," Smith reveals to Billboard.com,
adding that the interview process will begin shortly.
Smith is hoping to secure the services
of longtime Cure video director Tim Pope to assist with
the as-yet-untitled project. "Tim has been there from 1982
onward into the mid '90s," he says. "We've kept in touch and he's
done some things with us since. People will react to him very
well in an interview scenario."
Due to time constraints, the documentary
will take on a new life on the band's Web site, which will
feature additional archival footage. "We're planning on an hour
per decade, but there's at least 20 hours per decade on videotape
and other weird formats," Smith notes.
Also in the pipeline for 2008 are
expanded reissues of the vintage Cure albums "Disintegration"
and "Wish," which Smith had to put on hold while finishing
the band's upcoming double-disc set for Suretone/Geffen. He
says "Disintegration" will feature a bonus disc of new remixes, and
that he's pushing for "Wish" to include a new 5.1 audio mix.
"People seem to want to kill that
off, which is a shame," he says of that format. "It's far
and away the most fantastic way of listening to music."
As previously reported, the Cure
will tour North America this fall, beginning Sept. 13 in
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