The Cure’s ‘Wish’ re-release comes with 24 unreleased tracks: Stream

The Cure re-released their 1992 album Wish for his 30th birthday. The deluxe edition of the album features 24 previously unreleased tracks – ranging from rarities and demos to alternative mixes – plus four tracks previously only available through the mail-order exclusive tape Lost wishes.

The album was remastered by Robert Smith and Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios. Smith has always wanted to return Wish. In a press release he said:

There’s a side to the album that I kind of forgot about, a really soft, longing thing that’s kind of beautiful. “Trust” is one of the best things we’ve ever done, I think, it’s played with a lot of feeling, and “To Wish Impossible Things” is another beautiful, melancholy piece…in fact, it would be my favorite song on the plate can be.

It all sounded great in the studio control room, but I was too busy sorting out our upcoming concerts to properly oversee the mastering. It was too late to do anything about it; the album was out and we were around the world again. It really bothered me for a long time. It took 30 years, but finally, finally my wish came true.

In addition to being available on streaming services today, Wish can be ordered as a 45-track 3CD edition (the most comprehensive), a 2xLP vinyl edition, and a 1CD edition. Details on that are here.

Listen to the deluxe edition of Wish below.

The Wish 30th anniversary edition is out now via UMC/Fiction/Polydor.

Leave a Comment