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The Cure: Renewed And Rocking

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The Cure: Renewed And Rocking

The Cure: Renewed And Rocking

The Cure: Renewed And Rocking

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Set List

  • "The Perfect Boy"
  • "The Only One"
  • "The End of the World"
  • "Just Like Heaven"
  • "Boys Don't Cry"

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Over the course of its long and celebrated career, The Cure has released thirteen studio albums and over thirty singles. Their recent, and long-anticipated release, 4:13 Dream, has yet again united all Cure fans under the pop power of Robert Smith's crying vocals.

With a renewed rock edge driven by original guitarist Porl Thomson, and signature keyboards and synths pushed to the background, the raw energy of 4:13 Dream is infectious. The reassembled band performs material from the new album — plus a couple classic Cure songs — in a session with host David Dye.

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Album
4:13 Dream
Artist
The Cure
Label
Geffen
Released
2008

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