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The Cure

Ontario Theatre (Washington, DC)

Nov 16, 1984

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  1. 1 Shake Dog Shake 04:38
  2. 2 Piggy In The Mirror 03:28
  3. 3 Wailing Wall 05:33
  4. 4 M 04:01
  5. 5 Primary 03:31
  6. 6 Cold 04:50
  7. 7 The Hanging Garden 04:26
  8. 8 Charlotte Sometimes 04:19
  9. 9 Secrets 03:38
  10. 10 The Walk 03:30
  11. 11 Let's Go To Bed 03:37
  12. 12 Crowd 00:18
  13. 13 One Hundred Years 07:00
  14. 14 Give Me It 03:08
  15. 15 A Forest 07:50
  16. 16 Happy The Man 02:54
  17. 17 The Caterpillar 04:02
  18. 18 Interlude 02:52
  19. 19 Three Imaginary Boys 02:56
  20. 20 Boys Don't Cry 03:04
  21. 21 10:15 Saturday Night 03:27
  22. 22 Killing An Arab 03:07
  23. 23 Forever 09:26
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Liner Notes

Robert Smith - vocals, guitar; Lol Tolhurst - keyboards; Andy Anderson - drums; Phil Thornalley - bass; Porl Thompson - guitar, saxophone

The Cure had been gradually building their U.S. fan base when they embarked on their third American tour to promote their 1984 studio release, The Top. This recording was made on that tour, and features the band during their most defining musical period.

Coming off the success of hits like "Let's Go To Bed" and "Boys Don't Cry," Robert Smith and the band had finally come to the point where they could take The Cure's eccentric, characteristically dark sound and combine it with a more radio-friendly approach.

At the same time that he was working with The Cure, Smith was also playing with Siouxsie and the Banshees. Musically, however, his true home was always with The Cure - a fact made more than apparent on this recording.

The Cure would eventually go through a number of musical and personal upheavals, but most agree this was the time when they were at their musical peak. Highlights of this set include "Let's Go To Bed," "Shake Dog Shake" and "Boys Don't Cry." They end this noteworthy show with a live rendition of "Forever."

For diehard fans or curious listeners, this show offers an impeccable live recording of one of the '80s biggest groups in their prime. Enjoy.

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Robert Smith - vocals, guitar; Lol Tolhurst - keyboards; Andy Anderson - drums; Phil Thornalley - bass; Porl Thompson - guitar, saxophone

The Cure had been gradually building their U.S. fan base when they embarked on their third American tour to promote their 1984 studio release, The Top. This recording was made on that tour, and features the band during their most defining musical period.

Coming off the success of hits like "Let's Go To Bed" and "Boys Don't Cry," Robert Smith and the band had finally come to the point where they could take The Cure's eccentric, characteristically dark sound and combine it with a more radio-friendly approach.

At the same time that he was working with The Cure, Smith was also playing with Siouxsie and the Banshees. Musically, however, his true home was always with The Cure - a fact made more than apparent on this recording.

The Cure would eventually go through a number of musical and personal upheavals, but most agree this was the time when they were at their musical peak. Highlights of this set include "Let's Go To Bed," "Shake Dog Shake" and "Boys Don't Cry." They end this noteworthy show with a live rendition of "Forever."

For diehard fans or curious listeners, this show offers an impeccable live recording of one of the '80s biggest groups in their prime. Enjoy.