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Sideshow
The Cure
Sideshow
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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The Cure is bombarding us with disposable product: There's Show, the soundtrack from the film of its Detroit stop on the '92 Wish tour; Side Show, an EP of five live tunes not included on Show, and Paris, a different li...  more »

      
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All Artists: The Cure
Title: Sideshow
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Elektra / Wea
Original Release Date: 9/10/1993
Release Date: 9/10/1993
Album Type: Single, EP, Live
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, Goth & Industrial, New Wave & Post-Punk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 075596627528

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The Cure is bombarding us with disposable product: There's Show, the soundtrack from the film of its Detroit stop on the '92 Wish tour; Side Show, an EP of five live tunes not included on Show, and Paris, a different live set recorded in Europe. Considering that much of its reputation rests on Tim Pope's visionary videos, Show (the movie) is a dreadful bore, concentrating exclusively on the band performing, much like Pink Floyd's Live At Pompeii. The soundtrack is just as tedious, skimping on the catchy hits ("Friday I'm in Love" is here, but not "The Love Cats") and dwelling on droning mood pieces such as "From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea." Show is for the devoted only, while the other discs are for those devotees who actually go out in public dressed like Fat Bob. --Jim DeRogatis

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CD Reviews

Pleasant Companion EP to "Show" Album
Paul Allaer | Cincinnati | 06/02/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"In 1993 the Cure issued "Show", essentially a "greatest hits live" album. This EP runs 5 tracks, 19 min. and covers 4 tracks not on the "Show" album.The initial track is "Tape (Intro)", a 3 min. instrumental that is not "live", not sure where it fits in with the "Show" to be honest. "Just Like Heaven" is the only overlap with "Show", and meant to be the "single" off of "Show", it's a great song.The remaining tracks are from the same Auburn Hills, MI show that produced the "Show" album, but are not on that album. "Fascination Street" has been a concert staple of the Cure ever since it came out on "Disintegration" and shows up here in great form. "The Walk" and "Let's Go to Bed" are familiar tunes, and should've been on "Show" but presumably left off due to CD length restrictions. Great tunes, though, and they showcase the Cure in great form live. All in all, a great EP."
All bow to the cure
janesays@imaginemail.com | United States | 09/03/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"the cure's music is untouchable in its depth and beauty. anyone who disagrees with this has obviously never been in love or been in pain. i recommend every single recording ever put out by the cure, especially Faith. long live the cure."
A good review for sideshow
bob | auckland new zealand | 12/12/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I think all the others who have reviewed this disc have been way too unfair. I love the recording quality and the band did a great performance of some beautiful songs like my fave "just like heaven". Robert smiths vocals are as good live as in the studio. together they all make a swirling, non-defined beautiful colourful sound that you can sink into. those who enjoy the original versions of the songs featured here should have no reason to not love this disc as i do."