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The Cure share 1990 demo of ‘Cut’ from 30th anniversary ‘Wish’ reissue

It comes ahead of the 30th anniversary reissue of The Cure's 1992 album

By Charlotte Krol

Robert Smith of The Cure performs live playing an acoustic guitar with a star sticker on it
Robert Smith of The Cure performs live in 2019. (Picture: Wikimedia Commons/Mr. Rossi)

The Cure have released a demo of ‘Cut’ from the 30th anniversary reissue of their 1992 album Wish.

The song was recorded in 1990 at Farmyard Studios in the Cotswolds during The Cure‘s Wish demo sessions. It features on the special deluxe edition of the band’s ninth studio album, which is released on 7 October via UMC/Fiction/Polydor (pre-order).

Singer and guitarist Robert Smith said of the song: “[It] was about a longstanding relationship I had that was suddenly and unexpectedly starting to fracture.”

The Wish reissue features 24 previously unreleased tracks including demos, instrumentals and rare 12″ mixes. Four songs will also be made available on CD and digital platforms for the first time.

‘Cut’ follows the band sharing ‘Uyea Sound’ from their 1993 Lost Wishes EP cassette, which also appears on the Wish reissue.

Earlier this year The Cure confirmed that their new album Songs of a Lost World will arrive by the time they start their autumn tour in October.

Smith said in May that the 12-track album – the follow-up to 2008’s 4:13 Dream – “is almost finished” and is “the best thing we’ve done”.

Speaking in a press room after he and his The Cure bandmate/songwriting partner Simon Gallup received the Icon Award at the Ivor Novellos, Smith said: “We will be releasing a new album. I get fed up of saying this now!

“We will be playing from October and the new album will be out before then. We walked on [stage at the Ivors today] to a bit of new music, actually. Hopefully no one recorded it!”

Smith continued: “It’ll be worth the wait. I think it’s the best thing we’ve done, but then I would say that. I’m not doing an Oasis when I say that, ‘IT’S THE BEST FOOKIN’ ALBUM’. A lot of the songs are difficult to sing, and that’s why it’s taken me a while.”

The Cure’s 2022 UK and Ireland tour kicks off in Dublin on December 1 – see the dates here.