Cure Live Charity Album Due in Dec.


Proceeds from
double-disc go to Isle of Wight Youth Trust in England.


By Blurt Staff


Sunday Best Recordings has set December 6th for the release
of The Cure: Bestival
Live 2011
, a live recording from this year’s Bestival. The double
album is made up of thirty-two Cure classics, including “The Lovecats,” “The
Caterpillar,” “Close To Me,” “Friday I’m In Love,” “Lullaby,” “The Hungry
Ghost,” “The End Of The World,” “Just Like Heaven,” “Grinding Halt,” “Jumping
Someone Else’s Train” and “Boys Don’t Cry.”

Of the live album, Robert Smith of The Cure said, in a
statement,”We had such a great time in the Isle of
Wight at Bestival that we wanted to release this show as a way of thanking fans
and islanders alike. Bestival is the best!”

All profits from the sale of this album will go
to the Isle of Wight Youth Trust (Reg Charity No: 1087163). The Isle of Wight
Youth Trust is a charitable, independent and professional organization offering
counseling, advice, information and support services to young people aged 25
and under on the Isle of Wight (the home of Bestival) and, in some cases, their
parents or carers. The Youth Trust has been working on the Isle of Wight for 27
years and has made a positive input to the wellbeing of people locally.

Eileen Monks, Director of The Isle of Wight Youth Trust, added, “What
wonderful news that The Cure should choose us, an Island charity of 27 years,
to benefit in this way. This came completely out of the blue and at a time when
it is becoming extra hard to raise funds to support our work with children and
young people on the Island, further cementing our association with young people
in their many interests and aspects of their lives. We would like to thank Rob
da Bank for his continuing support.”

Rob da Bank, founder of Bestival, noted,  “Since I was 15 and backcombing
my hair, donning my sisters eyeliner and singing the lyrics to “A Forest” into
my hairbrush I’ve had an unhealthy fascination with The Cure. To say it reached
its peak at Bestival 2011 is an understatement, as after seven years of
pestering I not only landed The Cure to headline Bestival, but now appear to be
putting out one of their live records on my own record label. How strange! For
any of the 50,000 who were at Bestival and saw all or some of the two and a
half hour set, this live album will transport you back. For fans of The Cure
who didn’t make it I know this will be a legendary addition to your Cure

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