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The "Cure": Visual Documentary [Paperback]

David Thompson , Jo-Ann Greene
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16 May 1988
This new edition will bring the story of The Cure right up to the Wish album and triumphant U.S. tour which followed.
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Omnibus Press (16 May 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0711913870
  • ISBN-13: 978-0711913875
  • Product Dimensions: 28.4 x 22.4 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,022,072 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Good! 24 Aug 2007
Format:Paperback
A date to date kinda volume, This one covers the band's history in a very schematic way, not filling the book with trillions of anecdotes and just focusing on their activity. It's complimentary of the official bio, with interesting quotes and, though maybe with some incorrections (during the "Faith" era, the book claims keyboardist Matthieu Hartley was still in the band, helping them onstage, when he was supposed to be sacked before "Faith" 's recording, according the the official book), it has data that about gigs, the Glove, the time with the Banshees, I insist, complements the official Bio in a very simple and easy way. And some good pics as well!

Don't miss it if you have the chance!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great 13 Dec 2004
By Metka
Format:Paperback
This is a really great book. Loads of pictures, quotes and comments from Robert and the band, historical events, more pictures and.....more picutres. Dont expect too much reading and you should be ok.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Robert Smith is God 4 Jun 1998
By Galore98@aol.com - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
"The Cure-A Visual Documentary" is a fascinating book about the one of the greatest bands in the world today, The Cure. This book is a must for any Cure fan out there! It starts with the formation of the band in 1972 and is full of beautiful pictures of Robert Smith and the band through all the years up to 1992. The book lists every "gig" played by the Cure in those 20 years, interviews and quotes from Robert, album reviews, concert reviews, rare releases, and even a comprehensive discograghy in the back of the book. If you love the Cure like I do, you will love this book!
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yaaaaaaay!!!!! 16 Feb 2002
By Christin - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
A Cure worshipper (like myself)'s dream book!! Tons of fabulous pictures, listings of every concert (up until Wish, that is) and lots of fun little facts for the Cure expert to absorb. Buy this book, fellow Cureheads, you won't regret it!! I promise! :)
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a classic favourite... 14 Dec 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
what cure fan doesn't own this? i remember reading this book (the older edition) cover to cover, years ago, and feeling like i wanted to follow the band all over the world! dave thompson is clearly an authority on the band, but i've always felt that this book misses out on the spirit of the cure, dwelling mainly on factual information. of course, the gig listings are great for organizing your bootleg cassette collection!
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Never Found The Cure 14 Nov 2000
By Arran M. Walker - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
The less-than-favorable front cover of "The Cure" by Jo Anne Greene should warn potential readers of the nonsense within.
This sorry excuse for an informative bio about the music group, The Cure, contains so many borrowings from other sources that the "author" would have done Cure fans more of a service if she had just listed all of them and been done with it.
Even worse, the book is so full of misinformation, I find it very difficult to believe Greene paid much attention to anything she ever read or saw about The Cure or its mastermind, Robert Smith.
I was hoping for much better, since most of the other published works about The Cure that I have read were at least acceptable. Even the collaboration she undertook with Dave Thompson for "The Cure: A Visual Documentary" was better than Greene's solitary attempt, though it is far from stellar. It seems that it takes the both of them to produce anything even remotely worthwhile. Neither can do it alone; Thompson's "The Making of the Cure's Disintegration" is cute in its false jewel case, but again, a bibliography listing would have sufficed instead of the constant rehash of information any real Cure fan who has the ultimate book "Ten Imaginary Years" already knows.
Ultimately, this book is a must-have ONLY if hearing or seeing the words "The Cure" or "Robert Smith" cause you to whip out your credit card and complete the transaction before your senses kick in.
I, however, have a valid excuse for owning this book... I didn't have a review to base my decision on, but now you do ...so, you don't.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Robert J Smith -the best person in the world. 23 April 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book has a lot of glossy pictures of Smith and his band which is very enjoyable. It also has a lot of interesting articles and interviews in it which reveal Smith as an articulate, enigmatic man who battles cynicism and apathy. The book overall reveals Smith to be full of fascinating contradictions -he appears effeminate most of the time but has a lot of chest hair, he has a ruthless asthetic sense but is at times quite down-to-earth and the humanitarian. I simply think that Smith is the most beautiful and fascinating man on earth. Who else in the rock world or any world for that matter has ever had intercourse with and married only one person so far? Robert J Smith is a very rare rare person indeed! This book is informative and insightful and you will find out these things and more about rs.
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