The "Cure": Ten Imaginary Years Paperback – 1 Dec 1987
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It is an honest story in the style of a long interview. It's also tall and thin enough to represent a magazine. Inside you will see quirky, black and white artwork just like on the front and early pictures of The Cure with Michael Dempsey before his departure after Three Imaginary Boys.
At the back it has a biography of each band member right up to 1989, finishing after the release of Disintegration.
Each paragraph is equally from each member from Lol to Simon as well as Robert and includes the producers as well so we get to know from other people working with them the process of the music.
There are a lot of funny stories in here too and we get to see a more human side of the band too.
The book documents the history of the Cure from their beginnings in the late 70s, rise and nearly fall again through the 80s. Unfortunately the book was written a while back and the history stops just before the recording of the Disintegration album so it covers the first 10 years... of course they are still going so perhaps part 2 is in order (ahem... Steve?).
The layout of the book is one of the best of its kinds and looks to have contributions from Porl Thompson and Undy Vella the guys who were doing Cure artwork in the 80s.
As far as im aware if you are after a decent biography of The Cure's (dare i say it) most productive years then this is the book to buy and no other.
This is mainly due to the fact that, unlike most other Cure books available, Robert Smith played a large part in the actual writting of the book, so in a sense the facts are 'straight from the horses mouth' (as opposed the opinions of detached journalists). The book is packed with relevant and interesting pictures both in black and white and colour and many cuttings and reviews from newspapers at the time.
What stands out most about this book compared with other cure books I've read, is that the whole story is told through the eyes of people in (and close to) the band, from the beginings as The Easy Cure, to the release of Kiss me, kiss me, kiss me.
At the back of the book theres a full discography and little fact files and baby pictures (simon looks very cute!) of all the members and ex members of the band.
Worth every penny!
The book is good for the writing, the anecdotes, the pics and it's diaphanous enough not to get bored.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
bought for a present but I believe this is just what was wantedPublished 11 months ago by Denise Smith
I think this is a very good book especialy as a lot of it is written by Robert Smith himself .Published on 21 Jan. 2013 by Gregory F. Downes