The Cure have announced 40 LIVE – CURÆTION-25 + ANNIVERSARY, a new box set release featuring two concert films recorded while the band were celebrating their 40th anniversary as a group in 2018. Available in Blu-Ray and DVD editions, the box set comes with 4xCD versions of the concerts and will be released October 18 via Eagle Vision. Watch a trailer below.
The first film, CURÆTION-25: From There To Here | From Here To There, captures Robert Smith and company on the final night of the Smith-curated Meltdown Festival in June, performing at the Royal Festival Hall. The Cure performed a set that saw them play a song from each of their studio albums in chronological order and then making their way back again. The middle of the set includes a pair of previously unreleased songs—“It Can Never Be the Same” and “Step Into the Light”—which were first debuted in 2016.
The second film in the box set is ANNIVERSARY: 1978-2018 Live In Hyde Park London, which recently saw a theatrical release. Filmed in July 2018, the greatest-hits setlist features iconic tracks like “Lovesong” and “Just Like Heaven.” Both films were directed by longtime Cure collaborator Tim Pope, who previously teased a documentary via Twitter way back in 2017.