Regarding The Cure’s upcoming 4:14 Scream album, Robert Smith recently stated, “I’m trying to be convinced that I should release what is the second half of an album that effectively came out in 2008. It’s a bit of a sore point, to be honest.” Now, in a post on the band’s official Site (http://thecure.com/news/1935/as_clearly_and_succinctly_as_i_can) titled “AS CLEARLY AND SUCCINCTLY AS I CAN,” the singer has given, in all caps, some background to the project.
Smith explains that the band’s 2008 album, 4:13 Dream, was originally intended to be a 33-song double album , but external pressures and him “running out of energy and conviction” forced him to abandon the plan in favour of a 13-track single CD release. While Smith describes 4:13 Dream as “an excellent Cure album,” he thinks that the culmination of the project wasn’t quite what it should have been, as 16 of the original 33 songs were left on the shelf.
Smith revisited the unreleased 4:13 Dream session songs in 2011, wrote new words, re-sang others, and began thinking of ways to finish off the project to his satisfaction.
Towards the end of the long post, the singer writes: AND MY PLAN THIS SUNNY SPRING MONDAY AT THE END OF MARCH IS TO GET TO THE POINT IN THE NEXT MONTH OR THREE WHERE WE CAN RELEASE:
A LTD EDITION ‘4:26 DREAM‘ DOUBLE CD ALBUM OF 26 SONGS (ALL REMIXED) – IE. ‘THE ORIGINAL 4:13 DREAM SESSIONS CONCEPT ALBUM’ (INCLUDING THE ‘INSTRUMENTALS WITH WORDS’) – OF WHICH 10 TRACKS OR MORE WILL BE PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED…
A LTD EDITION ‘4:14 SCREAM‘ SINGLE CD ALBUM OF 14 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED SONGS – ALBEIT SOME OF THEM MAY ALSO BE ON ‘4:26 DREAM’… BUT THESE ‘4:14 SCREAM’ VERSIONS WILL ALL HAVE WORDS AND VOCALS…
“AS CLEARLY AND SUCCINCTLY AS I CAN”?!!:
ITS MAYBE STILL A BIT TRICKY TO EXPLAIN WITHOUT TITLES AND LYRICS AND…
OF THE ORIGINAL 33 SONGS RECORDED IN 2008
32 WILL GET RELEASED
(THERE’S ALWAYS ONE…!)
AND I WILL BE OVERCOME WITH AN IRRESISTIBLE URGE** TO FINISH SOME (ALL?!!) OF THE OTHER OUTSTANDING CURE PROJECTS
LIKE ‘LIVE IN PARIS 2008’ AND ‘REFLECTIONS 2011’ AND ‘SUMMERCURE 2012’ AND ‘LATAM 2013’ (AND ‘RAH TCT 2014’?!!)
…AND CREATE SOME NEW NEW MUSIC WITH THIS CURRENT CURE LINEUP…