Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: The Cure – Live 1985-1987 – BBC FM


The Cure
Live 1985-1986-1987 – BBC FM

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Birmingham NEC 20th September 1985
broadcast on BBC Radio 1 7th December 1985 as Radio 1 In Concert.

Glastonbury 21st June 1986
Broadcast on BBC Radio 1 as Radio 1 In Concert.

Birmingham NEC 6th December 1987
Broadcast 1988 on BBC Radio 1 as Radio 1 In Concert.

BBC FM>BBC Radio 1 FM>Marantz ST320L Tuner>Aiwa or Teac cassette recorder (master cassettes)>wave capture, track markers & burned to cdr using Magix ACL>accuraterip to flac level 8.

1985 band: Robert Smith, Simon Gallup, Porl Thompson, Boris Williams, Laurence Tolhurst
Setlist 1985:
01 – The Baby Screams
02 – Play For Today
03 – A Night Like This
04 – Primary
05 – Kyoto Song
06 – The Blood
07 – The Hanging Garden
08 – Cold (a few seconds of the start missed due to tape flip)
09 – Inbetween Days
10 – Let’s Go To Bed
11 – The Walk
12 – Push
13 – Screw
14 – Sinking
15 – Charlotte Sometimes
Run time: 00:59:51

1986 band: Robert Smith, Simon Gallup, Porl Thompson, Boris Williams, Laurence Tolhurst
Setlist 1986:
01 – Primary
02 – Charlotte Sometimes
03 – A Strange Day
04 – Kyoto Song
05 – Inbetween Days
06 – The Walk
07 – A Night Like This
08 – Close To Me
09 – One Hundred Years
10 – Push
11 – A Forest
12 – Sinking
Run time: 00:58:39

1987 band: Robert Smith, Simon Gallup, Porl Thompson, Boris Williams, Roger O’Donnell, Laurence Tolhurst
Setlist 1987:
01 – Torture
02 – A Japanese Dream
03 – Catch
04 – If Only Tonight We Could Sleep
05 – Like Cockatoos
06 – The Walk
07 – Inbetween Days
08 – The Perfect Girl
09 – The Snakepit
10 – A Forest
11 – Charlotte Sometimes
12 – Why Can’t I Be You
Run time: 00:59:11

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: The Cure – Paris, France (10/15/04) “The Black Sessions Complete”

the cure black sessions

15.10.2004 Paris
Studio Charles Trenet (France)
“Black Session complete”

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A Night Like This
The End Of The World (x2)
Charlotte Sometimes
Taking Off
Jupiter Crash
Us Or Them
Before Three
From The Edge Of The Deep Green Sea
A Strange Day
Encore 1:
If Only Tonight We Could Sleep
The Kiss

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: The Cure – London, England (05/01/82)


The Cure
Hammersmith Odeon
London, England

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Quality: 7.5 to 8
Generation: ?
Lineage: tape Sony>Marantz tape desk> Soundblaster>Soundforge>DBpoweramp to Flac
Taped by: ?
Seeded by: M_82 @ PPTT-ForeverDrowning in torrent


1.cold 4.24
2.charlotte sometimes 5.39
3.hanging garden (bass) 0.37
4.m (bass) 0.24
5.charlotte sometimes (bass) 1.29
6.primary 2.22
7.a strange day (voice with echoes and song) 8.03
8.splintered in her head 3.51
9.100 years 6.06

Total: 32.59
File size: 211 Mb Flac

Line up:
Robert Smith
Simon Gallup
Laurence Tolhurst

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: The Cure – Plainsongs The Prayer Tour ’89 Soundboards


The Cure
“Plainsongs” – The Prayer Tour Soundboard

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Lineage: Soundboard>DAT Master>Cass.>DAT>CDR>FLAC (level 8)>DIME

01 Plainsong
02 Pictures of You
03 Closedown
04 Kyoto Song
05 A Night Like This
06 Last Dance
07 Cold
08 The Same Deep Water as You
09 The Figurehead
10 Three Imaginary Boys
11 Fire in Cairo
12 Boys Don’t Cry
13 Faith

Tracks 01 – 06: 1989-05-14 Frankfurt, Festhalle
Tracks 07 & 10 – 12: 1989-06-17 Arles, Arenes
Tracks 08, 09 & 13: 1989-05-07 Bremen, Stadthalle

Cold, Figurehead, TIB, and Faith fade in.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: The Cure – Dax, France (08/04/86)

The Cure
Les Arènes
Dax, France

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Downloaded from TPB as 4 FLAC files representing sides of analog cassette tapes. Separated tracks in Audacity. No other adjustments have been made.

Great proto-version of WCIBY? as well as the entire soundcheck is included.

Taper: Unknown
Generation: Unknown
Quality: 7/10

Track list:


(Intro: Relax)
Shake Dog Shake
Piggy in The Mirror
Play for Today
A Strange Day
The Kyoto Song
Charlotte Sometimes
The Blood
In Between Days
The Walk
A Night Like This


One Hundred Years
A Forest
The Sinking

Encore 1:
Close to Me
Let’s Go to Bed

Encore 2:
Six Different Ways
Three Imaginary Boys
Boys Don’t Cry

Why Can’t I Be You?
10:15 Saturday Night
Killing an Arab


(In Between Days)
Why Can’t I Be You?
The Figurehead
Six Different Ways
(Give Me It)
(Piggy in The Mirror)
Shake Dog Shake

Here are the original notes:
Want to listen to your gods at work? Well, here you can, as the fourth part of this recording is from the soundcheck, blessed be me! (No, not me actually, because I wasn’t the one standing about with the Walkman unconspicuously hidden somewhere under
his T-shirt. But I might have been, so I graciously receive your

Technically, what you get here is ripped as-is from two cassettes, one of them a CrO2, the other a somewhat. Somewhere on its way to my tapes the recording got clipped, and sometimes you can clearly hear what a worn-out tape sounds like. But that’s live, isn’t it? No noise reduction or any other post processing have been applied on my side, and you may want to adjust the balance a little, though the difference between the two channels is hardly recognizable.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: The Cure – Somerset, England (06/26/95)

The Cure
Glastonbury Festival
Somerset, England

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01. Pictures Of You
02. Lullaby
03. Just Like Heaven
04. Jupiter Crash
05. High
06. The Walk
07. Let¥s Go To Bed
08. Dressing Up
09. A Strange Day
10. Push
11. Mink Car
12. Friday I¥m In Love
13. In Between Days
14. From The Edge Of The Deep Green Sea
15. Shiver And Shake
16. Disintegration
17. End

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: The Cure – Deinze, Belgium (05/14/82)

The Cure
14 May 1982
Deinze, Belgium

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Line up: Robert Smith, Simon Gallup, Laurence Tolhurst
Recording info: Unknown cassette recorder w/ unknown mics (if any)
Lineage: Unknown

The Figurehead
The Drowning Man
Charlotte Sometimes
At Night
Three Imaginary Boys (fades out at 01:27)
Siamese Twins (fades in)
Splintered In Her Head (MISSING)

Encore 1:
The Hanging Garden
10.15 Saturday Night
Killing An Arab
All Mine

From the original uploader:

Note that in this fileset Three Imaginary Boys fades out (from a tape flip?), Siamiese Twins fades in (from the same tape flip?) and Splintered In Her Head is missing.
All Mine is complete.
The “Siamese Twins demo” listed on one of the covers has been removed from this fileset.
The audio quality on this one is probably at about 6.5-7/10 and just needs to be turned up a bit..
All big thanks to the original taper (whoever you are, all those years ago – we thank you!!), the uploader and cover creators.
For more infos visit http://www.cure-concerts.de/concerts/1982-05-14.php

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: The Cure – Denver, CO (09/20/14)

The Cure
Riot Fest
May Farms Stage
Mile High Stadium Parking Lot
Denver, CO

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SOURCE: Nevaton MCE400 > Naiant Tinybox > Sony M10 (@24/48)

CONVERSION: Wavelab 6.0 (Waves Q10 Paragraphic EQ > Waves L3 Multimaximizer) > CD Wave (tracking) > Traders Little Helper (FLAC level 8) > foobar2000 (tagging)


1. Plainsong
2. Prayers For Rain
3. Fascination Street
4. Sleep When I’m Dead
5. Push
6. In Between Days
7. Just Like Heaven
8. From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea
9. Before Three
10. Pictures of You
11. Lullaby
12. High
13. Wrong Number
14. The Caterpillar
15. The Walk
16. Cut Here
17. Love Song
18. Mint Car
19. Friday I’m In Love
20. Doing The Unstuck
21. Banannafishbones
22. Never Enough
23. Want
24. The Hungry Ghost
25. One Hundred Years
26. Give Me It
27. Disintegration


28. The Love Cats
29. Hot! Hot! Hot!
30. Close To Me
31. Why Can’t I Be You?
32. Boys Don’t Cry

Bootleg Bonanza: The Cure – Cold (11/15/84)

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Covers: Front, Back
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The Cure
Post Pavillion
Washington, DC

Set I
Shake Dog Shake
Piggy In The Mirror
Wailing Wall
The Hanging Garden
Charlotte Sometimes
The Walk
Let’s Go To Bed
One Hundred Years
Give Me It
A Forest

Encore 1:
Happy The Man
The Caterpillar

Encore 2:
Three Imaginary Boys
Boys Don’t Cry

Encore 3:
10:15 Saturday Night
Killing An Arab
Forever (Five)

Line-up: Robert Smith, Porl Thompson, Boris Williams, Laurence Tolhurst, Phil Thornalley.

Some sources label this concert as: 11/16/84, Ontario Theater, WA.

The Cure – Queen Elizabeth Parade (08/01/96)

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Note: not the complete show

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Covers: Front, Back, Insert1, Insert2, Insert3, CD

The Cure
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Vancouver, BC

Club America
Round & Round & Round
Just Like Heaven
Strange Attraction
Prayers for rain
Inbetween Days
From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea
Friday I’m in Love
Mint Car
Just Like Heaven