Remastered 3 -CD Deluxe Edition Featuring 16 Brand New Mixes By Robert Smith And 11 Rare Mixes From 1982-1990
Robert Smith has remastered the Cure’s 1990 compilation of Remixes, ‘Mixed Up’, and has expanded the Deluxe Edition with a 2nd disc of long deleted remixes from 1982 to 1990 and a 3rd disc containing 16 brand new Remixes done by himself, ‘Torn Down: Mixed Up Extras 2018’.
With the Disintegration album and its accompanying global Prayer Tour, 1989 had delivered a triumphant end to the 80s, but the first year of the 90s found The Cure unexpectedly unsettled.
Determined to keep up the momentum of the band’s ongoing success, but knowing there were internal tensions to address before heading back into the studio, Robert Smith decided on a different course of action; curating an album of the band’s rarer 12” mixes. As work on Mixed Up progressed, Smith realised that some of The Cure’s earlier remixes didn’t stand up to the newer ones.
Robert singles out Brian ‘Chuck’ New’s dub style remix of “Pictures Of You” as the one that inspired him to take a more adventurous path. Smith notes, “That mix turned the music on its head, but at the same time left the essential heart of the song intact. As soon as I heard it, I updated the entire Mixed Up plan. My revised ambition was to compile an album that was contemporary without being dated, immediate without being obvious, musically inspiring, rhythmically exciting and sonically great!”