The Cure / 40 LIVE – CURÆTION-25 + ANNIVERSARY deluxe box sets

The Cure will release 40 LIVE – CURÆTION-25 + ANNIVERSARY in October, a deluxe box set of live performances from 2018 to mark the 40th anniversary of the band.

The six-disc box sets (2 x blu-ray+4CD or 2 x DVD+4CD) offer sets from two nights (the tenth and final evening) of the 25th Meltdown Festival (curated by lead singer Robert Smith) at London’s Royal Festival Hall in June 2018. Smith, Simon Gallup, Jason Cooper, Roger O’Donnell, and Reeves Gabrels performed a song from each of their 13 studio albums in chronological order. There are also two brand news songs meaning there are 28 tracks on the blu-ray or DVD. This audio is then spilt across two CDs.

The other element to this release is ‘Anniversary: 1978-2018 Live In Hyde Park London’ which is the band’s acclaimed 29-song, 135-minute anniversary concert filmed in Hyde Park in 2018. This is a four-decade deep set and the performance was filmed by Tim Pope. In total, 29 songs which on blu-ray or DVD (depending on which set you want) and split across two CDs.

The video discs offer stereo and surround sound (the latter is Dolby Digital 5.1 &  DTS on the DVD and DTS HD-Audio on the blu-ray).

Both blu-ray and DVD variants are available without the CDs in cheaper DVD-sized hardcover book sets. We are selling the two six-disc deluxe box sets on the SDE shop and other options are listed below.

40 LIVE – CURÆTION-25 + ANNIVERSARY is out on 18 October 2019 via Eagle Vision.


CURÆTION-25: From There To Here | From Here To There

  1. Three Imaginary Boys
  2. At Night
  3. Other Voices
  4. A Strange Day
  5. Bananafishbones
  6. A Night Like This
  7. Like Cockatoos
  8. Pictures Of You
  9. High
  10. Jupiter Crash
  11. 39
  12. Us Or Them
  13. It’s Over
  14. It Can Never Be The Same
  15. Step Into The Light
  16. The Hungry Ghost
  17. end
  18. The Last Day Of Summer
  19. Want
  20. From The Edge Of The Deep Green Sea
  21. Disintegration
  22. If Only Tonight We Could Sleep
  23. Sinking
  24. Shake Dog Shake
  25. One Hundred Years
  26. Primary
  27. A Forest
  28. Boys Don’t Cry


ANNIVERSARY:  1978-2018 Live In Hyde Park London

  1. Plainsong
  2. Pictures Of You
  3. High
  4. A Night Like This
  5. The Walk
  6. The End Of The World
  7. Lovesong
  8. Push
  9. Inbetween Days
  10. Just Like Heaven
  11. If Only Tonight
  12. Play For Today
  13. A Forest
  14. Shake Dog Shake
  15. Burn
  16. Fascination Street
  17. Never Enough
  18. From The Edge Of The Deep Green Sea
  19. Disintegration
  20. Lullaby
  21. Caterpillar
  22. Friday I’m In Love
  23. Close To Me
  24. Why Can’t I Be You
  25. Boys Don’t Cry
  26. Jumping Someone Else’s Train
  27. Grinding Halt
  28. 10:15 Saturday Night
  29. KAA

CD 1

CURÆTION-25: From There To Here | From Here To There

  1. Three Imaginary Boys
  2. At Night
  3. Other Voices
  4. A Strange Day
  5. Bananafishbones
  6. A Night Like This
  7. Like Cockatoos
  8. Pictures Of You
  9. High
  10. Jupiter Crash
  11. 39
  12. Us Or Them
  13. It’s Over
  14. It Can Never Be The Same

CD 2

CURÆTION-25: From There To Here | From Here To There

  1. Step Into The Light
  2. The Hungry Ghost
  3. end
  4. The Last Day Of Summer
  5. Want
  6. From The Edge Of The Deep Green Sea
  7. Disintegration
  8. If Only Tonight We Could Sleep
  9. Sinking
  10. Shake Dog Shake
  11. One Hundred Years
  12. Primary
  13. A Forest
  14. Boys Don’t Cry

CD 3

ANNIVERSARY:  1978-2018 Live In Hyde Park London

  1. Plainsong
  2. Pictures Of You
  3. High
  4. A Night Like This
  5. The Walk
  6. The End Of The World
  7. Lovesong
  8. Push
  9. Inbetween Days
  10. Just Like Heaven
  11. If Only Tonight
  12. Play For Today
  13. A Forest
  14. Shake Dog Shake

CD 4

ANNIVERSARY:  1978-2018 Live In Hyde Park London

  1. Burn
  2. Fascination Street
  3. Never Enough
  4. From The Edge Of The Deep Green Sea
  5. Disintegration
  6. Lullaby
  7. Caterpillar
  8. Friday I’m In Love
  9. Close To Me
  10. Why Can’t I Be You
  11. Boys Don’t Cry
  12. Jumping Someone Else’s Train
  13. Grinding Halt
  14. 10:15 Saturday Night
  15. KAA

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Picked up the blu-ray set for AUD$22.99 (£12.50) at JB HiFi in Melbourne. Also available online but not sure if they ship out of Australia. Great value for two Cure shows. The deluxe set might not be available here but it was too expensive for my liking.

paul g

in this month’s Uncut magazine Robert Smith says the documentary by Tim Pope was scrapped as they weren’t happy with the results.

Roberto R

in Italy the deluxe box is still unavailable…


May I know the bluray region code?


I was at the Hyde Park show, fantastic performance although I couldn’t stay for the whole set for travel reasons. The other bands at British Summer Time last year were great too, Slowdive in particular.

Still holding out for a Wish deluxe edition like many others, would be nice to see the same treatment for the following albums as well.

Pre-ordered one of the box sets from the SDE shop, pleased that it turned out cheaper than Amazon.
Thanks Paul! :)


No ‘Love Cats’?

Graham Turner

It’s not a mainstay of The Cure’s live sets (played at around 13% of eligible shows according to setlist.fm) and, I would argue, not that successful when they do.

There’s so much to enjoy here, I don’t think you’ll miss it :-)

Ronald de Witte

Album tracks only


Hardly. Loads of the tracks are off album eg Burn, two unreleased tracks, etc


My comment was based on the Curætion set, not the Anniversary set.


Wasn’t Tim Pope compiling a 40th anniversary documentary? Any news on that?


That’s not happening. Tim Pope did the Hyde Park show instead.

Alan Blevin

That isn’t right I think.In June just before the Hyde Park show had a cinema release Tim Pope did a newspaper interview here in Australia.He talked about the documentary in the interview and said it was basically finished but did not know what Robert’s plans for it were.
Sounds like we will get it but knowing Robert’s past record don’t hold your breath waiting.

Trent Jakubec

Ordered. Great price, just wish the shipping to Canada was not so much this time around. I assume it must be due to the size of the item. I suspect that once the set shows up on amazon.ca (always slow) that it won’t be much different in price anyway (since we have sales tax to add). So far SDE shipments have avoided import duty (unless import duty is included in the shipping cost). BTW, the cheapest amazon.co.uk shipping and duty still comes out more than SDE.


Good to see release info for that now.

I went to the local cinema and watched the Hyde Park gig when they showed the film one night only in July.

Even though the admission price was about 50% higher than for usual films it was worth the money imho because of the chance to watch it in HD and with cranked up 7.1 volume.

If the CURAETION-gig is only half as good (which i think it is, regarding the choice of songs) then this is an absolute must-buy for anyone remotely interested in the band.


I went to see the anniversary show too at the movie theater on July 11th, & it was so good! It seemed as if Smiths voice was even better then the last time I saw him in concert two years ago. Can’t wait to get this anniversary set, & can’t wait to see The Cure again.

michel bendichou

No vinyl.





David Perry

I think 2021 for Wish would be a good bet.


Thanks Tim.
Meanwhile I tried to google the set and it seems like it’s not easy to find set lists of any act online and I honestly can’t be that bothered to spend more time on it, given that I already gave up on the Kylie set (which, even though I’m a great fan and I can only read raves about it, thought it was quite poor and could barely hear her live vocals what with the low mixing and/or being overpowered by the pre-recorded “backing track”). I wonder why neither’s set list is on wiki. I’d have thought such a legendary festival would have the whole event’s set list featured there.
I guess I’ll have to play the whole night on youtube, given that I found out it’s like 90 mins long! (I thought it was just a handful of songs).
Maybe I should just buy this release instead :)



Setlist.fm is THE site to go to find any setlist by any artist any time. Including the ones you are looking for.

Also, don’t know how you google but try “setlist the cure glastonbury 2019” ?

carsten hansen

the cure setlists.


Kevin Galliford

It was 60 odd quid for the 6 disc set the other day via their website on the weekend so it’s really come down in price! Definite purchase from me. Love this band & what a great momento! What I would love to see though is a big collection of outtakes like what they put on a video compilation they did in the early 90’s


Looks like they perform much more than one song from each of their studio long plays. What am I misunderstanding?


They played both “CURÆTION” sets on the same night, taking a song from each album in chronological order, then playing two new songs and then playing another song from each album but in *reverse* chronological order. The result is a deep dive with a cleverly chosen 4 song climax.

They couldn’t be billed as “The Cure” because of contractual stuff re. Hyde Park IIRC.

Phil Wilson

It was that they played from the first album to the last for the first 14 tracks, then from the last to the first for the next 14 tracks. It was called From There To Here for the first 14 tracks , then From There To Here for the next 14. Info from the setlist.

Mike Villano

How long has Reeves Gabrels been in The Cure?

Timmy Osborne

Too long! His wonky, saturated, over-compressed guitar tone takes away from the songs imo. (The straight answer is he’s been in the live band for around 15 years now)


I disagree! In my opinion his guitar playing has enhanced the songs! Have been a fan since his days playing with Bowie.


Wrong! Reeves joined permanently in 2012. Before that he had only guested on the 1997 single “Wrong number”, which was in fact recorded by the COGASM (Cooper-Gabrels-Smith) unit.


5 singles on curaetion cds … 18 singles on anniversary cds
..only 8


Question to the fans: i caugh two songs on the Glastonbury airing ok BBC and missed both titles. I quite liked them and wonder if all songs from Glasto are ok this set. By process of elinination. Thanks!


Pretty much, most included in the Hyde Park set.


No shipping to brazil?


I’m still holding out hope for remastered Blu-Ray or DVD reissues of ‘In Orange’ and ‘Live In Japan’. And the expanded version of ‘Wish’.


Me too. The Cure are way past their prime, but the during the 80s, Robert Smith was a remarkably gifted and versatile songwriter. Would love to see In Orange on disc, even an expanded Wish (though it marked a sharp decline in imagination and songwriting).


I disagree everybody else is retuning and I take my hat off to them for giving it a go , although getting on at 60 I thought Robert and the others did a fantastic job at Glastonbury and his voice hadn’t changed and sang well live for hours compared to the other artists who played I think they were the starts of the show


All fine and good. But where’s the deluxe edition of Wish? I know it’s been said here before it needs to be said again. Thanks for news Paul.

Mark G

Yr numbering system’s gone a bit wacky, but you probably don’t need to list the stand-alone bluray/DVD contents again at the bottom.


Hi Paul, can I just check your pricing for the six disc blu-ray version at £46.00, only your web store is nearly £15 cheaper than the udiscovermusic.com website?! Thanks


The price is all over the place depending where you look. Paul’s got by far the most reasonable.

Douglas Bailey

Still waiting for THE CURE IN ORANGE, myself.

Jan Tore Skråmestø

Stop using Æ and Ø solely for markering pørposes…



How do you type that new AE letter? It’s sick!


Æ, use the Norwegian alphabet :)

Pascal Mohtaschem

“KAA”? We live in sad times. :-/


They’ve been calling it “Killing Another” and also “Kissing An Arab” at various points. I understand Smith’s discomfort and it’s his call.

Don’t feel I need the CDs but quite fancy the visual contents on their own.


Indeed – Killing An Arab – someone needs to spell it out!


Actually, they did perform TWO songs of each of their 13 albums, onwards from 1979 to one new track from 2019, then going backwards starting with another new track and going back in time.


They performed TWO new songs at the midpoint.


With their brand new album (almost?) ready and the Wish Deluxe Edition also lying on a shelf it could be a busy second half year for The Cure fans.


I doubt it, The Cure are famous for their list of promises which are still yet to see the light of day. I imagine they’ll concentrate on this release. The new album was supposedly finished in March, now it turns out, it’s not finished.


New album not quite finished, in an interview earlier in the summer Robert said that he still needed to do the vocals so with the summer festivals I’m guessing am end of year release at the earliest possibly even 2020 – assuming it does get released….

Anyway, I was at both gigs so really excited to see these, especially the Cureation show and will definitely be getting these from SDE as it’s such a great price. Thanks Paul.