The Cure Bestival Live 2011

Bestival Live 2011 is a live album by The Cure.

It was recorded at the Bestival open-air on the Isle Of Wight in England on September 10, 2011. All profits from the album go to the Isle of Wight Youth Trust.

The Cure Bestival Live 2011

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Songs On The Cure Bestival Live 2011

While you can always quibble about certain songs included that shouldn’t be or missing that really should be there, this is a nice career respective for the band.

Disc: 1

  1. Plainsong (originally on the studio album Disintegration)
  2. Open (Wish)
  3. Fascination Street (Disintegration)
  4. A Night Like This (The Head on the Door)
  5. The End Of The World (The Cure, their album from 2004)
  6. Lovesong (Disintegration)
  7. Just Like Heaven (Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me)
  8. The Only One (4:13 Dream)
  9. The Walk (a single from 1983)
  10. Push (The Head on the Door)
  11. Friday I’m In Love (Wish)
  12. Inbetween Days (The Head on the Door)
  13. Play For Today (Seventeen Seconds)
  14. A Forest (Seventeen Seconds)
  15. Primary (Faith)
  16. Shake Dog Shake (The Top)
  17. The Hungry Ghost (4:13 Dream)
  18. One Hundred Years (Pornography)
  19. End (Wish)
  20. Disintegration (Disintegration)

Disc: 2

  1. Lullaby (Disintegration)
  2. The Lovecats (single from 1983)
  3. The Caterpillar (The Top)
  4. Close To Me (The Head on the Door)
  5. Hot Hot Hot!!! (Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me)
  6. Let’s Go To Bed (single from 1982)
  7. Why Can’t I Be You? (Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me)
  8. Boys Don’t Cry (Boys Don’t Cry aka Three Imaginary Boys)
  9. Jumping Someone Else’s Train (single that also appeared on the UK version of the debut album, Three Imaginary Boys)
  10. Grinding Halt (Three Imaginary Boys)
  11. 10:15 Saturday Night (Three Imaginary Boys)
  12. Killing Another (originally their debut single Killing An Arab)

Playing on the album are:

  • Robert Smith – vocals, guitar
  • Simon Gallup – bass guitar
  • Jason Cooper – drums
  • Roger O’Donnell – keyboard

Some fans criticise the album for the lack of a second guitarist but the concert fell during the short period between Porl Thompson leaving (again) and Reeves Gabrels starting with the band.

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