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The Cure: A Perfect Dream
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Ian Gittins
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The Cure: A Perfect Dream

Ian Gittins


9781786750402

PALAZZO


Music;
Music reviews & criticism;
Rock & Pop music;
Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups;
Biography: arts & entertainment


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240 pages

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The Cure's story is a fantastical pop fable, but their trajectory has not been one of unbroken success. Along the way, their uneven, uneasy pop odyssey has taken in fierce intra-band tensions and fall-outs, numerous line-up changes and even a bitter court case that saw original group members feuding over payments and ownership of the band's name.

There has been alcoholism, substance abuse and countless long, dark nights of the soul, many of which have been translated into luscious dark-rock symphonies. From gawky teenage art-punks in Crawley to gnomic, venerable rock royalty with 30 million record sales to their name, their journey has been a scarcely believable, vivid pop hallucination.

A Perfect Dream is the tall tale of a truly unique British band. It's the story of The Cure.

By:   Ian Gittins
Imprint:   PALAZZO
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 292mm,  Width: 248mm, 
ISBN:   9781786750402
ISBN 10:   1786750406
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   September 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Ian Gittins has interviewed and reviewed The Cure during a 30-year career as a music writer on titles such as Melody Maker, Time Out, Q and the Guardian. He is the co-author with Moetley Crue's Nikki Sixx of the 2007 New York Times best-seller The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star. He lives in London.


Gittins's research is impeccable... Packed with detail and overflowing with photos and playlists, this is the perfect read to celebrate four decades of lipstick-smeared greatness. * Classic Rock * Full of photos, going as far back as the band's first demo recording so, visually, it ticks all the boxes... an enjoyable read and a feast for the eyes. The ageing goth in your life will love it. * Muso's Guide *

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