Album of the Day
With the DISINTEGRATION album and its accompanying world tour, The Cure finished the 1980s with a bang, and Robert Smith was determined to keep up the momentum. But there were some tensions within the group, so rather than return to the studio, the frontman curated an album of The Cure's rarer 12" mixes. MIXED UP evolved beyond a compilation of existing tracks when Smith realized that some of the newer remixes were superior to the older ones; “my revised ambition was to compile an album that was contemporary without being dated,” he explained. Two tracks on the album, “A Forest” and “The Walk,” were entirely re-recorded, and the band convened in June 1990 to record a new track, “Never Enough.” In keeping with that spirit, the 3-disc Deluxe Edition of MIXED UP includes a “Torn Down: Mixed Up Extras 2018” disc of 16 favorite songs that Smith himself remixed last year.