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Curepedia : An immersive and beautifully designed A-Z biography of The Cure - Simon Price

Curepedia

An immersive and beautifully designed A-Z biography of The Cure

By: Simon Price

Hardcover | 28 November 2023 | Edition Number 1

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The Cure are arguably the biggest alternative rock band in the world. Between 1985 and 2000 every album they released went to at least Gold in the UK, the US or both. In America they have earned four Platinum albums, and they are estimated to have sold 30 million albums worldwide. Their iconic status as elder statesmen of Alternative Rock remains undiminished - if anything, their tireless touring has ensured that it has grown with every passing year - and lead singer Robert Smith is an endlessly fascinating figure to successive generations of fans. The Cure's influence reverberates through genres including Emo, Goth, Industrial and Indie Rock.

The book is an encyclopaedic A-Z of The Cure examining and riffing on miscellaneous trivia, biographies of the band members past and present, summaries of each album and selected songs, details of the band's various tours and films, and essays on broader topics such as their image, their politics and their influences. Playful, eccentric and irreverent - true to the spirit of the band itself - CUREPEDIA is a comprehensive biography of one of the biggest alternative rock bands in the world.

The hardback edition features interior pages printed in red and black ink, a ribbon marker, and bespoke C-U-R-E letter endpapers specially designed by Andy Vella - celebrated artist and collaborator (as part of Parched Art) with The Cure on their album artwork for four decades.

About the Author

Simon Price is a highly-experienced British music journalist whose career includes nine years as one of the main feature writers at Melody Maker and twelve as the senior Rock & Pop Critic for the Independent On Sunday newspaper. He has written one other book: Everything: A Book About Manic Street Preachers (1999).

He first became a fan of The Cure as a teenager in the 1980s, and has written about them several times since, for various publications.
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Simon Price is a goth aficionado, and his encyclopaedic knowledge of The Cure was a pleasure to study and absorb - highly recommended for superfans or anyone with an interest in one of our most treasured bands of the past four decades - Tim Burgess

It will be hard to find a more all-encompassing repository of Cure wisdom than this one - Record Collector

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