the cure 'reflections' setlist and live recordings

Over on the other side of the world, The Cure have performed two “Reflections” shows at Sydney Opera House. Part of the Vivid Live Festival, curated by Modular‘s Steve Pavlovic, the performances on May 31 and June 1 featured The Cure running through first three albums Three Imaginary Boys, Faith and Seventeen Seconds in their entirety.

Estranged keyboardists Lol Tolhurst and Roger O’Donnell returned to the fold as Robert Smith and The Cure cranked out nearly 4-hour sets of the aforementioned albums and encores of other early material. See the full set list for the 5/31 show below, courtesy of slicingupeyeballs.

A few tracks have made it to youtube. Here’s a look at “The Hanging Garden”:

Youtube user jupiterattraction has uploaded a few audio-only tracks that merit inclusion as well. First is a rather distant recording of “Boys Don’t Cry”:

And here’s a surprisingly clean take of “The Lovecats”:


A few more video clips have been uploaded that are definitely worth sharing — both also from the 5/31 show. First is “Primary”:

And what’s a Cure show without the Seventeen Seconds masterpiece “A Forest”:

Both performances of The Cure “Reflections” were filmed for future DVD release, so look forward to that.

         5/31/11: 1st Set — Three Imaginary Boys

  1. 10:15 Saturday Night
  2. Accuracy
  3. Grinding Halt
  4. Another Day
  5. Object
  6. Subway Song
  7. Foxy Lady
  8. Meathook
  9. So What
  10. Fire In Cairo
  11. It’s Not You
  12. Three Imaginary Boys

    2nd Set — Seventeen Seconds

  13. A Reflection
  14. Play for Today
  15. Secrets
  16. In Your House
  17. Forever
  18. The Final Sound
  19. A Forest
  20. M
  21. At Night
  22. Seventeen Seconds

    3rd Set — Faith

  23. The Holy Hour
  24. Primary
  25. Other Voices
  26. All Cats Are Grey
  27. The Funeral Party
  28. Doubt
  29. The Drowning Man
  30. Faith

    1st Encore

  31. World War
  32. I’m Cold
  33. Plastic Passion
  34. Boy’s Don’t Cry
  35. Killing An Arab
  36. Jumping Someone Else’s Train
  37. Another Journey By Train

    2nd Encore

  38. Descent
  39. Splintered in Her Head
  40. Charlotte Sometimes
  41. The Hanging Garden

    3rd Encore

  42. Let’s Go to Bed
  43. The Walk
  44. The Lovecats

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