The Cure have reissued their 1992 album Wish for its 30th anniversary. The deluxe edition of the album contains 24 previously unreleased tracks — ranging from rarities and demos to alternate mixes — plus four tracks that were previously only available from the mail order-exclusive tape Lost Wishes.
The album was remastered by Robert Smith and Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios. Smith has always wanted to revisit Wish. In a press release he said:
There’s a side to the album which I had kind of forgotten, a very gentle, yearning thing which is quite beautiful. “Trust” is one of the best things we’ve ever done I think, it’s played with great feeling, and ‘”To Wish Impossible Things” is another gorgeous, melancholic piece… in fact it could well be my favorite song on the record .
In the studio control room it all sounded excellent, but I got too busy sorting out our upcoming concerts to properly oversee the mastering. It was too late to do anything about it; the album was out, and we were off around the world again. It has really bugged me for a very long time. It has taken 30 years, but finally, finally my Wish has come true.
In addition to being available on streaming services today, Wish can be ordered as a 3CD 45-track edition (the most expansive), a 2xLP vinyl edition, and a 1CD edition. Details on those are here.
Listen to the deluxe edition of Wish below.
The Wish 30th anniversary edition is out now via UMC/Fiction/Polydor.