The Cure Unveil Bigger, Better Reissue of 'Mixed Up' and Burn RSD Buyers in the Process

The Cure Unveil Bigger, Better Reissue of 'Mixed Up' and Burn RSD Buyers in the Process
The Cure have announced they will be treating their 1990 remix album Mixed Up to a massive expanded reissue, ballooning the package to a sprawling vinyl set made up of four LPs. Of course, if you just stood in line for hours to grab the Record Store Day "exclusive" of Mixed Up as a picture disc, this news will be bittersweet.

Unlike the RSD versions of Mixed Up and companion album Torn Down: Mixed Up Extras 2018 that just came out on Saturday (April 21), the new vinyl editions will come on standard black wax. This means, that they will actually sound good (at least in theory) instead of just look pretty. After all, they were remastered by Cure frontman Robert Smith himself.

Of course, the Cure pulled the exact same move on RSD buyers last year with the reissue of their Greatest Hits collection. Again, they first reissued it as a 2-LP picture disc only to then reissue it again on standard black vinyl soon after Record Store Day 2017.

Whether you agree with these arguably shady release tactics or not, the newly mixed up versions of Mixed Up will arrive via Rhino Records on June 15. On that day, the album will come as a 3-CD "deluxe edition," as well as a 2-LP black vinyl set featuring the standard Mixed Up and another 2-LP package titled Torn Down: Mixed Up Extras.

For the deluxe CD version, disc one holds the standard Mixed Up album remastered by Smith, while disc two contains newly remastered remixes not included on the original album and captured between 1982 and 1990.

The third disc then features Torn Down: Mixed Up Extras, which again presents a pile of remixes not included on the original album.

"I wanted a three-disc package, but we didn't have enough 'historic' remixes — for a while I thought the 'extra-extras' CD would be Cure songs remixed by choice artists, rather than by choice remixers…" Smith said of the deluxe edition in a statement. "That then got me thinking maybe I should have a go at one… so in early August 2017, I decided to experiment with 'Three Imaginary Boys'. It is a pretty sparse multi-track; I pulled it apart at home and finished the initial remix in one session — and I really enjoyed the whole process."

Down below, you can see the massive tracklists for the Mixed Up (Deluxe Edition), as well as the new vinyl versions of Mixed Up and Torn Down: Mixed Up Extras 2018.

Mixed Up (3-CD Deluxe Edition):

Disc One – Mixed Up – Remastered by Robert Smith 2018:


1. Lullaby – Extended Mix – 2018 remaster

2. Close To Me – Closer Mix – 2018 remaster

3. Fascination Street – Extended Mix – 2018 remaster

4. The Walk – Everything Mix – 2018 remaster

5. Lovesong – Extended Mix – 2018 remaster

6. A Forest – Tree Mix – 2018 remaster

7. Pictures of You – Extended Dub Mix – 2018 remaster

8. Hot Hot Hot!!! – Extended Mix – 2018 remaster

9. The Caterpillar – Flicker Mix – 2018 remaster

10. Inbetween Days – Shiver Mix – 2018 remaster

11. Never Enough – Big Mix – 2018 remaster

Disc Two – Remixes 1982-1990: Mixed Up Extras 2018:


1. Let's Go To Bed – Extended Mix 1982 – 2018 remaster

2. Just One Kiss – Extended Mix 1982 – 2018 remaster

3. Close To Me – Extended Remix 1985 – 2018 remaster

4. Boys Don't Cry – New Voice Club Mix 1986 – 2018 remaster

5. Why Can't I Be You? – Extended Mix 1987 – 2018 remaster

6. A Japanese Dream – 12″ Remix 1987 – 2018 remaster

7. Pictures of You – Extended Version 1990 – 2018 remaster

8. Let's Go To Bed – Milk Mix 1990 – 2018 remaster

9. Just Like Heaven – Dizzy Mix 1990 – 2018 remaster

10. Primary – Red Mix 1990 – 2018 remaster

11. The Lovecats – TC & Benny Mix 1990 – 2018 remaster

Disc 3 – Torn Down: Mixed Up Extras 2018:


1. Three Imaginary Boys – Help Me Mix by Robert Smith

2. M – Attack Mix by Robert Smith

3. The Drowning Man – Bright Birds Mix by Robert Smith

4. A Strange Day – Drowning Waves Mix by Robert Smith

5. Just One Kiss – Remember Mix by Robert Smith

6. Shake Dog Shake – New Blood Mix by Robert Smith

7. A Night Like This – Hello Goodbye Mix by Robert Smith

8. Like Cockatoos – Lonely In The Rain Mix by Robert Smith

9. Plainsong – Edge Of The World Mix by Robert Smith

10. Never Enough – Time To Kill Mix by Robert Smith

11. From The Edge Of The Deep Green Sea – Love In Vain Mix by Robert Smith

12. Want – Time Mix by Robert Smith

13. The Last Day of Summer – 31st August Mix by Robert Smith

14. Cut Here – If Only Mix by Robert Smith

15. Lost – Found Mix by Robert Smith

16. It's Over – Whisper Mix by Robert Smith

Mixed Up (2xLP vinyl version):


A1. Lullaby – Extended Mix – 2018 remaster

A2. Close To Me – Closer Mix – 2018 remaster

A3. Fascination Street – Extended Mix – 2018 remaster
B1. The Walk – Everything Mix – 2018 remaster

B2. Lovesong – Extended Mix – 2018 remaster

B3. A Forest – Tree Mix – 2018 remaster
C1. Pictures of You – Extended Dub Mix – 2018 remaster

C2. Hot Hot Hot!!! – Extended Mix – 2018 remaster

C3. Why Can't I Be You ? – Extended Mix – 2018 remaster
D1. The Caterpillar – Flicker Mix – 2018 remaster

D2. Inbetween Days – Shiver Mix – 2018 remaster

D3. Never Enough – Big Mix – 2018 remaster

Torn Down: Mixed Up Extras 2018 (2xLP vinyl version):


A1. Three Imaginary Boys – Help Me Mix by Robert Smith

A2. M – Attack Mix by Robert Smith

A3. The Drowning Man – Bright Birds Mix by Robert Smith

A4. A Strange Day – Drowning Waves Mix by Robert Smith
B1. Just One Kiss – Remember Mix by Robert Smith

B2. Shake Dog Shake – New Blood Mix by Robert Smith

B3. A Night Like This – Hello Goodbye Mix by Robert Smith

B4. Like Cockatoos – Lonely In The Rain Mix by Robert Smith
C1. Plainsong – Edge Of The World Mix by Robert Smith

C2. Never Enough – Time To Kill Mix by Robert Smith

C3. From The Edge Of The Deep Green Sea – Love In Vain Mix by Robert Smith

C4. Want – Time Mix by Robert Smith
D1. The Last Day of Summer – 31st August Mix by Robert Smith

D2. Cut Here – If Only Mix by Robert Smith

D3. Lost – Found Mix by Robert Smith

D4. It's Over – Whisper Mix by Robert Smith