Last September, The Cure released a remastered double LP version of Show, their massive live album from 1993. However, that was only one of two live albums that year from the band, with the other being Paris.
Recorded in October 1992 at Paris’ Le Zénith de Paris arena, Paris focused on the band’s earlier and darker material, featuring songs from Seventeen Seconds and Pornography alongside selections from Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Disintegration, and Wish. As much as I love Show, I have a definite fondness for Paris because it includes some of my favorite Cure songs, specifically “A Letter to Elise” and “Charlotte Sometimes.”
Paris is now getting a reissue treatment similar to Show to mark its 30th anniversary, and will include two additional songs that weren’t on the original 1993 release: “Shake Dog Shake” from The Top and “Hot Hot Hot!!!” from Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me.
The 30th anniversary edition of Paris will be released on March 22 on both CD and double LP; preorder here.