Listen: The Cure - Robert Smith's Reflections & Inspirations


Update (June 22): we've now made Robert Smith's "Reflections" mixtape into a downloadable Modcast. Get it here.

As the dust settles from those once in a lifetime The Cure: Reflections shows performed at the Sydney Opera House for Vivid Live 2011 - we've got something truly special to share with you today.

We asked Robert Smith what he was listening to as he worked on the first three masterpieces from The Cure - Three Imaginary Boys, Seventeen Seconds & Faith.

He came back to us with this very special mixtape, a collection of 10 songs that had an impact on him while he was making The Cure's first three albums. Take a listen.

Track-list:
1. Gayane Ballet Suite (Adagio) - Aram Khachaturian (Gennady Rozhdestvensy - from '2001 A Space Odyssey' (1968)
2. Hanging Around - The Stranglers (1977)
3. Sweet Thing - Van Morrison (1968)
4. I Don't Want To Go TO Chelsea - Elvis Costello (1978)
5. Everybody Wants To Be A Cat (From 'The Aristocats' Soundtrack) (1970)
6. What Do I Get? - The Buzzocks (1978)
7. Time Has Told Me - Nick Drake (1969)
8. All Along The Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix (Live at the Isle of Wright Version) (1970)
9. Always Crashing In The Same Car - David Bowie (1977)
10. Overground - Siouxsie and the Banshees (1978)

June 17, 2011 at 2:37pm in vivid


Vivid Live is a festival of music and art held annually at The Sydney Opera House. In 2011 it will run from May 27th to June 5th and will be curated by Modular's Steve Pavlovic.

 

Schedule

27.05.2011 - 13.06.2011 - LIGHTING THE SAILS - SUPERBIEN

Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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27.05.2011 - 05.06.2011 - TOM KUNTZ INSTALLATION - FEATURING LITTLE DRAGONS

Western Foyers, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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27.05.2011 - SPIRITUALIZED: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN WE ARE FLOATING IN SPACE

Opera Theatre, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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27.05.2011 - LEAVE THEM ALL BEHIND: BAG RAIDERS (DJ SET), AZARI & III (LIVE), THE SWISS (LIVE), BENI & SOFTWAR

The Studio, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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28.05.2011 - SPIRITUALIZED: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN WE ARE FLOATING IN SPACE

Opera Theatre, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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28.05.2011 - THE CRYSTAL ARK

The Studio, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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28.05.2011 - MAD RACKET PRESENTS: MAD RACKET, GAVIN RUSSOM (THE CRYSTAL ARK) & BAMBOO MUSIK

The Studio, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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29.05.2011 - CUT COPY

Concert Hall, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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29.05.2011 - ARCHITECTURE IN HELSINKI

Opera Theatre, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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29.05.2011 - SNEAKY SUNDAYS PRESENTS: DANIELE BALDELLI, BLACK ANGUS & MISS CONNIE, VAN SHE (LIVE), FLIGHT FACILITIES & GUS DA HOODRAT

Studio, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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30.05.2011 - WU LYF

Studio, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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31.05.2011 - THE CURE "REFLECTIONS"

Concert Hall, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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31.05.2011 - WU LYF

Studio, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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31.05.2011 - OFWGKTA

Studio, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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01.06.2011 - THE CURE "REFLECTIONS"

Concert Hall, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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01.06.2011 - TAME IMPALA

Opera Theatre, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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01.06.2011 - OFWGKTA

Studio, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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02.06.2011 - SONNY ROLLINS

Concert Hall, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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02.06.2011 - OFWGKTA

Studio, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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03.06.2011 - BAT FOR LASHES

Concert Hall, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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03.06.2011 - DOM

Studio, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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03.06.2011 - THE AVALANCHES (DJ SET), HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE, CANYONS & ANDEE FROST

Studio, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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04.06.2011 - HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE

Opera Theatre, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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04.06.2011 - YO GABBA GABBA!

Concert Hall, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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04.06.2011 - BAT FOR LASHES

Concert Hall, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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04.06.2011 - DOM

Studio, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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04.06.2011 - 2MANY DJS PRESENTS: 2MANYDJS, CHANGES & BENI

Studio, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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05.06.2011 - YO GABBA GABBA!

Concert Hall, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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05.06.2011 - CHRIS CUNNINGHAM

Opera Theatre, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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05.06.2011 - AZARI & III

Studio, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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05.06.2011 - CLUB KOOKY PRESENTS: GEMMA & SEYMOURS BUTZ, HORSE MEAT DISCO, AZARI & III & DANIELE BALDELLI

Studio, Opera House
Sydney, Australia
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