THE CURE - TRILOGY [Blu-ray]
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TRILOGY - Blu-Ray Movie
An ambitious yet practical idea, Trilogy underscores the tonal and lyrical connections between three of the Cure's darkest albums in the last 20 years. The restless, ever-changing band, fronted by goth-gloomster Robert Smith, took up residence at the Tempodrom Berlin for a couple of nights in late 2002 for the express purpose of playing the group's 1982 Pornography, 1989's Disintegration, and 2000's Bloodflowers live and in their entirety. Whether it was a good idea or not depends on one's point of view. All three sets are long on droning, funereal rhythm sections, thick guitar lines that carry good pop melodies to overstylized destruction, and Smith's own cracked, morose vocals. On the other hand, fine distinctions emerge: The Disintegration portion of the show is lightest on its feet, with lush orchestration on "Plainsong," a hint of swing on "Lovesong," and cinematic tendencies in the stirring "The Same Deep Water as You." The rest of the concert is numbing. --Tom Keogh --This text refers to the DVD edition.
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The sound quality is superb and the video quality is as well. The production of the disc is good, and the menus are all easy to use.Read more ›
visually, the dvd is rather.. quiet. The Cure has never been known as a particularly rocking band as far as a stage show, rather the songs are deep and moving all on their own. the visual cuts and blurs during the Pornography set are quite good though.
sonically, it's amazing. having only heard The Cure on studio CDs, hearing and seeing them live is quite an experience. the energy and passion put into the songs live, is simply breathtaking.
while all three sets are very good, for me the Pornography set stands out. listening to it, i heard some of the most amazing sounds i've ever heard in a song. to say that's it's not like the album is something like saying A Clockwork Orange, the film, wasn't quite as good as A Clockwork Orange, the literary work. they're both masterpieces in respective mediums.
simply put, if you like the Cure even a little, do pick up this DVD. you won't regret it.
Most recent customer reviews
Solid concert footage of a great band. Disintegration is my favorite and the sound quality is good. Multiple camera angles and extras make this a worth it BR dvd for fansPublished 14 months ago by Sven
Great to watch the first time and since have been using it as a CDPublished on May 15 2010 by Drei92000
As a few of the other reviewers stated, the visuals of the DVD are not particulary engrossing. however, it was a recording of concerts they did actually play, and i found their... Read morePublished on May 28 2004 by Daniele Botts
I dabbled in the Cure before Disentigration, but that album was what made me a Cure fan. This concert is great. The audio is good in 2.0 which really helped me out. (...). Read morePublished on May 20 2004
AWSOME!!! I have watched The Cure Trilogy over and over (bout 15 times)every time it gets better and better ! Read morePublished on April 4 2004
I recently purchased this DVD and was floored by the quality of this performance. To the reviewer who said that some songs were off key...get your ears checked. Read morePublished on Feb. 9 2004
an absolute masterpiece concert, combining three albums which are arguably three of the best albums of the past twenty years. Read morePublished on Feb. 5 2004 by Brian Wallace (Co-author of It's Not Your Hair)
Cure fans will automatically fall in love with this 2 DVD spectacular showing the complete PORNOGRAPHY, DISINTIGRATION AND BLOODFLOWERS albums live (with bonus The Kiss and If Only... Read morePublished on Feb. 3 2004