Cure Carnival

Label: Blizzard Pure Soundboard Recordings
Catalog Number: BLZD123/24
Date: Jan. 27, 1996
Venue: Rio de Janeiro
Length: 76:41 & 67:23
Medium: Compact Disc
Source: Soundboard

Album: Wild Mood Swings
  • Want
  • Fascination Street
  • A Night Like This
  • Pictures of You
  • Lullaby
  • Just Like Heaven
  • Trust
  • Jupiter Crash
  • High
  • Dressing Up
  • The Walk
  • Let's Go to Bed
  • Push
  • Friday I'm In Love
  • Inbetween Days
  • From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea
  • Shiver and Shake
  • Disintegration
  • End
  • Three Imaginary Boys
  • Boys Don't Cry
  • 10:15 Saturday Night
  • Killing an Arab
  • Mint Car
  • Close to Me
  • Why Can't I Be You?
  • Charlotte Sometimes
  • A Forest












If you are familiar with this bootleg, please rate it for others that might not be familiar with it (10 is the best). To view all of the albums in order of fan ranking, check out the ranked bootleg list.

This is GREAT! The only reason it's a 9 is because Dressing Up for a Day Out sets the standard for a 10... From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea is (as always) fantastic and even though I'm tired of hearing A Forest (Again and Again and Again and Again and Again and Again...) this is a nice version with the whole extra verses (It always seems the same with you...)

Very Professional Package and good pictures. Enjoy!

Submitted by:(James Patterson)

A pretty good recording. The Blizzard label says Pure Soundboard Recordings, so I figured I'd give it a try. Both discs have a faint hiss like its being played on a dirty tape recorder, but its not a big deal, the setlist more than makes up for that minor bug. On the front of the disc is a head shot of Robert, and inside are the 1996 Calendar pics of Jason, Simon, and Roger, and the whole band...Fantastic concert, in all...

Submitted by: (Michael )

Ok, I'll start with the look, pretty ok, but most of the pictures are ruined by Rogers' goofy smile... Now for what counts, the music...(by the way everything he says in between songs isn't in english :P, he also plays a pretty cool 30 sec. guitar song before inbetween days, really cool) Want sounded really good, if you don't have it it's a must, it sound so much better with the high pitched guitar during the verses. Shiver and Shake was really great, he sing the first real low and mean, it sounds GREAT, neat guitar effects and solo too... Disintegration sounds alot more like the the album version now, they've dropped the distortion guitar, hell only Porl can get it right anyway :> End was really cool too, it almost sound like The Top when it slowed down to just drums and bass, pretty cool. Killing an Arab was done real kick ass, Jason is a FANTASTIC drummer and he really does great on this one, they've also added some cool keyboards... and finally as said before A Forest was done really well, it also sounded alot different, lots of new bass parts... Overall pretty damn good, I like it better than Glastonbury, witch is the only thing I can compare it to...I still miss Porl thou :> (also Roger seems to have his finger stuck on that breaking glass sample from Disintegration, it's like in every damn song, I think I even heard it in close to me...)

Submitted by: (ruiner)

I own three boot CD's, this is easily the best sounding. Sure it has a faint hiss, but who the fuck cares when you get such great songs. Push made the CD for me, it is great on here as well is Jupiter Crash and Inbetween Days with its incredible guitar rambling at the intro. If you don't have it, get it or trade for a copy. Excellent listening material.

Submitted by: (Joe Schalk)

The vocals are rather...drunk? not uninspired, however different. The people who mixed this one messed up on why can't I be you. The lovecats/we are the champions/all along the watchtower/young at heart is LAMELY edited and omitted, and the reason i bought it. Recording is ok.

Submitted by: (Devin Gallagher)

This is an excellent bootleg...the closest thing to a good quality Cure concert in its entirety that I've been able to find. Robert's banter between songs is pretty humorous... he just says more than usual. He actually said that Mint Car is his favorite Cure song. That surprises me. Anyway, highlights are an excellent Killing an Arab (but that song always rocks live), From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea (also, always a great live song).

There are alternate lyrics for most of Close to Me. 10:15 Saturday Night was enjoyable, and what Cure concert CD is complete without a 12-minute version of a Forest?? My two gripes with this CD are the cut-off Why Can't I Be You? (I'm still looking for the Lovecats- medley version on CD!) and a slight hiss throughout the CD when it's played loudly. But, these are minor...the CD is a catch!!

Submitted by: (Jeff Heyman)

A good boot although the sound could be a little better. The songs are a great choice, but mint car sounds bad. Other then the hiss in the it worth buying. Enjoy it.

Submitted by: (Russ)

Wild Mood Swings not being their greatest album and having missed the Swing tour this album greatly made up for all the shortcomings of the year. Even though the sound quality wasn't the best and the music selection would have been a little different under my supervision I felt this boot was a vision of near perfection in the face of all my Cure related setbacks this year. If you missed the concert I strongly urge you to pick up a copy. It is definitely worth the price tag.

Submitted by: (Matt)

I just got This Double disc Import and I am a little disappointed in the sound quality for Soundboard recording. It's still a pretty good show and it's listenable. There's just a slight hiss or fuzz to it. Great Set list! And very cool cover art. It's worth the money if you are a dedicated Cure fan like me. I guess you can't always expect the best quality even from a CD so I would always read reviews like these before buying.

Any questions, E-Mail me. Later, Matt :)

Submitted by: (Matt)

I was very pleased with this bootleg. Upon listening to it, I realized that I already had the video of this concert. My tape wasn't very good though. The sound fades in and out of a couple of songs and the broadcast, which was on MTV, is interrupted at times. This boot is much bettert though. I read a couple of reviews and people complain about a hissing in the background, but it's not that noticable. The sound quality is pretty good. The only complaints I have are on the second disc. The mix on Why Can't I Be You isn't that great. It sounds more like a skip in the cd. Also, the mixing between songs in the encore is not done well. Overlooking these minor things, I recommend buying this.

Submitted by: (Jeff Tomczak)

What's with that infernal hissing in the background?! At times its even louder than the music. This isn't very good for a soundboard recording. The setlist(almost) makes up for it though. I got this one because I wanted something from Wild Mood Swings, but this isn't even a good document of that album anyway, since only three songs are from it. It's a good show though, with lots of favorites. Good for tapes trades, but buy at your own discretion.

Submitted by: WILSON

I just got this Double disc Import and I am a little dissapointed in the sound quality for Soundboard recording. It's still a pretty good show and its listenable. Theres just a a slight hiss or fuzz to it. Great Set list! And very cool cover art. It's worth the money if you are a dedicated Cure fan like me.

I guess you can't always expect The best quality even from a CD so i would always read reviews like these before buying. Any questions, E-Mail me. Later, Matt :)

Submitted by: (Matt)

This is a damn good bootleg, despite what anyone says. If you see it,buy it. Both discs are damn good, and the video is good also. Shit. Some people are so damn picky. They except a studio recording out of a bootleg. Get a life, you people. It is a "bootleg", I mean, what do you expect? E-mail me if you agree or disagree.

Submitted by: (gack)

i must say it's a good boot!!! one thing though.............. Disintegration has sucked ever since boris dropped out!!! listen to it on entreat and hear for yourself!!! with jason it's just a long and really BORING tune!!! i used to get a kick everytime i heard disintegration........ not anymore!!!

Submitted by: (tor )

One of the best boots out there! The sound is very good and the song selection is very strong. My only complaint is that 'Why Can't I Be You' is cut off before the song actually ends. I love hearing Robert speak Spanish!

Submitted by: (Kurt)

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