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See the Cure Perform Their Hits in 1987’s Full ‘In Orange’ Concert Film

The Cure 'In Orange' 1987 Concert Film Video

Late last month fans of seminal ’80s music were gifted with a rare, full 40-minute concert film documenting Morrissey’s first solo gig, which happened to have the Smiths as his backing band. Now, another generous YouTube user has uploaded a similarly hard-to-find full-length live flick from the same era: The Cure in Orange, which documented the gothy godfathers’ 1986 back-to-back performances at France’s Théâtre Antique d’Orange on August 9 and 10. At the time they would have been supporting their exceptional sixth album Head on the Door as well as the closely following singles compilation Standing on a Beach. This of course means that the nearly two-hour video is chock-full of incredible hits — and even more incredible hair (okay, so that’s a wig Robert Smith is wearing for the intro). As Consequence of Sound points out, Smith has yet to make good on his 2009 promise to give The Cure in Orange a proper reissue — it’s only ever been released on VHS and LaserDisc — so consider this a guilt-free experience. The Cure will be performing at Lollapalooza. We might have to reconsider our stance on their role in the five most wrenching set-time conflicts.

The Cure in Orange set list:

“Shake Dog Shake”
“Piggy in the Mirror”
“Play for Today”
“A Strange Day”
“Kyoto Song”
“Charlotte Sometimes”
“In Between Days”
“The Walk”
“A Night Like This”
“One Hundred Years”
“A Forest”
“Close to Me”
“Let’s Go to Bed”
“Six Different Ways”
“Three Imaginary Boys”
“Boys Don’t Cry”
“Give Me It”
“10:15 Saturday Night”
“Killing an Arab”
“Sweet Talking Guy”