Sunkissed Records brings you another collection of great Balearic moments, this time from cult indie rockers The Cure. Hugely popular on the early Ibiza scene, The Cure had a number of their tracks that became anthems on the Island after being championed by DJ Alfredo, the man credited with creating the whole Balearic sound with his legendary eclectic sets at Amnesia. First up here is the 12" extended dance-floor friendly mix of the dreamy "Lullaby," rarely out of Alfredo's record box. Another of his secret weapons was 1985's mega-rare "The Blood." Only ever released as a single in tiny numbers as a promo 7" in Spain, this boasts some fiercely dramatic guitar-work that made it go down a storm on Balearic dancefloors. Over on side B, we have the broodingly magnificent extended dub version of "Pictures Of You," another classic Amnesia anthem. Plus finally the amazing "Close To Me," featured here in its most perfect incarnation - the original extended version from 1985, a wonderful echoing maelstrom of wild brass, super-funky bass and claps overlaid with Robert Smith's distinctive vocals. A great collection not be to be missed.
- Music Label: Sunkissed Records 2012
reviewed by Michu Meszaros 06/2012
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