The Cure “Stills”
Photography Paul Cox
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This edition was launched in September 2022.
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Photography editors: Paul Cox & Fabrice Couillerot
Concept & design: Fabrice Couillerot
Eyes On: Robert Smith
Foreword: Robert Smith
Introduction: Lydie Barbarian & Helen Cox
Captions: Robert Smith & Paul Cox
Limited edition of 1313 individually numbered copies.
A unique collection of iconic images and some as yet unseen….
Robert, Paul and Fabrice have chosen to donate a percentage of the sales to the charity Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors without Borders.
The Cure are an English rock band formed in 1976 (firstly known as The Easy Cure) in Crawley, West Sussex, England.
Robert Smith, guitarist, lead vocalist, and songwriter has remained the constant member throughout the various line-ups since the band’s formation. The band adopted a new style which, together with Robert’s stage look and unique vocals, had a strong influence on the emerging genre of independent music as well as the huge fan base that formed around the band.
The Cure showed their lighter side and introduced a greater pop sensibility into their music. Songs such as The Lovecats (1983), Close To Me (1985), Lovesong (1989), and Friday I’m in Love (1992) took the band high into the Top 40 whilst retaining their individualistic style and quirkiness. The band have released thirteen studio albums, two EPs, over thirty singles, and have sold over 30 million albums worldwide. The band continue to tour extensively across the world with tickets selling out straight away.
The Cure were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019.
Paul’s career took off in the late 1970’s initially with a job with London Features International photographing bands at concerts and various locations. One of these was the BBC studios for Top of the Pops, where Paul first encountered The Cure in 1980.
Paul photographed The Cure on many occasions at his studio in Fulham, often starting late in the day and going on very late into the night. These sessions were always busy, creative and incredibly productive and a trusting relationship was established over many years. Paul also went on many location shoots with the band, getting inspiration from Robert and the many interesting surroundings they found themselves in.
“AS THIS BOOK SHOWS, THE ‘LOOK’ OF THE VARIOUS INCARNATIONS OF THE CURE, THROUGH MANY DIFFERENT PERIODS, IS INEXTRICABLY LINKED TO PAUL’S PICTURES; HIS VISION, EXPERTISE AND PATIENCE PLAYED A HUGE PART IN PORTRAYING US, NOT JUST AS WE WANTED TO BE, BUT AS WE REALLY WERE.
AN EXCELLENT PHOTOGRAPHER, AND AN EXCELLENT MAN… AND A VERY GOOD JOB HE WASN’T PUT OFF BY THE VERY WEIRD JOB THAT WAS THE CURE ON TOP OF THE POPS IN 1980!” Robert Smith
MOONBOY is delighted to announce a limited-edition photobook set (including the 256 pages book, a set of 12 individual colour photos presented in a debossed folder, one poster and 2 colour bookmarks) that celebrates The Cure in their full glory through the lens of Paul. This unique deluxe volume will feature over 291 images, selected from Paul’s personal archives and overseen by Robert, covering 1980-1999. (75 in black and white & 216 in colour).
Size: 200mm × 270mm
Printed: offset in 6 colours (CMYK + two blacks for an amazing depth to the images) on 170gsm Novatech Matt paper
Cover: Hardback Gloss laminated front cover / Half bound style case over 3mm greyboard / Fabric (Ratchords Colorado Jordon (Red)
Foil block in one colour to spine / Debossed logo at the back
Threadsewn, spine line, affix head and tail bands and case in.
291 photos (75 in black and white & 216 in colour)
A SET of 12 individual colour photos printed in offset
Size: 200mm × 270mm
Presented in a red and debossed folder
A colour POSTER
Size: 530mm × 380mm flat
115gsm UPM Finesse Silk
2 colour printed Bookmarks
All this carefully packaged in a recycled cardboard sealed gift box
Total weight of the package: 3,25 kg / 7.16 pounds
Printer: Empress Litho London, UK
catalogue number: MOON 1
ISBN: 978 -1-7395970 - 0 - 9
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