The Cure have shared a live video of them performing their hit ‘Lullaby’ from London’s Hyde Park. The alt-rock legends, who recently headlined Glastonbury, recorded the song at their career-spanning Hyde Park outdoor gig in July 2018. You can check the performance out below.
‘Lullaby’ will feature on their upcoming concert movie Anniversary 1978-2018 Live in Hyde Park London, directed by The Cure’s long-time collaborator Tim Pope. As uDiscover Music previously reported, the film will be in selected global cinemas for one day only on 11 July. Tickets are now available and further information is available at the band’s official website.
“This really was the perfect way to celebrate 40 years of the band,” said frontman Robert Smith. “It was a fabulous day none of us will ever forget.”
Tim Pope added: “Working alongside Robert for these 37 years of the band’s 40-year history – and also having previously filmed the band for the 35mm In Orange 1986 concert film – I wanted cinema-goers to feel like they were in the thick of the action, in the heart of the music. Our film really captures the true power and passion of The Cure’s music for a global audience.”
“Robert himself will tell the story and this will work alongside other events for the band’s 40-year celebration,” Pope previously said of the film.
He continued: “The film to which I will bring my own style of jiggery-pokery will use as well as ‘old favourites’ a cornucopia of material from Robert’s collection which has never been seen before; Super-8; interviews; bootlegs; rare performances; behind-the-scenes, blah.”
“Come rain, come shine, come night, come day, The Cure never falter,” the NME wrote in their review of the event. “The heavens smiled down on Hyde Park today, but with a setlist (which included huge hits such as ‘A Forest’ and ‘In Between Days’ as well as ‘Lullaby’) like that Robert Smith and co were only ever going to make for the ultimate festival band.
“With Smith’s voice as strong and pure as it has ever been over the last four decades and the band clearly revelling in the joy of just playing, you sense that you’re witnessing that rare feat of a band perhaps entering their prime rather than their twilight years.”
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