Editors’ Notes Join the Dots is a four-CD collection of B-sides and rarities that lives up to Cure leader Robert Smith’s wish: “I expected great B-sides from the artists I loved." A few early missteps notwithstanding, Smith gave collectors astounding value for their obsession. Tracks such as “Sugar Girl,” “This Twilight Garden” and “Halo” are as satisfying as their commonly known A-sides. Unlike many groups who have used their B-sides and bonus tracks to feed their unfocused, experimental and self-indulgent desires, the Cure painstakingly sculpted their outtakes with the same care and focus of the group’s official releases. Most remarkable are the covers of other people’s material. Whether it be David Bowie’s “Young Americans,” the Doors’ “Hello I Love You” or Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze” (featured here in both the five-minute tribute album version and a previously unreleased three-minute radio version), the Cure stuck to their own musical values without sabotaging or surrendering the spirit of the originals, a nearly impossible feat. It’s an anthology that appropriately enough reports an alternate history for a group always looking to provide an alternative in the first place.

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10:15 Saturday Night
1
3:43
 
Plastic Passion
2
2:16
 
Pillbox Tales
3
2:56
 
Do the Hansa
4
2:40
 
I'm Cold
5
2:49
 
Another Journey By Train
6
3:06
 
Descent
7
3:09
 
Splintered In Her Head
8
5:17
 
Lament (Flexipop Version)
9
4:36
 
Just One Kiss
10
4:10
 
The Dream
11
3:12
 
The Upstairs Room
12
3:31
 
Lament
13
4:25
 
Speak My Language
14
2:43
 
Mr. Pink Eyes
15
2:45
 
Happy the Man
16
2:47
 
Throw Your Foot
17
3:33
 
New Day
18
4:10
 
The Exploding Boy
19
2:54
 
A Few Hours After This....
20
2:28
 
A Man Inside My Mouth
21
3:07
 
Stop Dead
22
4:02
 
A Japanese Dream
23
3:29
 
Breath
24
4:48
 
A Chain of Flowers
25
4:55
 
Snow In Summer
26
3:27
 
Sugar Girl
27
3:15
 
Icing Sugar (Weird Remix)
28
3:23
 
Hey You!!! (Kevorkian 12" Remix)
29
4:08
 
How Beautiful You Are
30
4:25
 
To the Sky
31
5:15
 
Babble
32
4:18
 
Out of Mind
33
3:51
 
2 Late
34
2:41
 
Fear of Ghosts
35
6:51
 
Hello I Love You (Unreleased Psychedelic Mix)
36
6:04
 
Hello I Love You
37
3:31
 
Hello I Love You (Slight Return Mix)
38
0:13
 
Harold and Joe
39
5:09
 
Just Like Heaven (Dizzy Mix)
40
3:43
 
This Twilight Garden
41
4:45
 
Play
42
4:36
 
Halo
43
3:47
 
Scared As You
44
4:12
 
The Big Hand
45
4:53
 
A Foolish Arrangement
46
3:51
 
Doing the Unstuck (Saunders 12" Remix)
47
5:55
 
Purple Haze (Virgin Radio Version)
48
3:18
 
Purple Haze
49
5:22
 
Burn
50
6:37
 
Young Americans
51
6:23
 
Dredd Song
52
4:25
 
It Used to Be Me
53
6:50
 
Ocean
54
3:29
 
Adonais
55
4:11
 
Home
56
3:24
 
Waiting
57
3:34
 
A Pink Dream
58
3:44
 
This Is a Lie (Ambient Mix)
59
4:32
 
Wrong Number (P2P Mix)
60
8:14
 
More Than This
61
5:11
 
World In My Eyes
62
4:52
 
Possession
63
5:17
 
Out of This World (Oakenfold Remix)
64
7:01
 
Maybe Someday (Acoustic Mix)
65
4:59
 
Coming Up
66
6:27
 
Signal to Noise (Acoustic Version)
67
3:36
 
Signal to Noise
68
4:07
 
Just Say Yes (Curve Mix)
69
3:18
 
A Forest (Mark Plati Mix)
70
6:41
 

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