Diary (1990)

Pictures Of You


On 19 March 1990, Pictures Of You was released in the United Kingdom. Single version of Pictures Of You was a shortened remix to the LP version, remixed by Mark Saunders, Chris Parry and Robert Smith. The B-sides were recorded live at Wembley Arena in London during The Prayer Tour in July 1989, mixed by Robert Smith and Bryan 'Chuck' New.

Line-up Change


In May 1990, Roger O'Donnell left The Cure, he was replaced by Perry Bamonte.



On 5 May 1990, Polydor placed an advert in the British music press. If you buy any two of The Cure's albums at HMV you give away a limited edition of Entreat.

This album featured eight live tracks recorded in July 1989, during the Prayer Tour at Wembley Arena in London, mixed by Robert Smith and Bryan 'Chuck' New. This promotional release was available on CD and cassette only.

Pleasure Trips


The Cure did summer festivals appearances in France, United Kingdom, Denmark, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Estonia, Czechoslovakia and East Germany.

Garden Party


On 11 August 1990, The Cure played their show at Crystal Palace in London.

Never Enough


In September 1990, The Cure released a new single Never Enough in the United Kingdom.



On 1 October 1990, Rubaiyat - Elektra's 40th Anniversary compilation album was released in the United Kingdom. A various artists celebrating the 40th anniversary of Elektra Records, to which The Cure were signed in the United States. Their contribution was a cover version of The Doors' Hello I Love You, which was recorded earlier this year.

The Cure recorded three versions of this song in one night in Launceston, Cornwall. First two versions, according to Robert Smith: 'a straight one' and 'a crazed one', were released on this compilation album, the last version 'a weird one' was not appear on any album until 2004, when it was released on Join The Dots compilation. All three versions were produced Steve Whitfield and The Cure, and mixed by Bryan 'Chuck' New.

Also, this compilation album featured a cover version of The Cure's Inbetween Days by John Eddie.

Close To Me


On 22 October 1990, a new version of Close To Me was released in the United Kingdom. This new remixed version was available as two versions, 'Closer Mix' and 'Closest Mix', both remixed by Paul Oakenfold in June 1990. The B-sides and extra tracks were new remixes of previous singles: Just Like Heaven (Dizzy Mix), remixed by Bryan 'Chuck' New in September 1990, Primary (Red Mix), remixed by Keith Le Blanc in September 1990, and Why Can't I Be You? (Extended Mix), remixed by Francois Kevorkian and Ron St Germain in February 1987.

Mixed Up


On 5 November 1990, Mixed Up was released in the United Kingdom. This compilation featured remixes of previous singles.