12/25/1982 Unknown UK Source
Smith Stays In New-Look Cure
The Cure have now slimmed down to duo size, comprising just Robert Smith and Laurence Tolhurst, and they’ll have a four-track EP released in February. They are currently remixing and partly re-recording 12 of the group’s earlier songs, which will form a "greatest hits" type of compilation, to be issued in the early spring - and at that time, they’ll be playing selected dates with "chosen" musicians.
This burst of Cure activity seems to squash widespread speculation that Smith is to become a full-time Banshee. A Cure spokesman insisted at the weekend this is not the case, and that Smith is still "merely helping Siouxsie out".