Rare Cure photos to be published in new book

14 August 2014, 09:00 | Updated: 14 August 2014, 14:13

The Cure

Obscure: Observing The Cure has been produced by the band's official photographer, Andy Vella, and features rare and unseen photographs of the group in performance and in the studio.

Photo: Andy Vella

Vella was one half of the design team Parched Art, who started working with The Cure at the time of 1981's Faith album and produced the covers for classic LPs such as The Head On The Door, Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me and Disintegration. Andy last shot the band at their Teenage Cancer Trust shows at the Royal Albert Hall in March this year and was also responsible for the original Radio X logo back in 1997.

The luxury book is published on 18 September and has been compiled with the full cooperation and input of Robert Smith.

The Cure - Obscure book

Smith says in his foreword for the book: "Fleeting moments… altered faces… unexpected spaces. By turns dreadfully funny, terribly honest, strangely melancholic."

The book can be ordered via publishers Foruli, who are also offering a limited edition art print.