In Between Days: The Cure in Photographs 1982-2005

By Robert Smith and Tom Sheehan



Having worked with The Cure for over 20 sessions across 3 decades, legendary music photographer Tom Sheehan's archive offers a stunning photographic journey, shown in chronological order, of one of the most important and successful bands of the last 40 years. Tom Sheehan first met The Cure as chief photographer of Melody Maker in 1982 and would follow their rise from alternative cult band to international pop stardom over the next two decades: "The Cure are one of the greatest UK bands of the last 40 years and I'm proud to have photographed them so many times," says Sheehan. "Because Robert has a strong visual sense of exactly what he wants he understands the process. Not only does that make them an easy band to shoot, it makes them an exciting band to shoot. It's been a joy to work with them and be a part of their journey." Featuring many previously unseen images, "In Between Days" is divided into three parts focusing on specific phases of their history: Part 1 (1982-84) traces their early travels at home and abroad, also including portraits of Smith's parallel career in Siouxsie & The Banshees and the side-project The Glove. Part 2 (1985-89) highlights their imperial period through a trio of classic albums The Head On The Door, Kiss Me, Kiss Me and Disintegration, including rare behind the scenes images from the celebrated 'The Cure in Orange' concert film. Finally, Part 3 (1990-2005) collects Sheehan's latter portraits of Smith and the group as they cement their status as one of the biggest alternative bands in the world, still touring today. Each section is accompanied by an essay by acclaimed Author and music journalist Simon Goddard (Ziggyology).

Product Details

Price: $34.95  $31.46
Publisher: Flood Gallery
Published Date: May 15, 2019
Pages: 240
Dimensions: 9.2 X 1.0 X 10.5 inches | 3.3 pounds
ISBN: 9781911374138

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About the Author

One of the two Alabama framers of the Confederate Constitution.
Tom Sheehan was born in Camberwell, South London, his vocation decided the day he first saw a picture of Johnny Kidd & The Pirates in a music magazine at Loughborough Junction rail station on his way to a school football match. After working in-house for CBS Records he turned freelance in 1978, becoming chief photographer on the Melody Maker where his work appeared for the next two decades during the height of its weekly circulation. He was the man the scene when Ozzy Osbourne famously urinated at the Alamo and his images have since featured in, amongst others, the NME, Q, & The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Observer and latterly Mojo magazine.


"Meeting Tom Sheehan as early as we did meant most subsequent photographers - faffing, fussing, fretting, easily understood - suffered badly by comparison" --Robert Smith