The Cure was formed in England in 1976. The band has experienced several line-up changes, with front man, vocalist, guitarist and principal songwriter Robert Smith being the only constant member. The Cure first began releasing music in the late 1970s with its debut album "Three Imaginary Boys". This album, along with several early singles, placed the band as part of the "Post-Punk" and "New Wave" movements that had sprung up in the wake of the punk rock revolution in the United Kingdom. During the early 1980s, the band's increasingly dark and tormented music helped form the foundation of the "Gothic Rock" genre. After the release of "Pornography" in 1982, the band's future was uncertain and Smith was keen to move past the gloomy reputation his band had acquired. With the 1982 single "Let's Go to Bed", Smith began to place a pop sensibility into the band's music (as well as a unique stage look). The Cure's popularity increased as the decade wore on, and by the start of the 1990s, The Cure were one of the most popular alternative rock bands in the world, and have exceeded more than 30 million copies in record sales worldwide to date. Robert Smith, Simon Gallup, Jason Cooper and Porl Thompson are the members featured performing at this show in France, which represents most likely the band’s strongest line-up to date. This recording captures the bands unique energy, and visual sensibility, while delivering what could be considered some of the strongest material to ever emerge from the British "New Wave" scene!