Bestival Live 2011

Bestival Live 2011

If you haven't yet picked up The Cure live DVD, Bestival Live 2011, you may want to consider checking it out. Although this is a great DVD for devoted Cure fans, there is one factor that cannot quite be overlooked - a significant change to one of the songs in the set list. Almost everyone is familiar with the song Killing An Arab - which was the first single released by The Cure - but did you know that on the Bestival Live 2011 DVD, Robert Smith changes the song to Killing Another instead?

Although some people are upset about the changes to this song, it's not exactly a new change. In fact, the song has been changed a few times since 2005. In 2005, The Cure was performing at several festivals in Europe and Robert had changed the song from Killing An Arab to Kissing An Arab. By 2006, he had added a new verse to the song and changed it into Killing Another. This same Killing Another version was used throughout the 2007-2008 tour as well.

Despite these changes, Bestival Live 2011 remains to be an amazing live DVD. The DVD features 32 songs in a performance that truly showcases some of the best hits from the 80s and 90s. This double disc set is likely to get a lot of use once it is added to any Cure fan's discography collection.

How do you feel about the changes from Killing An Arab to Killing Another? Knowing Robert Smith's attention to lyrics, what do you think his overall goals were by changing the song?