The Cure’s “A Few Hours After This” originally was released in 1985 as the reverse of the "The Head on the Door" (taken from mega-classic album “In Between Days”). Now, 30 years later, the song has been revived and re-recorded by the Robert Smith-led band for the Christmas episode of BBC’s "Luther".
Neil Cross, creator of the hit crime drama, told The Daily Record:
I have been an obsessive fan of The Cure since I was 13. After we had finished shooting the second episode of this special, I phoned the producer and said there is this really obscure Cure track – an extra track on a 12-inch single called ‘A Few Hours After This’ – which I have always loved and think it would really go.
The band not only gave permission to use the track, but they went ahead and recorded a brand new version specifically for the show - Cross explained:
Long story short, we contacted Robert Smith and he re-recorded the song. That was one of those moments where I wanted to hijack the Tardis and go back and see my teenage self and say, ‘One day…’
Check out the new version and, below, the original one: