The Cure: Bestival Live 2011 saw a release on December 6th via Sunday Best Recordings, and today the band is sharing a live video for “A Forest.” The video was filmed during their epic Bestival performance, and is one of the thirty-two tracks that comprise the career-spanning live album.
Of the live album, Robert Smith of The Cure says “We had such a great time in the Isle of Wight at Bestival that we wanted to release this show as a way of thanking fans and islanders alike. Bestival is the best!”
All proceeds from album sales benefit the Isle of Wight Youth Trust, which is a charitable, independent and professional organization offering counseling, advice, information and support services to young people aged 25 and under on the Isle of Wight (the home of Bestival). The Youth Trust has been working on the Isle of Wight for 27 years and has made a positive input to the wellbeing of people locally.
Their mission statement is as follows:
The Isle of Wight Youth Trust offers young people the opportunity to talk in complete confidence about any issues or problems they may have. This means that what is said between the young person and the counsellor will not be discussed with other people (including parents, teachers, friends or anyone) unless the client, i.e. the young person or child, wants others to know. The only exception to this is IF the young person or counsellor is concerned that a young person or child may be at risk of harm or if the young person has been sent to the Youth Trust by their GP (the GP will then receive a report after the counselling process).
Counsellors do not advise, but help young people understand their problems through encouraging them to share their thoughts and feelings and help find ways of dealing with them. In short, the Youth Trust counselors help clients to find a positive way forward, treating them with care, consideration and respect.