Greatest Hits [Bonus CD]by The Cure
With dirgelike jams and a ghoulish, mascara-soaked look, the Cure have long been the reigning kings of mopey, doom-and-gloom rock. But that image only tells half their story. Robert Smith's ever-changing band has consistently cut some of pop's most buoyant, helium-filled singles, starting with late-'70s pop-punk gems like "Boys Don't Cry," an irresistibly catchy tune made odd by Smith's distinctive yowling vocals. Greatest Hits tracks the band through delicious synth-heavy gothic narratives ("The Walk"), quirky and bouncy expressions of desire ("Close to Me'), surprisingly sincere love songs ("Friday I'm in Love"), and grand set pieces ("Never Enough"). These tracks, along with two new songs, including the enticing "Cut Here," make a solid case for the Cure as a fun-loving singles band, showcasing Smith and company at their sunniest. Although it shares 7 of its generous 18 tracks with 1986's Staring at the Sea collection -- including "In Between Days," "Close to Me," "Let's Go to Bed," "Forrest," and the aforementioned "Boys Don't Cry" -- Greatest Hits is the most comprehensive Cure set available (there is also a companion DVD release of videos). As an added treat for fans, the limited-edition version of Greatest Hits includes a bonus CD, Acoustic Hits, with all the songs done "unplugged." With extra helpings of piano and acoustic guitar, these new versions are sometimes even sunnier than the originals; "In Between Days" and "Let's Go to Bed" are brightened by their airy arrangements. Robert Smith clearly had a great time revisiting these songs; no doubt listeners will too
- Release Date:
- Elektra / Wea
- Boys Don't Cry
- A Forest
- Let's Go To Bed
- The Walk
- The Lovecats
- Inbetween Days
- Close To Me
- Why Can't I Be You?
- Just Like Heaven
- Never Enough
- Friday I'm In Love
- Mint Car
- Wrong Number
- Cut Here
- Just Say Yes
- Boys Don't Cry (live unplugged version)
- A Forest (live unplugged version)
- Let's Go To Bed(live unplugged version)
- The Walk (live unplugged version)
- The Lovecats (live unplugged version)
- Inbetween Days (live unplugged version)
- Close To Me (live unplugged version)
- Why Can't I Be You? (live unplugged version)
- Just Like Heaven (live unplugged version)
- Lullaby (live unplugged version)
- Lovesong (live unplugged version)
- Never Enough (live unplugged version)
- High (live unplugged version)
- Friday I'm In Love (live unplugged version)
- Mint Car (live unplugged version)
- Wrong Number (live unplugged version)
- Cut Here (live unplugged version)
- Just Say Yes (live unplugged version)
Performance CreditsCure Primary Artist
Phil Thornalley Bass
Andy Anderson Drums
Perry Bamonte Guitar,Keyboards
Michael Dempsey Bass
Reeves Gabrels Guitar
Simon Gallup Bass
Mathieu Hartley Keyboards
Robert Smith Bass,Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,6-string bass
Porl Thompson Guitar,Keyboards
Laurence Tolhurst Drums,Keyboards,Vibes
Boris Williams Drums
Roger O'Donnell Keyboards
Jason Cooper Drums
Technical CreditsJohannes Brahms Composer
Steve Lyon Producer
Jimmy Thackery Composer
Perry Bamonte Producer
Eric Clapton Composer
Robert Smith Producer
Porl Thompson Composer
Laurence Tolhurst Composer,Contributor
Mike Hedges Producer
Mark Plati Producer
Stylorouge Art Direction
Keith Uddin Engineer
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What? Are you kidding? This is the Cure. Their greatest hits! Don't think about it. Buy the damn CD.
this is one the most amazing The Cure cds i have ever heard, i borrowed it from my friend and i loved it.
what else can anyone say about this prolific, enigmatic, almost hypnotic band. Always ahead of their time and bands still emulate them as their sole inspiration. Robert and the ever changing line up still mesmerizes me even ater 20 years. Don't miss this opportunity. Buy it!!!
The Cure is just the most innovative and different band in the history of alternative music. I still love them and they are just so classic. This cd is just another great one to add to your collection and you will love the acoustic bonus. ENJOY Cure fans!
simply the best robert know what you want and puts it on the table with all the fixens. the songs just put you in the mood and sets the pase for the rest of your life.
Beautiful - absolutely beautiful. The acoustic cd is the real treat here!! They never cease to amaze me with new and improved schtuff too! Cut Here is one of the most glorious of hits! I love it - the acoustic version is beautiful. That bonus cd was what CUREfans had been waiting on for a long time! THANK YOU GUYS!
Yet another amazing Cure album...the new songs are in the true fashion of the Cure, anyone who loves this wonderful bands should own this CD!!
I think if you are a Cure fan, this CD is a must have. The song selections are great and it's even cooler with the unplugged version. I will definately buy.
There isn't anyone who doesn't like or love at least one song by The Cure. Sometimes they don't even realize it was The Cure since they can change their sound so often with such success. For Cure fanatics like myself, the extra accoustic CD gives it a personal touch. A five-star compilation!
the acoustic bonus cd is well worth it. We all know the music biz, thank goodness Robert had his hand in the decision making!!
i LOVE this CD.... it's an amazing compilation to listen to. very smooth transitions from one song to another. if it's your first Cure experience, this CD is perfect.
It is a great selection (by Robert himself). And the new songs show The Cure still loves making great music. ''Just Say Yes'' is a great duet with Robert and Saffron (lead singer from Republica). Which also shows their creativity.
The Cure has been my favorite for a long time.This album is the best one yet because it has all the best Cure songs on it.And by the way,the song titled ''Lovesong'' is a great make up song with your companion.