Greatest Hits [Bonus DVD]

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All Music Guide - MacKenzie Wilson
The Cure were never afraid of artistically defining themselves. They had their own sound, an eerie glamour surrounding a dark whimsicality, yet fans flocked to them throughout the '80s and '90s. Commercial or cult favorites, they're impressive as being one of the '80s' seminal bands who culled more than 30 critical singles. Compilations like 1986's Staring at the Sea: The Singles and 1997's Galore showcased the Cure's accessibility; therefore, having a solid greatest-hits collection might be a bit nonessential. Then again, releasing an album like this at the tip of the new millennium calls for a celebration, and that's what the Cure did. They collected 16 amazing cuts ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - MacKenzie Wilson
The Cure were never afraid of artistically defining themselves. They had their own sound, an eerie glamour surrounding a dark whimsicality, yet fans flocked to them throughout the '80s and '90s. Commercial or cult favorites, they're impressive as being one of the '80s' seminal bands who culled more than 30 critical singles. Compilations like 1986's Staring at the Sea: The Singles and 1997's Galore showcased the Cure's accessibility; therefore, having a solid greatest-hits collection might be a bit nonessential. Then again, releasing an album like this at the tip of the new millennium calls for a celebration, and that's what the Cure did. They collected 16 amazing cuts which spanned 23 years and recall what once was. From the saucy synth strut of "The Walk" and the cabaret stylings of "The Lovecats" to the lilting swan songs of "Lovesong" and "Just Like Heaven," the Cure's ever-changing moods were switched up for something desirable and blissful. They are selectively classic, leaving this package to be its own storybook of sorts. The Cure did treat the fans with two new songs: "Cut Here" rises with early sounds of Madchester, but the glitzy swirls of "Just Say Yes" mark the Cure's return to form. Republica's Saffron joins Robert Smith for something campy and carefree. Greatest Hits is basically for the fans who have to have everything, but also a decent collection for those who never fully enraptured themselves with the Cure. [The 2004 Universal/Fiction/Polydor edition included a bonus DVD.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/13/2004
  • Label: Universal Int'l
  • UPC: 602498125366
  • Catalog Number: 9812536
  • Sales rank: 128,569

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Boys Don't Cry (2:42)
  2. 2 A Forest (4:44)
  3. 3 Let's Go to Bed (3:34)
  4. 4 The Walk (3:31)
  5. 5 The Lovecats (3:40)
  6. 6 In Between Days (2:58)
  7. 7 Close to Me (3:41)
  8. 8 Why Can't I Be You? (3:14)
  9. 9 Just Like Heaven (3:32)
  10. 10 Lullaby (4:10)
  11. 11 Lovesong (3:28)
  12. 12 Never Enough (4:28)
  13. 13 High (3:35)
  14. 14 Friday I'm in Love (3:35)
  15. 15 Mint Car (3:29)
  16. 16 Wrong Number (6:01)
  17. 17 Cut Here (4:10)
  18. 18 Just Say Yes (3:29)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Boys Don't Cry (3:03)
  2. 2 A Forest (4:52)
  3. 3 Let's Go to Bed (3:34)
  4. 4 The Walk (3:26)
  5. 5 The Lovecats (3:48)
  6. 6 In Between Days (3:01)
  7. 7 Close to Me (3:44)
  8. 8 Why Can't I Be You? (3:29)
  9. 9 Just Like Heaven (3:35)
  10. 10 Lullaby (4:12)
  11. 11 Lovesong (3:30)
  12. 12 Never Enough (4:46)
  13. 13 High (3:41)
  14. 14 Friday I'm in Love (3:31)
  15. 15 Mint Car (3:27)
  16. 16 Wrong Number (5:55)
  17. 17 Cut Here (4:13)
  18. 18 Just Say Yes (3:29)
  19. 19 Boys Don't Cry
  20. 20 A Forest
  21. 21 Let's Go to Bed
  22. 22 The Walk
  23. 23 The Lovecats
  24. 24 In Between Days
  25. 25 Close to Me
  26. 26 Why Can't I Be You?
  27. 27 Just Like Heaven
  28. 28 Lullaby
  29. 29 Lovesong
  30. 30 Never Enough
  31. 31 High
  32. 32 Friday I'm in Love
  33. 33 Mint Car
  34. 34 Wrong Number
  35. 35 Cut Here
  36. 36 Just Say Yes
  37. 37 A Forest
  38. 38 The Lovecats
  39. 39 Close to Me
  40. 40 Lullaby
  41. 41 Friday I'm in Love
  42. 42 Just Say Yes
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Cure Primary Artist
Saffron Voices
Perry Bamonte Guitar
Reeves Gabrels Guitar
Simon Gallup Bass
Robert Smith Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Voices
Boris Williams Drums
Roger O'Donnell Keyboards
Jason Cooper Drums
Dempsey Bass
Hartley Keyboards
Thompson Guitar, Keyboards
Technical Credits
The Cure Producer
Perry Bamonte Composer
Michael Dempsey Composer
Simon Gallup Composer
Mathieu Hartley Composer
Robert Smith Composer, Producer
Porl Thompson Composer
Boris Williams Composer
Nye Producer
Roger O'Donnell Composer
Lol Tolhurst Composer
Jason Cooper Composer
Stylorouge Art Direction
Keith Uddin Engineer
Allen Producer
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