Greatest Hits

( 8 )

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Steve Klinge
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...
See more details below
CD
$6.99
BN.com price
(Save 50%)$13.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (CD)
  • All (10) from $4.79   
  • New (6) from $6.85   
  • Used (4) from $4.79   

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Steve Klinge
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.
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.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/13/2001
  • Label: Elektra / Wea
  • UPC: 075596272629
  • Catalog Number: 62726
  • Sales rank: 9,954

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 (3:32)
  5. 5 The Lovecats (3:40)
  6. 6 In Between Days (2:58)
  7. 7 Close to Me (3:42)
  8. 8 Why Can't I Be You? (3:14)
  9. 9 Just Like Heaven (3:33)
  10. 10 Lullaby (4:10)
  11. 11 Lovesong (3:29)
  12. 12 Never Enough (4:28)
  13. 13 High (3:35)
  14. 14 Friday I'm in Love (3:35)
  15. 15 Mint Car (3:30)
  16. 16 Wrong Number (6:02)
  17. 17 Cut Here (4:11)
  18. 18 Just Say Yes (3:29)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Cure Primary Artist
Phil Thornalley Bass
Saffron Vocals
Andy Anderson Bass
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
Boris Williams Drums
Goulding Drums
Roger O'Donnell Keyboards
Jason Cooper Drums
Technical Credits
Steve Lyon Producer
Perry Bamonte Producer
Robert Smith Producer
Laurence Tolhurst Composer, Contributor
Mark Plati Producer
Nye Producer
Stylorouge Art Direction
Hartley Composer
Allen Producer
Tim Young Mastering
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 8 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(4)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(2)

2 Star

(1)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 8 Customer Reviews
  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Best The Cure CD

    this is one the most amazing The Cure cds i have ever heard, i borrowed it from my friend and i loved it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What's not to like?

    What? Are you kidding? This is the Cure. Their greatest hits! Don't think about it. Buy the damn CD.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 8 Customer Reviews