Just Like Heaven: A Tribute to the Cure

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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
These tribute albums have become so ubiquitous and are so generally asinine that this one comes as a genuine, and at times quite moving, surprise. It's not just that the artists who contributed are clearly doing so without any of the usual ironic detachment, but also that many of them have clearly thought very carefully and often very insightfully about their arrangements and interpretations. Elizabeth Harper & the Matinee deliver a sweetly sad and admirably straightforward version of "Pictures of You," one that clears away the layers of gauzy, torpid psychedelia that characterized the excellent original version to create a song that has a very different spirit ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
These tribute albums have become so ubiquitous and are so generally asinine that this one comes as a genuine, and at times quite moving, surprise. It's not just that the artists who contributed are clearly doing so without any of the usual ironic detachment, but also that many of them have clearly thought very carefully and often very insightfully about their arrangements and interpretations. Elizabeth Harper & the Matinee deliver a sweetly sad and admirably straightforward version of "Pictures of You," one that clears away the layers of gauzy, torpid psychedelia that characterized the excellent original version to create a song that has a very different spirit without sacrificing anything of its essence. Cassettes Won't Listen give "Let's Go to Bed" a slightly stiffer, more electro interpretation -- again, one that reveals a depth of regret and bitterness that was better hidden in the original. It should probably come as no surprise that Tanya Donelly would pick the slightly creepy "Love Cats" to cover, in a duet version with the gruffly insinuating Dylan in the Movies. Elk City turn "Close to Me" into a strangely detached disquisition on the obsession and self-disgust that animated the original, while Kitty Karlyle turn "In Between Days" into a brilliantly edgy slab of rough-and-ready pop-punk. Not every interpretation is equally brilliant, but every one of them shines an interesting new light on this powerful material.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/27/2009
  • Label: American Laundromat
  • UPC: 795103722927
  • Catalog Number: 18

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Just Like Heaven - Joy Zipper (2:45)
  2. 2 The Lovecats - Dylan in the Movies (3:43)
  3. 3 Lovesong - The Brunettes (4:16)
  4. 4 In Between Days - Kitty Karlyle (2:50)
  5. 5 Friday I'm in Love - Dean & Britta (3:49)
  6. 6 Jumping Someone Else's Train - Luff (4:02)
  7. 7 Boys Don't Cry - The Submarines (3:34)
  8. 8 Close to Me - Elk City (5:16)
  9. 9 The Walk - Rosebuds (3:28)
  10. 10 Pictures of You - Elizabeth Harper & the Matinee (4:30)
  11. 11 Let's Go to Bed - Cassettes Won't Listen (3:29)
  12. 12 Catch - Devics (2:49)
  13. 13 A Night Like This - Julie Peel (4:27)
  14. 14 10:15 Saturday Night - The Poems (3:27)
  15. 15 A Strange Day - Grand Duchy (6:21)
  16. 16 High - The Wedding Present (7:15)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Perry Bamonte Composer
Robert Smith Composer
Porl Thompson Composer
Laurence Tolhurst Composer
Boris Williams Composer
Kim Rosen Mastering, Remastering
Dempsey Composer
Thompson Composer
Williams Composer
Joseph H. Spadaro Producer, Audio Production
Gwen Marie Hysler Audio Production
O'Donnell Composer
Gallup Composer
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