Faith is the third studio album by English rock band the Curereleased on 14 April by Fiction Records. The album saw the band continuing in the gloomy vein of their previous album Seventeen Secondswhich would conclude with their next album Pornography Preceded by the single " Primary ", the album was well-received by critics and was a commercial success in the UK, peaking at number fourteen on the UK Albums Chart and staying on the chart for eight weeks. Following the tour for Seventeen Secondsthe Cure returned to Morgan Studios on 27 September to record a new album, minus Matthieu Hartleywho had departed due to disagreement with the musical direction of the band.
During this session, recordings of songs "All Cats Are Grey" and "Primary" were attempted, but neither ended up on the album.
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Robert Smith was hoping the tracks would sound "funereal", but instead he said "they just sounded dull". Much of Faith was written in the studio. Faith was the first album by the Cure to feature a six-string bass guitar; "All Cats Are Grey" features Smith on keyboards and piano, with no guitar at all. The front cover, designed by former and future member Porl Thompsonis a picture of Bolton Priory in the village of Bolton Abbey in the fog.
The instrumental piece "Carnage Visors" an antonym for rose-coloured spectacles; originally available only on the long-play cassette release is the soundtrack to Carnage Visorsa short film by Ric Gallup, Simon Gallup 's brother, that was screened at the beginning of shows in place of a support band on the Picture Tour, and featured animation of several dolls in different positions and stances.
Faith was released on 14 April The new edition featured "Carnage Visors", demos and live tracks as well as the non-album single " Charlotte Sometimes ". It also included a few never-before-released tracks in demo form, all instrumentals. Faith received mixed reviews from critics on its release. Sounds gave the album a rating of 4. Reviewer John Gill felt that the two fast tracks, "Primary" and "Doubt", were reminiscent of their previous work, with a "sense of strong, haunting melody".
However, he noted that the rest of the album was different, describing it as "a modern-day Dusseldorf" with a " Neu! Gill finally said: " Faith requires a personal act of involvement, the reward being a sense of belonging". Writer Adam Sweeting hailed Faith as "a sophisticated exercise in atmosphere and production". He concluded "It's gloomy, but frequently majestic, never using brute force where auto-suggestion will do. You may not love it, but you'll become addicted to it".
Writer Ray Lowry lambasted Faith and wrote that "it says absolutely nothing meaningful". In the end, Lowry found that "this is just the modern face of Pink Floydism". In a retrospective review, AllMusic called Faith "a depressing record, certainly, but also one of the most underrated and beautiful albums the Cure put together".
Singles — Billboard North America. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Cure. Post-punk gothic rock.The band's debut album was Three Imaginary Boys and this, along with several early singles, placed the band in the post-punk and new wave movements that had sprung up in the wake of the punk rock revolution in the United Kingdom. Beginning with their second album, Seventeen Secondsthe band adopted a new, increasingly dark and tormented style, which, together with Smith's stage look, had a strong influence on the emerging genre of gothic rock as well as the subculture which eventually formed around the genre.
Following the release of the album Pornography inthe band's future was uncertain. Smith was keen to move past the gloomy reputation his band had acquired, introducing a greater pop sensibility into the band's music. The band have released 13 studio albums, two EPs and over 30 singles to date. The founding members of the Cure were school friends at Notre Dame Middle School in Crawley, West Sussex whose first public performance was at an end-of-year show in April as members of a one-off school band called Obelisk.
In Januaryfollowing Martin Creasy's departure, and increasingly influenced by the emergence of punk rockMalice's remaining members became known as Easy Cure after a song written by Tolhurst. After winning a talent competition, Easy Cure signed a recording contract with German record label Ariola - Hansa on 18 May Both Malice and Easy Cure auditioned several vocalists that month before Smith assumed the role.
The band continued to perform regularly around Crawley including The Rocket, St Edward's, and Queen's Square in particular throughout and On 19 February they were joined at The Rocket for the first time by a support band from Horley called Lockjawfeaturing bassist Simon Gallup.
The label suggested that the band attempt cover versions instead. They refused, and by March Easy Cure's contract with the label had been dissolved.
They just thought they could turn us into a teen group. They actually wanted us to do cover versions and we always refused. On 22 AprilEasy Cure played their last gig at the Montefiore Institute Hall in the Three Bridges neighbourhood of Crawley  before guitarist Pearl Thompson was dropped from the lineup because his lead guitar style was at odds with Smith's growing preference for minimalist songwriting. An early NME article on the band wrote that the Cure "are like a breath of fresh suburban air on the capital's smog-ridden pub-and-club circuit", and noted, "With a John Peel session and more extensive London gigging on their immediate agenda, it remains to be seen whether the Cure can retain their refreshing joie de vivre.
Because of the band's inexperience in the studio, Parry and engineer Mike Hedges took control of the recording. There were criticisms made that it was very lightweight, and I thought they were justified. Even when we'd made it, I wanted to do something that I thought had more substance to it". The tour saw Smith pull double duty each night by performing with the Cure and as the guitarist with the Banshees when John McKay quit the group in Aberdeen.
It was so different to what we were doing with the Cure. Being a Banshee really changed my attitude to what I was doing. Soon afterwards, Dempsey was dropped from the band because of his cold reception to material Smith had written for the upcoming album.
The Associates toured as support band for the Cure and the Passions on the Future Pastimes Tour of England between November and December—all three bands were on the Fiction Records roster—with the new Cure line-up already performing a number of new songs for the projected second album. Due to the band's lack of creative control on the first album, Smith exerted a greater influence on the recording of the Cure's second album Seventeen Secondswhich he co-produced with Mike Hedges.
A single from the album, " A Forest ", became the band's first UK hit single, reaching number 31 on the singles chart. And it seemed like we were trying to be more obscure. We just didn't like the standard rock thing.
The whole thing really got out of hand. The Cure set out on their first world tour to promote both releases. At the end of the tour, Matthieu Hartley left the band. Hartley said, "I realised that the group was heading towards suicidal, sombre music—the sort of thing that didn't interest me at all.
The band reconvened with Hedges to produce their third album, Faithwhich furthered the dour mood present on Seventeen Seconds. By this point, the sombre mood of the music had a profound effect on the attitude of the band and they were "stuck in a ghoulish rut". Sometimes Smith would be so absorbed by the persona he projected onstage he would leave at the end in tears. In the Cure recorded and released Pornographythe third and final album of an "oppressively dispirited" trio that cemented the Cure's stature as purveyors of the emerging gothic rock genre.
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Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Greatest Hits. The Head On The Door.The album helped bring the Cure into the American mainstream, becoming the band's first album to reach the top 40 of the Billboard chart achieving Platinum certification.
It was also a great international success, as was its predecessor, The Head on the Doorreaching the top 10 in numerous countries. Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me is the last Cure studio album upon which Porl Thompson played keyboards; he played only guitar on all subsequent studio releases.
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The album was recorded at Studio Miraval in Correns, France. Though a double album, it was released as a single CD and single cassette. One track, "Hey You!!! The album was re-released in Augustincluding "Hey You!!! The second disc is composed of demos and live versions of the songs on the first disc, including a recording of " Why Can't I Be You?
It was released on 8 August in the U. Robert Smith stated on his website that there were so many missing tracks that he made three discs, the third containing alternate tracks of the album's songs. However, after discussing with family and friends, he decided that the first two discs were better choices for release. Smith said that it was possible that the other disc may surface as a leak or in a future release. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Cure.
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No tracks, however, were released. After distributing a demo tape, the band were signed to Fiction, through Polydor Records. After Jumping the Train the third single was released, Dempsey left. He was shortly after replaced by Simon Gallup and Matthieu Hartley. The 7-inch single Cult Hero featured vocals from family, close friends and even their local postman. During their following tours that year, Smith would often leave the stage with tears in his eyes, due to his persona and depth of the songs.
Disintergration had a gothic atmosphere and sold over 3 million copies worldwide. As ofthe band have been planning a new album with songs that were left over from the album Dream. Of all the art installations in the world, this one takes the cake!
After Thompson left, Smith relabelled them The Cure. Their debut album was Three Imaginary Boys in The Top album featured Smith playing all instruments, barring the drums. InThe Cure headlined over 12 summer festivals.They began writing and demoing their own songs almost immediately, playing throughout in Southern England to an ever growing army of fans. In the 'Easy' was dropped, along with Porl, and an eager trio now known simply as The Cure were quickly signed to Chris Parry's new Fiction label.
Michael left the band at the end of the year, and Simon Gallup bass and Matthieu Hartley keyboards joined. In The Cure went back into the studio, and their increasingly ugly fascination with despair and decay culminated in the unrelenting sonic attack of the Pornography album. After pushing the limits of excess, Robert felt he had to change things, and did so by 'going pop' again. The new Cure sound was captured live for the album Concert. Andy and Phil left soon after the end of the tour, and were replaced by Boris Williams drums and further returnee Simon Gallup bass.
This new incarnation started work on 's The Head On The Door album with a very real sense of 'something happening' That summer saw the band headline the Glastonbury Festival for the first time, and a year of extensive gigs and festivals was crowned by Tim Pope's live concert cinema film The Cure In Orange.
In The Cure brought out Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me, an immense double album of extreme and extraordinary stylistic range, and with the arrival of Roger O'Donnell on keyboards the Cure sextet traveled the world with 'The Kissing Tour', enjoying 4 more hit singles along the way. The wonderfully atmospheric Disintegration album was demoed in and released inand despite being a work of powerful brooding grandeur, it too gave rise to 4 hit singles.
The awesome 'Prayer Tour' that followed, with the band back down to a quintet following the departure of Lol Tolhurst, included some of The Cure's best performances to date, and was captured live for the album Entreat.
In early Roger O'Donnell left the group, and was replaced by long-time band friend Perry Bamonte, just in time for a series of headlining European festival shows that included the band's second Glastonbury. In they produced Wish, a richly diverse multi-faceted guitar driven album hailed by some as their best work to date.
It spawned 3 fabulous hit singles, and the glorious 'Wish Tour' that followed was a worldwide sell-out. The sheer power of the shows inspired the release of two live works inthe album and concert cinema film Show and the more fan oriented Paris album.
Immediately after the tour ended, guitarist Porl Thompson left the band again this time with a smile! In Boris Williams decided to move on, and in early Jason Cooper took up residency behind the drum kit, with Roger O'Donnell rejoining once more on keyboards. The Wild Mood Swings album was released inand went straight into almost every top ten around the world. The Cure hit the road once more with 'The Swing Tour', their longest to date, releasing 4 singles along the way.
With it's release in the band set off on the massive world-wide 'Dream Tour' - playing to more than a million people in 9 months. This year also saw the end of the group's relationship with Fiction Records, the label they had been instrumental in starting 23 years before. In another chapter of The Cure story opened, the band signing a global album deal with the Geffen label. In November Festivala minute 5. Spring saw The Cure headline the Miami Ultra Music Festival before heading back into the studio to continue work on new songs.
In October, 2 weeks prior to release, the new album Dream was performed in its 13 song entirety at a live broadcast MTV event in the Piazza San Giovanni in Rome before an estimated crowd of 75, and a TV audience of 10 million! The reaction to the event was awesome, with many critics and fans acclaiming the band's 13th studio album as a bona fide classic. February saw the band celebrating their NME 'Godlike Genius' Award with two rousing shows performed at the Brixton Academy and the O2 Arena, followed in March by yet another visit to the west coast of America for an intimate performance at the Las Vegas Pearl Theatre, and a stirringly defiant broken-handed headline slot at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival!
Porl Thompson left the band for the last time, and the rest of the year was taken up with a number of unusual collaborations, personal projects and work on restoring, transferring and digitizing the entire back catalogue. In May a re-mastered Disintegration was re-released, Robert once again providing 'rarities' for a Deluxe Edition extras CD, as well as new mixes of the whole album played live in Londonreleased as Entreat Plus.
More unusual collaborations, personal projects and continuing work on restoring, transferring and digitizing the entire back catalogue filled the remainder of the year Initially planned to mark the 30th anniversary of the Faith album, the Reflections show did far more. First a Cure trio of Robert, Simon and Jason performed the Three Imaginary Boys album, then Roger O'Donnell rejoined the band and The Cure quartet played the Seventeen Seconds album, and finally Lol Tolhurst stepped back onstage with the band for the first time in 23 years to perform Faith and assorted B-sides and singles.
Both extraordinary nights were filmed with a future DVD release in mind All the shows were filmed in various formats April saw The Cure flying out to Rio de Janeiro for the first show of a stadium tour of Latin America, with debut performances in Paraguay, Chile, Peru and Colombia, a return to Buenos Aires for the first time in 26 years and a truly monumental final 50 song minute Mexican concert to celebrate Robert's birthday, as a 5.
All 9 shows were filmed by Tim Pope In November The Cure played their final concert of the year, a stirring final appearance at New Orleans infamous Voodoo festival After a year away from live performance, the band came back with a bang - 'The Cure World Tour '!!! Starting in May with a couple of nights at the New Orleans Lakefront Arena, with support from The Twilight Sad the band played 87 different songs for almost a million people at 76 shows in 22 countries, never playing the same setlist twice!Skip to main content.
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