The album helped put The Cure into the American mainstream, becoming their first album to reach the Billboard Top 40 achieving Platinum certification. It was also a big international success, as was its predecessor, The Head on the Doorreaching the Top 10 in numerous countries.
This is the last studio album band member Porl Thompson played keyboards on; he played guitar only on all subsequent studio releases. Special guest Andrew Brennan played the saxophone on "Hey You!!! The album was recorded at Miraval Studios in France .
Though a double album, it was released as a single CD, and single cassette. One track, If Only Tonight We Could Sleep - The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me You!!! The album was re-released in August The first disc includes "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 8 August in the U. Robert Smith stated on his website that there were so many missing tracks that he made three discs. One had the original album, one had demos of the B-Sides and unreleased tracks, and one had alternate tracks of the If Only Tonight We Could Sleep - The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me from the album.
After discussing it with family and friends, he decided that former of the extra discs was more qualified to be released. He said it wasn't impossible that the other disc may show up in a leak or another release. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Cure. Alternative rock. Fiction UK Elektra U. David M. Allen Robert Smith. Sample of The Cure song " Just like Heaven ". This section does not cite any sources.
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