Head On The Door CD (2006)

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Label Rhino Records
SKU 203060913
UPC 081227417925
UPC 14 00081227417925
Format CD
Release Date 10/10/2006
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Author Cure
Compilation Appearance For The Masses
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Compilation Appearance Art Of Mccartney
Compilation Appearance Now That's What I Call New Wave 80s
Associated Artist/Work Siouxsie & The Banshees
Associated Artist/Work String Quartet (The)
Technical Info
Engineer Dave Allen
CatalogID 74179
Lable Name Elektra (Label)
Released 10/10/2006
Original Release 1985
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code AAD
Length 37m : 1s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00081227417925
Album Notes and Credits
The Cure: Robert Smith (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Porl Thompson (guitar, keyboards); Laurence Tolhurst (keyboards); Simon Gallup (bass); Boris Williams (drums, percussion).
Additional personnel: Ron Howe (saxophone).
Producers: Robert Smith, Dave Allen, Howard Gray.
The Cure: Robert Smith (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Porl Thompson (guitar, keyboards); Laurence Tolhurst (keyboards); Simon Gallup (bass guitar); Boris Williams (drums).
With THE HEAD ON THE DOOR Robert Smith and the boys achieve a distinctively Cure-like pop sensibility. These 10 songs combine the dreary dreamscape that is Smith's mind with melodies that are about as catchy as Goth music gets (just try not clapping your hands to "Close to Me"). Included on the album are "In Between Days" and "A Night Like This," each a successful single, and each a staple of the Cure's live show.
Also noteworthy are the haunting lyrics of "The Blood" and "Kyoto Song," which Smith sings in his trademark high-pitched howl. Despite the gloom, this album represents perhaps the Cure's first real pop effort. It also represents a transition from the sparse instrumentation that characterizes the early Cure sound, to the fuller, more complex incarnation typical of the almost psychedelic soundscapes of later albums.
Professional Reviews
Spin (p.107) - 4 star out of 5 -- "[A] 1985 poptopian tour de force."
Uncut (p.91) - "[M]agnificently realised..."
Alternative Press (p.108) - "[With] favorites like the bouncy 'In Between Days' and the questing 'A Night Like This.'"
Disc 1
1 In Between Days
2 Kyoto Song
3 Blood, The
4 Six Different Ways
5 Push
6 Baby Screams, The
7 Close To Me
8 Night Like This, A
9 Screw
10 Sinking

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