Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me(Bonus Tracks) CD (2006)

Artist: Cure

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Product Overview

Their landmark 1987 double album broke both creative and commercial ground, cracking the Billboard Top 40. Features the hits "Just Like Heaven" and "Why Can't I Be You?" Bonus disc gathers 18 previously unreleased tracks, including studio demos of "Hot Hot Hot!!!" and "If Only Tonight We Could Sleep," and six live bootlegs.

Specifications

Label Rhino Records
SKU 202827821
UPC 081227406424
UPC 14 00081227406424
Format CD
Release Date 8/8/2006
Links
Author Cure
Compilation Appearance Resident Evil: apocalypse
Compilation Appearance About Time
Compilation Appearance Art Of Mccartney
Compilation Appearance Now That's What I Call New Wave 80s
Compilation Appearance Marie Antoinette
Compilation Appearance Late Night Tales
Compilation Appearance For The Masses
Technical Info
Engineer Dave Allen
Producer Dave Allen; Robert Smith
CatalogID 74064
Lable Name Elektra (Label)
Released n/a
Original Release 1987
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code ADD
Length 146m : 11s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00081227406424
Album Notes and Credits
The Cure: Robert Smith (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Porl Thompson (guitar, saxophone, keyboards); Laurence Tolhurst (keyboards); Simon Gallup (bass guitar); Boris Williams (drums); Roger O'Donnell.
This hefty double album often sounds more like a compilation than a coherent whole, with musical ideas bouncing frantically back and forth. Nevertheless, in typical Cure style, KISS ME, KISS ME, KISS ME successfully combines catchy pop with bitter despair. Through 17 immensely sensual songs, Robert Smith is at his most poetic ("strange as angels, dancing in the deepest ocean, twisting in the water, you're just like a dream") and vitriolic ("get your fucking voice out of my head...I never wanted any of this, I wish you were dead"). The joyous pop of "Just Like Heaven" and "The Perfect Girl" still delights, and the frisson provided by "Shiver And Shake" reinforces the physical nature of this collection.
Professional Reviews
Uncut (p.102) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Glossy, even sexy, here the excesses of that decade finally caught up with Smith, which he twisted into stunning pop..."
Alternative Press (p.200) - "[With] the heartfelt 'Just Like Heaven,' one of the classic alt-rock singles of the 1980s."
Magnet (p.106) - "Smith pens the prettiest pop, unleashes seven minutes of sitar-driven stonerdom, uses accordions to punctuate Parisian travelogues, plays with psychedelic Hendrixian guitar textures and -- as always -- lets bassist Simon Gallup have all the best riffs and melodies."
CMJ (1/5/04, p.20) - Ranked #3 in CMJ's "Top 20 Most-Played Albums of 1987"
Artist Bio
The CureOriginally a postpunk outfit with gothic leanings, The Cure evolved into one of the most creatively satisfying groups to come of age in the 1980s. From dark dirges to dreamy pop, the music of their first two decades is adventurous, hypnotic, and rich with texture. Formed in 1976 by Robert Smith and schoolmates Michael Dempsey (bass) and Laurence Tolhurst (drums), the band was signed by Fiction Records on the strength of a demo recording of "Killing An Arab." By 1989, the year they released their stateside breakthrough, Disintegration, The Cure were playing stadium tours on both sides of the Atlantic. The intervening years witnessed such underground milestones as "Boys Don't Cry," "Close To Me," and "Just Like Heaven."
Disc 1
1 Kiss, The,Kiss, The
2 Catch,Perfect Girl, The
3 Torture,Like Cockatoos
4 If Only Tonight We Could Sleep,All I Want
5 Why Can't I Be You?,Hot Hot Hot!!!
6 How Beautiful You Are,Shiver And Shake
7 Snakepit, The,If Only Tonight We Could Sleep
8 Hey You!,Just Like Heaven
9 Just Like Heaven,Hey You!
10 All I Want,Thousand Hours, A
11 Hot Hot Hot!!!,Icing Sugar
12 One More Time,One More Time
13 Like Cockatoos,How Beautiful You Are
14 Icing Sugar,Snakepit, The
15 Perfect Girl, The,Catch
16 Thousand Hours, A,Torture
17 Shiver And Shake,Fight
18 Fight,Why Can't I Be You?
Disc 2
1 Kiss, The,Kiss, The
2 Catch,Perfect Girl, The
3 Torture,Like Cockatoos
4 If Only Tonight We Could Sleep,All I Want
5 Why Can't I Be You?,Hot Hot Hot!!!
6 How Beautiful You Are,Shiver And Shake
7 Snakepit, The,If Only Tonight We Could Sleep
8 Hey You!,Just Like Heaven
9 Just Like Heaven,Hey You!
10 All I Want,Thousand Hours, A
11 Hot Hot Hot!!!,Icing Sugar
12 One More Time,One More Time
13 Like Cockatoos,How Beautiful You Are
14 Icing Sugar,Snakepit, The
15 Perfect Girl, The,Catch
16 Thousand Hours, A,Torture
17 Shiver And Shake,Fight
18 Fight,Why Can't I Be You?
Product Attributes
Artist Cure
Label Rhin/mesa/bluemoon Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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