Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits

by The Cure

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Overview

With dirgelike jams and a ghoulish, mascara-soaked look, the Cure have long been the reigning kings of mopey, doom-and-gloom rock. But that image only tells half their story. Robert Smith's ever-changing band has consistently cut some of pop's most buoyant, helium-filled singles, starting with late-'70s pop-punk gems like "Boys Don't Cry," an irresistibly catchy tune made odd by Smith's distinctive yowling vocals. Greatest Hits tracks the band through delicious synth-heavy gothic narratives ("The Walk"), quirky and bouncy expressions of desire ("Close to Me'), surprisingly sincere love songs ("Friday I'm in Love"), and grand set pieces ("Never Enough"). These tracks, along with two new songs, including the enticing "Cut Here," make a solid case for the Cure as a fun-loving singles band, showcasing Smith and company at their sunniest. Although it shares 7 of its generous 18 tracks with 1986's Staring at the Sea collection -- including "In Between Days," "Close to Me," "Let's Go to Bed," "Forrest," and the aforementioned "Boys Don't Cry" -- Greatest Hits is the most comprehensive Cure set available (there is also a companion DVD release of videos). As an added treat for fans, the limited-edition version of Greatest Hits includes a bonus CD, Acoustic Hits, with all the songs done "unplugged." With extra helpings of piano and acoustic guitar, these new versions are sometimes even sunnier than the originals; "In Between Days" and "Let's Go to Bed" are brightened by their airy arrangements. Robert Smith clearly had a great time revisiting these songs; no doubt listeners will too.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/13/2001
Label: Elektra / Wea
UPC: 0075596272629
catalogNumber: 62726
Rank: 765

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cure   Primary Artist
Phil Thornalley   Bass
Saffron   Vocals
Andy Anderson   Bass
Perry Bamonte   Guitar,Keyboards
Michael Dempsey   Bass
Reeves Gabrels   Guitar
Simon Gallup   Bass
Steve Goulding   Drums
Mathieu Hartley   Keyboards
Robert Smith   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,6-string bass
Porl Thompson   Guitar,Keyboards
Laurence Tolhurst   Drums
Boris Williams   Drums
Roger O'Donnell   Keyboards
Jason Cooper   Drums

Technical Credits

Steve Lyon   Producer
Perry Bamonte   Producer
Robert Smith   Producer
Laurence Tolhurst   Composer
Mark Plati   Producer
Nye   Producer
Stylorouge   Art Direction
Hartley   Composer
Allen   Producer

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Greatest Hits 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Kiari_Scarlett_Star More than 1 year ago
this is one the most amazing The Cure cds i have ever heard, i borrowed it from my friend and i loved it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What? Are you kidding? This is the Cure. Their greatest hits! Don't think about it. Buy the damn CD.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
what else can anyone say about this prolific, enigmatic, almost hypnotic band. Always ahead of their time and bands still emulate them as their sole inspiration. Robert and the ever changing line up still mesmerizes me even ater 20 years. Don't miss this opportunity. Buy it!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Yet another amazing Cure album...the new songs are in the true fashion of the Cure, anyone who loves this wonderful bands should own this CD!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Cure is just the most innovative and different band in the history of alternative music. I still love them and they are just so classic. This cd is just another great one to add to your collection and you will love the acoustic bonus. ENJOY Cure fans!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think if you are a Cure fan, this CD is a must have. The song selections are great and it's even cooler with the unplugged version. I will definately buy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Beautiful - absolutely beautiful. The acoustic cd is the real treat here!! They never cease to amaze me with new and improved schtuff too! Cut Here is one of the most glorious of hits! I love it - the acoustic version is beautiful. That bonus cd was what CUREfans had been waiting on for a long time! THANK YOU GUYS!
Guest More than 1 year ago
There isn't anyone who doesn't like or love at least one song by The Cure. Sometimes they don't even realize it was The Cure since they can change their sound so often with such success. For Cure fanatics like myself, the extra accoustic CD gives it a personal touch. A five-star compilation!
Guest More than 1 year ago
the acoustic bonus cd is well worth it. We all know the music biz, thank goodness Robert had his hand in the decision making!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Cure has been my favorite for a long time.This album is the best one yet because it has all the best Cure songs on it.And by the way,the song titled ''Lovesong'' is a great make up song with your companion.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is a great selection (by Robert himself). And the new songs show The Cure still loves making great music. ''Just Say Yes'' is a great duet with Robert and Saffron (lead singer from Republica). Which also shows their creativity.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i LOVE this CD.... it's an amazing compilation to listen to. very smooth transitions from one song to another. if it's your first Cure experience, this CD is perfect.
Guest More than 1 year ago
simply the best robert know what you want and puts it on the table with all the fixens. the songs just put you in the mood and sets the pase for the rest of your life.
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