Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me [Deluxe Edition]

Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me [Deluxe Edition]

by The Cure

CD(Remastered / Bonus Tracks / Special Edition)

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Simultaneously more accessible and ambitious than any of the Cure's previous albums, the double album Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me finds Robert Smith expanding his pop vocabulary by tentatively adding bigger guitars, the occasional horn section, lite-funk rhythms, and string sections. It's eclectic, to be sure, but it's also a mess, bouncing from idea to idea and refusing to develop some of the most intriguing detours. Even if Kiss Me doesn't quite gel, its best moments -- including the deceptively bouncy "Why Can't I Be You?" and the stately "Just Like Heaven" -- are remarkable and help make the album one of the group's very best. [Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me was reissued as a double-disc deluxe edition in the summer of 2006 by Rhino. The first disc contains a remastered version of the album; the second disc contains rarities from its 1986 recording and the accompanying tour for its 1987 release. The first nine tracks on the disc are all instrumental demos, with the studio demos often sounding like the backing tracks to the finished versions; there are three rough mixes with guide vocals -- "A Thousand Hours," "Icing Sugar," and "One More Time" -- and finally, there are live versions in relatively high fidelity of "How Beautiful You Are," "The Snakepit," "Catch," "Torture," "Fight," and "Why Can't I Be You?" None of this bonus material is essential, but it is of interest for truly die-hard Cure collectors.]

Product Details

Release Date: 08/08/2006
Label: Elektra / Wea
UPC: 0081227406424
catalogNumber: 74064
Rank: 25840

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cure   Primary Artist
Simon Gallup   Bass,Bass Guitar
Robert Smith   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Porl Thompson   Guitar,Keyboards,Saxophone
Laurence Tolhurst   Keyboards
Boris Williams   Percussion,Drums
Roger O'Donnell   Keyboards
Robert "Big Bert" Smith   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals

Technical Credits

David Allen   Producer
Simon Gallup   Composer
Robert Smith   Composer,Audio Production
Porl Thompson   Composer
Laurence Tolhurst   Composer
Boris Williams   Composer
Johnny Black   Sleeve Notes
Dave Allen   Engineer,Audio Production
Zoe Roberts   Tape Research
Robert "Big Bert" Smith   Producer

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Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me [Deluxe Edition] 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is another music phenomenon from the Cure. It's beautiful, haunting, darkly sexual, poetic, and powerful. Each song is wonderful, and there are no skippable tracks. I recomend this cd highly to any Cure fan who doesn't already own it and love it.
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