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English New Wave/post-punk / Pop Rock band founded in 1976 in Crawley, West Sussex.

The band has seen many line-up changes but Robert Smith has been the frontman/songwriter/vocalist/guitarist throughout their 40-year existence.

Line-ups:
Robert Smith, vocals (1976-present)
Michael Dempsey, bass (1976-1979)
Lol Tolhurst, drums/keyboards (1976-1989)
Simon Gallup, bass (1979-1982, 1984-present)
Matthieu Hartley, keyboards (1979-1980)
Phil Thornalley, bass (1983-1984)
Andy Anderson, drums (1983-1984)
Porl Thompson, saxophone/guitar/keyboards (1983, 1985-1993, 2005-2011)
Boris Williams, drums (1984-1994)
Roger O'Donnell, keyboards (1987-1990, 1995-2005, 2011-present)
Perry Bamonte, guitar/keyboards (1990-2005)
Jason Cooper, drums (1995-present)
Reeves Gabrels, guitar (2012-present)

Inducted into the "Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame" in 2019
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A25 - RSO 2658145.3 The Cure - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack "Times Square"  album art Various Grinding Halt Various - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack "Times Square" (Comp, Album) RSO A25 - RSO 2658145.3 Peru 1980 Sell This Version
146405, 146406 The Cure - Top Of The Pops - 808 album art Various A Forest Various - Top Of The Pops - 808(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services, BBC Transcription Services 146405, 146406 UK 1980 Sell This Version
149508, 149509 Various Charlotte Sometimes Various - Top Of The Pops-887(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services, BBC Transcription Services 149508, 149509 UK 1981 Sell This Version
21 The Cure - Rock Over London album art Various The Love Cats Various - Rock Over London (Comp) London Wavelength 21 US 1983 Sell This Version
22 The Cure - Rock Over London #22 album art Various The Love Cats Various - Rock Over London #22(LP, Transcription) London Wavelength 22 US 1983 Sell This Version
25104-4 The Cure - Survival Sampler SR-1A Sound Rations album art Various The Caterpillar Various - Survival Sampler SR-1A Sound Rations(Cass, Smplr) Warner Bros. Records 25104-4 US 1984 Sell This Version
#1 The Cure - The Album Network CD Tune Up #1 album art Various Why Can't I Be You Various - The Album Network CD Tune Up #1(CD, Promo) The Album Network #1 US 1987 Sell This Version
PR-2149 The Cure - The Elektra Fall 1987 AOR Sampler album art Various How Beautiful You Are Various - The Elektra Fall 1987 AOR Sampler(Cass, Ltd, Promo, Smplr) Elektra PR-2149 US 1987 Sell This Version
M5 SAMPLER No.19 The Cure - More Than Meets The Eye album art Various Hot, Hot, Hot Various - More Than Meets The Eye(Cass, Album, Promo, Smplr) Wea International M5 SAMPLER No.19 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
RL 88-08 The Cure - Rock Over London 88-08 album art Various Hot Hot Hot Various - Rock Over London 88-08(LP, Transcription) Rock Over London RL 88-08 US 1988 Sell This Version
840 685-1 The Cure - Alf's Super Hitparade album art Various Lovesong Various - Alf's Super Hitparade (Comp) Polystar (3) 840 685-1 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
CK 89-37 The Cure - Casey's Top 40 With Casey Kasem album art Various With Casey Kasem Lovesong Various With Casey Kasem - Casey's Top 40 With Casey Kasem(6xLP, Transcription) Westwood One Radio Networks CK 89-37 US 1989 Sell This Version
894-1 The Cure - American Top 40 with Shadoe Stevens album art Shadoe Stevens Lovesong Shadoe Stevens - American Top 40 with Shadoe Stevens(4xLP, Transcription) ABC Watermark 894-1 US 1989 Sell This Version
CK 89-36 The Cure - Casey's Top 40 With Casey Kasem  album art Various Love Song Various - Casey's Top 40 With Casey Kasem (6xLP, Promo, Transcription) Westwood One Radio Networks CK 89-36 US 1989 Sell This Version
CK 89-38 The Cure - Casey's Top 40 With Casey Kasem  album art Various Lovesong Various - Casey's Top 40 With Casey Kasem (6xLP, Transcription) Westwood One CK 89-38 US 1989 Sell This Version
WPCP-3881/2 The Cure - Rubáiyát (Elektra's 40th Anniversary) album art Various Hello I Love You and 1 more… Various - Rubáiyát (Elektra's 40th Anniversary) (Album, Comp) Elektra WPCP-3881/2 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
none The Cure - Vintern 1990 album art Various Close To Me Various - Vintern 1990(CD, Album, Promo, Num) PolyGram none Sweden 1990 Sell This Version
PRCD 8216-2 The Cure - Selections From Rubáiyát (Elektra's 40th Anniversary) album art Various Hello I Love You Various - Selections From Rubáiyát (Elektra's 40th Anniversary)(CD, Promo, Smplr) Elektra PRCD 8216-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
933A The Cure - HitDisc 933A album art Various High (Single Mix) Various - HitDisc 933A(CD, Smplr) TM Century 933A US 1992 Sell This Version
938B The Cure - HitDisc 938B album art Various Friday I'm In Love (as Cure) Various - HitDisc 938B(CD, Smplr) TM Century 938B US 1992 Sell This Version
WTB-2 The Cure - Various Artists Live In Concert album art Various Pictures Of You Various - Various Artists Live In Concert (Comp) Joker WTB-2 Australia 1993 Sell This Version
WBCD 1779 The Cure - Stone Free (A Tribute To Jimi Hendrix) album art Various Purple Haze Various - Stone Free (A Tribute To Jimi Hendrix) (Comp, Album) Reprise Records WBCD 1779 South Africa 1993 Sell This Version
TCDC 0016-3 The Cure - CLASSIC TRACKS I The Eighties - 3 album art Various The Walk and 4 more… Various - CLASSIC TRACKS I The Eighties - 3(CD, Transcription) BBC Transcription TCDC 0016-3 UK 1993 Sell This Version
CD1911 The Cure - 911 album art Various A Letter To Elise Various - 911(CD) UHRM CD1911 1993 Sell This Version
GRA-038-B The Cure - Live Vol. 2 album art Various Friday I'm In Love Various - Live Vol. 2 (Comp) Grapefruit GRA-038-B Australia 1994 Sell This Version

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14geronimo

14geronimo

September 23, 2021
Japanese Whispers may be regarded formally as a compilation (even though it only contains songs unreleased on any albums...), in that case Standing On A Beach should definitively move to the compilation section too: it only contains songs also published on albums, except Charlotte Sometimes which was only released as a single. The jury is out on Boys Don't Cry, which for all intents and purposes is also a compilation of songs coming from the debut album Three Imaginary Boys, with a few singles added for good measure.

Personally I would live happily with three sections only for The Cure: (1) LP (2) EP/Singles and (3) Box Sets. The Compilation category is quite confusing for this band.
Escapist

Escapist

August 11, 2021
Simply put: one of the greatest UK bands in the history of music. Writing, performing - whatever. I'd put them up there with the Beatles Zep, Stones, et al. One of the best live bands I've ever seen and I last saw them in 2016. Brilliant.
MaddinB79

MaddinB79

July 8, 2021
I have been in Nijmegen where are many record stores. They sold the Cure Show (2021) as an unofficial double vinyl for 25€. Does anyone know if there is also an unofficial the cure Paris vinyl on the way?
unclefishbits

unclefishbits

January 11, 2021
Here's a interview during their USA Wish tour, when they arrived in New York. It's AWESOME: https://www.mixcloud.com/DJFishbits/the-cure-nyc-wish-tour-press-conference-5th-may-1992-on-the-queen-elizabeth-ii/
rorymc99

rorymc99

April 16, 2018
Really wish that they would re-issue Pornography and The Top deluxe editions in the jewelcases, like they did with TIB, SS, Faith, THOTD and KMKMKM
shinwell5

shinwell5

January 19, 2017
Travelled from UK to Budapest, to see the Cure again, adUK tickets sold out so quickly. Have seen the band lots of times in UK since the late 70's, and have to say they are still the world's best band.
denskrattandepolisen

denskrattandepolisen

December 6, 2015
Japanese Whispers is a compilation. postion 125 page 5.
fly39

fly39

May 22, 2014
.....JAPANESE WHISPERS.......where is it ?
SnoringCore

SnoringCore

March 9, 2013
The greatest rock band of the history of the universe !
The Cure are wonderful ! Thanks a lot to them and all their works !

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