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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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SP-6020 The Cure - ...Happily Ever After album art The Cure The Cure - ...Happily Ever After (Album, Comp) A&M Records SP-6020 US 1981 Sell This Version
MSD 493 The Cure - Primary album art The Cure The Cure - Primary (Single) 7 Records MSD 493 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
3577 363 The Cure - Faith And 'Carnage Visors' album art The Cure The Cure - Faith And 'Carnage Visors' (Album, Comp) Fiction Records 3577 363 France 1981 Sell This Version
2383 605, fix6 The Cure - Faith album art The Cure The Cure - Faith (Album, Single) Fiction Records, Fiction Records 2383 605, fix6 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
FICSX 14 The Cure - Charlotte Sometimes album art The Cure The Cure - Charlotte Sometimes (Single, Maxi, EP) Fiction Records FICSX 14 UK 1981 Sell This Version
AM SP 04970, SP-4970 The Cure - Dance 2 It Vol. 1 album art Various Primary Various - Dance 2 It Vol. 1(LP, Comp, Promo) A&M Records, A&M Records AM SP 04970, SP-4970 US 1982 Sell This Version
FICS 15, 2059 494 The Cure - The Hanging Garden album art The Cure The Cure - The Hanging Garden (Single) Fiction Records, Fiction Records FICS 15, 2059 494 UK 1982 Sell This Version
FIXD 7, 3170 639 The Cure - Pornography album art The Cure The Cure - Pornography (Album, Comp) Fiction Records, Fiction Records FIXD 7, 3170 639 UK 1982 Sell This Version
CURE 202, CURE-202 The Cure - Singles album art The Cure The Cure - Singles(12", Comp) Stunn, Stunn CURE 202, CURE-202 Australia & New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
CURE 1 The Cure - One Hundred Years / The Hanging Garden album art The Cure The Cure - One Hundred Years / The Hanging Garden(12", Promo) Fiction Records CURE 1 UK 1982 Sell This Version
NOW 1 The Cure - Now That's What I Call Music album art Various Love Cats Various - Now That's What I Call Music (Comp, Album) EMI, Virgin NOW 1 UK 1983 Sell This Version
FICS 19 The Cure - The Love Cats album art The Cure The Cure - The Love Cats (Single, Maxi, EP) Fiction Records FICS 19 UK 1983 Sell This Version
25076-4 The Cure - Japanese Whispers: The Cure Singles Nov 82 : Nov 83 album art The Cure Speak My Language and 1 more… The Cure - Japanese Whispers: The Cure Singles Nov 82 : Nov 83 (Comp) Fiction Records, Fiction Records 25076-4 New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
881 448-1 The Cure - Excerpt - The Cure Live album art The Cure The Cure - Excerpt - The Cure Live (EP, Single, Maxi) Polydor 881 448-1 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
fixh10, 823 682-1 The Cure - Concert (The Cure Live) album art The Cure The Cure - Concert (The Cure Live) (Album) Fiction Records, Fiction Records, Fiction Records fixh10, 823 682-1 UK 1984 Sell This Version
6.26236, 6.26236 AS The Cure - Modern Times album art Various Charlotte Sometimes Various - Modern Times(LP, Comp) TELDEC, TELDEC 6.26236, 6.26236 AS Germany 1985 Sell This Version
FIXH 12 The Cure - Standing On A Beach • The Singles album art The Cure The Hanging Garden The Cure - Standing On A Beach • The Singles (Comp) Fiction Records FIXH 12 UK 1986 Sell This Version
PRCD 8328-2 The Cure - In Between Days album art The Cure The Cure - In Between Days(CD, Single, Promo) Elektra PRCD 8328-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
903171324-0 The Cure - Pictures Of You album art The Cure Last Dance (Live) The Cure - Pictures Of You (Single, Maxi) Fiction Records, Polydor 903171324-0 Australia & New Zealand 1990 Sell This Version
7559-60940-1, EKT 78 The Cure - Rubáiyát (Elektra's 40th Anniversary) album art Various Hello I Love You Various - Rubáiyát (Elektra's 40th Anniversary) (Album, Comp) Elektra 7559-60940-1, EKT 78 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
FIX F14 The Cure - Entreat album art The Cure The Cure - Entreat (Album) Fiction Records, Polydor FIX F14 France 1989 Sell This Version
66633-2, 9 66633-2 The Cure - Integration album art The Cure The Cure - Integration(Box, Comp, Ltd, Col + CD, Maxi + CD, Maxi + CD, Ma) Elektra, Elektra 66633-2, 9 66633-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
none The Cure - Play Out album art The Cure The Cure - Play Out (Comp) Windsong International none UK 1991 Sell This Version
CD NOW 22, 0777 7 80228 2 4, CDNOW 22 The Cure - Now That's What I Call Music! 22 album art Various Friday I'm In Love Various - Now That's What I Call Music! 22 (Comp) Virgin EMI, PolyGram, Virgin EMI, PolyGram, Virgin EMI, PolyGram CD NOW 22, 0777 7 80228 2 4, CDNOW 22 UK 1992 Sell This Version
515 494-2 The Cure - Body Heat - Maxi Dance Hits album art Various High (Higher Mix) Various - Body Heat - Maxi Dance Hits(2xCD, Comp) Polystar (3) 515 494-2 Germany 1992 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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