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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 ...Happily Ever After (Album, Comp) A&M Records SP-6020 US 1981 Sell This Version
CURE 202, CURE-202 The Cure - Singles album art The Cure Singles(12", Comp) Stunn, Stunn CURE 202, CURE-202 Australia & New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
817 470-4 The Cure - Japanese Whispers: The Cure Singles Nov 82 : Nov 83 album art The Cure Japanese Whispers: The Cure Singles Nov 82 : Nov 83 (Comp) Fiction Records, Fiction Records 817 470-4 Indonesia 1983 Sell This Version
829239-4, FIX HC 12 The Cure - Standing On A Beach • The Singles album art The Cure Standing On A Beach • The Singles (Comp, Album) Fiction Records 829239-4, FIX HC 12 Greece 1986 Sell This Version
none The Cure - First Aid Box album art The Cure First Aid Box(Box, Comp, Ltd, Promo + 2xLP, Album + CD, Album, L) Elektra none US 1987 Sell This Version
66633-2, 9 66633-2 The Cure - Integration album art 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
511 124-2 The Cure - Assemblage CD Collection album art The Cure Assemblage CD Collection(Box, Comp, Ltd + CD, Album, RE, Car + CD, Album, R) Fiction Records 511 124-2 France 1991 Sell This Version
CURE 1 The Cure - Pure Cure Compilation album art Cure* Pure Cure Compilation(CD, Comp, Promo) Fiction Records, Elektra, Warner Music Canada CURE 1 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
#513599-2 The Cure - Limited Edition CD Box album art The Cure Limited Edition CD Box(Box, Comp, Ltd, Num + CD, Album, RE + CD, Album, R) Fiction Records #513599-2 UK 1992 Sell This Version
CURE 1 The Cure - Cure 1 album art Cure* Cure 1(CD, Comp, Promo) Fiction Records CURE 1 UK 1992 Sell This Version
CURE 1 The Cure - Five Live album art The Cure Five Live(CD, Comp, Promo) Warner Music Australia CURE 1 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
2809 328 The Cure - The Cure In Brazil album art The Cure The Cure In Brazil(CD, MiniAlbum, Comp, Promo) Fiction Records, PolyGram 2809 328 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
0630163862 The Cure - The Head On The Door & Wish album art The Cure The Head On The Door & Wish(CD, Album, RE + CD, Album, RE + Comp) Fiction Records 0630163862 Australia 1996 Sell This Version
PRCD 9552-2, PRCD9552-2, Prcd 9552-2 The Cure - Retrospective album art The Cure Retrospective(CD, Comp, Ltd, Promo) Elektra, Fiction Records, Elektra, Fiction Records, Elektra, Fiction Records PRCD 9552-2, PRCD9552-2, Prcd 9552-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
Prcd 9704-2 The Cure - Swing Set album art The Cure Swing Set(Comp, Promo + CD, Single + CD, Maxi + CD, Single +) Elektra Prcd 9704-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
E4 62117 The Cure - Galore (The Singles 1987-1997) album art The Cure Galore (The Singles 1987-1997) (Comp) Fiction Records E4 62117 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
8573845352 The Cure - 3 For One - Faith, Pornography, The Top album art The Cure 3 For One - Faith, Pornography, The Top (Album) WEA Records 8573845352 Australia 2000 Sell This Version
8573840182 The Cure - 3 For One - Boys Don't Cry, Seventeen Seconds, Japanese Whispers album art The Cure 3 For One - Boys Don't Cry, Seventeen Seconds, Japanese Whispers(CD, Album + CD, Album + CD, Album + Box, Comp, RP) WEA Records 8573840182 Australia 2000 Sell This Version
5893883, 589388-3 The Cure - Greatest Hits album art The Cure Greatest Hits (Comp, Album) Fiction Records, Fiction Records, Polydor 5893883, 589388-3 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
none The Cure - Greatest Hits Rarities album art The Cure Greatest Hits Rarities(20xFile, MP3, Comp) Not On Label (The Cure) none Europe 2001
BMG PUB026, BMGP029 The Cure - The Cure album art The Cure The Cure (Comp) BMG Music Publishing, BMG Music Publishing BMG PUB026, BMGP029 UK 2002 Sell This Version
063-8568-345 - 4 The Cure - Greatest Hits Of... album art The Cure Greatest Hits Of...(CD, Comp) Sunbird (4) 063-8568-345 - 4 Uruguay 2002 Sell This Version
RMG 992 MP3 The Cure - Mp3 Collection (CD2) album art The Cure Mp3 Collection (CD2)(CD-ROM, Comp, MP3) RMG Records RMG 992 MP3 Russia 2003 Sell This Version
CUREBOX 1 The Cure - Join The Dots:  B-Sides & Rarities 1978>2001 The Fiction Years Sampler album art The Cure Join The Dots: B-Sides & Rarities 1978>2001 The Fiction Years Sampler (Comp) Fiction Records, Polydor, Universal CUREBOX 1 UK 2004 Sell This Version
981 463-0 The Cure - Join The Dots (B-Sides & Rarities 1978>2001 The Fiction Years) album art The Cure Join The Dots (B-Sides & Rarities 1978>2001 The Fiction Years) (Comp) Fiction Records, Polydor, Universal 981 463-0 UK 2004 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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