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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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6037 The Cure - Japanese Whispers  album art The Cure Japanese Whispers (Cass, Comp, Unofficial, Sér) Team Records (4) 6037 Indonesia 1983 Sell This Version
84-1312 The Cure - Japanese Whispers album art The Cure Japanese Whispers (Comp) Glory (3) 84-1312 Saudi Arabia 1984 Sell This Version
MW17 The Cure - Let's Go album art The Cure Let's Go (Comp) MIW Records MW17 1985 Sell This Version
504 The Cure - Arabian Dream album art The Cure Arabian Dream (Comp) Duck Production 504 UK 1985 Sell This Version
K456 The Cure - Staring At The Sea - The Singless album art The Cure Staring At The Sea - The Singless (Comp, Album) King's K456 Indonesia 1986 Sell This Version
none The Cure - Curiosites album art The Cure Curiosites(Box, Comp, Unofficial + 6x7", Single, RE, Unoffici) Fiction Records (2), Polydor (2) none Spain 1986 Sell This Version
RR-11-CU The Cure - Specials album art The Cure Specials (Comp) Rock Records (2) RR-11-CU 1987 Sell This Version
RR-19-CU The Cure - Specials Volume III album art The Cure Specials Volume III(2xLP, Comp, Mono, Unofficial, Cle) Rock Records (2), inteRec RR-19-CU Germany 1987 Sell This Version
T 5419 The Cure - The Very Best Of (1978 - 1985) album art The Cure The Very Best Of (1978 - 1985)(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) Team Records (4) T 5419 Indonesia 1987 Sell This Version
RR-16-CU The Cure - Specials Volume II album art The Cure Specials Volume II(LP, Comp, Mono, Num, Unofficial) Rock Records (2) RR-16-CU Germany 1987 Sell This Version
RR-15-CU The Cure - In The Beginning album art The Cure In The Beginning(2xLP, Comp, Unofficial) Rock Records (2) RR-15-CU Germany 1987 Sell This Version
X-42017 The Cure - Copycats album art The Cure Copycats (EP, Comp) Xenos X-42017 UK 1988 Sell This Version
XT-667 The Cure - Your Silent Touch album art The Cure Your Silent Touch(LP, Comp, Unofficial) Not On Label (The Cure) XT-667 UK 1988 Sell This Version
none The Cure - The Maxis album art The Cure The Maxis(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) Not On Label (The Cure) none Europe 1989 Sell This Version
MIW 11 The Cure - Invasion Of The Body-Snatchers album art The Cure Invasion Of The Body-Snatchers (Comp) Not On Label (The Cure) MIW 11 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
C1 The Cure - Mixes And Remixes album art The Cure Mixes And Remixes (Comp) Lost Home Syndicate C1 1990 Sell This Version
SUB 01 LP The Cure - Rare Cure album art The Cure Rare Cure(LP, Comp, Unofficial) Subway Records (5) SUB 01 LP Europe 1990 Sell This Version
none The Cure - Strange Days album art The Cure Strange Days (Comp) Limehouse Records none 1991 Sell This Version
PYCD 068 The Cure - We Hate Rock 'N Roll album art The Cure We Hate Rock 'N Roll(CD, Comp, Unofficial) Triangle Records (3) PYCD 068 Italy 1991 Sell This Version
CDLC001 The Cure - Unplugged And More album art The Cure Unplugged And More(CD, Comp, Unofficial) Not On Label (The Cure) CDLC001 1991 Sell This Version
K-146 The Cure - The Best Of album art The Cure The Best Of(2xCass, Comp, Unofficial) Brawo K-146 Poland 1992 Sell This Version
3004 The Cure - The Funeral Party Now Began album art The Cure The Funeral Party Now Began(CD, RP, Unofficial + CD, RP, Unofficial + Box, Com) LimES 3004 Italy 1993 Sell This Version
CB 53011 The Cure - Shellfish's Advice album art The Cure Shellfish's Advice(CD, Comp, Unofficial) Crocodile Beat CB 53011 US 1993 Sell This Version
LSCD 51531 The Cure - Ultra Rare Trax album art The Cure Ultra Rare Trax (Comp) Live Storm LSCD 51531 Italy 1994 Sell This Version
85017-4 The Cure - Carnage Visors / Curiousity Anomalies album art The Cure Carnage Visors / Curiousity Anomalies (Comp) Archival Recordings Australia 85017-4 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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