Thursday, April 21

the cure - faith (30th anniversary)

this month, thirty years ago, the cure released their third and.... at least to me, most groundbreaking album "faith". apart from their previous albums "three imaginary boys" (1979) and "seventeen seconds" (1980), faith is a milestone in goth/darkwave/rock music. more of a milestone than "pornography"... their fourth album from 1982 and often described as the highlight of the cure's "dark" period 1980-1982. compared to pornography, faith is more brooding and atmospheric and has the stronger songs on it. "the drowning man" (inspired by mervyn peak novels) probably is the best cure song ever. the depth of this song is incredible and i haven't heard another song that gave me more goose bumps (in a very positive way) until "when the sun hits" by slowdive. "all cats are grey". "primary" and of course "the funeral party" are also high points. for those who haven't even heard of the cure yet, faith might not be the best place to start with this band, because there are other albums that contain "easier songs", but for real music enthusiasts "faith" unfolds it's whole beauty when you take it as what it is.... a great and breathtaking album.
(fk - 21.04.2011)


02. primary


07. the drowning man


faith was officially released on april 11, 1981 through fiction records
the cure website


tracklist (original release)


01. the holy hour
02. primary
03. other voices
04. all cats are grey
05. the funeral party
06. doubt
07. the drowning man
08. faith


tracklist (deluxe edition)

cd1
01. the holy hour
02. primary
03. other voices
04. all cats are grey
05. the funeral party
06. doubt
07. the drowning man
08. faith
09. carnage visors - the soundtrack

cd2
01. faith (rs home demo - instrumental)
02. doubt (rs home demo - instrumental)
03. drowning (group home demo - instrumental)
04. the holy hour (group home demo)
05. primary (morgan studio outtake)
06. going home time (morgan studio guide vox outtake)
07. the violin song (album studio guide vox outtake)
08. a normal story (album studio guide vox outtake)
09. all cats are grey (live - summer 1981)
10. the funeral party (live - summer 1981)
11. other voices (live - summer 1981)
12. the drowning man (live at australasia - august 1981)
13. faith (live at sydney capitol theatre - august 1981)
14. forever (live - summer 1981)
15. charlotte sometimes (single)

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