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Staring At The Sea - The Singles

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Staring at the Sea: The Singles collects all of the Cure's biggest U.K. hits and best-known songs from the late '70s and early '80s. Spanning from "Killing an Arab" and "Boys Don't Cry," to "The Lovecats," "In Between Days," and "Close to Me," Staring at the Sea captures some of the finest -- and most influential -- post-punk music. At their best, the Cure were nervy, intellectual, catchy, and foreboding, all at once. No matter how carefully crafted the Cure's individual albums were, their finest moments occurred on singles like these, when they distilled their essence into surprisingly catchy, but decidedly left-of-center, pop singles. Staring at the Sea not only selects highlights from their uneven early albums, it collects many of the group's terrific non-LP singles. It's a definitive retrospective of the Cure and is one of the finest albums of the '80s. [The cassette version of Staring at the Sea was titled Standing on a Beach and included several B-sides.]
© Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo

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1
Killing An Arab
00:02:21

Mike Hedges, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Robert Smith, Composer, Author, Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - The Cure, MainArtist - LAURENCE TOLHURST, Composer, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Michael Dempsey, Composer, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Chris Parry, Producer - Mike Dutton, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1979 Fiction Records Ltd.

2
10:15 Saturday Night
00:03:38

Mike Hedges, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Robert Smith, Composer, Author, Guitar, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - The Cure, MainArtist - LAURENCE TOLHURST, Composer - Lol Tolhurst, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Michael Dempsey, Composer, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Chris Parry, Producer - Mike Dutton, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1979 Fiction Records Ltd.

3
Boys Don't Cry
00:02:34

Mike Hedges, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tim Young, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Robert Smith, Composer, Author, Producer, Mixer, Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - The Cure, MainArtist - LAURENCE TOLHURST, Composer, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Michael Dempsey, Composer, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - David M. Allen, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Chris Parry, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Mike Dutton, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1979 Fiction Records Ltd., Mit freundlicher Genehmigung: Universal Music Group, Inc.

4
Jumping Someone Else's Train
00:02:55

Mike Hedges, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Robert Smith, Composer, Author, Guitar, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - The Cure, MainArtist - LAURENCE TOLHURST, Composer, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Michael Dempsey, Composer, Bass Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Chris Parry, Producer

℗ 1979 Fiction Records Ltd.

5
A Forest (Edit)
00:04:54

Mike Hedges, Producer - Robert Smith, Composer, Author, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - The Cure, MainArtist - LAURENCE TOLHURST, Composer, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - SIMON GALLUP, Composer, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Matthieu Hartley, Composer, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1980 Fiction Records Ltd.

6
Play For Today
00:03:39

Michael Hedges, Producer - Nigel Green, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mike Hedges, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Robert Smith, Composer, Author, Producer, Guitar, Assistant Producer, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - The Cure, MainArtist - LAURENCE TOLHURST, Composer, Producer, Drums, Assistant Producer, AssociatedPerformer - SIMON GALLUP, Composer, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Matthieu Hartley, Composer, Producer, Keyboards, Assistant Producer, AssociatedPerformer - Chris Parry, Producer, Assistant Producer - Mike Dutton, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andrew Warwick, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1980 Fiction Records Ltd.

7
Primary
00:03:35

Mike Hedges, Producer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Robert Smith, Composer, Author, Producer, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - The Cure, MainArtist - LAURENCE TOLHURST, Composer, Producer, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - SIMON GALLUP, Composer, Producer, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Graham Carmichael, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - David Kemp, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1981 Fiction Records Ltd.

8
Other Voices
00:04:28

Mike Hedges, Producer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Robert Smith, Composer, Author, Producer, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - The Cure, MainArtist - LAURENCE TOLHURST, Composer, Producer, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - SIMON GALLUP, Composer, Producer, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Graham Carmichael, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - David Kemp, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1981 Fiction Records Ltd.

9
Charlotte Sometimes
00:04:13

Mike Hedges, Producer - Robert Smith, Composer, Author, Producer, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - The Cure, MainArtist - LAURENCE TOLHURST, Composer, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - SIMON GALLUP, Composer, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1981 Fiction Records Ltd.

10
The Hanging Garden
00:04:22

Phil Thornalley, Producer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Robert Smith, Composer, Author, Producer, Engineer, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - The Cure, MainArtist - LAURENCE TOLHURST, Composer, Producer, Drums, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - SIMON GALLUP, Composer, Producer, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Mike Nocito, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1982 Fiction Records Ltd.

11
Let's Go To Bed (Album Version)
00:03:33

Tim Young, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Robert Smith, Composer, Author, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - The Cure, MainArtist - LAURENCE TOLHURST, Composer, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Steve Goulding, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Chris Parry, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1982 Fiction Records Ltd.

12
The Walk (Album Version)
00:03:29

Steve Nye, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Robert Smith, Composer, Author, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - The Cure, MainArtist - LAURENCE TOLHURST, Composer, Keyboards, Drum Programming, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1983 Fiction Records Ltd.

13
The Lovecats (Album Version)
00:03:39

Phil Thornalley, Producer, Mixer, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Andy Anderson, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Robert Smith, Composer, Author, Producer, Mixer, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - The Cure, MainArtist - LAURENCE TOLHURST, Vibraphone, AssociatedPerformer - Chris Parry, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1983 Fiction Records Ltd., Mit freundlicher Genehmigung: Universal Music Group, Inc.

14
The Caterpillar
00:03:39

Howard Gray, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andy Anderson, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Robert Smith, Composer, Author, Producer, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - The Cure, MainArtist - LAURENCE TOLHURST, Composer, Keyboards, Drum Machine, AssociatedPerformer - David Allen, Producer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Porl Thompson, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Chris Parry, Producer

℗ 1984 Fiction Records Ltd.

15
Inbetween Days (Album Version)
00:02:56

Tim Young, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Robert Smith, Composer, Author, Producer, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Phil Tennant, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dave Allen, Producer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Cure, MainArtist - Tom Leader, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - BORIS WILLIAMS, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - LAURENCE TOLHURST, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - SIMON GALLUP, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Porl Thompson, Guitar, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Martin White, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Frank Barretta, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1985 Fiction Records Ltd.

16
Close To Me
00:03:39

Tim Young, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Robert Smith, Composer, Author, Producer, Mixer, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Fender Bass, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Dave Allen, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - The Cure, MainArtist - BORIS WILLIAMS, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - LAURENCE TOLHURST, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - SIMON GALLUP, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Porl Thompson, Guitar, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1985 Fiction Records Ltd.

17
A Night Like This
00:04:10

Howard Gray, Producer - Robert Smith, Composer, Author, Producer, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Phil Tennant, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dave Allen, Producer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Cure, MainArtist - Tom Leader, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - BORIS WILLIAMS, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - LAURENCE TOLHURST, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - SIMON GALLUP, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Porl Thompson, Guitar, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Martin White, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ron Howe, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Frank Barretta, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1985 Fiction Records Ltd.

Album Description

Staring at the Sea: The Singles collects all of the Cure's biggest U.K. hits and best-known songs from the late '70s and early '80s. Spanning from "Killing an Arab" and "Boys Don't Cry," to "The Lovecats," "In Between Days," and "Close to Me," Staring at the Sea captures some of the finest -- and most influential -- post-punk music. At their best, the Cure were nervy, intellectual, catchy, and foreboding, all at once. No matter how carefully crafted the Cure's individual albums were, their finest moments occurred on singles like these, when they distilled their essence into surprisingly catchy, but decidedly left-of-center, pop singles. Staring at the Sea not only selects highlights from their uneven early albums, it collects many of the group's terrific non-LP singles. It's a definitive retrospective of the Cure and is one of the finest albums of the '80s. [The cassette version of Staring at the Sea was titled Standing on a Beach and included several B-sides.]
© Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo

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