Genre: Pop Rock
Label: Elektra
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"

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The Cure Faith 180g LP

The Cure

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SKU:
ELKLP98163
UPC:
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1981 Album Reissued On 180g Vinyl LP Featuring "The Drowning Man" & "All Cats Are Grey!"

Remastered By Robert Smith!

Lush and atmospheric, 1981's Faith is a striking conceptual song cycle, marked by spiritual resonance, gothic veneer, and the Cure classics "The Drowning Man", "All Cats Are Grey", and the title track.

Out of all the bands that emerged in the immediate aftermath of punk rock in the late '70s, few were as enduring and popular as the Cure. Led through numerous incarnations by guitarist/vocalist Robert Smith (born April 21, 1959), the band became notorious for its slow, gloomy dirges and Smith's ghoulish appearance, a public image that often hid the diversity of the Cure's music. At the outset, the Cure played jagged, edgy pop songs before slowly evolving into a more textured outfit. As one of the bands that laid the seeds for goth rock, the group created towering layers of guitars and synthesizers, but by the time goth caught on in the mid-'80s, the Cure had moved away from the genre. By the end of the '80s, the band had crossed over into the mainstream not only in its native England, but also in the United States and in various parts of Europe. The Cure remained a popular concert draw and reliable record-seller throughout the '90s, and their influence could be heard clearly on scores of new bands during the new millennium, including many that had little to do with Goth.

"Certainly not the 'darkest' the Cure would eventually get, Faith is, as represented by the cover art, one of the most "gray" records out there. Melancholy and despondent (the feel of funerals and old churches just oozes from this record) without the anger that would over take Pornography, Faith comes off as not just a collection of songs, but as a full piece. 'The Holy Hour,' 'All Cats Are Grey,' and the spectacular 'Faith' are slow atmospheric pieces that take the softer elements from Seventeen Seconds, and -- when sidled up next to faster tracks like the single 'Primary' and 'Doubt' -- paint an overall picture of the ups and downs contained within a greater depressive period. But it's not all gloomy keyboards and minimalist percussion, Faith is also a milestone for Robert Smith lyrically, branching out into questions of faith and spirituality he never quite touched on so well ever again. A depressing record, certainly, but also one of the most underrated and beautiful albums the Cure put together. They would not touch on this sort of lush sadness so well again until 1989's Disintegration." - Chris True, allmusic.com

Features:
• 180g Vinyl
• Remastered By Robert Smith

Selections:
Side A:

1. The Holy Hour
2. Primary
3. Other Voices
4. All Cats Are Grey
Side B:
5. The Funeral Party
6. Doubt
7. The Drowning Man
8. Faith

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