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

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The Cure The Head On the Door 180g LP

The Cure

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SKU:
ELKLP94405
UPC:
081227944056
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1985 Album Reissued On 180g Vinyl LP! Features Signature Hits "In Between Days" & "Close To Me!"

Remastered By Robert Smith!


The 1985 release, The Head On the Door, was the sixth studio album from The Cure. The album brilliantly fused brooding, artistic experimentation with pop instincts to propel the band onto the American charts for the first time.

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.

"After recording one of their darkest albums, 1984's The Top, the Cure regrouped and shuffled their lineup, which changed their musical direction rather radically. While the band always had a pop element in their sound and even recorded one of the lightest songs of the '80s, 'The Lovecats,' The Head on the Door is where they become a hitmaking machine. The shiny, sleek production and laser-sharp melodies of 'In Between Days' and 'Close to Me' helped them become modern rock radio staples and the inspired videos had them in heavy rotation on MTV. The rest of the record didn't suffer for hooks and inventive arrangements either, making even the gloomiest songs like 'Screw' and 'Kyoto Song' sound radio-ready, and the inventive arrangements (the flamenco guitars and castanets of 'The Blood,' the lengthy and majestic intro to 'Push,' the swirling vocals on 'The Baby Screams') give the album a musical depth previous efforts lacked...With The Head on the Door, Robert Smith figured out how to make gloom and doom danceable and popular to both alternative and mainstream rock audiences..." - Tim Sendra, allmusic.com

Features:
• 180g vinyl
• Remastered by Robert Smith

Selections:
1. In Between Days
2. Kyoto Song
3. The Blood
4. Six Different Ways
5. Push
6. The Baby Screams
7. Close To Me
8. A Night Like This
9. Screw
10. Sinking

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