The Cure – Faith (Vinyl LP)

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**THIS IS A VINYL LP**

Release Date:  2016

Label:  Rhino Records

 

Track List

Side A

  1. The Holy Hour
  2. Primary
  3. Other Voices
  4. All Cats Are Grey

Side B

  1. The Funeral Party
  2. Doubt
  3. The Drowning Man
  4. Faith

 

Notes

180-gram vinyl remastered

Originally a postpunk outfit with gothic leanings, The Cure evolved into one of the most visionary, creatively satisfying and influential groups to come of age in the 1980s. From dreamy pop to moody expressionism, their signature sound is adventurous, hypnotic, and rich with texture. Formed in 1976 by Robert Smith and schoolmates Michael Dempsey (bass) and Laurence Tolhurst (drums), the band’s early catalog – here newly remastered – is a series of masterpieces that laid the groundwork for their phenomenal and enduring popularity.

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, writes AllMusic. 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.

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