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Three Imaginary Boys (CD)

By: Cure

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DISC 1 for Three Imaginary Boys (CD) Album By Cure iTunes
1   10:15 Saturday Night Buy Buy
2   Accuracy Buy Buy
3   Grinding Halt Buy Buy
4   Another Day Buy Buy
5   Object Buy Buy
6   Subway Song Buy Buy
7   Foxy Lady Buy Buy
8   Meathook Buy Buy
9   So What Buy Buy
10   Fire In Cairo Buy Buy
11   It's Not You Buy Buy
12   Three Imaginary Boys Buy Buy
13   The Weedy Burton Buy Buy
DISC 2 for Three Imaginary Boys (CD) Album By Cure iTunes
1   I Want To Be Old (sav studio demo 10/77 - previously unreleased song) (@)    
2   I'm Cold (sav studio demo 11/77 - previously unreleased version) (@)    
3   Heroin Face (live in the rocket, crawley 12/77 - previously available on 'curiosity' mc 1984) (@)    
4   I Just Need Myself (psl studio demo 1/78 - previously unreleased song) (@)    
5   10:15 Saturday Night (rs home demo 2/78 - previously unreleased version)    
6   The Cocktail Party (group home demo 3/78 - previously unreleased song) (@)    
7   Grinding Halt (group home demo 4/78 - previously unreleased version) (@)    
8   Boys Don't Cry (chestnut studio demo 5/78 - previously available on 'curiosity' mc 1984)    
9   It's Not You (chestnut studio demo 5/78 - previously unreleased version)    
10   10:15 Saturday Night (chestnut studio demo 5/78 - previously unreleased version)    
11   Fire In Cairo (chestnut studio demo 5/78 - previously unreleased version)    
12   Winter ('tib' studio out-take 10/78 - previously unreleased song)    
13   Faded Smiles (aka I Don't Know) ('tib' studio out-take 10/78 - previously unreleased song)    
14   Play With Me ('tib' studio out-take 10/78 - previously unreleased song)    
15   World War (on early copies of 'boys don't cry' album 1979)    
16   Boys Don't Cry (single - also on 'boys don't cry' album 1979)    
17   Jumping Someone Else's Train (single - also on 'boys don't cry' album 1979)    
18   Subway Song (live in nottingham 10/79 - previously available on 'curiosity' mc 1984)    
19   Accuracy (live in nottingham 10/79 - previously unreleased version)    

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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 1980's. 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 Cure's stunning debut album on U.K.-based Fiction Records launched an extraordinary career and enduring worldwide popularity.

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Though this 1979 debut album by The Cure would scarcely dent the Top 50 in the UK and entirely forego an official American release (though a handful of tracks would appear on the US-only compilation Boys Don't Cry), it remains equal parts touchstone and curiosity for Cure faithful. It's easy to see why mainstay Robert Smith has long had mixed feelings about it: The spare, angular performances and New Wave-y production cliches often seem more akin to Devo or the B-52's. Smith himself hadn't quite perfected the moody wail that would make him a pioneering goth icon, though there are hints of dark things to come on the title track and "10:15 Saturday Night." The real attraction here is the set's 20-song bonus disc, a treasure trove of primal Cure that includes key A-sides ("Boys Don't Cry," "Jumping Someone Else's Train"), early outtakes and demos (including the Ziggy-esque "I Want to Be Old" from '77, more emblematic tracks from the following year and a haunting Smith home-recording of "10:15" that shows how focused the singer's instincts were when left to his own devices) and some energetic, if sonically flawed live tracks. It's a must for Cure fans, an intriguing, warts-'n'-all portrait of a seminal rock band finding its true voice. --Jerry McCulley

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