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audiophile vinyl pressing
2011 EU issue repressing on 180 g audiophile vinyl =includes the classic 'A Forest'Out of all the bands that emerged in the immediate aftermath of punk rock in the late 70s few have proven as enduring and popular as The Cure.
Release date: 24-10-2011(originally released in 1980)
2011 EU reissue on 180g LP audiophile vinyl pressing-Seventeen Seconds (1980) is the second album from the influential English rock outfit, The Cure. includes the classic 'A Forest'. The album introduced the darker, emotionally weighted sound for which the band would become renowned in large part due to the evolution of Robert Smith's songwriting and a line-up change that saw bassist Michael Dempsey replaced by Simon Gallup as well as the addition of keyboardist Mathieu Hartley.
A1 A Reflection
A2 Play For Today
A4 In Your House
B1 The Final Sound
B2 A Forest
B4 A Night
B5 Seventeen Seconds
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 1979 debut on U.K.-based Fiction Records launched an extraordinary career and enduring worldwide popularity.
Originally issued in 1980, the group's sophomore album Seventeen Seconds introduced the darker, emotionally weighted sound for which the band would become renowned in large part due to the evolution of Robert Smith's songwriting and a line-up change that saw bassist Michael Dempsey replaced by Simon Gallup as well as the addition of keyboardist Mathieu Hartley. Seventeen Seconds marked the onset of the Cure's "Dark Trilogy" which also included follow-up efforts Faith and Pornography.
Extra info: audiophile vinyl pressing
Label: Music On Vinyl
Originally released: 1980
This release: 2011