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Faith Original recording remastered
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Originally a goth-flavored post-punk outfit, The Cure evolved into one of the truly seminal bands of the '80s, and ultimately one of modern rock's most celebrated and influential acts. Guided by creative visionary Robert Smith, The Cure's signature sound balances dreamy pop savvy and poetic lyricism with a dark, brooding intensity. The band's first four groundbreaking albums-newly remastered-are a series of masterpieces that laid the groundwork for their phenomenal and enduring popularity. Fusing superbly crafted songs with charged emotional depth from the very beginning, The Cure's early catalogue, as upgraded by Rhino, is ready to be revisted. Elektra. 2006.
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My favorite track is "Other Voices" where Simon Gallup's bass throbs and takes over the mix that otherwise has a dreamy, etheral quality; the song has a similar effect as "Charlotte Sometimes" feeling like it would have come out of the same sessions utilizing the same FX racks. "Primary" was the lead single from the release and features some of the most innovative use of bass guitars that I've heard to this day. There are 2 basses used, one creates a jagged often phlanged-out rhythm while the other generates the more tradional rolling bass thunder that underpins the beat. The old 6-string is used more for effect than as a lead instrument. "All Cats Are Grey" is appropriately grey sounding and could almost be called a tone poem due to its subtle shifting, gentle patted beat and spoken vocals... it is a classic ode to indifference and languid depression as Robert repeats, "Who Cares, All Cats Are Grey". That song probably bests describes the tenor of the work as a whole since "The Funeral Party" and several others follow the same motif. The album's signature song is the ponderous "Faith", undoubtedly the blackest moment here.Read more ›
The Cure is gothic, and there are no two ways about it. They are masters in creating gloom and despair, with the beautiful music they make. If there is anyone who can be as glum and spooky as The Cure, it is The Cure, itself; and if there is a 'The Cure' album, which is gloomier than the gloomiest 'The Cure' album, it is FAITH.
Unlike The Cure's more guitar-driven sound, this album has a predominantly keyboard-laden one, to give it it's unusually funereal aura. Mainly laid-back, the songs in FAITH have Robert Smith singing in a somber tone, with his vocals reverberating all over the place, giving it an apparitional edge.
This album of dirges has all the eight songs, contributing to give it the 'FAITH' atmosphere. No song in the album can be said as an anomaly, not diverging from being as cheerless as any other one. Songs like "Other Voices", (which ends with a befitting knell) "All Cats Are Grey", and "Faith", with their equanimity and stoicism, whereas others like "The Holy Hour", "Primary", and "Doubt", with their disturbed composure and oozing passion, end up ultimately, expressing the same amount of grief and sadness.
FAITH is as unexciting and ponderous as the glum face on its cover. For an album, which is supposed to be livid and injured, FAITH is as pale as a cadaver, and as agonized as the screams of someone in excruciating pain.
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This bleak album opens with the meandering dirge The Holy Hour and from there, things just get more depressing. Read morePublished on July 22 2007 by Peter Uys
I was in my teen ages when The Cure started their carreer and I founded that this album was their best. Read morePublished on March 6 2004 by louis lepage
Faith is a truly brilliant record, although the song Doubt doesn't fit. Primary also does sound "sped up" as early reviews pointed out. The Cure's instrumentation is so unique. Read morePublished on Feb. 17 2004 by SRS
Robert may consider Pornography, Disintegration and Bloodflowers as his band's Trilogy, but to many listeners they are simply 3 excellent albums in the bands long career. Read morePublished on Oct. 17 2003 by satan
Dark, Dreamy, Moody, Depressing all these things mixed to perfection, you cant help but lay back, and get lost in this album. Read morePublished on Sept. 27 2003 by C. Garces
It's certainly a difficult task to determine my personal favourite out of Seventeen Seconds, Faith and Pornography, as each album has it's own appeal and significance depending on... Read morePublished on Sept. 12 2003 by Mark
The third proper album from The Cure proves that they just seem to keep getting into deep and darker waters musically. Read morePublished on Aug. 14 2003 by R. Brown
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