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Kiss Me Kiss Me .. -Remaster

the Cure Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)
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1. The Kiss
2. Catch
3. Torture
4. If Only Tonight We Could Sleep
5. Why Can't I Be You?
6. How Beautiful You Are...
7. The Snakepit
8. Hey You!
9. Just Like Heaven
10. All I Want
11. Hot Hot Hot!!!
12. One More Time
13. Like Cockatoos
14. Icing Sugar
15. The Perfect Girl
16. A Thousand Hours
17. Shiver And Shake
18. Fight

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Released in 1987, at the height of the compact-disc revolution, Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me is the prototypical CD album. Cure architect Robert Smith knew that the newly popular format could handle almost twice as much music as records, and he wasn't about to waste the space. Unfortunately, many of Kiss Me's 17 tracks sound more like B-sides. The cream is certainly worth culling, however; "Catch," "How Beautiful You Are," and the alternative-rock staple "Just Like Heaven" are among the Cure's finest moments. "Hot Hot Hot!!!" and "Why Can't I Be You?" reveal that underneath all the dyed-black hair and glum stares lay a fervent dance band. Who knew? --Bill Crandall

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Japanese only SHM-CD (Super High Material CD - playable on all CD players) paper sleeve pressing. Universal. 2008.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars perferction May 18 2010
Format:Audio CD
Intense feelings and the tracks are a mixture of happy and hurting instrumental sounds.
Look for "Hey, You!", it is fun bonus found on certain versions of this album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Masterpiece June 9 2004
Format:Audio CD
This is a masterpeace for sure. A classic if you're into the happy and light side of the band. Songs here are very up vibe and easy to listen. A must have.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
If there were 2 albums to really define the Cure, it would be this album, & 'Disintegration', released 2 years later
Whereas 'Disintegration' captures Robert Smiths ability to make powerful dark atmosphereic music, this, on the other hand, captures his ability to make powerful light atmosphereic music... Which really defines him as being the magnificent song writer he is
At first this album isn't so easy to get into, it took me a few months before finally really growing on me - It's rapid mood swings throughout the album can throw the listener off, which is why it's so important to sit down & listen to it & not just throw the album on as backround music until you're used to the songs
This supposivley was a double album originally, making it the longest Cure album in the Cure's catalog. I would also say it's their most instrumental & musical - All you have to do is get used to the variety, & this album will become one of your favorites by them
If you're completely new to the Cure, it might be better if you bought 1992's 'Wish' instead, before buying this album - 'Wish' has the same type of variety, except is easier to get into -
This is overall an excellent display of Robert Smith's genius building & building in intensity until the late 80s, where in 1989 it finally exploded in their most successful & legendary album, 'Disintegration' - If 'Disintegration' was the thunder clap, 'Kiss me x 3' was the lightning bolt
In the top 3 best Cure albums.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ecclectic sound / Their best album May 17 2004
Format:Audio CD
The Cure defined the 80's simply put spanning a 20 year career. I can't even count how many albums they have. Pioneers of the synthpop/ new wave movement through the 80's. This album is their best in my opinion. It came out in 1987 when metal hair bands ruled the stations this was something different & unique. Standout tracks are "Just like Heaven" , "Hot Hot Hot" which is my fave on cd, "Why I can't I be you" & Catch. But the whole CD is amazing. This album stood out to me because of the very danceable tracks ie Hot Hot Hot & Why can't I be you different from the trademark melodic Robert Smith sound. The production is very clean & their most diversified album essential in collection for anyone who grew up in the 80's.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic. April 6 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Alrighty, first off, you should probably know that I'm a die- hard Cure fan, so I may very well be a lil' biased. I love all Cure albums equally, but this is the one I listen to most often because it's without a doubt the most versatile of all Cure albums. It's got something for everybody, as any Cure fan will tell you. The whole emotional spectrum is represented here, from extreme to extreme and everywhere in between. Bonus? This album is kinky as all get out. You'll want to act out each and every one of these songs in the bedroom. It's turned an alarming number of my "normal", non-Cure fan friends into insatiable Robert Smith fetishists. They've started demanding their ordinary jock boyfriends tease up their hair and wear eyeliner and smeared red lipstick. It's utterly magnificent.
...That's really all I have to say. I've started thinking about Robert Smith singing "All I Want" and now I'm a wee bit too distracted to go on with the review...sigh...I'll leave you with that. Buy every Cure album ever released today. Then play them to death. Then buy the re-releases of all the Cure albums (complete with rarities) when they come out and you'll be able to fully appreciate them. That's all I got. Peace, Love and Robert Smith, y'all. Meow.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Blast!!! March 9 2004
Format:Audio CD
How ironic and funny that this group, most known for their own distinctive brand of depression rock, has made some of the most joyous, exuberant, overtly happy music I've ever heard (in particular, "Why Can't I B You?"). On this album, Robert Smith offers his heart on a platter even if it is typically tinged with melancholy.
KISS ME, KISS ME, KISS ME is so fun to explore and really highlights the Cure's eclecticism and wide range of talents. There are so many standout songs for me, but my favorite would have to be "Like Cockatoos" with a tricky, spiraling and masterful vocal from Smith and the bizarre sound of psychedelic birds in flight.
Also, if pressed, I would have taken off "Shiver and Shake" which is energetic, frazzled, nasty and angry but a bit of a throwaway while "Hey You!!!," also a bit of a tossed-off tune, finds the Cure in full party mode which is a key aspect of this album. ("Hey You!!!" was removed so this double album could fit on one disc.)
Note: as brilliant as the Cure is, the biggest complaint I hear about them from my non-fan friends is Smith's vocals which are admittedly rather thin and crackly. However, if you can get past that, he is a very emotive vocalist and an excellent vocal stylist who can truly do some amazing things with his pipes. I really love his voice, faults and all!
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1.0 out of 5 stars crap
this cd is horrible. pearl jam lions is a piece of garbage and all he listens to is whiny british babys (i.e) the cure and radiohead. Read more
Published on June 4 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars The Album That Defines The Band
This is the album that no Cure fan can possibly be without. I was first exposed to The Cure through 'Head on the Door' and was worried this next release would be commercial, no... Read more
Published on Feb. 11 2004 by Matt Bailey
5.0 out of 5 stars Look deeper
Anyone who dismisses this album as pure pop isn't actually listening.
The album opens with "The Kiss", which after a somewhat lengthy musical intro features lyrics... Read more
Published on Feb. 10 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars Remix, ha ha ha....
That person who feels digital technology should remix the album is an idtiot. One simply does not change what has already been done. Read more
Published on Jan. 27 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars Kiss Me is Getting Another Smooch
Contrary to what some may say, Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me, is due to be remastered in 2004, along with several other discs in the collection. Read more
Published on Jan. 2 2004 by Weedy Burton
5.0 out of 5 stars pretty darned perfect
but one glaring problem: they left "hey you!" off of the CD version. It was on the cassette, and was one of my favorites. Read more
Published on Dec 30 2003 by dudesimon
5.0 out of 5 stars Ignore the goths.
Far too many people seem to think that the cure should ALWAYS be depressing. These people seem to think they know what the cure should sound like more than the cure themselves... Read more
Published on Dec 21 2003 by Anonymous
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