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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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A couple of the songs on "Faith" were influenced by Mervyn Peake's gothic fantasy "The Gormenghast Trilogy". These are "All Cats Are Grey" and "The Drowning Man." Gormenghast is a castle that is 77 generations old. Grey and cobwebbed, crumbling and rotten, choked with weeds of tradition and ritual. A place where nothing changes. The tradition everyone goes through is repetitive drudgery. That is the issue Robert Smith was tackling with this album. Smith was interested in people's blind acceptance and unquestioning faith - faith in something that doesn't always make sense, but gives life a sense of purpose. In our world we call this religion.
The songs I like best on the album are "Primary" and "The Funeral Party". The latter has the hypnotic quality of the "Twin Peaks" theme music, but sadder. (That's my impression anyway.)
It's no secret that The Cure's trademark was depression and gloom. Even the Wedding Singer admitted he was influenced by this band when he wrote his ballard "Somebody Kill Me." "Faith", and to a greater extent, "Pornography", would have been the key influences.
If you're a fan of early eighties music, you have to have "Faith" in your collection.
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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
By all accounts, the first 4 Cure albums are essential listening, but 'Faith' is the one album that possesses an integral majesty. Read morePublished on June 16 2004
When I was in college ( a little over 15 years ago ) I took an overdose while listening to this cassette. Read morePublished on April 20 2004 by J. Brady
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
We've all heard that 'Bloodflowers' was the album to complete a trilogy of the Cure's darkest albums over their history ('Pornography', 'Disintegration' & 'Bloodflowers'). Read morePublished on March 5 2004 by SandmanVI
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
"There is nothing left but faith" - this is what one is left with, as the album ends, as Robert Smith repeats these words again and again, while the music behind him fades, or more... Read morePublished on Dec 3 2003 by Vish Iyer
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
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