180-gram vinyl repressing of this classic 1985 album from Robert Smith and the boys. Features the hits 'In Between Days' and 'Close to Me' alongside fan favorites 'Kyoto Song', 'Push', 'A Night Like This' and many more. Universal. 2008.
With THE HEAD ON THE DOOR Robert Smith and the boys achieve a distinctively Cure-like pop sensibility. These 10 songs combine the dreary dreamscape that is Smith's mind with melodies that are about as catchy as Goth music gets (just try not clapping your hands to "Close to Me"). Included on the album are "In Between Days" and "A Night Like This," each a successful single, and each a staple of the Cure's live show.
Also noteworthy are the haunting lyrics of "The Blood" and "Kyoto Song," which Smith sings in his trademark high-pitched howl. Despite the gloom, this album represents perhaps the Cure's first real pop effort. It also represents a transition from the sparse instrumentation that characterizes the early Cure sound, to the fuller, more complex incarnation typical of the almost psychedelic soundscapes of later albums.
The Cure: Robert Smith (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Porl Thompson (guitar, keyboards); Laurence Tolhurst (keyboards); Simon Gallup (bass); Boris Williams (drums, percussion).
Additional personnel: Ron Howe (saxophone).
Producers: Robert Smith, Dave Allen, Howard Gray.
- Format: Vinyl
- Genre: Pop
- Released: 12/10/2013
|A1||In Between Days|
|A4||Six Different Ways|
|B1||The Baby Screams|
|B2||Close To Me|
|B3||A Night Like This|