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Galore

The CureAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)

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listen  4. Hot Hot Hot !!! ( LP Version ) 3:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Lullaby ( LP Version ) 4:10$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen  7. Lovesong ( LP Version ) 3:28$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen  9. Never Enough (LP Version #2) 4:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Close To Me (Closest Mix) 4:21$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. High ( LP Version ) 3:33$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Friday I'm In Love ( Remastered Galore Version ) 3:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
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Out of all the bands that emerged in the immediate aftermath of punk rock in the late '70s, few were as enduring and popular as the Cure. Led through numerous incarnations by guitarist/vocalist Robert Smith (born April 21, 1959), the band became notorious for its slow, gloomy dirges and Smith's ghoulish appearance, a public image that often ... Read more in Amazon's The Cure Store

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  • Audio CD (October 28, 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Elektra / Wea
  • ASIN: B000002HR2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #50,362 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Standing on a Beach, the first singles compilation from Britain's premiere love cats, was the capper on a period of startling, evolving growth for Robert Smith & Co. This rather less interesting 18-song companion piece documents a peak commercial run that ended abruptly with last year's Wild Mood Swings disc. The one new studio track here, "Wrong Number," is a buzzing, synth-suffused delight that hooks deep after three spins. It's the cherry on a cake built from latter-day gems like "Lovesong," "Just Like Heaven," and "Friday I'm in Love." --Jeff Bateman

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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Want to Buy Your First Cure Album? Start Here! May 29, 2001
Format:Audio CD
I'm often bemused when I hear people say that the first Cure album one should buy is Pornography, Bloodflowers, etc. Let's face it. Unless you heard one of these albums and know that you like it, you're probably familiar with Cure music that you've heard on the radio...and it surely isn't anything on Pornography or Faith (terrific albums, however). The Cure are in some ways like Queen. Terrific British bands that have never really achieved mainstay status in America-yet I often hear people say they can't believe they know and like so many of their songs. You hear them all the time, you just don't realize it's one great band that has made so much fantastic music. Many people will recognize most, if not all, of the first 13 tracks on this great CD. Robert Smith is at his fizzy best when he sings such songs as "Why Can't I Be You?" "Just Like Heaven," and "Friday I'm in Love." "Love Song," "Pictures of You" and "A Letter to Elise" are among the most popular (and easy to listen to) ballads the band has produced. Songs 13 through 17 are from the largely ignored and underrated "Wild Mood Swings Album" (a perennial least favorite among longtime Cure fans), and the 18th track, "Wrong Number," represents the only new release of this album, and it was the least successful Cure single ever-though personally I think its zany guitar distortion and psychedelic lyrics make for a great song. Unless you already know you want to buy another Cure album, this is the perfect first choice, followed by either "Staring at the Sea" (a collection of singles from earlier Cure albums) or one of the albums that is represented on this disc-"Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me," "Disintegration," "Wish," or "Wild Mood Swings."
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42 of 49 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but see first paragraph of review December 4, 1999
Format:Audio CD
On the first half of this compilation, The Cure manage to successfully cover a lot of different ground while still sounding very much like The Cure. The latter half of 'Galore' sounds more like The Cure doing a parody of The Cure. And, while that's sometimes not bad, it's sometimes not that engaging either.
On 'Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me' and 'Disintegration', The Cure were still very much at the height of their powers; something that almost all of the first 8 tracks included here (with the exception of the funky sounding but ultimately irritating "Hot Hot Hot! ") bear out.
There's the lightweight, infectious pop romance of "Why Can't I Be You" and "Just Like Heaven", and in "Catch", there's a wonderfully quirky love song. "Lovesong", while lyrically straightforward, is emotionally straight and true as an arrow and, together with the brilliantly unsettling, driving song that is "Fascination Street", ranks as one of their best post-'Staring At The Sea' singles.
"Lullaby" is still enjoyable in a kind of comic-book horror sort of way, and still sounds distinctive enough to set it apart from the more mediocre material which follows after "Pictures Of You". "Never Enough", for instance, could be a b-side; and the "Close To Me" re-hash is easily eclipsed by the original.
Other, later songs, such as "High" and "Strange Attraction" for example, lack the distinctiveness of earlier material. "A Letter To Elise", a kind of remake of "Pictures Of You", while pleasant in its way, also plods along interminably.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hits the Mark June 25, 2002
Format:Audio CD
"Galore" is a fine collection of latter day Cure songs with a minimum of padding. The first eight tracks are from the band's two most popular albums "Kiss Me, Kiss, Me Kiss Me" and "Disintegration," including radio hits like "Just Like Heaven," "Pictures of You," and "Fascination Street." The next two cuts are from the strange "Mixed Up" collection, including the ace dance floor version of the mid-80s staple "Close to Me." The album then concludes with a number of songs from the less successful 90s albums "Wish" and "Wild Mood Swings," including the band's last big single "Friday I'm in Love." The final song, "Wrong Number" is the only one that is new to this collection. There are no outtakes or rarities for ardent fans, and it is obvious that this collection is intended for more casual listeners.
Combined with their first best of collection, "Staring at the Sea," "Galore" is a excellent overview of The Cure's long musical history.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Second Singles Collection of the Cure January 3, 2006
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The Cure have been doing so many things with so many genres. First they started out with late '70's British pop-punk and suddenly after came the slower and sometimes mad goth style. Then there was a lot happier and giddier sound with Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me, then they switched back to goth. Then they mixed goth with giddiness. They kept their giddiness through the late 90's, and then switched back to goth for last two albums. They have 3 different genres, and they switch around a lot.

This is the Cure's second singles collection they came 11 years after their first one entitled Staring At The Sea. This contains all the tracks that had made singles and even some that were tanked. Cure fans should be very thankful for this because some of this material appear to be lost LPs.

The first four tracks of this disc are from 1987's giddy "Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me." All four songs have a hint of romance.

1. Why Can't I Be You?

This track is the giddiest song the Cure ever made, and it is also the giddiest song I've ever heard. Some people would consider this psycho, but it's actually a pretty good song. Hot, Hot, Hot!!! is sort of like a companion track to this.

2. Catch

This song has a lot of romance in it. It's very slow with violins with Robert Smith singing slightly sadly about a girl. This isn't exactly crazy like some of the other tracks from this part of the collection, but it still belongs with it.

3. Just Like Heaven

Sort of like Catch but a little faster and a ultimately better beat, with Smith singing about a girl again, this time telling "what happened" when he was with her. Exceptional.

4. Hot, Hot, Hot!!!

Very silly just like Why Can't I Be You?
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5.0 out of 5 stars the cure galore.
classic cure music. there best wok compiled in a great value package for the true cure fan of my opinion of course.
Published 12 months ago by Clifton P Harper Jr
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
Great songs in the classic style of The Cure, includding many hits. I definatelly recomend this album to them who really enjoy of this band.
Published 17 months ago by Thomas the fisherman
5.0 out of 5 stars Spiderman is having me for dinner tonight
The Cure's greatest hits part two. Loads of fun. Lullaby,Love Song,Mint Car,Why Can't I Be You?,Just Like Heaven,Hot Hot Hot,Pictures of You,Fascination Street,Never Enough,the... Read more
Published on December 12, 2011 by Jerry Dunham
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Record!
This is a great album for someone looking for a Cure record that has a bunch of their #1 hits such as Lovesong, Lulliby, Friday I'm in love and Just like heaven. Read more
Published on September 13, 2011 by L. S. Dubsky
5.0 out of 5 stars Beaucoup!
Another name they could've used for this album is Beaucoup! Thats because you get beaucoup HITS on Galore! Read more
Published on September 1, 2011 by ScarySpice
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT LOVE IT
Enough said LOVE IT! A mix of some of the more popular Cure songs....if you are a fan....and don't have this CD...get it :))
Published on April 12, 2011 by MommaGoose
5.0 out of 5 stars Great service!
This is a gift, so I haven't listened to it. The service from this merchant is excellent. It came really fast, and in the NEW condition as advertised.
Published on December 18, 2010 by Stacye in EGF
3.0 out of 5 stars Sound Check, please!
The songs themselves are as good as everyone says, however, there's a major problem with the mastering on this collection! Some songs (e.g. Read more
Published on February 19, 2008 by B
3.0 out of 5 stars Excellent first half. But incomplete.
I've been a Cure fan since I was 10 back in '87 and they were my first real band that I liked. So I've been on a long ride with them. Read more
Published on February 2, 2008 by Lord Akon Ktrh
4.0 out of 5 stars Relentlessly cheerful
I bought this album for just one track - 'Lullaby' - but am playing the whole thing endlessly. The Cure are perfect car music and this selection of their boppy singles is a good... Read more
Published on March 4, 2007 by SecondCherry
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