Greatest Hits

November 13, 2001 | Format: MP3

$12.49
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: November 13, 2001
  • Release Date: November 13, 2001
  • Label: Elektra Records
  • Copyright: 2001 Elektra Entertainment for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.
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  • Total Length: 1:08:05
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  • ASIN: B0012QK8LM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (165 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #935 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

Great sounding compilation of The Cure's Greatest Hits.
Ryan Seacrest
If you're a diehard fan and want some of those classics to stand out on your stereo you might want to go ahead and swallow that pride and get the CD.
SRFireside
Well, I rate it very good, like most of the songs, the quality of the recordings are good.
Marcos V. Migon

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

113 of 115 people found the following review helpful By MaratsBathing on February 13, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Chances are, if you're on amazon.com looking at the Cure's Greatest Hits you're either:
a. Someone who's interested in getting into the Cure
or
b. A longtime Cure fan, seeing if the chosen songs are worthy.
As a result, this review will have two sides: "New to Cure" and "Cure veteran"
New to Cure:
Ok, here's the deal with the Cure:
1. The band has two sides. Light, poppy, and somewhat happy is one side. Dark, complex, and miserable is the other.
2. Every one of the Cure's albums falls into one of these two categories; there is no gray area.
3. The band's best work is really on their dark albums (i.e. Pornography, Faith, Disintegration), which primarily contain long, drawn-out, complex, beautiful, dark, depressing mood pieces.
4. However, long, complex mood pieces don't tend to make good radio singles, so this Greatest Hits collection is composed almost entirely of their lighter, poppier, happier songs.
5. If you're interested the Cure because you've heard songs like "Boys don't cry", "Close to me", "Just like heaven", "Love song", and "Friday, I'm in love", this collection is perfect for you. It's chock full of irresistibly catchy, poppy, and danceable tunes.
6. However, if you want to see the Cure at their absolute best, pick up the albums Disintegration, Pornography, and Faith. They take repeated listenings to really get into, but trust me, it's worth the effort.
Cure veteran:
If you're like most Cure veterans, you're probably all set to go off on a rant about how this collection basically only contains their poppy stuff and hardly has anything from their darker albums. Well, to that I say, what did you expect? This is a GREATEST HITS collection, not a "best of.
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245 of 265 people found the following review helpful By The Scenario on June 19, 2002
Format: Audio CD
The Cure have already put out one of the most celebrated best-of's of the rock era, "Staring At The Sea", covering all the singles from their 1979-1985 period (definitely the fans' favorite era). They followed it up a few years back with an admirable companion, "Galore", which picked up where the previous volume left off. Those two CD's give you every single the Cure released up through 1997. I would suggest picking those two up and leaving this one (which only scrapes together a few choice selections from those albums and throws in two new songs) in the dust. If "Greatest Hits" at least contained two of their biggest breakthrough hits from "Disintegration" ("Fascination Street" and "Pictures of You"), I could recommend it for an ultra-casual fan, but without those two songs it barely merits mention. It doesn't even contain anything from "Bloodflowers", their last stuido album, the only one not covered on "Staring At The Sea" or "Galore". The completist will want it for the two new songs (what a [bad move] move by the band and the record company), but for the casual fan, get the previous two compilations and enjoy!
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91 of 104 people found the following review helpful By Angry Mofo on November 17, 2001
Format: Audio CD
A Cure greatest hits CD without "Killing An Arab," "Faith," "The Hanging Garden," "Pictures of You," "Disintegration," "Untitled," "From The Edge of the Deep Green Sea," "Apart," "End," "Burn," and "Bloodflowers"? Ha. Ha. Ha.
The Cure's career has been too long and diverse to be well served by any one-disc compilation, no matter HOW thorough. Twenty-plus years of mega-awesomeness, encapsulated in one paltry disc? That just ain't happening. Their 1989 masterpiece Disintegration, or the two existing compilations, serve as a better introduction to the band than this - of course, the fans are going to have to buy this for "Cut Here" (which is admittedly not a bad song), which is a crass but all-too-common move nowadays...that's not even mentioning the fact that this CD mainly presents The Cure's barmy pop side, which no one really knows how to treat. Though "Lovesong," "A Forest," "Boys Don't Cry" and "Friday I'm in Love" are inevitable on any Cure compilation (and they all rule, by the way), many of the tracks I mentioned in my opening sentence are just as definitive and indispensable.
Pass this CD up and go for "Staring at the Sea" and "Galore" instead - those two singles compilations work much better at presenting a good profile of The Cure - and then move on to "Disintegration," "Wish" and "Faith" and be enthralled by the countless styles and huge amount of grooviness like countless Cure fans have been. I'd have MUCH rather seen them release a B-side collection than Greatest Hits - hey Robert, when are we going to see "The Big Hand" and "Burn" and countless others on one googily CD, huh?
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 11, 2001
Format: Audio CD
The Cure have already put out one of the most celebrated best-of's of the rock era, "Staring At The Sea", covering all the singles from their 1979-1985 period (definitely the fans' favorite era). They followed it up a few years back with an admirable companion, "Galore", which picked up where the previous volume left off. Those two CD's give you every single the Cure released up through 1997. I would suggest picking those two up and leaving this one (which only scrapes together a few choice selections from those albums and throws in two new songs) in the dust. If "Greatest Hits" at least contained two of their biggest breakthrough hits from "Disintegration" ("Fascination Street" and "Pictures of You"), I could recommend it for an ultra-casual fan, but without those two songs it barely merits mention. It doesn't even contain anything from "Bloodflowers", their last stuido album, the only one not covered on "Staring At The Sea" or "Galore". The completist will want it for the two new songs (what a ripoff move by the band and the record company), but for the casual fan, get the previous two compilations and enjoy!
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