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Greatest Hits

November 13, 2001

$12.49
  Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
Boys Don't Cry ( LP Version )
2:37
2
A Forest
4:54
3
Let's Go To Bed (Live Album Version)
3:34
4
The Walk ( LP Version )
3:31
5
The Lovecats
3:40
6
In Between Days ( LP Version )
2:58
7
Close To Me
3:40
8
Why Can't I Be You (LP Version)
3:14
9
Just Like Heaven
3:32
10
Lullaby ( LP Version )
4:10
11
Lovesong ( LP Version )
3:28
12
Never Enough
4:28
13
High
3:35
14
Friday I'm In Love
3:35
15
Mint Car ( LP Version )
3:29
16
Wrong Number (Single Mix/ LP Version )
6:01
17
Cut Here
4:10
18
Just Say Yes
3:29


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: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (157 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,754 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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106 of 108 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Long, split review ahead 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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244 of 264 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars What's the point??? 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
3.0 out of 5 stars What? 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
2.0 out of 5 stars What's the point?!? December 12, 2001
By A Customer
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Love It
There will always be debates as to what should be on a band,s 'Greatest Hits'. This collection is a solid representation.
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Published 1 month ago by Christopher T
5.0 out of 5 stars Cure to boredom.
New wave? Gothic? Post-Punk? Never mind it is pure fun! Great performances on keyboard and guitar, cool and spontaneous vocals.
Published 1 month ago by DIPR
5.0 out of 5 stars Love The Cure
This collection has all the good ones! Picked it up on sale for $5...can't beat the value! Enjoy the music.
Published 1 month ago by Alex Vecchionacce
4.0 out of 5 stars all the radio hits and a few hidden gems
The songs you know the Cure for in the U.S. are here (minus Fascination Street" and "Pictures of You", but that's my gripe). Read more
Published 1 month ago by wen2501
5.0 out of 5 stars The Cure!
If you love The Cure - you need this CD - all the best songs are on here and it is a joy to listen to over and over!
Published 2 months ago by 2510cheesecake
5.0 out of 5 stars The Cure 4 ever.
The greatest band in the world. This is probably one of the best line ups of cure hits that has been release.
Published 3 months ago by J. Miller
5.0 out of 5 stars The best of the Cure
I have liked everything they did. Play the CD in the car often and sing along.
Now I have it on my phone
Published 3 months ago by Joe C.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great price you can't beat!
I mostly bought this because of the price ($6.99)and because I wanted to be able to listen to it in the car, and it's introduced me to other songs I didn't previously know -... Read more
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