The Cure discography

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The Cure discography
A band performing on stage.
The Cure in concert in 2008
Releases
Studio albums13
Live albums5
Compilation albums10
EPs10
Singles37
Video albums10
Music videos43
Other appearances14
 
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The Cure discography
A band performing on stage.
The Cure in concert in 2008
Releases
Studio albums13
Live albums5
Compilation albums10
EPs10
Singles37
Video albums10
Music videos43
Other appearances14

The discography of The Cure, an English rock band, consists of thirteen studio albums, five live albums, ten compilation albums, ten extended plays and thirty-seven singles released on Fiction Records and Geffen Records. They have also released ten video albums and forty-three music videos.

Originally formed as Malice in January 1976, the band underwent several line-up changes and a name change to Easy Cure before settling on their current name, The Cure, in May 1978.[1] The Cure's original line-up consisted of Robert Smith (vocals, guitars), Laurence "Lol" Tolhurst (drums) and Michael Dempsey (bass guitar). The band has continued through various line-ups; Smith is the group's only remaining original member. The line-up of the band for their most recent album, 4:13 Dream (2008), is Smith, Porl Thompson (guitar), Simon Gallup (bass guitar) and Jason Cooper (drums).

The Cure's debut album, Three Imaginary Boys (1979), reached number forty-four on the UK Albums Chart.[2] The next two albums, Seventeen Seconds (1980) and Faith (1981), were Top 20 hits in the UK, reaching number twenty and number fourteen respectively.[2] Between 1982 and 1996, The Cure released seven studio albums, all of which reached the Top 10 in the UK.[2] The most successful of these was Wish (1992) which reached number one in the UK and number two on the US Billboard 200.[2][3] The last three studio albums—Bloodflowers (2000), The Cure (2004) and 4:13 Dream (2008)—have had mixed success, reaching numbers fourteen, eight and thirty-three in the UK respectively.[2][4]In 2014, the band plans to release 4:14 Scream, a single album containing 14 unreleased from the previous album along with 4:26 Dream, a 26 song limited edition double album of all the unreleased songs from those sessions.

Studio albums[edit]

YearAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsCertifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[2][4]
US
[3]
AUS
[5][6]
AUT
[7]
FRA
[8]
GER
[9]
NLD
[10]
NZ
[11]
NOR
[12]
SWE
[13]
SWI
[14]
1979Three Imaginary Boys44140
[A]
37
1980Seventeen Seconds
  • Released: 18 April 1980
  • Label: Fiction
  • Formats: LP, MC
203980
[A]
159
1981Faith
  • Released: 10 April 1981
  • Label: Fiction
  • Formats: LP, MC
143884
[A]
9138UK: Silver[15]
1982Pornography
  • Released: 3 May 1982
  • Label: Fiction
  • Formats: LP, MC
83981
[A]
17945
1984The Top
  • Released: 30 April 1984
  • Label: Fiction
  • Formats: LP, MC, CD
1018055122331UK: Silver[15]
1985The Head on the Door
  • Released: 26 August 1985
  • Label: Fiction
  • Formats: LP, MC, CD
760663112414UK: Gold[15]

US: Gold[16]

1987Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
  • Released: 25 May 1987
  • Label: Fiction
  • Formats: 2×LP, MC, CD
635942314133UK: Gold[15]

US: Platinum[16]

1989Disintegration
  • Released: 2 May 1989
  • Label: Fiction
  • Formats: LP, MC, CD
3129561367104UK: Gold[15]

US: 2× Platinum[16]
GER: Gold[17]
SWI: Gold[18]

1992Wish
  • Released: 21 April 1992
  • Label: Fiction
  • Formats: LP, MC, CD
1211462237108UK: Gold[15]

US: Platinum[16]
CAN: Gold
AUS: Platinum[19]
SWI: Gold[18]

1996Wild Mood Swings
  • Released: 6 May 1996
  • Label: Fiction
  • Formats: LP, MC, CD
9125122737101329US: Gold[16]
2000Bloodflowers
  • Released: 15 February 2000
  • Label: Fiction
  • Formats: LP, MC, CD
14161122355041553SWI: Gold[18]
2004The Cure
  • Released: 28 June 2004
  • Labels: I AM, Geffen
  • Formats: LP, CD, CD+DVD
87281243373210105UK: Silver[15]
20084:13 Dream
  • Released: 27 October 2008
  • Labels: I AM, Geffen
  • Format: LP, CD
331630288213832173615
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Live albums[edit]

YearAlbum detailsPeak chart positions
UK
[2]
US
[3]
AUS
[5][6]
AUT
[7]
GER
[9]
NLD
[10]
NZ
[11]
SWE
[13]
SWI
[14]
1984Concert: The Cure Live
  • Released: 22 October 1984
  • Label: Fiction
  • Formats: LP, MC, CD
26863137
1991Entreat
  • Released: 11 September 1990
  • Label: Fiction
  • Formats: LP, MC, CD
10251988831
1993Show
  • Released: 13 September 1993
  • Label: Fiction
  • Formats: LP, MC, CD
294216163771363437
Paris
  • Released: 25 October 1993
  • Label: Fiction
  • Formats: LP, MC, CD
5611872
2011Bestival Live 2011119799894
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Compilation albums[edit]

YearAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsCertifications
UK
[2]
US
[3]
AUS
[5][6]
AUT
[7]
FRA
[8]
GER
[9]
NLD
[10]
NZ
[11]
NOR
[12]
SWE
[13]
SWI
[14]
1980Boys Don't Cry
  • Released: 5 February 1980
  • Label: Fiction
  • Formats: LP, MC
6025UK: Platinum[15]
1981Happily Ever After
  • Released: 8 September 1981
  • Label: A&M
  • Formats: 2×LP, MC
1983Japanese Whispers
  • Released: 12 December 1983
  • Label: Fiction
  • Formats: LP, MC, CD
26181138UK: Silver[15]
1986Standing on a Beach
(aka Staring at the Sea)
  • Released: 19 May 1986
  • Label: Fiction
  • Formats: LP, MC, CD
44823632711UK: Gold[15]

US: 2×Platinum[16]
AUS: 3×Platinum[19]
GER: Gold[17]
SWI: Gold[18]

1990Mixed Up
  • Released: 5 November 1990
  • Label: Fiction
  • Formats: LP, MC, CD
814122451163126UK: Gold[15]

US: Platinum[16]

1991Assemblage CD Collection
  • Released: 1991
  • Label: Fiction
  • Format: 12 CD box-set
1997Galore
  • Released: 3 November 1997
  • Label: Fiction
  • Formats: 2×LP, MC, CD
37324551813154UK: Silver[15]

US: Gold[16]
AUS: Gold[20]

2001Greatest Hits
  • Released: 12 November 2001
  • Label: Fiction
  • Formats: 2×LP, MC, CD, 2×CD
3358273422244824UK: Platinum[15]

AUS: Gold[21]

2004Join the Dots: B-Sides & Rarities 1978>2001 The Fiction Years
  • Released: 26 January 2004
  • Label: Fiction
  • Format: 4 CD box-set
98
[22]
10629
20064play
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Extended plays[edit]

YearAlbum detailsPeak chart positions
UK
[2]
FRA
[8]
SPA
[23]
1982A Single34
1983The Walk
  • Released: 1983
  • Label: Sire
  • Format: 12-inch mini-LP
1985Half an Octopuss
  • Released: 8 December 1985
  • Label: Fiction
  • Format: 12-inch
1986Quadpus
  • Released: 1 July 1986
  • Label: Fiction
  • Format: 10-inch
1988The Peel Sessions
1990Integration
  • Released: 1990
  • Label: Elektra
  • Format: 4 CDS box-set
1993Lost Wishes
  • Released: 16 November 1993
  • Label: Fiction
  • Format: CS
1993Sideshow
  • Released: 14 September 1993
  • Label: Fiction
  • Format: CDS
1997Five Swing Live
  • Released: 10 June 1997
  • Label: Fiction
  • Format: CDS
2006Festival 2005
  • Released: 26 December 2006
  • Labels: Geffen
  • Format: CDS
2008Hypnagogic States
  • Released: 13 September 2008
  • Labels: Geffen
  • Format: CDS
391
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Singles[edit]

1970s[edit]

YearTitlePeak chart positionsAlbum
UK
[2][4]
US
[24]
US Mod
[24]
AUS
[5][6]
AUT
[7]
FRA
[8]
GER
[25]
IRE
[26]
NZ
[11]
SPA
[23][27]
1978"Killing an Arab"Non-album single
1979"Boys Don't Cry"9922
"Jumping Someone Else's Train"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

1980s[edit]

YearTitlePeak chart positionsAlbum
UK
[2][4]
US
[24]
US Mod
[24]
AUS
[5][6]
AUT
[7]
FRA
[8]
GER
[25]
IRE
[26]
NZ
[11]
SPA
[23][27]
1980"A Forest"3138Seventeen Seconds
1981"Primary"4329Faith
"Charlotte Sometimes"4431Non-album single
1982"The Hanging Garden"34Pornography
"Let's Go to Bed"441517Non-album single
1983"The Walk"123419
"The Love Cats"761523
1984"The Caterpillar"145120The Top
1985"In Between Days"15991623451715The Head on the Door
"Close to Me"24717445
1986"Boys Don't Cry (New Voice – New Mix)"2226281991031Non-album single
1987"Why Can't I Be You?"215416292912165Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
"Catch"2777591630
"Just Like Heaven"29408933153125
1988"Hot Hot Hot!!!"4568188
1989"Lullaby"57423285223374Disintegration
"Fascination Street"461
"Lovesong"182282211339
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

1990s[edit]

YearTitlePeak chart positionsAlbum
UK
[2][4]
US
[24]
US Mod
[24]
AUS
[5][6][28]
AUT
[7]
FRA
[8]
GER
[25]
IRE
[26]
NZ
[11]
SPA
[23][27]
1990"Pictures of You"24711989189Disintegration
"Never Enough"13721221761114Mixed Up
"Close to Me (remix)"1397554942718
1992"High"842152711146419Wish
"Friday I'm in Love"618139131647
"A Letter to Elise"2822313
1996"The 13th"15441531552237Wild Mood Swings
"Mint Car"315814100
"Gone!"60
1997"Strange Attraction"
"Wrong Number"6287043Galore
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

2000s[edit]

YearTitlePeak chart positionsAlbum
UK
[2][4]
US
[24]
US Mod
[24]
AUS
[28]
AUT
[7]
FRA
[8]
GER
[25]
IRE
[26]
NZ
[11]
SPA
[23][27]
2001"Cut Here"5483857910Greatest Hits
2004"The End of the World"2519704742The Cure
"Taking Off"3967739
"alt.end"
2008"The Only One"483180287714:13 Dream
"Freakshow"899130781
"Sleep When I'm Dead"688436801
"The Perfect Boy"789137862
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Promotional singles[edit]

YearTitlePeak chart positionsAlbum
US Mod
[24]
1982"Lament"Flexipop magazine promo
1990"Hello, I Love You"6Rubáiyát: Elektra's 40th Anniversary
1993"Purple Haze"2Stone Free: A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix
2000"Out of This World"Bloodflowers
"Maybe Someday"10
2001"Just Say Yes"Greatest Hits

Video albums[edit]

YearAlbum detailsCertifications
1986Staring at the Sea: The Images
The Cure Live in Japan
  • Released: 1986
  • Label: Toshiba
  • Formats: VHS, Betamax
1988The Cure in Orange
  • Released: 23 February 1988
  • Label: Universal
  • Formats: VHS, LD, 2×VCD
1991Picture Show
  • Released: 23 July 1991
  • Label: Fiction
  • Formats: VHS, LD, DVD
1992Play Out
  • Released: 1 September 1992
  • Label: Fiction
  • Formats: VHS, LD
1993Show
  • Released: 26 October 1993
  • Label: Fiction
  • Formats: VHS, 2×CD-i, LD, 2×LD
1997Galore: The Videos 1987–1997
  • Released: 28 October 1997
  • Label: Fiction
  • Formats: VHS, VCD
2001Greatest Hits
  • Released: 11 December 2001
  • Label: Fiction
  • Formats: DVD, VHS
2003The Cure: Trilogy
  • Released: 3 June 2003
  • Label: Fiction
  • Formats: 2×DVD, 2×VHS, Blu-ray
  • US: Platinum[16]
  • GER: Gold[17]
  • CAN: Platinum
2006Festival 2005
  • Released: 5 December 2006
  • Label: Geffen
  • Format: DVD

Music videos[edit]

YearTitleDirector[29][30]
1978"10:15 Saturday Night"Piers Bedford
1980"A Forest"David Hillier
"Play for Today"
1981"Primary"Bob Rickerd
"Other Voices"
"Charlotte Sometimes"Mick Mansfield
1982"The Hanging Garden"Chris Gabrin
"Let's Go to Bed"Tim Pope
1983"The Walk"
"The Lovecats"
1984"The Caterpillar"
1985"In Between Days"
"Close to Me"
1986"Killing an Arab"
"Boys Don't Cry"
"Jumping Someone Else's Train"
"A Night Like This"
1987"Why Can't I Be You?"
"Catch"
"Just Like Heaven"
1988"Hot Hot Hot!!!"
1989"Lullaby"
"Fascination Street"
"Lovesong"
1990"Pictures of You"
"Never Enough"
"Close to Me" (remix)
1992"High"
"Friday I'm in Love"
"A Letter to Elise"Aubrey Powell
1996"The 13th"Sophie Muller
"Mint Car"Richard Heslop
"Gone!"Steve Hanft
1997"Wrong Number"Tim Pope
2001"Cut Here"Richard Anthony[31]
"Just Say Yes"
2004"The End of the World"Floria Sigismondi[32]
"Taking Off"The Saline Project[33][34]
"alt.end"
2008"The Only One"[35]
"Freakshow"[36]
"Sleep When I'm Dead"[37]
"The Perfect Boy"[38]

Other appearances[edit]

YearTrackAlbum
1981"One Hundred Years" (demo)Annual Report
1982"Lament"Flexpop Magazine
1990"Hello, I Love You"Rubáiyát
"Lullaby (Remix)"Gänsehaut & Herzklopfen
"A Walk With The Cure"[B]November 90: Mixes 1
1991"Close to Me (Closer Mix)"The Brits 1991
1993"Purple Haze"Stone Free: A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix
1994"Burn"The Crow soundtrack
1995"Young Americans"104.9
"Dredd Song"Judge Dredd soundtrack
1998"World in My Eyes"For the Masses
"More Than This"The X-Files: The Album
2000"Watching Me Fall (Underdog Remix)"American Psycho: Music from the Controversial Motion Picture
2004"A Forest (Acoustic Version)"Essential Glastonbury
2005"Love"Make Some Noise
2007"Make Me Bad"/"In Between Days"[C]MTV Unplugged: Korn

References[edit]

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