Wish (The Cure album)

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Wish
Studio album by The Cure
Released24 March 1992
Recorded1991-1992 at The Manor in Oxfordshire, England
GenreAlternative rock, gothic rock
Length65:42
LabelFiction (UK)
Elektra (U.S.)
ProducerDavid M. Allen and Robert Smith
The Cure chronology
Disintegration
(1989)
Wish
(1992)
Wild Mood Swings
(1996)
Singles from Wish
  1. "High"
    Released: 16 March 1992
  2. "Friday I'm in Love"
    Released: 11 May 1992
  3. "A Letter to Elise"
    Released: 5 October 1992
 
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Wish
Studio album by The Cure
Released24 March 1992
Recorded1991-1992 at The Manor in Oxfordshire, England
GenreAlternative rock, gothic rock
Length65:42
LabelFiction (UK)
Elektra (U.S.)
ProducerDavid M. Allen and Robert Smith
The Cure chronology
Disintegration
(1989)
Wish
(1992)
Wild Mood Swings
(1996)
Singles from Wish
  1. "High"
    Released: 16 March 1992
  2. "Friday I'm in Love"
    Released: 11 May 1992
  3. "A Letter to Elise"
    Released: 5 October 1992
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars link
Entertainment WeeklyB link
Robert ChristgauC+ link
Rolling Stone4/5 stars link

Wish is the ninth studio album by British band The Cure, released on 24 March 1992.[1]

The record is the final studio album featuring Boris Williams and the first featuring Perry Bamonte, as well as being the last album featuring Porl Thompson for sixteen years. Special guest Kate Wilkinson plays the viola on the track "To Wish Impossible Things".

Although not as well received by critics as Disintegration (1989), Wish is the band's overall highest charting album, given its debut at number one in the UK and number two in the United States, where it sold more than 1.2 million copies.

The album's second single, "Friday I'm in Love", became one of the band's most popular songs – reaching number six in the UK, number seventeen in the US and number one in South Africa.

Wish also nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album in 1993.

Contents

Track listing

All songs by The Cure (Bamonte, Gallup, Smith, Thompson, Williams).

  1. "Open" – 6:51
  2. "High" – 3:37
  3. "Apart" – 6:40
  4. "From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea" – 7:44
  5. "Wendy Time" – 5:13
  6. "Doing the Unstuck" – 4:24
  7. "Friday I'm in Love" – 3:39
  8. "Trust" – 5:33
  9. "A Letter to Elise" – 5:14
  10. "Cut" – 5:55
  11. "To Wish Impossible Things" – 4:43
  12. "End" – 6:46

Extra tracks

Lost Wishes E.P.

Personnel

The Cure
Additional musicians

Production

Charts

Album

YearChartPosition
1992US Billboard 2002
Australian ARIA Albums Chart1

Singles

YearSingleChartPosition
1992"Friday I'm in Love"Hot Dance Music/Club Play32
Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales29
Mainstream Rock Tracks21
Modern Rock Tracks1
The Billboard Hot 10018
"High"Hot Dance Music/Club Play22
Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales27
Modern Rock Tracks1
The Billboard Hot 10042
"A Letter to Elise"Modern Rock Tracks2

References

External links

Preceded by
Up by Right Said Fred
UK number one album
2 May 1992 – 8 May 1992
Succeeded by
Stars by Simply Red
Preceded by
Blood Sugar Sex Magik
by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
10–16 May 1992
Succeeded by
Greatest Hits: 1966-1992 by Neil Diamond