Wish (The Cure album)
|Studio album by The Cure|
|Released||21 April 1992|
|Recorded||1991–1992 at The Manor in Oxfordshire, England|
|Genre||Alternative rock, gothic rock|
|Producer||David M. Allen and Robert Smith|
|The Cure chronology|
|Singles from Wish|
Wish is the ninth studio album by British alternative rock band The Cure, released on 21 April 1992, through Fiction Records in the UK and Elektra Records in the US. 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. While being a departure from the sound and mood of Disintegration (1989), Wish found the band moving into more of a pop direction, and received positive reviews upon release, including a four star review in Rolling Stone that stated: "For its cult of millions, the Cure offers the only kind of optimism that makes sense."  Wish was also the band's overall highest charting album, and most commercially successful in the band's career, 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. Wish was also nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album in 1993.
The album's first single was "High", released on 16 March 1992. The single peaked at number eight in the UK Singles Chart, forty-two in the US Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks. The album's second single, "Friday I'm in Love", released on 11 May 1992, became one of the band's most popular songs – reaching number six in the UK Singles Chart and number eighteen in the Billboard Hot 100, and number one in the Modern Rock Tracks. The final single was for "A Letter to Elise", going at number twenty-eight in the UK and 2 in the Modern Rock Tracks. On 16 November 1993, a limited EP called Lost Wishes was released on cassette with four new tracks on it.
All songs by The Cure (Bamonte, Gallup, Smith, Thompson, Williams).
- Open – 6:51
- High – 3:37
- Apart – 6:40
- From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea – 7:44
- Wendy Time – 5:13
- Doing the Unstuck – 4:24
- Friday I'm in Love – 3:39
- Trust – 5:33
- A Letter to Elise – 5:14
- Cut – 5:55
- To Wish Impossible Things – 4:43
- End – 6:46
Lost Wishes EP
- A Side
- Uyea Sound – 5:21
- Cloudberry – 5:19
- B Side
- Off to Sleep – 3:38
- The Three Sisters – 4:11
All credits taken from liner notes 
- The Cure
- Robert Smith – vocals, guitars, keyboards, 6-string bass
- Perry Bamonte – guitars, keyboards, 6-string bass, piano
- Simon Gallup – bass guitar, keyboards
- Porl Thompson – guitars
- Boris Williams – drums, percussion
- Additional musicians
- Kate Wilkinson – viola
- Producers: Dave Allen, The Cure
- Engineers: Dave Allen, Steve Whitfield
- Assistant engineer: Chris Bandy
- Mixing: Mark Saunders
- Mixing assistants: Andy Baker, William Parry, Danton Supple, Mark Warner
- Album Cover: Parched Art (Porl Thompson and Andy Vella)
|Australian Albums (ARIA)||1|
|Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)||14|
|German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)||6|
|Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)||22|
|New Zealand Albums (Recorded Music NZ)||3|
|Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)||7|
|Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)||10|
|Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)||8|
|UK Albums (OCC)||1|
|US Billboard 200||2|
|US Billboard Chart||55|
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