Galore (The Cure album)

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Galore
Galore cure album.jpg
Greatest hits album by
Released28 October 1997
Recorded1987–1997
Length72:47
LabelFiction (UK)
Elektra (US)
The Cure chronology
Wild Mood Swings
(1996)
Galore
(1997)
Bloodflowers
(2000)
Singles from Galore
  1. "Wrong Number"
    Released: November 17, 1997

Galore: The Singles 1987–1997 is the second singles compilation by The Cure. It contains singles from the years 1987–1997. The song "Wrong Number" is the only new song on the album.

Release[edit]

Galore was first released in the US on 28 October 1997 by record label Elektra.[1] It was then released in the UK and Europe by Fiction on 3 November. It spans the singles from the second part of the Cure's career, beginning with their seventh album Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me and ending with their tenth album Wild Mood Swings. The Cure introduced the album with two full-length shows in October 1997 at the American Legion Hall in Los Angeles and Irving Plaza in New York City.

A single, "Wrong Number", was released in United States in November 1997.[2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[3]
Christgau's Consumer Guide(neither)[4]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music[5]
Entertainment WeeklyB[6]
NME3/10[7]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide[8]
Spin7/10[9]

Galore has been generally well received by critics. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic praised the album, writing "Galore emphatically confirms the Cure's status as one of the best and most adventurous alternative bands of the '80s."[3] Nathan Brackett and Christian Hoard from The Rolling Stone Album Guide wrote that "Galore collects the best of the late Eighties/early Nineties Cure, plus a load of late filler", and were more reserved in their praise, describing the record as a "feeble remix album."[8]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Why Can't I Be You?"3:14
2."Catch"2:45
3."Just Like Heaven (Remix)"3:32
4."Hot Hot Hot!!! (Remix)"3:35
5."Lullaby (Remix)"4:09
6."Fascination Street (Remix)"4:20
7."Lovesong (Remix)"3:28
8."Pictures of You (Single Edit)"4:48
9."Never Enough (Single Version)"4:28
10."Close to Me (Closest Mix)"4:21
11."High (Single Mix)"3:33
12."Friday I'm in Love"3:36
13."A Letter to Elise (7" Remix Edit)"4:20
14."The 13th (Swing Radio Mix)"4:17
15."Mint Car (Radio Mix)"3:31
16."Strange Attraction"4:21
17."Gone! (Radio Mix)"4:27
18."Wrong Number (Single Mix)"6:01
Total length:72:47

Tracks 1–4 originally appeared on Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me, tracks 5–8 appeared on Disintegration, tracks 9–10 appeared on Mixed Up, tracks 11–13 appeared on Wish, and tracks 14–17 appeared on Wild Mood Swings. Remixed versions of 11 of these 14 tracks are included on Galore.

Personnel[edit]

Production

Charts[edit]

Chart performance for Galore
Chart (1997) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[10] 45
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[11] 81
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[12] 51
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[13] 31
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[14] 54
UK Albums (OCC)[15] 37
US Billboard 200[16] 32

Certifications[edit]

Certifications for Galore
Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[17] Gold 35,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[18] Silver 60,000^
United States (RIAA)[19] Gold 500,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

See also[edit]

  • Standing on a Beach – The Cure's first decade-spanning singles collection, for the years 1978–1985

References[edit]

  1. ^ "none" (PDF). Billboard. 25 October 1997. p. 6. Retrieved 21 July 2022.
  2. ^ "The Cure – Boys Don't Cry (New Voice • Club Mix) (1986, Vinyl)". Discogs.
  3. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Galore: The Singles 1987–1997 – The Cure". AllMusic.
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert (15 October 2000). "The Cure". Christgau's Consumer Guide: Albums of the '90s. Macmillan Publishing. ISBN 9780312245603.
  5. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Omnibus Press. ISBN 9780857125958.
  6. ^ Eddy, Chuck (12 December 1997). "Galore Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 13 November 2012.
  7. ^ Cigarettes, Johnny. "The Cure: Galore - The Singles 1987 - 1997". NME. Archived from the original on 30 September 2000. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  8. ^ a b "The Cure: Album Guide". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 20 September 2011. Retrieved 13 November 2012.
  9. ^ Bernstein, Jonathan (January 1998). "The Cure: Galore: The Singles 1987-1997 (Elektra)/The Psychedelic Furs: Should God Forget: A Retrospective (Columbia/Legacy)". Spin. SPIN Media LLC. pp. 114–5. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  10. ^ "Australiancharts.com – The Cure – Galore". Hung Medien. Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  11. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – The Cure – Galore" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  12. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – The Cure – Galore" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  13. ^ "Charts.nz – The Cure – Galore". Hung Medien. Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  14. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – The Cure – Galore". Hung Medien. Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  15. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  16. ^ "The Cure Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  17. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2001 Albums" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association. 14 July 2021.
  18. ^ "British album certifications – Cure – Galore". British Phonographic Industry. 22 July 2013. Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  19. ^ "American album certifications – The Cure – Galore". Recording Industry Association of America. 17 October 2001.