Gone! (The Cure song)

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"Gone!"
Gone1.jpg
Single by The Cure
from the album Wild Mood Swings
Released December 2, 1996
Format CD
Recorded 1995
Genre Jazz[1]
Length 4:25
Label Fiction
Writer(s) Bamonte, Cooper, Gallup, O'Donnell and Smith
Producer(s)
The Cure singles chronology
"Strange Attraction"
(1996)
"Gone!"
(1996)
"Wrong Number"
(1997)

"Gone!" is a song by English rock band The Cure, released as the fourth and final single from their tenth studio album Wild Mood Swings in December 1996. The single contained numerous remixes as B-sides.

Music video[edit]

A video was recorded for the song at a live concert in Los Angeles in August 1996.

Release[edit]

Released on December 2, 1996, the song did not achieve commercial success, reaching number 60 on the UK Singles Chart,[2] and was played infrequently at concerts, despite the band having performed it on Later with Jools Holland.

In an overview of the band's career, Clash magazine said that, alongside "The 13th", "Gone!" has become known for dividing fans, describing them as "love/hate affairs", but noted they "still [show] a band happy to experiment and play with conventions."[3] Peter Parrish of Stylus Magazine described "Gone!" as containing an "um-pa-pa horn action and rinky-dink keyboards."[4]

Track listing[edit]

CD 1

  1. "Gone! (Radio Mix)"
  2. "The 13th (Feels Good Mix)"
  3. "This Is a Lie (Ambient Mix)"
  4. "Strange Attraction (Strange Mix)"

CD 2

  1. "Gone! (Radio Mix)"
  2. "Gone! (Critter Mix)"
  3. "Gone! (Ultra Living Mix)"
  4. "Gone! (Spacer Mix)"

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sutherland, Mark (4 May 1996). "The Cure – Wild Mood Swings". NME. Archived from the original on 17 August 2000. Retrieved 27 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "Cure | Full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". Official Charts. Retrieved May 15, 2016. 
  3. ^ Walker-Smart, Sam. "Complete Guide: The Cure". Clash. Retrieved 25 February 2017. 
  4. ^ Parrish, Peter (9 November 2004). "Playing God: The Cure - Wild Mood Swings". Stylus. Archived from the original on 30 March 2014. Retrieved 25 February 2017. 

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