Greatest Hits (The Cure album)
|Greatest hits album by The Cure|
|Released||13 November 2001|
69:26 (bonus disc)
|The Cure compilations chronology|
|Singles from The Cure: Greatest Hits|
|The Rolling Stone Album Guide|||
Greatest Hits is a 2001 compilation album by The Cure. The band's relationship with longtime label Fiction Records came to a close, and The Cure were obliged to release one final album for the label. Robert Smith agreed to release a greatest hits album under the condition that he could choose the tracks himself. The band also recorded a special studio album released as a bonus disc to some versions of the album. The disc, titled Acoustic Hits, is the eighteen songs from the North American release re-recorded using acoustic guitars.
The subsequently released Greatest Hits features select singles from their then-25 year history, along with the two new tracks "Cut Here" and "Just Say Yes". All songs were newly remastered specifically for the collection.
In an effort to provide something new for the hardcore fans who owned the previously released songs, Robert arranged for the band and former member Boris Williams to re-record acoustic versions of the Greatest Hits. Only the select first pressings of Greatest Hits were bundled with the bonus disc of Acoustic Hits.
Greatest Hits was also released on VHS and DVD. The video track listing mirrors that of the North American audio CD, with the exception of "The Caterpillar", "Pictures of You" and "Close to Me (Closest Mix)" which appear as hidden easter eggs. Six of the acoustic performances also appear on the DVD.
|North American (Elektra) / European (Fiction/Polydor) release
||UK release (Fiction/Polydor)
Bonus disc (Acoustic Hits)
Acoustic Hits, the bonus disc features newly recorded acoustic versions of songs.
- "Boys Don't Cry"
- "A Forest"
- "Let's Go to Bed"
- "The Walk"
- "The Lovecats"
- "Inbetween Days"
- "Close to Me"
- "Why Can't I Be You?"
- "Just Like Heaven"
- "Never Enough"
- "Friday I'm in Love"
- "Mint Car"
- "Wrong Number"
- "Cut Here"
- "Just Say Yes"
The following are the personnel for the acoustic bonus disc only.
- Robert Smith – vocals, guitar
- Simon Gallup – bass guitar
- Perry Bamonte – guitar
- Roger O'Donnell – piano, harmonium
- Jason Cooper – drums, percussion
- Boris Williams – percussion
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- Jeff Apter Never Enough: The Story of The Cure- 2009 "Despite the guiding hand of Robert Smith, the differences between The Cure Greatest Hits, which appeared in 2003, and ... Greatest Hits featured 'Just Say Yes', a good-natured vocal trade-off between Smith and Republica shouter Saffron, ..."
- Amazon.com: Greatest Hits: Deluxe Sound & Vision: Music: The Cure