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The Cure Singles Nov 82 : Nov 83
|Compilation album by The Cure|
|Released||6 December 1983|
|Recorded||November 1982 – April 1983|
|Label||Fiction (UK), Sire (US)|
|Producer||Chris Parry, Steve Nye, Robert Smith, Phil Thornalley|
|The Cure compilations chronology|
|Singles from Japanese Whispers|
|The Rolling Stone Album Guide|||
It includes the singles "Let's Go to Bed", "The Walk" and "The Lovecats". Two other tracks are the B-sides of these singles, although "Mr. Pink Eyes" (the second B-side for "The Lovecats") was not included. The songs were recorded when the band was in a transitional phase after bassist Simon Gallup left following a tour to promote the previous album, Pornography. Beginning with these singles, Lol Tolhurst switched from drums to keyboards, a role he kept until his departure in 1989.
For the tracks from the "Let's Go to Bed" and "The Walk" singles, the Cure was a duo consisting of Tolhurst and Robert Smith, with the addition of session drummer Steve Goulding (a member of Graham Parker and the Rumour) for the tracks from "Let's Go to Bed". For "The Lovecats" single, a full band was assembled with the addition of bassist/producer Phil Thornalley, who had worked with the band on Pornography, and drummer Andy Anderson, a lineup which would continue for the Concert live album.
Japanese Whispers was the first Cure album to enter the Billboard 200 in the US, in early 1984.
All tracks written by Robert Smith and Laurence Tolhurst except as noted.
- "Let's Go to Bed" – 3:34
- "The Dream" (Smith) – 3:13
- "Just One Kiss" – 4:09
- "The Upstairs Room" – 3:31
- "The Walk" – 3:30
- "Speak My Language" – 2:41
- "Lament" (Smith) – 4:20
- "The Love Cats" (Smith) – 3:40
- Robert Smith – vocals, guitars, keyboards, bass guitar
- Lol Tolhurst – keyboards, drum machine, vibraphone (6, 8)
- Steve Goulding – drums (1, 3)
- Phil Thornalley – double bass (6, 8)
- Andy Anderson – drums (6, 8)
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Silver||60,000^|
*sales figures based on certification alone
- True, Chris. "Japanese Whispers – The Cure". AllMusic.
- Rolling Stone Album Guide
- Sputnikmusic review
- "British album certifications – The Cure – Japanese Wispers". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Enter Japanese Wispers in the search field and then press Enter.