Paris (The Cure album)

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Live album by The Cure
Released October 26, 1993
Recorded October 19–20-21, 1992
Le Zénith de Paris
Genre Gothic rock, Alternative rock
Length 57:37
Label Fiction (UK)
Elektra (U.S.)
The Cure live albums chronology
Bestival Live 2011
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone (favorable)[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2/5 stars[3]

Paris is a live album recorded by The Cure at Le Zénith de Paris, in October 1992 during their Wish tour, but released in 1993.

Paris was released at the same time as Show, which was recorded in the United States. The album features more cult classics like "The Figurehead" and "One Hundred Years" than Show, which is generally more single-friendly. A marked feature of the recordings is the ecstatic fervour with which the band are received by the Parisian audience; "Play for Today" is accompanied by the crowd singing along to the keyboard line. This period marked the high-water mark of the band's popularity – and this is notable from the reaction. Paris featured songs of the 80's, the darkest times of The Cure, the rendition of songs is very dark, almost apocalyptic in mood.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Figurehead" (Pornography) – 7:26
  2. "One Hundred Years" (Pornography) – 7:15
  3. "At Night" (Seventeen Seconds) – 6:39
  4. "Play for Today" (Seventeen Seconds) – 3:50
  5. "Apart" (Wish) – 6:37
  6. "In Your House" (Seventeen Seconds) – 3:59
  7. "Lovesong" (Disintegration) – 3:31
  8. "Catch" (Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me) – 2:41
  9. "A Letter to Elise" (Wish) – 4:50
  10. "Dressing Up" (The Top) – 2:49
  11. "Charlotte Sometimes" (stand-alone single) – 3:58
  12. "Close to Me" (The Head on the Door) – 3:57



  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Paris – The Cure". AllMusic. 
  2. ^ Evans, Paul (1993-12-23). "Paris". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  3. ^ "The Cure: Album Guide". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2012-11-13.