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|Single by The Cure|
|from the album Faith|
|Released||March 20, 1981|
|Format||7" and 12" vinyl|
|The Cure singles chronology|
The song is unusual in that both Simon Gallup and Robert Smith play bass, with the effects pedals on Smith's giving the leads a unique sound. There are no guitars (other than bass) or keyboards played in the song.
"Primary" was the first song by The Cure to be remixed as a separate extended mix for release on 12" single (and not co-released on other formats, in the way the 12" version of "A Forest" was also the album version appearing on Seventeen Seconds, for example). In fact, the original 12" extended mix is, to this day, still only available on the original 12" single, which has never been reproduced on any other album, making it quite a rare item. The main difference between the 7" mix (also the album mix) and the 12" mix is that the extended mix lengthens the instrumental introductions to the song's verses.
- "Primary (Extended)"
- "Cure | Full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". Official Charts. Retrieved May 15, 2016.