The Walk (The Cure song)

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"The Walk"
Single by The Cure
from the album Japanese Whispers
Released June 27, 1983
Format 7" , 12"
Recorded February 1983
Genre New wave, synthpop, darkwave
Length 3:33
Label Fiction
Producer(s) Steve Nye
The Cure singles chronology
"Let's Go to Bed"
"The Walk"
"The Love Cats"
Music video
"The Walk" on YouTube

"The Walk" is the name of a 1983 single by The Cure. It later appeared on their album Japanese Whispers

"The Walk" was something of a commercial breakthrough for the group with regard to their singles output, peaking at #12 to give them their first entry into the UK top 20. It was also the first of their 17 consecutive Irish top 20 hits between 1983 and 1992.

One of the three B-sides is "Lament", which is a re-recording of a promo-single released in late 1982 for the Flexipop magazine. Unlike the earlier version, which was garbled and experimental, the lyrics are understandable and the music has a different composition.

The Cure recorded a completely new version of this song for their remix album Mixed Up, as the original master tapes could not be located. They later recorded an acoustic version for their Greatest Hits compilation.

Track listing[edit]

UK 7"[edit]

  1. "The Walk"
  2. "The Dream"

UK 12"[edit]

  1. "The Upstairs Room
  2. "The Dream"
  3. "The Walk"
  4. "Lament"

US mini-LP[edit]

  1. "The Upstairs Room"
  2. "Just One Kiss"
  3. "The Dream"
  4. "The Walk"
  5. "Lament"
  6. "Let's Go To Bed" (Extended Version)

[USA and Canada only] The Extended "Let's Go To Bed" only available on some later European releases (810 752-1 Holland vinyl)



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