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Encyclopedia > Faith (Cure album)
Faith
Album cover
Album by The Cure
Released September 1, 1981
Recorded ???
Genre Alternative Rock
Length 36 min 54 sec
Label A&M
Producers The Cure,
Mike Hedges
Professional reviews
AMG 3.5/5 link
The Cure Chronology
Seventeen Seconds
(1980)
Faith
(1981)
Pornography
(1982)

Faith is the fourth album by British alternative rock band The Cure, released in 1981 (see 1981 in music). Cover for album Faith by The Cure. ... An album (from Latin albus white, blank, relating to a blank book in which something can be inserted) is a packaged collection of related things. ... Cover to The Cures 1989 album Disintegration The Cure is a British rock band widely seen as one of the leading pioneers of the British alternative rock and post-punk scenes of the 1980s. ... September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years). ... 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Musical genres are categories which contain music which share a certain style or which have certain elements in common. ... The terms alternative rock and alternative music1 were coined in the early 1980s to describe punk rock-inspired music genres which didnt fit into the mainstream genres of the time. ... A minute is: a unit of time equal to 1/60th of an hour and to 60 seconds. ... This article is about the unit of time. ... A record label is a brand created by companies that specialize in manufacturing, distributing and promoting audio and video recordings, on various formats including compact discs, LPs, DVD-Audio, SACDs, and cassettes. ... A&M Records is a record label formed in 1962 by Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss. ... In the music industry, record producer designates a person responsible for completing a master recording so that it is fit for release. ... Cover to The Cures 1989 album Disintegration The Cure is a British rock band widely seen as one of the leading pioneers of the British alternative rock and post-punk scenes of the 1980s. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a globally comprehensive metadata database about music owned by All Media Guide. ... Seventeen Seconds is an album by The Cure, released in April, 1980 by Fiction Records. ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Pornography is the fifth album by British alternative rock band The Cure, released in 1982 (see 1982 in music). ... 1982 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... An album (from Latin albus white, blank, relating to a blank book in which something can be inserted) is a packaged collection of related things. ... The terms alternative rock and alternative music1 were coined in the early 1980s to describe punk rock-inspired music genres which didnt fit into the mainstream genres of the time. ... Cover to The Cures 1989 album Disintegration The Cure is a British rock band widely seen as one of the leading pioneers of the British alternative rock and post-punk scenes of the 1980s. ... 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 1980 in music, other events of 1981, 1982 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music Events January 10 - Revival of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The Pirates of Penzance opens at Broadways Uris Theatre, starring Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith February 14...


The front cover of the album features a British Abbey in the fog.


Faith is considered a very bleak and hazy album. Its sometimes described as the "Calm before the storm" of the next darker album, "Pornography." One of the songs on the album, "The Drowning Man", is inspired by the Gormenghast novels by Mervyn Peake. Gormenghast is a fictional castle of titanic proportions that features prominently in a series of fantasy works penned by Mervyn Peake. ... Mervyn Laurence Peake (July 9, 1911 - November 17, 1968) was a British modernist writer, artist, poet and illustrator. ...


The album is basically about Smith's lack of Faith and his desire to find it. It is darker and far more depressing than "Pornography", due to "Pornography"'s angrier sound.


Faith was reissued 25 April, 2005 as part of Universal's Deluxe Edition series. The new edition featured a remastered version of the album as well as Carnage Visor on CD One, while CD Two contained demo and live tracks, as well as non-album single Charlotte Sometimes. April 25 is the 115th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (116th in leap years). ...

Contents


Track listing

All songs by Simon Gallup, Robert Smith and Laurence Tolhurst.


Original release

  1. "The Holy Hour" - 4:25
  2. "Primary" - 3:35
  3. "Other Voices" - 4:28
  4. "All Cats Are Grey" - 5:28
  5. "The Funeral Party" - 4:14
  6. "Doubt" - 3:11
  7. "The Drowning Man" - 4:50
  8. "Faith" - 6:43

(Cassette only, B Side)

  1. "Carnage Visors" - 27:29

2005 deluxe edition

Disc one:

  1. "The Holy Hour" (4:25)
  2. "Primary" (3:35)
  3. "Other Voices" (4:28)
  4. "All Cats Are Grey" (5:28)
  5. "The Funeral Party" (4:14)
  6. "Doubt" (3:11)
  7. "The Drowning Man" (4:50)
  8. "Faith" (6:43)
  9. "Carnage Visors" (27:29)

Disc Two (Rarities 1980-1981):

  1. "Faith (Robert Smith home demo)"
  2. "Doubt (Robert Smith home demo)"
  3. "Drowning (group home demo)"
  4. "The Holy Hour (group home demo)"
  5. "Primary (studio out-take)"
  6. "Going Home Time (studio out-take)"
  7. "The Violin Song (studio out-take)"
  8. "A Normal Story (studio out-take)"
  9. "All Cats Are Grey (live)"
  10. "The Funeral Party (live)"
  11. "Other Voices (live)"
  12. "The Drowning Man (live)"
  13. "Faith (live)"
  14. "Forever (live)"
  15. "Charlotte Sometimes (single)"

Personnel

Fender Precision Bass Bass Guitar is a popular term that refers to electric and acoustic basses - stringed instruments similar in design to the guitar, but with longer scale and tuned lower in pitch. ... Robert James Smith (born April 21, 1959), a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, is the lead singer and driving force behind English post-punk/gothic rock band The Cure since its founding in 1976. ... The classical guitar typically has 3 nylon and 3 nickel-wound strings. ... A keyboard instrument is a musical instrument played with a musical keyboard. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ...

Production

  • Producers: The Cure, Mike Hedges
  • Engineers: Mike Hedges, Dave Kemp
  • Assistant engineer: Martyn Webster

Charts

Singles - Billboard (North America) An example of a Billboard Magazine. ...

Year Single Chart Position
1981 "Primary" Club Play Singles 25

  Results from FactBites:
 
The Cure (636 words)
The chilling catharsis of 'Faith' and 'Pornography' still blows through their landscape, and though Smith himself argues against his past every day, he retains it to return to in everything he does.
Even in their most extreme moods, 'A Night Like This', and 'Lullaby' (unthinkable today without its accompanying video), The Cure capture a moment which is too fleeting to feel: unspeakable joy, unimaginable terror, a talent not so much for stating the obvious as being aware that it's obvious to begin with.
There are other moods to The Cure, of course, which are not repeated here, the grinning inanity of the 'Wish' album for example; the cathedral gloom of 'Faith': they perhaps await another compilation.
umusic.ca :: The Cure (2577 words)
Smitten with The Cure since his early teens, Robinson had publicly stated that working with the band would be his ultimate achievement, and his determination to make this their best album ever has pushed them to new limits, which is why theyre happy to call this one simply - The Cure.
When the fourth album, 1982s unrelentingly grim Pornography, proved to be the first Cure album to enter the British Top Ten album chart, it was obvious that the rule book and The Cure had nothing in common.
The result is that, although the album includes songs covering a range of musical styles, the emotional intensity of every performance never flags, so that a tuneful pop gem is delivered with the same conviction as a grinding single-riff onslaught.
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