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Encyclopedia > Faith (The Cure album)
Faith
Album cover
Album by The Cure
Released September 1, 1981
Recorded ???
Genre Alternative Rock
Length 36:54
Label A&M
Producer(s) The Cure,
Mike Hedges
Professional reviews
The Cure chronology
Seventeen Seconds
(1980)
Faith
(1981)
Pornography
(1982)

Faith is the third album by British alternative rock band The Cure, released in 1981 (see 1981 in music). Cover for album Faith by The Cure. ... An album is a collection of related audio tracks, released together commercially in an audio format to the public. ... The Cure is a British pop 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 (MCMLXXXI) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... The terms alternative rock and alternative music were coined in the early 1980s to describe punk rock-inspired music genres which didnt fit into the mainstream genres of the 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, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the performers, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... The Cure is a British pop 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 metadata database about music owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links Description: Rating stars. ... The Cure is a British pop band widely seen as one of the leading pioneers of the British alternative rock and post-punk scenes of the 1980s. ... Seventeen Seconds is an album by The Cure, released in April, 1980 by Fiction Records. ... Pornography is the title of the fifth album by British alternative rock band The Cure, which was released in 1982 (see 1982 in music). ... An album is a collection of related audio tracks, released together commercially in an audio format to the public. ... The terms alternative rock and alternative music were coined in the early 1980s to describe punk rock-inspired music genres which didnt fit into the mainstream genres of the time. ... The Cure is a British pop band widely seen as one of the leading pioneers of the British alternative rock and post-punk scenes of the 1980s. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) 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. It is sometimes described as the "calm before the storm" of the group's next, darker, album, Pornography. One of the songs on the album, "The Drowning Man", is inspired by the Gormenghast novels by Mervyn Peake. Pornography is the title of the fifth album by British alternative rock band The Cure, which was released in 1982 (see 1982 in music). ... 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 lead singer Robert Smith's lack of faith and his desire to find it. Robert Smith Robert James Smith (born April 21, 1959 in Blackpool, England), a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, is the lead singer and driving force behind English post-punk band The Cure since its founding in 1976. ...


Faith was reissued on April 25, 2005 as part of Universal Music's Deluxe Edition series. The new edition features a remastered version of the album, as well as the song "Carnage Visors" on disc one, while disc two contains demo and live tracks, as well as the non-album single "Charlotte Sometimes". April 25 is the 115th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (116th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Note: This page should be merged with Music Corporation of America. ... Carnage Visors is a short film made by Ric Gallup. ...

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

Carnage Visors is a short film made by Ric Gallup. ...

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)

Carnage Visors is a short film made by Ric Gallup. ...

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)"

Forever is an improvisational song from The Cure. ...

Personnel

Concert of The Cure in Fort St Père France Pic. ... A Fender Jazz Bass Bass guitar (also called electric bass guitar, electric bass, or simply bass) refers to an electric bass or an electric/acoustic string instrument with a similar appearance to the guitar, but with a larger body, commonly four strings, longer scale neck and tuned an octave lower... Robert Smith Robert James Smith (born April 21, 1959 in Blackpool, England), a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, is the lead singer and driving force behind English post-punk band The Cure since its founding in 1976. ... A guitar is a stringed musical instrument. ... 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. ... Laurence Lol Tolhurst was a founding member and drummer/keyboardist for the UK band The Cure. ... 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

 
 

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