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Japanese Whispers:
The Cure Singles Nov 82:Nov 83
Japanese Whispers:The Cure Singles Nov 82:Nov 83 cover
Compilation album by The Cure
Released 1983
Recorded November 1982 - April 1983
Genre New Wave
Length 28:27
Label Fiction Records
Producer(s) Chris Parry, Steve Nye, Robert Smith, Phil Thornalley
Professional reviews
The Cure chronology
Pornography
(1982)
Japanese Whispers
(1983)
Concert
(1984)

Japanese Whispers: The Cure Singles Nov 82:Nov 83 is a compilation album by British new wave group The Cure. It was released in late 1983 by their record company, Fiction Records. Image File history File links Jwhispers. ... A compilation album is a musical album featuring songs or tunes with some common characteristics. ... The Cure are a successful English rock band, widely seen as one of the leading pioneers of the British alternative rock scene of the 1980s. ... 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. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Fiction Records is a record label that was started in 1978 by Chris Parry. ... 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. ... Steve Nye is a music producer for several artists. ... Robert James Smith (born April 21, 1959 in Blackpool, England), a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, has been the lead singer of British post-punk band The Cure since its founding in 1976. ... Phil Thornalley was born in London, England on January 5th, 1960. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music, owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links 3_stars. ... The Cure are a successful English rock band, widely seen as one of the leading pioneers of the British alternative rock scene of the 1980s. ... Pornography is the fourth studio album by British gothic rock/alternative rock band The Cure, which was released in 1982 (see 1982 in music). ... Concert is the first live album of the English rock band The Cure. ... A compilation album is a musical album featuring songs or tunes with some common characteristics. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A musical ensemble is, by definition, a group of three or more musicians who gather to perform music. ... The Cure are a successful English rock band, widely seen as one of the leading pioneers of the British alternative rock scene of the 1980s. ... The record industry (or recording industry) is the industry that manufactures and distributes mechanical recordings of music. ... Fiction Records is a record label that was started in 1978 by Chris Parry. ...


Essentially, this is a collected release of the singles "Let's Go to Bed", "The Walk" and "Lovecats". The other tracks are the b-sides of these singles. They were recorded when the band was in a transitional phase after bassist Simon Gallup had left following the recording of previous album, Pornography. Beginning with these singles, Laurence Tolhurst switched from drums to keyboards, a role he kept until his departure in 1989. A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... In recorded music, the terms A-side and B-side refer to the two sides of 7 inch vinyl records on which singles have been released since the 1950s. ... Martin Mendez aka Bass Player, bassist for swedish metal band Opeth A bassist is a musician who plays a double bass or electric bass (also referred to as bass guitar). ... Simon Johnathan Gallup was born on June 1, 1960 in Duxhurst, England. ... Pornography is the fourth studio album by British gothic rock/alternative rock band The Cure, which was released in 1982 (see 1982 in music). ... Laurence Lol Tolhurst (born Laurence Andrew Tolhurst on 3 February 1959 in Horley, Surrey, England) was a founding member and drummer/keyboardist for the UK goth rock band, The Cure. ... It has been suggested that Breakables be merged into this article or section. ... Piano, a well-known instance of keyboard instruments A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a musical keyboard. ...


The first two singles' tracks find The Cure essentially a duo, only employing a session drummer for the "Let's Go to Bed" tracks. Only for the last single's tracks, a full band was assembled with the addition of bassist/producer Phil Thornalley (who had worked with the band on Pornography) and drummer Andy Anderson, a lineup which would continue for the Concert live album. A drummer is a musician who plays the drums, particularly the drum kit, marching percussion, or hand drums. ... Martin Mendez aka Bass Player, bassist for swedish metal band Opeth A bassist is a musician who plays a double bass or electric bass (also referred to as bass guitar). ... 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. ... Phil Thornalley was born in London, England on January 5th, 1960. ... Andy Anderson was born in London, England on January 30th, 1951. ... Concert is the first live album of the English rock band The Cure. ... A live album is a musical recording containing recorded concert performances. ...


In later times, the singles' lead tracks were compiled onto the Staring at the Sea compilation album (1986), while all of the b-sides have included in the 2004 b-sides and rarities box set Join The Dots. Japanese Whispers will not be re-released with the other Cure albums in the current re-issue programme, since it was not considered a proper album by the band. Standing on a Beach, released in May of 1986, is a compilation album of The Cures officially released singles up to that point. ... A compilation album is a musical album featuring songs or tunes with some common characteristics. ... A box set (or boxed set) refers to one or more musical recordings, movies and television programs that are contained in a box made generally out of cardboard. ... Join the Dots: B-sides and Rarities is an album of The Cure, released in January 27, 2004 by his new record label Elektra / Asylum. ...


Track listing

All tracks written by Robert Smith and Laurence Tolhurst except as noted.

  1. "Let's Go to Bed" – 3:34
  2. "The Dream" (Smith) – 3:13
  3. "Just One Kiss" – 4:09
  4. "The Upstairs Room" – 3:31
  5. "The Walk" – 3:30
  6. "Speak My Language" – 2:41
  7. "Lament" (Smith) – 4:20
  8. "The Lovecats" (Smith) – 3:40

Lets Go to Bed is the name of a 1982 single by The Cure. ... The Walk is the name of a 1983 single by The Cure. ... Lament is the name of a song by British band, The Cure. ... The Lovecats is the name of a 1983 single by The Cure. ...

Personnel

The Cure
Robert Smith | Porl Thompson | Simon Gallup | Jason Cooper
The Cure personnel
Discography
Studio albums: Three Imaginary Boys | Seventeen Seconds | Faith | Pornography | The Top | The Head on the Door | Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me | Disintegration | Wish | Wild Mood Swings | Bloodflowers | The Cure
Live albums: Concert | Entreat | Paris | Show
Compilations: Boys Don't Cry | Japanese Whispers | Standing on a Beach / Staring at the Sea | Mixed Up | Galore | Greatest Hits | Join the Dots
EPs: Half an Octopuss & Quadpus | Lost Wishes | Five Swing Live
Singles: "Killing an Arab" | "Boys Don't Cry" | "Jumping Someone Else's Train" | "A Forest" | "Primary" | "Charlotte Sometimes" | "A Single" | "Let's Go to Bed" | "The Walk" | "The Lovecats" | "The Caterpillar" | "In Between Days" | "Close to Me" | "Why Can't I Be You?" | "Catch" | "Just Like Heaven" | "Hot Hot Hot!!!" | "Fascination Street" | "Lullaby" | "Lovesong" | "Pictures of You" | "Never Enough" | "Close to Me (remix)" | "High" | "Friday I'm in Love" | "A Letter to Elise" | "The 13th" | "Mint Car" | "Gone!" | "Strange Attraction" | "Wrong Number" | "Cut Here" | "End of the World" | "Taking Off" & "alt.end"
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