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Encyclopedia > Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
Kiss Me. Kiss Me. Kiss Me.
Kiss Me. Kiss Me. Kiss Me. cover
Studio album by The Cure
Released May 1987
Recorded 1986
Genre Alternative rock, Gothic Rock
Length 74:35
Label Fiction
Producer(s) David M. Allen,
Robert Smith
Professional reviews
The Cure chronology
Staring at the Sea: the Singles
(1986)
Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
(1987)
Disintegration
(1989)

Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me is the seventh studio album by British alternative rock band The Cure, released in 1987, this album put The Cure into the American mainstream, becoming their first album to reach the Billboard Top 40, by 1990 it had sold a million Stateside copies. It was followed with another highly successful album in 1989 entitled Disintegration. Cover for album Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me by The Cure. ... A studio album is a collection of previously unreleased, studio-recorded tracks by a recording artist. ... The Cure are an English rock band that formed in Crawley, Sussex in 1976. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Alternative rock (also called alternative music or simply alternative; known primarily in the UK as indie) is a genre of rock music that emerged in the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. ... Gothic rock (sometimes called goth rock or simply, goth) is a genre of rock music that originated during the late 1970s. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Fiction Records is a record label that was founded in 1978 by Chris Parry as a home for The Cure. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Categories: Wikipedia articles needing factual verification | People stubs ... For other persons named Robert Smith, see Robert Smith (disambiguation). ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links 3. ... A typical example of Pitchforks main page, as of 12-12-06 Pitchfork Media, usually known simply as Pitchfork and occasionally shortened to P4K, pitchy, or pfork,[1] is a United States-based daily Internet publication devoted to music criticism and commentary, music news, and artist interviews. ... The Cure are an English rock band that formed in Crawley, Sussex in 1976. ... Staring at the Sea is the 1986 CD release from the British goth-rock band The Cure. ... Disintegration is the eighth studio album by rock band The Cure, released in 1989. ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ... Alternative rock (also called alternative music or simply alternative; known primarily in the UK as indie) is a genre of rock music that emerged in the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. ... The Cure are an English rock band that formed in Crawley, Sussex in 1976. ... Disintegration is the eighth studio album by rock band The Cure, released in 1989. ...

Contents

History

It was originally a double album, and was also released on a single CD. The album was made for CD, as Robert Smith wanted to take advantage of the CD's storage capabilities, which was almost double that of a two sided record. As such, this is the first Cure album to go over an hour (Approx 74 minutes), as opposed to the normal 30-45 minutes. In fact, one track had to be removed from the original album, due to time and space restrictions, on the CD.


This is the last album supposedly featuring founding member Lol Tolhurst in some small capacity. Robert Smith has stated that he wrote the song "Shiver and Shake" about Lol's diminishing role in the band.[1] Even though Lol is credited for playing other instruments on the next album, Disintegration, it has been officially stated that he did not contribute anything whatsoever. Special guest Andrew Brennan plays the saxophone on "Hey You!" and "Icing Sugar." Laurence Lol Tolhurst (born Laurence Andrew Tolhurst on February 3, 1959 in Horley, England) was a founding member and drummer/keyboardist for the UK band The Cure. ... Disintegration is the eighth studio album by rock band The Cure, released in 1989. ...


2006 re-release

The album was re-released in August 2006. The first disc finally features "Hey You!", the omitted track, and the second disc is comprised of a demo or live version of each song on the first disc, including a recording of "Why Can't I Be You?" from the final show of the Kissing Tour at the Wembley Arena. It was released August 8 in the U.S. and August 14 in the UK. is the 220th day of the year (221st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 226th day of the year (227th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Robert Smith stated on his website that there were so many missing tracks that he made three discs. One had the original album, one had demos of the B-Sides and never-before-heard tracks, and one had alternate-tracks of the songs from the album. Of course, he could only release one of the latter two. After discussing it with family and friends, he decided that the latter one was more qualified to be released. He said it wasn't impossible that the other disc may show up in a leak or another release.[2]


Track listing

All lyrics by Robert Smith; all music by Gallup, Smith, Thompson, Tolhurst, Williams


Original 1987 release

  1. "The Kiss" – 6:17
  2. "Catch" – 2:42
  3. "Torture" – 4:13
  4. "If Only Tonight We Could Sleep" – 4:50
  5. "Why Can't I Be You?" – 3:11
  6. "How Beautiful You Are" – 5:10
  7. "The Snakepit" – 6:56
  8. "Hey You!!!" [*] – 2:22
  9. "Just Like Heaven" – 3:30
  10. "All I Want" – 5:18
  11. "Hot Hot Hot!!!" – 3:32
  12. "One More Time" – 4:29
  13. "Like Cockatoos" – 3:38
  14. "Icing Sugar" – 3:48
  15. "The Perfect Girl" – 2:34
  16. "A Thousand Hours" – 3:21
  17. "Shiver and Shake" – 3:26
  18. "Fight" – 4:27

* "Hey You!!!" was removed from the original CD version for space reasons. Catch is the name of a 1987 single by The Cure from their album Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me. Track listing 7 Single Catch Breathe 12 single Catch A Chain Of Flowers Kyto Song (Live) A Night Like This (Live) Categories: | ... Why Cant I Be You? is the name of a 1987 single by The Cure from their album Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me. Track listing 7 Single Why Cant I Be You? A Japanese Dream 12 single Why Cant I Be You? (Extended Mix) A Japanese... Just Like Heaven is the name of a 1987 single by The Cure from their album Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me. ... Hot Hot Hot!!! is the name of a 1988 single by The Cure from their album Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me. ... A Compact Disc or CD is an optical disc used to store digital data, originally developed for storing digital audio. ...


2006 deluxe edition

Disc one

Original album, as above
(including "Hey You!!!" as track 8)

Disc two: Rarities 1986-1987

  1. "The Kiss" (Robert Smith Home demo)
  2. "The Perfect Girl" (Studio demo)
  3. "Like Cockatoos" (Studio demo)
  4. "All I Want" (Studio demo)
  5. "Hot Hot Hot !!!" (Studio demo)
  6. "Shiver and Shake" (Studio demo)
  7. "If Only Tonight We Could Sleep" (Studio demo)
  8. "Just Like Heaven" (Studio demo)
  9. "Hey You!!!" (Studio demo)
  10. "A Thousand Hours" (Studio alt mix)
  11. "Icing Sugar" (Studio alt mix)
  12. "One More Time" (Studio alt mix)
  13. "How Beautiful You Are" (Live bootleg)
  14. "The Snakepit" (Live bootleg)
  15. "Catch" (Live bootleg)
  16. "Torture" (Live bootleg)
  17. "Fight" (Live bootleg)
  18. "Why Can't I Be You?" (Live bootleg)
  • Tracks 1-9 are instrumental.

Personnel

For other persons named Robert Smith, see Robert Smith (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Piano, a well-known instance of keyboard instruments A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a musical keyboard. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... Simon Johnathon Gallup is an English musician born on June 1, 1960 in Duxhurst, England, and a member of the British post-punk band The Cure. ... The electric bass guitar (or electric bass) is a string instrument played with the fingers by plucking, slapping, or using a pick. ... Porl Thompson (born Paul Stephen Thompson on November 8, 1957 in Wimbledon, England) is an English musician best known for his work with The Cure. ... The saxophone (colloquially referred to as sax) is a conical-bored instrument of the woodwind family, usually made of brass and played with a single-reed mouthpiece like the clarinet. ... Laurence Lol Tolhurst (born Laurence Andrew Tolhurst, 3 February 1959, in Horley, Surrey, England) is a founding member and former drummer/keyboardist for the UK goth rock band, The Cure. ... Boris Peter Bransby-Williams (born April 24, 1957 in Versailles, France) is an English drummer best known for his work with The Cure (1984-1994). ... A percussion instrument is any object which produces a sound by being struck with an implement, shaken, rubbed, scraped, or by any other action which sets the object into vibration. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... Roger ODonnell (born October 29, 1955) is an Anglo-Irish musician best known for his work with bands; The Cure, Psychedelic Furs, the Thompson Twins and Berlin. ...

Production

  • Producers: Dave Allen, Robert Smith
  • Assistant producers: Sean Burrows, Jacques Hermet
  • Mixing: Bob Clearmountain

Charts

Album

Year Chart Position
1987 The Billboard 200 35
1987 UK Top 40 6
1987 Austria Top 40 4
1987 France Top 50 2
1987 Germany Top 40 4
1987 Sweden Top 40 13
1987 Switzerland Top 40 3

Singles - Billboard (North America) The Billboard 200 is a listing of the 200 highest selling music albums in the United States, published weekly in Billboard magazine. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... The Top 50 refers to a list of weekly hit singles, or albums. ...

Year Single Chart Position
1987 "Just Like Heaven" Hot Dance Music/Club Play 28
1987 "Just Like Heaven" Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 27
1987 "Just Like Heaven" The Billboard Hot 100 40
1987 "Why Can't I Be You?" Hot Dance Music/Club Play 27
1987 "Why Can't I Be You?" Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 8
1987 "Why Can't I Be You?" The Billboard Hot 100 54
1988 "Hot Hot Hot !!!" Hot Dance Music/Club Play 11
1988 "Hot Hot Hot !!!" Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 50
1988 "Hot Hot Hot !!!" The Billboard Hot 100 68

Sample

      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 | Trilogy | Festival 2005
      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
      Related bands: Malice | Easy Cure | Cult Hero | The Glove | Fools Dance | Presence | Babacar | Levinhurst

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