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Encyclopedia > Lost Wishes
"Lost Wishes"
Single cover
Single by The Cure
from the album Wish
Released November 16, 1993
Format Cassette
Recorded 1991
Genre Rock, Instrumental
Length
Label Fiction Records
Writer(s)
Producer(s) The Cure
Certification {{{Certification}}}
Chart positions
n/a (not commercially released)
The Cure singles chronology
"A Letter to Elise"
(1992)
"Lost Wishes"
(1993)
"Purple Haze"
(1994)

Lost Wishes is a limited edition cassette release by The Cure, containing four previously unreleased instrumental tracks from which were recorded during the Wish sessions in 1991. It was not commercially released and made available only via mail order from the Fiction Records offices in London. Image File history File links Lostwishes. ... In music, a single is a short (usually ten minutes or less*) record, usually featuring one or two tracks as A-side, often accompanied by several B-sides, usually remixes or other songs. ... The Cure is a British band widely seen as one of the leading pioneers of the British alternative rock and post-punk scenes of the 1980s. ... Wish is the ninth studio album by British alternative rock band The Cure, released in 1992 (see 1992 in music). ... November 16 is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 45 days remaining. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Typical audio 60-minute Compact Cassette. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Genres of Cuban music and other popular music 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. ... Rock is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars, and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... An instrumental is, in contrast to a song, a musical composition or piece without lyrics or any other sort of vocal music; all of the music is produced by musical instruments. ... A record label is a brand created by companies that specialize in producing, manufacturing, distributing and promoting audio and sometimes video recordings (especially music videos), on various formats including compact discs, LPs, DVD-Audio, SACDs, and cassettes. ... Fiction Records is a record label that was started in 1978 by Chris Parry. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... 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 band widely seen as one of the leading pioneers of the British alternative rock and post-punk scenes of the 1980s. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with RIAA certification. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... The Cure is a British band widely seen as one of the leading pioneers of the British alternative rock and post-punk scenes of the 1980s. ... A Letter to Elise is the third and last single taken from the album Wish 1992 from The Cure. ... Purple Haze is the a promo only release from The Cure 7 Single Purple Haze Purple Haze (Virgin Radio Version) ... The Cure is a British band widely seen as one of the leading pioneers of the British alternative rock and post-punk scenes of the 1980s. ... Wish is the ninth studio album by British alternative rock band The Cure, released in 1992 (see 1992 in music). ... Fiction Records is a record label that was started in 1978 by Chris Parry. ... London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ...


All profits from this release were donated to the Portsmouth Down's Syndrome Trust.


Track listing

  1. The Three Sisters
  2. Uyea Sound
  3. Cloudberry
  4. Off To Sleep


"It started because Porl had written an excellent weird thing, very stirring, with bagpipes and harmonium which he really wanted to do but it didn't fit any of the lyircs I'd been writing. Simon had a piece too which is nominally called 'Off to Sleep', a nursery rhyme kind of sound, very gentle and sweet but if I tried to sing over it, it would get very morose. So we hit on the idea of a separate album of purely instrumental things...the fifth one sounded like a Cure backing track without me singing. That seemed a bit pointless so we shelved it for the moment but we'll probably get back to it" - Robert Smith. Robert James Smith (born April 21, 1959 in Blackpool, England), a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, has been the lead singer and driving force behind English post-punk band The Cure since its founding in 1976. ...


 
 

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