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Encyclopedia > Pornography (album)
Pornography
Studio album by The Cure
Released 1 May 1982
Recorded January to February 1982 at RAK Studio One, London
Genre Gothic Rock
Length 43:29
Label Fiction
Producer(s) Phil Thornalley, The Cure
Professional reviews
The Cure chronology
Faith
(1981)
Pornography
(1982)
Japanese Whispers
(1983)

Pornography is the fourth studio album by British alternative rock band The Cure, originally released in 1982 and re-mastered and re-released in 2005. Recorded with the group on the brink of collapse, it represents the conclusion of the musical journey started with Seventeen Seconds and Faith. Cover for album Pornography 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 formed in Crawley, Sussex in 1976, widely seen as one of the leading pioneers of the British alternative rock scene of the 1980s. ... May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years). ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... 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. ... Phil Thornalley was born in London, England on January 5th, 1960. ... The Cure are an English rock band formed in Crawley, Sussex in 1976, widely seen as one of the leading pioneers of the British alternative rock scene of the 1980s. ... 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. ... This article is about the magazine. ... Image File history File links 2_stars. ... The Cure are an English rock band formed in Crawley, Sussex in 1976, widely seen as one of the leading pioneers of the British alternative rock scene of the 1980s. ... Faith is the fourth album by British alternative rock band The Cure, released in 1981 (see 1981 in music). ... Japanese Whispers: The Cure Singles Nov 82:Nov 83 is a compilation album by British new wave group The Cure. ... 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 formed in Crawley, Sussex in 1976, widely seen as one of the leading pioneers of the British alternative rock scene of the 1980s. ... See also: 1982 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1982 Record labels established in 1982 other events of 1982 list of years in music 1980s in music // January 15 - K.C. and the Sunshine Bands Harry Wayne Casey is seriously injured in an automobile accident in Miami, Florida. ... See also: 2005 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2005 Record labels established in 2005 other events of 2005 list of years in music 2000s in music January 1 - In most of Europe, copyright expired on a number of classic pop and rock and roll songs recorded in 1954... Seventeen Seconds is the second studio album by The Cure, released in April, 1980 by Fiction Records. ... Faith is the fourth album by British alternative rock band The Cure, released in 1981 (see 1981 in music). ...

Contents

Overview

Despite the fact that very few critics in the British press gave the album a favorable review, Pornography charted well in the UK and is now considered one of the key Gothic rock albums of all time. Gothic rock (sometimes called goth rock or simply, goth) is a genre of rock music that originated during the late 1970s. ...


Pornography is also the last Cure album to feature founding band member Laurence Tolhurst as the band's drummer. He became the band's keyboardist and this also marks the first time he played keyboards on a release by The Cure. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In 2002, The Cure performed this album live in its entirety, along with Disintegration and Bloodflowers, as part of the Trilogy concerts. See also: 2002 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2002 Record labels established in 2002 other events of 2002 list of years in music 2000s in music // 2002 was marked by significant trends in Rock Music. ... For other uses, see Disintegration (disambiguation). ... Bloodflowers is the eleventh album by English band The Cure, released in 2000 (see 2000 in music). ...


2005 re-release

Pornography was remastered by Chris Blair at Abbey Road Studios and reissued in the UK on 25 April 2005 (26th in the US) as part of Universal's Deluxe Edition series. The new edition featured a remastered version of the album on CD One, while CD Two contained demo and live tracks. The bonus disc contains never-before-heard songs (in demo format, all instrumental) and an alternate version of each song on the album. (Demo or Live) It also contains the song "All Mine" from the Curiosity album and the soundtrack from a movie that aired prior to the Cure concerts in 1982, "Airlock". Nothing is known about that movie. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... April 25 is the 115th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (116th in leap years). ... See also: 2005 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2005 Record labels established in 2005 other events of 2005 list of years in music 2000s in music January 1 - In most of Europe, copyright expired on a number of classic pop and rock and roll songs recorded in 1954... Forever is an improvisational song from The Cure. ...


There also exists a one-CD reissue. It was released on September 5, 2005 in the UK and April 4, 2006 in the US. The CD features the original album, but does not contain the bonus disc. It is also released in the standard jewel case, and not a box. In some countries, the "Deluxe Edition" has become a collector's item and the production has phased out, being replaced by the more economic one-CD version. September 5 is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... April 4 is the 94th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (95th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Track listing

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


Original 1982 release

  1. "One Hundred Years" – 6:40
  2. "A Short Term Effect" – 4:22
  3. "The Hanging Garden" – 4:33
  4. "Siamese Twins" – 5:29
  5. "The Figurehead" – 6:15
  6. "A Strange Day" – 5:04
  7. "Cold" – 4:26
  8. "Pornography" – 6:27

One Hundred Years is the opening song on British band, The Cures fourth album Pornography. ... A Single was the first limited edition release by The Cure. ... The Figurehead is the fifth song from The Cures 1982 album, Pornography. ... Pornography is a song by The Cure. ...

2005 "Deluxe Edition"

Disc one

Original album, as above

Disc two: Rarities 1981-1982

  1. "Break" (group home demo)
  2. "Demise" (studio demo)
  3. "Temptation" (studio demo)
  4. "The Figurehead" (studio demo)
  5. "The Hanging Garden" (studio demo)
  6. "One Hundred Years" (studio demo)
  7. "Airlock: The Soundtrack"
  8. "Cold" (live)
  9. "A Strange Day" (live)
  10. "Pornography" (live)
  11. "All Mine" (live)
  12. "A Short Term Effect" (live)
  13. "Siamese Twins" (live)
  14. "Temptation Two" (aka LGTB) (RS studio demo)

Lets Go to Bed is the name of a 1982 single by The Cure. ...

Personnel

For other persons named Robert Smith, see Robert Smith (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... 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 an electrically-amplified string instrument played with the fingers by plucking, slapping, or using a pick. ... Piano, a well-known instance of keyboard instruments A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a musical keyboard. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ...

Production

Phil Thornalley was born in London, England on January 5th, 1960. ... The Cure are an English rock band formed in Crawley, Sussex in 1976, widely seen as one of the leading pioneers of the British alternative rock scene of the 1980s. ... For other persons named Robert Smith, see Robert Smith (disambiguation). ... Phil Thornalley was born in London, England on January 5th, 1960. ...

Artwork

  • Photography: Michael Kostiff
  • Sleeve design: Ben Kelly

The album's artwork is the first in The Cure's output not to feature the logo for the group's name which was used on their previous releases.


Charts

Country Date Peak position
UK Top 40 May 1982 8[1]

1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

References

  1. ^ UNCUT magazine, August 2004
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

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Pornography (album) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (251 words)
Pornography is the fourth studio album by British gothic rock/alternative rock band The Cure, which was released in 1982 (see 1982 in music).
Pornography was reissued in the UK on 25 April 2005 (26th in the US) as part of Universal's Deluxe Edition series.
Pornography is also the last Cure album to feature founding band member Laurence Tolhurst as the band's drummer.
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