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Encyclopedia > Standing on a Beach
Standing on a Beach
Standing on a Beach cover
Compilation album by The Cure
Released 13 May 1986
Recorded 1978 to 1985
Genre Post-Punk, Gothic Rock, Alternative Rock, New Wave
Length 45:44 (Vinyl edition)

60:40 (CD edition) Image File history File links Standing_cov. ... A compilation album is an album (music or spoken-word) featuring tracks from one or multiple recording artists, often culled from a variety of sources (such as studio albums, live albums, singles, demos and outtakes. ... The Cure are an English rock band that formed in Crawley, Sussex in 1976. ... May 13 is the 133rd day of the year (134th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ... Post punk generally refers to the particularly fertile and creative period following the initial punk rock explosion. During the first wave of punk, roughly spanning 1976-1983, bands such as The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Ramones and The Damned began to challenge the current styles and conventions of rock... Gothic rock (sometimes called goth rock or simply, goth) is a genre of rock music that originated during the late 1970s. ... 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. ... New Wave is a term that has been used to describe many developments in music, but is most commonly associated with a movement in Western popular music, in the late 1970s and early 1980s inspired by the punk rock movement. ...

Label Fiction Records
Elektra Records
Producer(s) The Cure
Professional reviews
The Cure chronology
The Head on the Door
(1985)
Standing on a Beach
(1986)
Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me
(1987)
Staring at the Sea

Standing on a Beach is a singles compilation released by the British rock band The Cure in May, 1986, marking a decade since the band's founding in 1976. The title is taken from the opening lyrics of The Cure's debut single "Killing an Arab", which was released prior to their debut album, making these four words the first Cure lyrics ever heard on record. 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. ... Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ... 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. ... The Cure are an English rock band that formed in Crawley, Sussex in 1976. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links 5_stars. ... The Cure are an English rock band that formed in Crawley, Sussex in 1976. ... The Head on the Door is the sixth studio album by British alternative rock band The Cure, released in 1985 (see 1985 in music). ... Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me is the seventh studio album by British alternative rock band The Cure, released in 1987 (see 1987 in music). ... Image File history File links TheCure-StaringAtTheSea. ... The Cure are an English rock band that formed in Crawley, Sussex in 1976. ... Killing an Arab was the first single by The Cure. ...

Standing on a beach with a gun in my hand. Staring at the sea, staring at the sand...

Contents

Release formats

The album was released in three formats, vinyl record, compact disc and audio cassette. It has been suggested that Childrens gramophone records be merged into this article or section. ... A Compact Disc or CD is an optical disc used to store digital data, originally developed for storing digital audio. ... The Compact Cassette, often referred to as audio cassette, cassette tape, cassette, or simply tape, is a magnetic tape sound recording format. ...


The vinyl edition is a collection of all thirteen of The Cure's commercially released singles up to that point in chronological order. It has been suggested that Childrens gramophone records be merged into this article or section. ...


The CD edition features the same tracks as the vinyl edition, but also includes an extra track each from four of the band's albums. This version is also available under the name Staring at the Sea, with an identical track listing. A Compact Disc or CD is an optical disc used to store digital data, originally developed for storing digital audio. ...


The cassette edition features the same tracks as the vinyl edition, but also contains all of the band's b-sides that had, to that point, not received a long-play release. This excludes "10:15 Saturday Night" from the "Killing an Arab" single, which was released on the Three Imaginary Boys album, "Plastic Passion" from the "Boys Don't Cry" single, which was released on the Boys Don't Cry album, and the five b-sides from the "Let's Go to Bed", "The Walk" and "The Lovecats" singles, which were released on the Japanese Whispers compilation album. However, the b-side "Mr. Pink Eyes" from the 12" version of "The Lovecats" was omitted from Japanese Whispers, and so was included on this release. The Compact Cassette, often referred to as audio cassette, cassette tape, cassette, or simply tape, is a magnetic tape sound recording format. ... 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. ... Killing an Arab was the first single by The Cure. ... Three Imaginary Boys is English rock band The Cures debut album. ... Boys Dont Cry is the title song of the album Boys Dont Cry by The Cure, which was released in August 1980. ... This article is about the album by The Cure. ... 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. ... The Lovecats is the name of a 1983 single by The Cure. ... Japanese Whispers: The Cure Singles Nov 82:Nov 83 is a compilation album by British new wave group The Cure. ...


These releases were accompanied by a VHS and laserdisc release, a music video collection named Staring at the Sea: The Images. Bottom view of VHS cassette with magnetic tape exposed Top view of VHS cassette with front casing removed The Video Home System, better known by its abbreviation VHS is a recording and playing standard for analog video cassette recorders (VCRs), developed by Victor Company of Japan, Limited (JVC) and launched... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ...


Track listing

Vinyl edition

  1. "Killing an Arab" (Robert Smith, Laurence Tolhurst, Michael Dempsey) – 2:22
  2. "Boys Don't Cry" (Smith, Tolhurst, Dempsey) – 2:35
  3. "Jumping Someone Else's Train" (Smith, Tolhurst, Dempsey) – 2:54
  4. "A Forest" (Smith, Tolhurst, Simon Gallup, Matthieu Hartley) – 4:53
  5. "Primary" (Smith, Tolhurst, Gallup, Hartley) – 3:33
  6. "Charlotte Sometimes" (Smith, Tolhurst, Gallup) – 4:13
  7. "The Hanging Garden" (Smith) – 4:21
  8. "Let's Go to Bed" (Smith, Tolhurst) – 3:33
  9. "The Walk" (Smith, Tolhurst) – 3:28
  10. "The Lovecats" (Smith) – 3:38
  11. "The Caterpillar" (Smith, Tolhurst) – 3:38
  12. "In Between Days" (Smith) – 2:56
  13. "Close to Me" (Smith) – 3:39

Killing an Arab was the first single by The Cure. ... For other persons named Robert Smith, see Robert Smith (disambiguation). ... 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. ... Michael Dempsey was born on February 29th, 1958 in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia He met Robert Smith (musician), Lol Tolhurst, and Porl Thompson at school and played in some of their early bands like Malice and The Obelisk. ... Boys Dont Cry is the title song of the album Boys Dont Cry by The Cure, which was released in August 1980. ... Jumping Someone Elses Train is a single by The Cure. ... A Forest is a song by British rock band The Cure. ... 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. ... Matthieu Hartley was born in Smallfield, England on February 4th, 1960. ... Primary is a song by The Cure, released in 1981. ... This article is about the song. ... A Single was the first limited edition release by The Cure. ... 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. ... The Lovecats is the name of a 1983 single by The Cure. ... The Caterpillar is the name of a 1984 single by The Cure from their album The Top. ... In Between Days (sometimes listed as Inbetween Days or In-Between Days) is the name of a successful 1985 single by The Cure from their album of the same year, The Head on the Door. ... Close to Me is the name of a 1985 single by The Cure from their album The Head on the Door. ...

CD edition

  1. "Killing an Arab" (Smith, Tolhurst, Dempsey) – 2:22
  2. "10:15 Saturday Night" (Smith, Tolhurst, Dempsey) – 3:37 (from Three Imaginary Boys, 1979)
  3. "Boys Don't Cry" (Smith, Tolhurst, Dempsey) – 2:35
  4. "Jumping Someone Else's Train" (Smith, Tolhurst, Dempsey) – 2:54
  5. "A Forest" (Smith, Tolhurst, Gallup, Hartley) – 4:53
  6. "Play for Today" (Smith, Tolhurst, Gallup, Hartley) – 3:42 (from Seventeen Seconds, 1980)
  7. "Primary" (Smith, Tolhurst, Gallup) – 3:33
  8. "Other Voices" (Smith, Tolhurst, Gallup) – 3:27 (from Faith, 1981)
  9. "Charlotte Sometimes" (Smith, Tolhurst, Gallup) – 4:13
  10. "The Hanging Garden" (Smith, Tolhurst, Gallup) – 4:21
  11. "Let's Go to Bed" (Smith, Tolhurst) – 3:33
  12. "The Walk" (Smith, Tolhurst) – 3:28
  13. "The Love Cats" (Smith) – 3:38
  14. "The Caterpillar" (Smith, Tolhurst) – 3:38
  15. "In Between Days" (Smith) – 2:56
  16. "Close to Me" (Smith) – 3:39
  17. "A Night Like This" (Smith) - 4:11 (from The Head on the Door, 1985)

Three Imaginary Boys is English rock band The Cures debut album. ... Seventeen Seconds is the second studio album by The Cure, released in April, 1980 by Fiction Records. ... Faith is the third album by British alternative rock band The Cure, released in 1981 (see 1981 in music). ... The Head on the Door is the sixth studio album by British alternative rock band The Cure, released in 1985 (see 1985 in music). ...

Cassette edition

Side one - The singles

  1. "Killing an Arab" (Smith, Tolhurst, Dempsey)
  2. "Boys Don't Cry" (Smith, Tolhurst, Dempsey)
  3. "Jumping Someone Else's Train" (Smith, Tolhurst, Dempsey)
  4. "A Forest" (Smith)
  5. "Primary" (Smith, Tolhurst, Gallup)
  6. "Charlotte Sometimes" (Smith, Tolhurst, Gallup)
  7. "The Hanging Garden" (Smith, Tolhurst, Gallup)
  8. "Let's Go to Bed" (Smith, Tolhurst)
  9. "The Walk" (Smith, Tolhurst)
  10. "The Lovecats" (Smith)
  11. "The Caterpillar" (Smith, Tolhurst)
  12. "In Between Days" (Smith)
  13. "Close to Me" (Smith)

Side two - The b-sides

  1. "I'm Cold" (from "Jumping Someone Else's Train")
  2. "Another Journey By Train" (from "A Forest")
  3. "Descent" (from "Primary")
  4. "Splintered in Her Head" (from "Charlotte Sometimes")
  5. "Mr. Pink Eyes" (from "The Lovecats")
  6. "Happy the Man" (from "The Caterpillar")
  7. "Throw Your Foot" (from "The Caterpillar")
  8. "The Exploding Boy" (from "In Between Days")
  9. "A Few Hours After This" (from "In Between Days")
  10. "A Man Inside My Mouth" (from "Close to Me"/"Half an Octopuss")
  11. "Stop Dead" (from "In Between Days"/"Close to Me"/"Half an Octopuss")
  12. "New Day" (from "Half an Octopuss")

Jumping Someone Elses Train is a single by The Cure. ... A Forest is a song by British rock band The Cure. ... Primary is a song by The Cure, released in 1981. ... This article is about the song. ... The Lovecats is the name of a 1983 single by The Cure. ... The Caterpillar is the name of a 1984 single by The Cure from their album The Top. ... The Caterpillar is the name of a 1984 single by The Cure from their album The Top. ... In Between Days (sometimes listed as Inbetween Days or In-Between Days) is the name of a successful 1985 single by The Cure from their album of the same year, The Head on the Door. ... In Between Days (sometimes listed as Inbetween Days or In-Between Days) is the name of a successful 1985 single by The Cure from their album of the same year, The Head on the Door. ... Close to Me is the name of a 1985 single by The Cure from their album The Head on the Door. ... Half an Octopuss is the name of a limited edition E.P. released exclusively within the UK by The Cure in 1985. ... In Between Days (sometimes listed as Inbetween Days or In-Between Days) is the name of a successful 1985 single by The Cure from their album of the same year, The Head on the Door. ... Close to Me is the name of a 1985 single by The Cure from their album The Head on the Door. ... Half an Octopuss is the name of a limited edition E.P. released exclusively within the UK by The Cure in 1985. ... Half an Octopuss is the name of a limited edition E.P. released exclusively within the UK by The Cure in 1985. ...

See also

  • Galore - The Cure's second decade-spanning singles collection, for the years 1987-1997.
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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Standing on a Beach - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (593 words)
Standing on a Beach is a singles compilation released by the British rock band The Cure in May, 1986, marking a decade since the band's founding in 1976.
The title is taken from the opening lyrics of The Cure's debut single "Killing an Arab", which was released prior to their debut album, making these four words the first Cure lyrics ever heard on record.
Standing on a Beach / Staring at the Sea
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