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Encyclopedia > The Head on the Door
The Head on the Door
The Head on the Door cover
Studio album by The Cure
Released August 13, 1985
August 8, 2006 Deluxe Edition Reissue
Recorded Angel Studios, London, 1985
Genre Gothic Rock, Alternative Rock, New Wave
Length 37:46
Label Fiction Records (UK)
Elektra Records (U.S.)
Producer(s) Robert Smith and David M. Allen
Professional reviews
The Cure chronology
The Top
(1984)
The Head on the Door
(1985)
Staring at the Sea: the Singles
(1986)

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Contents

Overview

This album follows the return of Simon Gallup and the official re-induction of Porl Thompson as a band member (he made a small contribution to The Top but wasn't an official band member until the album's tour). This is also the first Cure album with drummer Boris Williams, who has done work with the Thompson Twins. Special guest Ron Howe from Fools Dance plays a saxophone solo on the track "A Night Like This." 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. ... 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 Top is the fifth studio album by British alternative rock band The Cure, released in 1984 (see 1984 in music). ... 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). ... The Thompson Twins were an English New Wave/pop band normally associated with the 1980s. ... Fools Dance was a short-lived British rock band founded by Simon Gallup following his departure from The Cure in 1982. ...


2006 re-release

In 2006, the album was re-released by Universal on their Fiction Records/Warner Bros./Rhino Records labels, digitally remastered with various demos and live tracks from the era. Included are demos of the four b-sides from the era ("The Exploding Boy", "A Few Hours After This", "A Man Inside My Mouth", and "Stop Dead") and four songs that were never released. The remaining tracks are demos or live versions of all 10 songs from the first disc. It was released August 8 in the U.S. and August 14 in the UK. Universal Music Group (UMG), formerly MCA Music Entertainment Group, is the largest business group and family of record labels in the recording industry. ... Fiction Records is a record label that was founded in 1978 by Chris Parry as a home for The Cure. ... Warner Bros. ... Rhino Entertainment is a specialty record label originally known for releasing retrospectives of famous comedy performers, including Stan Freberg, Tom Lehrer, and Spike Jones. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... August 8 is the 220th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (221st in leap years), with 145 days remaining. ... August 14 is the 226th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (227th in leap years), with 139 days remaining. ...


Track listing

All songs written by Robert Smith. For other persons named Robert Smith, see Robert Smith (disambiguation). ...


Original 1985 release

  1. "In Between Days" – 2:57
  2. "Kyoto Song" – 4:16 produced by Smith, Allen and Howard Gray
  3. "The Blood" – 3:43
  4. "Six Different Ways" – 3:18
  5. "Push" – 4:31 produced by Smith, Allen and Gray
  6. "The Baby Screams" – 3:44
  7. "Close to Me" – 3:23
  8. "A Night Like This" – 4:16
  9. "Screw" – 2:38
  10. "Sinking" – 4:57

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. ...

2006 "Deluxe Edition"

Disc one

Original album, as above

Disc two

  1. "Inbetween Days" (Instrumental Demo) – 1:25
  2. "Inwood" (Instrumental Demo) – 2:18
  3. "Push" (Instrumental Demo) – 2:31
  4. "Innsbruck" (Instrumental Demo) – 2:37
  5. "Stop Dead" (Demo) – 3:21
  6. "Mansolidgone" (Demo) – 4:06
  7. "Screw" (Demo) – 3:09
  8. "Lime Time" (Demo) – 2:56
  9. "Kyoto Song" (Demo) – 4:28
  10. "A Few Hours After This..." (Demo) – 4:36
  11. "Six Different Ways" (Demo) – 3:00
  12. "A Man Inside My Mouth" (Demo) – 3:00
  13. "A Night Like This" (Demo) – 4:08
  14. "The Exploding Boy" (Demo) – 3:06
  15. "Close to Me" (Demo) – 4:03
  16. "The Baby Screams" (Live) – 3:46
  17. "The Blood" (Live) – 3:34
  18. "Sinking" (Live) – 5:06

Personnel

Band personnel
Additional personnel
  • Ron Howe – saxophone on "A Night Like This"

For other persons named Robert Smith, see Robert Smith (disambiguation). ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... This article or section does not 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. ... 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. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... 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. ... 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 drum kit (or drum set or trap set) is mostly a collection of drums, cymbals and sometimes other percussion instruments arranged for convenient playing by a single drummer. ... 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. ... 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. ...

Sample

Image File history File links TheCureInBetweenDays. ... Software development stages In computer programming, development stage terminology expresses how the development of a piece of software has progressed and how much further development it may require. ... 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. ... 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. ...

Charts

Album

Year Chart Position
1985 The Billboard 200 (U.S.) 59
1985 UK Albums Chart 7
1986 France Top 50 6
1985 Germany Top 40 15
1985 Switzerland Top 40 14
1985 Sweden Top 40 24

Singles Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... The UK Albums Chart is a chart of the sales positions of albums in the United Kingdom. ... The Top 50 refers to a list of weekly hit singles, or albums. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ...

Year Single Chart Position
1985 "In Between Days" Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play (U.S.) 39
1985 "In Between Days" The Billboard Hot 100 (U.S.) 99
1985 "In Between Days" UK Top 40 15
1986 "In Between Days" France Top 50 23
1985 "Close to Me" UK Top 40 24
1986 "Close to Me" France Top 50 17
1986 "Close to Me" Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play (U.S.) 32
1991 "Close to Me (remix)" The Billboard Hot 100 (U.S.) 97

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. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Close to Me is the name of a 1985 single by The Cure from their album The Head on the Door. ... Close to Me (remix) is the name of a 1990 single by The Cure from the album Mixed Up. ...

Certifications

Organization Level Date
BPI – UK Gold December 9, 1985
RIAA – U.S. Gold March 18, 1991
SNEP – France 2x Gold 1986
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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