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The Cure - The Top album flac

  • Performer: The Cure
  • Album: The Top
  • FLAC: 1569 mb | MP3: 1154 mb
  • Released: 1984
  • Country: UK
  • Style: Alternative Rock, New Wave, Psychedelic Rock, Synth-pop
  • Rating: 4.4/5
  • Votes: 664
  • Format: RA MP1 AHX AA MOD XM VOX
The Cure - The Top album flac


Eye Side
A1 Shake Dog Shake
A2 Bird Mad Girl
A3 Wailing Wall
A4 Give Me It
A5 Dressing Up
Cross Side
B1 The Caterpillar
B2 Piggy In The Mirror
B3 The Empty World
B4 Bananafishbones
B5 The Top

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Fiction Records
  • Copyright (c) – Fiction Records
  • Distributed By – Polydor
  • Published By – APB Music Co. Ltd.
  • Printed By – Montreuil Offset
  • Printed By – Polygram Industries Messageries


  • Artwork, Design – Parched Art
  • Drums, Percussion – Andy Anderson
  • Engineer – Dave Allen*, Howard Grey*
  • Instruments [Other] – Laurence Tolhurst
  • Producer – Parry*, Allen*, Smith*
  • Saxophone – Porl Thompson
  • Voice [Voices], Instruments – Robert Smith
  • Written-By – Tolhurst* (tracks: A2, B1, B2), Smith*


[cassette] 821136-4
CD. 821 136-2

Diffusé par Polydor
2 rue Cavalotti, 75018 Paris
Imp. Polygram Industries Messageries Imprimé en France

[inner sleeve]
Montreuil Offset Imprimé en France

Picture paper labels.
Includes a printed lyric inner sleeve.

The first issue show an alternate price code POL 365 and golden front sticker

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 042282113610
  • Barcode (Printed): 0 42282 11361 0
  • Rights Society: SACEM SDRM SACD SGDL
  • Price Code: POL 281

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
fixs9 The Cure The Top ‎(LP, Album) Fiction Records fixs9 UK 1984
821 136-2 The Cure The Top ‎(CD, Album, M/Print) Fiction Records 821 136-2 Europe Unknown
821 136-4 The Cure The Top ‎(Cass, Album) Metronome 821 136-4 Germany 1984
25086-1 The Cure The Top ‎(LP, Album) Sire 25086-1 Australia 1984
92 50864 The Cure The Top ‎(Cass, Album, Dol) Fiction Records 92 50864 Canada 1984

The Cure - The Top. Clan of Paranor.

The Top is the fifth studio album by British alternative rock band the Cure, released on 30 April 1984 by record label Fiction. It entered the UK Albums Chart at N°10 on 12 May. Shortly after its release, the Cure embarked on a major UK tour culminating with a three-night residency at the Hammersmith Odeon in London.

Album released 1984 All songs published by Fiction Songs. Digitally remastered at Universal Mastering, London. The Cure Piggy In The Mirror The Top 3:41. The Cure The Empty World The Top 2:37. The Cure Birdmad Girl The Top 4:06. The Cure - The Top 6:49.

The Cure ‎– The Top. Etichetta: Fiction Records ‎– fixs9. Formato: Vinyl, LP, Album. Paese: UK. Uscita: Apr 1984. Is there such a thing as a US pressing of this album that has the custom artwork labels AND the custom inner sleeve? It seems like every copy I’ve seen has just one or the other. Rispondi Avvertimi Helpful.

The Top album is, looking back, about the most difficult to talk, write about – a lot of it is me working things out of myself that were very unpleasant and ol. he modus operandi would generally be getting up at 6pm, going downstairs to the bar (we stayed in a village pub!), getting very out of it, going to the studio, getting even more out of it, recording, falling over and crawling back down the hill to sleep about 10am. I went on tour with The Cure and realized that the day it finished I had to go off with (Siouxsie and) the Banshees. I just thought, ‘Fuck, I can’t do this. I was shaking all the time – and couldn’t feel my legs when I went onstage.

The Cure's debut album, Three Imaginary Boys (1979), reached number forty-four on the UK Albums Chart. The next two albums, Seventeen Seconds (1980) and Faith (1981), were top 20 hits in the UK, reaching number twenty and number fourteen respectively

That said, it's still very much a Cure record. Heavy on the percussion and quaint keyboard effects that were so big in the '80s, the melodies ("The Caterpillar," "Shake Dog Shake") are unmistakably Robert Smith. The big change this time around is his ability to fuse the paranoia and neuroses of former work (Pornography) with his newfound use of pop melody and outside influences (. world travels, sounds, instruments) to moderate success ("Wailing Wall," "Piggy in the Mirror").

So, an attempt to put this rather weird album in perspective. This was created by a band in transition. Tolhurst was on another planet, Gallup had gone after a fight, so it was basically up to Robert Smith to play most of the instruments (except drums) and bash out something resembling a step forward for The Cure. The result is an extremely eclectic album that tries some strange ideas out but has no focus whatsoever. Smith himself has declared this "the worst Cure album ever". But he may have been a bit hasty there. The Cure had become rather poppy.

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