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Three Imaginary Boys

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Three Imaginary Boys
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Album by The Cure
Released
Reissue
June, 1979 (UK)
29 November, 2004 (UK)
Recorded Autumn, 1978
Genre Rock
Length 33 min 44 s
Record label Fiction Records
Producer Chris Parry
Professional reviews
Allmusic.com review 4.5 stars out of 5 link (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&uid=UIDSUB040404010158461878&sql=A5f77gjurj6ib)
The Cure Chronology
Three Imaginary Boys
(1979)
Boys Don't Cry
(1980)


Three Imaginary Boys is English rock band The Cure's debut album. It was later re-released in the USA with a slightly different song lineup as Boys Don't Cry.

The Cure were a trio when Three Imaginary Boys was released, and the album is sparse and stripped down, with echoes of a punk edge, yet fresh enough to cause comment, tuneful, mournful and suggestive of what was to come. An interesting fact about this album is that it contains the only Cure song that is not sung by Smith. The Jimi Hendrix song, "Foxy Lady" which is covered on this album, is actually sung by Michael Dempsey, the bass player at the time. The track was not supposed to be on the album and was only a soundcheck and was removed for the American release.

Contents

Track listing

Songs composed by Michael Dempsey / Robert Smith / Lol Tolhurst, except where noted.

1979 Original Issue

  1. "10:15 Saturday Night"
  2. "Accuracy"
  3. "Grinding Halt"
  4. "Another Day"
  5. "Object"
  6. "Subway Song"
  7. "Foxy Lady" (Jimi Hendrix)
  8. "Meathook"
  9. "So What"
  10. "Fire In Cairo"
  11. "It's Not You"
  12. "Three Imaginary Boys"

2004 Deluxe Edition

Disc One: Three Imaginary Boys

  1. "10:15 Saturday Night"
  2. "Accuracy"
  3. "Grinding Halt"
  4. "Another Day"
  5. "Object"
  6. "Subway Song"
  7. "Foxy Lady" (Jimi Hendrix)
  8. "Meathook"
  9. "So What"
  10. "Fire In Cairo"
  11. "It's Not You"
  12. "Three Imaginary Boys"
  13. "The Weedy Burton"

Disc Two: Rarities 1977-1979

  1. "I Want To Be Old" (sav studio demo 10/77 - previously unreleased song)
  2. "I'm Cold" (sav studio demo 11/77)
  3. "Heroin Face" (live in The Rocket, Crawley 12/77 - previously available on Curiosity)
  4. "I Just Need Myself" (psl studio demo 1/78 - previously unreleased song)
  5. "10:15 Saturday Night" (Robert Smith home demo 2/78)
  6. "The Cocktail Party" (group home demo 3/78 - previously unreleased song)
  7. "Grinding Halt" (group home demo 4/78)
  8. "Boys Don't Cry" (chestnut studio demo 5/78 - previously available on Curiosity)
  9. "It's Not You" (chestnut studio demo 5/78)
  10. "10:15 Saturday Night" (chestnut studio demo 5/78)
  11. "Fire In Cairo" (chestnut studio demo 5/78)
  12. "Winter" ('tib' studio out-take 10/78 - previously unreleased song)
  13. "Faded Smiles" (aka I Don't Know) ('tib' studio out-take 10/78 - previously unreleased song)
  14. "Play With Me" ('tib' studio out-take 10/78 - previously unreleased song)
  15. "World War" (on early copies of Boys Don't Cry)
  16. "Boys Don't Cry" (also on Boys Don't Cry)
  17. "Jumping Someone Else's Train" (also on Boys Don't Cry)
  18. "Subway Song" (live in Nottingham 10/79 - previously available on Curiosity)
  19. "Accuracy" (live in Nottingham 10/79)
  20. "10:15 Saturday Night" (live in Nottingham 10/79)

Personnel

  • Michael Dempsey - Bass, Vocals
  • Robert Smith - Guitar, Vocals
  • Lol Tolhurst - Drums
  • David Dragon - Illustrations
  • Michael J. Dutton - Assistant
  • Martyn Goddard - Photography
  • Mike Hedges - Engineer
  • Connie Jude - Illustrations
  • Chris Parry - Producer
  • B. Smith - Photography
  • Bill Smith - Design

Recorded and mixed at Morgan Studios, London, England.

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