Monday, February 23, 2015

The Cure - Wish (1992)

Wish (The Cure album)

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Studio album by The Cure
Released21 April 1992
Recorded1991–1992 at The Manor inOxfordshire, England
GenreAlternative rockgothic rock
LabelFiction (UK)
Elektra (U.S.)
ProducerDavid M. Allen and Robert Smith
The Cure chronology
Wild Mood Swings
Singles from Wish
  1. "High"
    Released: 16 March 1992
  2. "Friday I'm in Love"
    Released: 11 May 1992
  3. "A Letter to Elise"
    Released: 5 October 1992
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyB[2]
Robert ChristgauC+[3]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[4]
Wish is the ninth studio album by British alternative rock band The Cure, released on 21 April 1992, through Fiction Records in the UK and Elektra Recordsin the US.[5] The record is the final studio album featuring Boris Williams and the first featuring Perry Bamonte, as well as being the last album featuring Porl Thompson for sixteen years.[6] While being a departure from the sound and mood of Disintegration (1989), Wish found the band moving into more of a pop direction, and received positive reviews upon release, including a four star review in Rolling Stone that stated: "For its cult of millions, the Cure offers the only kind of optimism that makes sense." [7][8] Wish was also the band's overall highest charting album, and most commercially successful in the band's career, given its debut at number one in the UK and number two in the United States, where it sold more than 1.2 million copies.[9][8] Wish was also nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album in 1993.
The album's first single was "High", released on 16 March 1992. The single peaked at number eight in the UK Singles Chart, forty-two in the US Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks.[10][11][12] The album's second single, "Friday I'm in Love", released on 11 May 1992, became one of the band's most popular songs – reaching number six in the UK Singles Chart and number eighteen in the Billboard Hot 100, and number one in the Modern Rock Tracks.[9][11][12] The final single was for "A Letter to Elise", going at number twenty-eight in the UK and 2 in the Modern Rock Tracks.[9][12] On 16 November 1993, a limited EP called Lost Wishes was released on cassette with four new tracks on it.[13]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by The Cure (Bamonte, Gallup, Smith, Thompson, Williams).
  1. Open – 6:51
  2. High – 3:37
  3. Apart – 6:40
  4. From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea – 7:44
  5. Wendy Time – 5:13
  6. Doing the Unstuck – 4:24
  7. Friday I'm in Love – 3:39
  8. Trust – 5:33
  9. A Letter to Elise – 5:14
  10. Cut – 5:55
  11. To Wish Impossible Things – 4:43
  12. End – 6:46

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