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The Only One (Mix 13) [Single]

The Cure Audio CD
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Out of all the bands that emerged in the immediate aftermath of punk rock in the late '70s, few were as enduring and popular as the Cure. Led through numerous incarnations by guitarist/vocalist Robert Smith (born April 21, 1959), the band became notorious for its slow, gloomy dirges and Smith's ghoulish appearance, a public image that often ... Read more in Amazon's The Cure Store

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  • Audio CD (13 May 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Single
  • Label: Geffen/Suretone
  • ASIN: B0018CU8OC
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 94,121 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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THE CURE The Only One (2008 UK limited edition CD single featuring the 1st of 4 singles taken from their 4:13 Dream album which were released every month in the lead-up to the album release; also includes the exclusive non-album b-side recording NYTrip)

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Only One.. 13 May 2008
Format:Audio CD
Wow, after a severely hit-and-miss last album and the departure of two members, no-one could expect The Cure to return and sound about 20 years younger.

Thankfully Robert has decided to co-mix this with someone other than Ross Robinson, and the result is the guitars sounding cleaner and Robert's voice being mixed into the instruments a lot more, rather than the scream bellowing over everything on the songs from the self titled release.

'The Only One' is a 4-minute-pop-epic in the vein of 'Friday I'm In Love' 'Just Like Heaven' etc. Some nice jangly guitar by Porl and as always an infectious bassline from Simon is complemented with Robert's playfully sexual lyrics.

One of the nicer features of the single is the introduction of a few keyboard parts here and there, which should please the ardent fan who missed them in the live show following Roger O'Donnell's departure. A few little piano phrases really add to the lively feel of this song, and remind the listener of 'Doing The Unstuck' from the 'Wish' album with it's million layers of guitar and keyboard.. As usual there are the chimes ala 'High' or 'Pictures of You' which give a nice warm vibe to this song.

If this is a sign of things to come, then on the 13th of each month we will be in for a big surprise. Next single is 'Freakshow' on June 13th, with the next two singles still unannounced. Hopefully 'A Boy I Never Knew' might be one of them, a really beautiful slow acoustic song showing the other side of the band, but 'The Perfect Boy' and 'Sleep When I'm Dead' recently played live suggest the pop-nature the band seems to have returned to. We will have to wait and see, eager as ever.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice 12 May 2008
Format:Audio CD
Some might say this is Cure by the numbers - but that doesn't lessen it's brilliance. Its easily the most catchy song this year. And the more you listen to THE ONLY ONE, the more it infects you with its hook.
I love, love I love what the Cure do to my ears.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Cure 21 Feb 2013
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Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
If you like The Cure music... you'll like it. Another single of their last album. The b-side song worth it too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Cure are back with a simply delightful tune 30 Jun 2008
Format:Audio CD
Barcode: 0602517732377

What a fantastic new song! Over the 30 years or so the Cure have been releasing singles they have come up trumps again and again with brilliant tunes, instantly memorable and a perfect blend of accomplished musical backgrounds intertwined perfectly with Robert Smith's distinctively charming voice.

The Only One is a perfect example of this winning formula, Robert's vocals sounding on top form and kicking off with a nice little guitar hook. What i love most about The Only One though is that after the artful but heavy sounding Bloodflowers and self titled The Cure albums, this sees the band returning to their more pop-based side which has been relatively untouched since the Greatest Hits singles and in an album as a whole - Wild Mood Swings.

The Only One is instant and catchy while still retaining that distinctive 'Cure sound' that has ensured them such a devoted fanbase over the years. In a career where they have dabbled with so many different elements and sides to themselves, this song sees the band evidently enjoying themselves greatly and serves as an extremely promising taster for the forthcoming album.

B-side NY Trip is also top quality material, an intricate wall of sound enveloping the listener and serving as a perfect counterpoint to the carefree sound of the a-side.

Track Listing:

1. The Only One
2. Ny Trip
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent as ever 7 Jun 2008
Format:Audio CD
The Cure are back and their new material is up to their usual excellent standard. They are the soundtrack to my youth. Long live Robert Smith! They don't make them like they use to.
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