- Audio CD (14 Aug. 2006)
- Deluxe Edition edition
- Number of Discs: 2
- Format: Box set
- Label: Commercial Marketing
- ASIN: B000FZDGTM
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- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
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The Head On The Door - Deluxe Edition Box set
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Universal UK pressing features the same content as the Rhino/US version, though packaged in the standard Universal 'Deluxe Edition' slipcase. Two CD set compiled by Robert Smith and digitally remastered from the original master tapes. This album was originally released in 1985.
Top Customer Reviews
However, the lyrics are still quite dark and full of self hatred, which is what to be expected of Robert Smith, however, he managed to tie this in with easy going tunes fit for a summer mood which won't put a downer on your day.
My favourite tracks are Night Like This and Six Different ways which are very catchy and one listen simply isn't enough.
Kicking off with the bubbling `In Between Days', the album bursts into life and unlike some other Cure albums, this energy hardly drops through most of the first half until you reach the truly great stuff starting with the semi-instrumental `Push'. What follows is perhaps one of the best consecutive runs in Bob's cannon and comprises `A Baby Screams', `Close to You' and the monumental `A Night Like This', the latter now being my favourite Cure track ever. Never has Smith created such a melt-in-the-mouth melody and backed it up with a massively passionate vocal. The swaying, insistent beat just adds the icing to the cake and despite the cheesy drum fills and dreaded sax solo, nothing can diminish the sheer bittersweet joy this song elicits - how on earth did I forget about it?
All this and the beautiful closer, `Sinking' - what more do you need from a Cure album? Go buy!
The opening track is infectious pop at its best, although not the most accomplished track on the album. 'Push' sees Smith relating his experience of irrational hatred, and has proved a favourite set piece. 'A Night Like This' is classic Cure, a strong bass line and lyric, with Smith in remorseful mood "I want it to be perfect like before, I want to change". The last track forms an intense and beautiful soundscape, particularly when played loud, Smith lamenting the inevitable passing of time, a theme explored in 'Seventeen Seconds'. This album is a must-buy.
And to the extra disc... the Inbetween Days demo is divine, just Robert in his flat when the riff came to him and a fascinating insight into the birth of a great popsong. Inwood and Innsbruck are demos that hark to the fact that there were a lot of dark things still going on under the surface, despite the upbeat feeling to most of the album and the relative single b-sides. Indeed, for those who do not own Join The Dots (the b-side retrospective released a few years back) there are also tentative demos of lost classics like Stop Dead, A Few Hours After This, The Exploding Boy and A man Inside My Mouth.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One of their better albums, which I had to replace from cassette! Well worth it.Published 10 months ago by Basil Fawlty
Great product as described. The only thing I did not like is that the original screen is not includedPublished 11 months ago by Carlos Evaristo Araujo