The Cure ‎– Boys Don't Cry

Fiction Records ‎– 815 011-2
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Compilation of selected tracks from "Three Imaginary Boys" and assorted singles originally released on LP & cassette for the North American market in 1980. It has since been reissued many times in different formats and with slightly different track listings.
Picture CD version: green palm tree, blue back ground, yellow prints.

Recorded at Morgan Studios, London, England

Germany: Distribution by Metronome Musik GmbH
All other territories: Distribution by Polydor / Polygram.
℗ 1979 Fiction Records
© 1979 Fiction Records
Made in W. Germany
Printed in West Germany

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (String): 042281501128
  • Barcode (As printed): 0 42281 50112 8
  • Label Code: LC 6444
  • Rights Society: BIEM STEMRA
  • SPARS Code: AAD
  • Matrix / Runout: 815 011-2 03/
  • Other (Printed in the hub ring): MADE IN GERMANY
  • Matrix / Runout (Mould on inner ring ): YC

Other Versions (5 of 97) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PVC7916, PVC 7916 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(LP, Album) PVC Records, PVC Records, Fiction Records PVC7916, PVC 7916 US 1980 Sell This Version
ED 022 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Edico ED 022 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
29078, 2442 178 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(LP, Album, RE) Polydor, Fiction Records 29078, 2442 178 Argentina 1987 Sell This Version
SPEMC 26, 815 011-4 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(Cass, Album, RE, Unofficial) Fiction Records (2), Fiction Records (2) SPEMC 26, 815 011-4 Unknown Sell This Version
815011-4 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(Cass, Album, RE) Polydor 815011-4 Greece 1986 Sell This Version



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October 9, 2015
edited over 3 years ago

This is an improved version of the UK début; most of the tracks are the same, but the new additions "Plastic Passion", "Killing an Arab" and "Jumping Someone Else's Train" are better than the tracks they replaced, and “Boys Don’t Cry is one of their best ever tunes but most of the leftover material from their début that appears here is still a bit weak.