Morphine (2) ‎– Cure For Pain

Rykodisc ‎– RCD 10262
CD, Album, Club Edition

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1 Dawna 0:44
2 Buena 3:19
3 I'm Free Now 3:24
4 All Wrong 3:40
5 Candy 3:14
6 A Head With Wings 3:39
7 In Spite Of Me
Mandolin – Jimmy Ryan
8 Thursday
Drums [Cocktail Drum Overdub] – Billy Conway
9 Cure For Pain 3:13
10 Mary Won't You Call My Name? 2:29
11 Let's Take A Trip Together 2:59
12 Sheila 2:49
13 Miles Davis' Funeral
Percussion – Ken Winokur

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Columbia House Record Club (CRC) version.

Recorded and mixed at Fort Apache except tracks 4 and 9, which were mixed at Q Division, and tracks 1, 7, 11, and 13, which were recorded and mixed at Hi-N-Dry.

Original drummer Jerome Deupree was replaced by Billy Conway during the recording of this album.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 20831-4812-2 26
  • Matrix / Runout (Mirrored): DIDX-023059 3 407
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L330
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 501A

Other Versions (5 of 24) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RCD 10262 Morphine (2) Cure For Pain(CD, Album) Rykodisc RCD 10262 US 1993 Sell This Version
T900/262-2 Morphine (2) Cure For Pain(CD, Album, RE) Trama T900/262-2 Brazil 2001 Sell This Version
RCD 10262 Morphine (2) Cure For Pain(CD, Album) Rykodisc RCD 10262 US 1993 Sell This Version
D 31058, RCD 10262 Morphine (2) Cure For Pain(CD, Album) Festival Records, Rykodisc D 31058, RCD 10262 Australia 1993 Sell This Version
MCR 901 Morphine (2) Cure For Pain(LP, Album, RE, Cok) Light In The Attic MCR 901 US 2018 Sell This Version


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January 9, 2012
I have just got this from the net : Cure for Pain has been reissued on vinyl by a company named Modern Classics.
At Last!.....


July 31, 2011
edited over 7 years ago
A little known fact: this was licensed from Ryko by a small label in Brazil (Natasha, Natascha, or Natacha??) and pressed on vinyl. Copies are next to impossible to find (I've seen maybe 3-4 pop up on eBay in the last 15 years), so if anyone has one for sale, PLEASE let me know. Someone REALLY needs to reissue this on vinyl as I am not a fan of Brazilian pressings.

Also, kudos to the review below. Pretty much on the money. I would say that "Yes" is on par with this album, and "Like Swimming" is not far behind. Mark Sandman was truly a genius and died doing what he loved - on stage to boot. In my opinion, Morphine is one of the greatest rock and roll bands of all time.


February 20, 2011

My favorite album of 1993. This will make just about anyone a huge fan of Morphine and their addictive flavoring in their songs. The best thing here is the consistency; unlike Good, Cure For Pain is almost completely solid from start to finish, while simultaneously even more creative than anything they previously recorded. The production is great, and the songs are easily digestible but also complex enough to want to listen to again and again. Buena and Candy are all-around perfect songs, I'm Free Now, All Wrong, and Let's Take A Trip Together are all really chill, and Cure For Pain itself is perhaps Morphine's defining song, and also one of their very best, with Sandman's emotion coming together in touching vocals and Dana's sax-playing (coupled with an amazing solo) at its best. Thursday and Mary are pure fun with very fast speed and funny storytelling. Sheila isn't the best album closer, but these songs are good enough to stand alone anyway. Except the intro and outro, which are needless fillers that are only really there to add track numbers to an already perfect album. This album is probably Morphine's best, as close as they could get to a true "cure" for pain, anyway.