The Cure ‎– Disintegration

Fiction Records ‎– R1 523284, Elektra ‎– R1 523284, Rhino Records (2) ‎– R1 523284
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered


A1 Plainsong 5:15
A2 Pictures Of You 7:28
A3 Closedown 4:21
B1 Lovesong 3:30
B2 Last Dance 4:47
B3 Lullaby 4:12
B4 Fascination Street 5:16
C1 Prayers For Rain 6:07
C2 The Same Deep Water As You 9:22
D1 Disintegration 8:23
D2 Homesick 7:09
D3 Untitled 6:30

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[front sticker]
The Cure - Disintegration
2 disc vinyl gatefold compiled by Robert Smith
Digitally remastered from the original master tapes
Complete 12 song album on double vinyl for the first time including printed inner sleeves

This reissue ℗ 2010 Atlantic Recording Corp. © Fiction Records Ltd.
All rights reserved. Manufactured and distributed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group company.
Printed in U.S.A.

[Inner sleeve]
The Cure would like to thanks Keith Uddin, Andy Vella, Daren Butler and Chris White.
UMC would like to thank Sue Armstrong, Sue Black, Johnny Black, Tim Cole, Robin Hurley, Simon Li, Andrew Myers, Emine Rifat and Lutz Stoever, Alex and Kevin at The Soundmasters.

"Homesick" & "Last Dance" featured here for the first time on lp, 1989 LP releases of this album contained 10 tracks only.
Also released in Europe.

180g Pressing (not included on sleeve but marketed as such).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 8122 79816 9 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): S-72643 "It's just the way I smile..."
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): S-72644 "You said"
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): S-72645 "How the end..."
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): S-72646 "Always is"

Other Versions (5 of 121) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FIXH 14, 839 353-1 The Cure Disintegration(LP, Album) Fiction Records, Fiction Records FIXH 14, 839 353-1 UK 1989 Sell This Version
839 353-1 The Cure Disintegration(LP, Album) Fiction Records 839 353-1 South Africa 1989 Sell This Version
E2 60855 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album, Club) Elektra E2 60855 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
600152-2 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album) WEA 600152-2 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
839 353-1 The Cure Disintegration(LP, Album) Polydor 839 353-1 Colombia 1989 Sell This Version


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October 2, 2017
Sounds like the CD, which shouldn't be surprising. I guess I was hoping against hope that Bob knew what he was doing by remastering this digitally before having it pressed to vinyl. Oh well. Sounds nice, but it's missing the depth and warmth good vinyl pressings have. Still, glad to have it and I'll certainly play it plenty.


September 23, 2017

Bad pressing for me.
Lots of noise and spot on it


October 9, 2016
Later US pressings of this should not have the non-fill that plagued the original pressings. You should contact Rhino if you have issues with your pressing.


September 1, 2016
Mine looks and sounds nice. It is unfortunate though that it turned to 1s and 0s before pressing on this nice 180g piece of wax. Im frustrated with Rob but.. I will always love you


April 7, 2016
This version of the album was created to be loud and it sounds quite nice, yeah its been really cleaned up and that makes it lose some of its moodier qualities but it sounds nice and clear at high levels and looks nice, the sound has been separated to give the instruments more space which makes it feel less live I guess that's the effect of the digital, no warps, it did looked like it had been used and was quite dirty and had a few pops on closedown but nothing else major, beats the original from what I can hear, its not perfect but nowhere near as bad as some say if you like this try to find a nice clean copy of this press for cheep.


April 6, 2016
No, I don't have a copy of this, but I do know that it's pressed by RHINO. So your chances of getting a copy that looks like someone scraped it on a table then played frisbee with it are very high. Tics, pops and static throughout. My copies (yes 4 copies) of Violator are just that. Dr. Rhino sent me 2 bad copies after I sent an email shaming him and Rhino Records for worthless garbage. It took a third one, that was open, but he guaranteed it was dead quiet. It was, but looked really bad. Anyway, Rhino is a gamble on many pressings. I'd love to have Disintegration, but reading to many negatives about non-analog mastering and a very digital sounding recording. I think I'll hold off :(


February 5, 2016
my copy sounds excellent - also no warping at all. I like the original pressing but this has the 2 extra tracks and sounds just as good as the original pressing.


February 2, 2016
I don't get it, a potential, one time opportunity from the main man himself, to remaster from an analogue source, the original analogue master tapes and transfer, once and for all, to an analogue medium without any digital lineage. What does Rob go and do? Make a digital master and transfer that to an analogue medium? Why? What's the point? Fair enough, remaster for Digital mediums, after all, it was 2010, but make an analogue version too. There's no point in the vinyl version, you might as well just get the WAV/FLAC or CD. Surely someone ill advised or poorly supervised Rob? Or did Rob, then just into his 50s, misunderstand digital, this new-fangled medium, thinking somehow it was superior to analogue tapes? It probably does sound better than the original press, but just think how good it could have been? I doubt Rob's going to want to sit through all this again. Rob, if you're reading, do all your real fans a favour and remaster to analogue, please.


January 20, 2016
Add me to the list of people who have tons of non-fill on their copies.


December 27, 2015

My copy sounds brilliant. I've never heard the Cure in such a dynamic way. There are a few pops here and there but overall a fantastic pressing.