The Cure ‎– Faith

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This Master Release gathers all versions of the Faith albums that don't include the 'Carnage Visors' soundtrack track. Versions that do include 'Carnage Visors' can be found here: The Cure - Faith And 'Carnage Visors'.

Tracklist

The Holy Hour
Primary
Other Voices
All Cats Are Grey
The Funeral Party
Doubt
The Drowning Man
Faith

Versions (117)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
fix 6, 2383 605 The Cure Faith(LP, Album, Bla) Fiction Records, Fiction Records fix 6, 2383 605 UK 1981 Sell This Version
827 687 4, FI-0050889 The Cure Faith(Cass, Album) Fiction Records, PolyGram 827 687 4, FI-0050889 Indonesia 1981 Sell This Version
STUMC 012 The Cure Faith(Cass, Album) Stunn STUMC 012 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
MCF 7443 The Cure Faith(Cass, Album) 7 Records MCF 7443 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
827 687-4 The Cure Faith(Cass, Album) Fiction Records 827 687-4 Singapore 1981 Sell This Version
MCF 7443 The Cure Faith(Cass, Album) 7 Records MCF 7443 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
2383 605 The Cure Faith(LP, Album) Polydor 2383 605 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
2383 605, fix6 The Cure Faith(LP, Album) Fiction Records, Fiction Records 2383 605, fix6 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
0060.395 The Cure Faith(LP, Album) Fiction Records 0060.395 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
Stereo 23 83 605 The Cure Faith(LP, Album) Fiction Records Stereo 23 83 605 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
23 83 605 The Cure Faith(LP, Album) Polydor 23 83 605 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
fix 6, 2383 605 The Cure Faith(LP, Album) Fiction Records, Fiction Records fix 6, 2383 605 UK 1981 Sell This Version
0060.395 The Cure Faith(LP, Album) Fiction Records 0060.395 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
SP 79801 The Cure Faith(LP, Album) A&M Records SP 79801 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
STUNN 012 The Cure Faith(LP, Album) Stunn STUNN 012 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
2383 605, fix6 The Cure Faith(LP, Album) Fiction Records, Fiction Records 2383 605, fix6 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
2383 605 The Cure Faith(LP, Album) Polydor 2383 605 Greece 1981 Sell This Version
MLF 443 The Cure Faith(LP, Album) RCA MLF 443 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
2383 605 The Cure Faith(LP, Album) Polydor 2383 605 France 1981 Sell This Version
FIX 6, fix 6, 2383 605 The Cure Faith(LP, Album) Fiction Records, Fiction Records, Polydor FIX 6, fix 6, 2383 605 Ireland 1981 Sell This Version
2383 605, fix6 The Cure Faith(LP, Album) Fiction Records, Fiction Records 2383 605, fix6 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
2383 605 The Cure Faith(LP, Album) Fiction Records 2383 605 France 1981 Sell This Version
fixd 6, 2383 605 The Cure Faith(LP, Album) Fiction Records, Polydor fixd 6, 2383 605 UK 1981 Sell This Version
fix 6, 2383 605 The Cure Faith(LP, Album, Bla) Fiction Records, Fiction Records fix 6, 2383 605 UK 1981 Sell This Version
fix 6, fix6, 2383 605 The Cure Faith(LP, Album, Gat) Fiction Records, Fiction Records, Fiction Records fix 6, fix6, 2383 605 Scandinavia 1981 Sell This Version
MLF 443 The Cure Faith(LP, Album, Gat) 7 Records MLF 443 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
0060.395 The Cure Faith(LP, Album, M/Print) Fiction Records 0060.395 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
SP-79801 The Cure Faith(LP, Album, RE) A&M Records SP-79801 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
fix 6, 2383.605, 2383 605 The Cure Faith(LP, Album, RP, Bla) Fiction Records, Fiction Records, Fiction Records fix 6, 2383.605, 2383 605 UK 1981 Sell This Version
FIX 6 The Cure Faith(LP, Album, TP) Fiction Records FIX 6 UK 1981 Sell This Version
2383 605 The Cure Faith(LP, Album, Tap) Fiction Records 2383 605 France 1981 Sell This Version
fix6, 2383 605 The Cure Faith(LP, Album, Whi) Fiction Records, Polydor fix6, 2383 605 UK 1981 Sell This Version
35109-25 The Cure Faith(LP, Album, Promo) Vap, Vap 35109-25 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
35109-25 The Cure Faith(LP, Album, RE) Vap 35109-25 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
250619-4 The Cure Faith(Cass, Album, RE) Sire 250619-4 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
250619-4 The Cure Faith(Cass, Album, RE) Sire 250619-4 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
23 83 605 The Cure Faith(LP, Album, RE) Polydor 23 83 605 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
250619-1 The Cure Faith(LP, Album, RE) Sire, Fiction Records 250619-1 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
827 687-2 The Cure Faith(CD, Album, M/Print, RE) Fiction Records 827 687-2 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
827 687-2 The Cure Faith(CD, Album, RE) Fiction Records 827 687-2 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
2383 605 The Cure Faith(LP, Album, RE) Polydor 2383 605 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
829 555-4 The Cure Faith(Cass, Album, RE) Polydor 829 555-4 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
833 679-4, 833679-4, 69065 The Cure Fe = Faith(Cass, Album, RE, Dol) Polydor, Polydor, PolyGram 833 679-4, 833679-4, 69065 Argentina 1987 Sell This Version
2383 605, 29065 The Cure Fe = Faith(LP, Album, RE) Polydor, PolyGram 2383 605, 29065 Argentina 1987 Sell This Version
60783-2, 9 60783-2 The Cure Faith(CD, Album, Club, RE) Elektra, Elektra 60783-2, 9 60783-2 US 1988 Sell This Version
827 687-2 The Cure Faith(CD, Album, M/Print, RE) Fiction Records 827 687-2 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
9 60783-2, 60783-2 The Cure Faith(CD, Album, RE) Elektra, Elektra 9 60783-2, 60783-2 US 1988 Sell This Version
9 60783-2, 60783-2 The Cure Faith(CD, Album, RE, ARC) Elektra, Elektra 9 60783-2, 60783-2 US 1988 Sell This Version
9 60783-2, 60783-2 The Cure Faith(CD, Album, RE, Lon) Elektra, Elektra 9 60783-2, 60783-2 US 1988 Sell This Version
96 07831 The Cure Faith(LP, Album, RE) Elektra 96 07831 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
60783-1, 9 60783-1 The Cure Faith(LP, Album, RE) Elektra, Elektra 60783-1, 9 60783-1 US 1988 Sell This Version
POCP-1874 The Cure Faith(CD, Album, RE) Polydor POCP-1874 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
827 687-1 The Cure Faith(LP, Album, RE) Fiction Records 827 687-1 Spain 1990 Sell This Version
MG 0528 The Cure Faith (Cass, Album, RE, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0528 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
827 687-2 The Cure Faith(CD, Album, RE + CD, Single, Promo, Sil) Fiction Records 827 687-2 France 1991 Sell This Version
827 687-1 The Cure Faith(LP, Album, RE) Fiction Records 827 687-1 Spain 1991 Sell This Version
MCE 1022, 827 687-4 The Cure Faith(Cass, Album, RE) Polydor, PolyGram MCE 1022, 827 687-4 Mexico 1992 Sell This Version
MG 0528 The Cure Faith(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0528 Poland 1992 Sell This Version
MG 0528 The Cure Faith(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0528 Poland 1993 Sell This Version
827687-4 The Cure Faith(Cass, Album) PolyGram 827687-4 Russia 1996 Sell This Version
827 687-2 The Cure Faith(CD, Album, RE) Fiction Records 827 687-2 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
9 60783-2, 60783-2 The Cure Faith(CD, Album, RE, RP) Elektra, Elektra 9 60783-2, 60783-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
none The Cure Faith(8xFile, MP3, Album, VBR) UMC none Europe 2005
9830745 The Cure Faith(CD, Album, RE, RM) Fiction Records, Polydor, Universal 9830745 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
9830745 The Cure Faith(CD, Album, RE, RM) Fiction Records, Polydor, Universal 9830745 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
9830745 The Cure Faith(CD, Album, RE, RM) Fiction Records, Polydor, Universal 9830745 Australia 2005 Sell This Version
9830745 The Cure Faith(CD, Album, RE, RM) Fiction Records, Polydor, Universal 9830745 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
9830745 The Cure Faith(CD, Album, RE, RM, Son) Fiction Records, Polydor, Universal 9830745 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
R2 73350 The Cure Faith(CD, Album, Club, Copy Prot., RE, RM) Fiction Records, Elektra, Rhino Records (2) R2 73350 US 2006 Sell This Version
2600758 The Cure Faith(CD, Album, RE, RM) Universal Music Russia 2600758 Russia 2006 Sell This Version
R2 73350 The Cure Faith(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rhino Records (2), Elektra, Fiction Records R2 73350 US 2006 Sell This Version
UICY-93479 The Cure Faith(CD, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, Pap) Fiction Records UICY-93479 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
UICY-93479 The Cure Faith(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Fiction Records UICY-93479 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
900229 The Cure Faith(LP, Album, RE, Gre) Vinyl Lovers 900229 Russia 2008 Sell This Version
0600753381168, fix 6 The Cure Faith(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, Gre) Fiction Records, Fiction Records 0600753381168, fix 6 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
fix 6 The Cure Faith(LP, Album, TP) Fiction Records fix 6 UK 2012 Sell This Version
R1 60783 The Cure Faith(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Fiction Records, Rhino Vinyl R1 60783 US 2016 Sell This Version
0602547875440, fix 6 The Cure Faith(LP, Album, RE, RM, RP, 180) Fiction Records, Fiction Records 0602547875440, fix 6 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
9830745 The Cure Faith(CD, Album, RE, RM) Fiction Records, Polydor, Universal 9830745 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
R1 60783 / 081227981631 The Cure Faith(LP, Album, Pic) Fiction Records Ltd. R1 60783 / 081227981631 Europe 2021 Sell This Version
(none) The Cure Faith(8xFile, AAC, Album, RM, 256) Elektra (none) US Unknown
827 687-2 The Cure Faith(CD, Album) Fiction Records 827 687-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
60783-2, 9 60783-2 The Cure Faith(CD, Album, Club, RE) Elektra, Elektra 60783-2, 9 60783-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
827 687-2 The Cure Faith(CD, Album, M/Print, RE) Fiction Records 827 687-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
CD 60783 The Cure Faith(CD, Album, RE) Elektra CD 60783 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
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7559607832 The Cure Faith(CD, Album, RE, RP) Elektra 7559607832 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
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827 687-2 The Cure Faith(CD, Album, RE, Sil) Fiction Records 827 687-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
9 60783-2, 60783-2 The Cure Faith(CD, Album, RE, WEA) Elektra, Elektra 9 60783-2, 60783-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
9 60783-2, 60783-2 The Cure Faith(CD, Album, RP, SRC) Elektra, Elektra 9 60783-2, 60783-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
827 687-2 The Cure Faith(CD, Album, RP, Sil) Fiction Records 827 687-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
829555-4 The Cure Faith(Cass, Album, RE) PolyGram 829555-4 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
515 The Cure Faith(Cass, Album, Unofficial) ST Records (2) 515 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
RC 3717 The Cure Faith(Cass, Album, Unofficial) RC Company, RC RC 3717 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
MG 0528 The Cure Faith(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0528 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
none The Cure Faith(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (The Cure) none Germany Unknown Sell This Version
A-093 The Cure Faith(Cass, Album, Unofficial) ALF A-093 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
none The Cure Faith(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Indigo Tapes Limited, Indigo Tapes Corporation none Yugoslavia Unknown Sell This Version
2383 605 The Cure Faith(LP, Album) Polydor 2383 605 France Unknown Sell This Version
2383 605 The Cure Faith(LP, Album) Polydor 2383 605 France Unknown Sell This Version
fixd 6 The Cure Faith(LP, Album, RE, Adr) Fiction Records fixd 6 UK Unknown Sell This Version
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bolten

bolten

April 4, 2021
referencing Faith, LP, Album, RE, Gre, 900229
hi, does anyone know if this pressing has a good sound?
alexfoggy

alexfoggy

March 27, 2021
referencing Faith, LP, Album, RE, RM, RP, 180, 0602547875440, fix 6
great press! no noises, clicks, or other circumstances. Must have.
yves.lecume

yves.lecume

February 15, 2021
referencing Fe = Faith, LP, Album, RE, 2383 605, 29065
Mine is printed on the red label "DIFUSION VENTA PROHIBIDA" on both side.
streetmouse

streetmouse

December 12, 2020
referencing Faith, LP, Album, Bla, fix 6, 2383 605

To say that Faith is not laced with tragic emotional atmosphere would be an understatement, and while it certainly is, the album further introduces listeners to future Cure sounds with songs such as “Primary” and “Other Voices,” songs that would go onto defining the band and their musicianship later on albums like Kiss Me … and the magical Disintegration, making it one of those super fine albums that manages to transport you back in time, to when you first heard this bit of wanderlust.

This is an darkly romantic album, nearly multi-layered in doom, where the only criticism would be that the stellar number “Charlotte Sometimes,” which was released as a single shortly after this album hit the shelves, was not included here, as it had been already written and recorded at this point, sort of making me feel like I did about the Beatles’ “Strawberry Fields Forever” and “Penny Lane” not finding their way onto Sgt. Pepper, where “Charlotte” (the song actually never made it onto any formal album) would have created an record all that more enticing. Still, it’s interesting to note how developed Smith's singing voice has become by this time, as frankly, he wasn't known for his vocal ability but his Cockney drawl managed to be one of the aspects that endeared fans of his group. Here on Faith, his voice and vocals reach ripe overtones and is much more expressive across the board, all making it easy to overlook how great the Cure were before they became stadium visions of high goth.

But the good stuff doesn’t end there, Faith ushered, or perhaps blossomed while showcasing the Cure’s development of synth-pop, countered by funky beats and ambient sounds to create intoxicating swirling moods, moods that were trance-like in their effects, monolithic textured hazed orchestral structures that build and then deconstruct right before your ears.

If I were to turn a corner and get serious, I’d be more than obliged, I’d be morally bound to say that things got very ugly on Faith, perhaps because nearly all of it was written in the studio amidst their debauchery, sanctioning woeful lamentations such as “Funeral Party” and “All Cats Are Grey,” where so much internalized pain was manifested from heartbreak to tape, where Smith’s edgy, fluttery vocals, and this tortured, brooding quality simply resounds, with bleakness having been the group’s not so romantic, though somehow endearing trademark. (laughing) Later in life Smith would say, “For some time now, my Mondays haven't been blue, nor my Tuesdays gray and Wednesday, too. I'm just going through the motions with this whole gloom thing. I am secretly ridiculously happy.”

I’m not sure how well this record would hold up for new listeners today, for those who weren’t there then and had no idea of what the late 70’s and early 80’s were all about, still, for those of us who were, and while we may gravitate toward the compilation Standing On The Beach or Disintegration, this album represents a very seminal moment in time.

*** The Fun Facts: The record’s cover was designed by member Porl Thompson, and is a picture of Bolton Priory (a church) in the village of Bolton Abbey draped in fog.

Review by Jenell Kesler
aphexacid

aphexacid

June 3, 2020
referencing Faith, LP, Album, RE, RM, RP, 180, 0602547875440, fix 6
Agreed, excellent sound. No need to get an original press. This one sounds better (rarely happens).
mscheaf

mscheaf

May 15, 2020
edited 11 months ago
referencing Faith, LP, Album, Bla, fix 6, 2383 605
Why isn't the 2005 deluxe edition on here?? Oh nevermind, it's a whole separate release because of course it is.
spencerfrater

spencerfrater

January 16, 2020
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Faith, LP, Album, RE, RM, RP, 180, 0602547875440, fix 6

The sheer quality of this sound recording is astounding. I’m using a Nagaoka MP500 cartridge and high mass turntable / unipivot arm, and it sounds like the band is right here in my living room. Awesome.
Thank you Robert Smith ;)
lampio

lampio

January 8, 2020
referencing Faith, LP, Album, RE, RM, RP, 180, 0602547875440, fix 6

Great sound, very clear and flat record, no clics or pops
sassy2

sassy2

November 9, 2018
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Faith, LP, Album, Bla, fix 6, 2383 605
I bought this in '81 in usa as import only...played it to death! Bought it again now and playing it to death! A 5 star album that never tires or dates with time. Every song is a winner!