The Cure ‎– Boys Don't Cry

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The Cure's first release in North America. Released in February 1980, this album combines several tracks from the band's May 1979 debut album Three Imaginary Boys (which was not released in the US at the time) with new material from the 1978-1979 era. Do not confuse with this debut album: even though this issue features many songs from that album, they are different records with divergent track lists.

Four tracks from "Three Imaginary Boys" were omitted: "Foxy Lady", "Meathook", "So What?" and "It's Not You" (plus the hidden track "The Weedy Burton"). They were replaced by excerpts from the first three singles : "Killing An Arab", "Boys Don't Cry" (+ B-side "Plastic Passion") and "Jumping Someone Else's Train".

"I'm Cold", B-side to "Jumping Someone Else's Train", was not included, replaced by "World War", an outtake from the Three Imaginary Boys recording session #2 recorded at Morgan Studios on October 12th, 1978.

In 1980, it was released only in US, Canada, Australia and Germany. The first UK release took place in 1983. It has since been reissued many times in different formats and with slightly different track listings. All the reissues feature "Boys Don't Cry" as opening track.

The design of the cover is an excerpt from the back cover of Three Imaginary Boys LP, formerly used to illustrate the song "Fire In Cairo".

Versions (98)

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
0060.276 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(LP, Album) Fiction Records 0060.276 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
PVCC 7916 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(Cass, Album) PVC Records PVCC 7916 US 1980 Sell This Version
PVCC 7916 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(Cass, Album) PVC Records PVCC 7916 US 1980 Sell This Version
MLF 353 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(LP, Album) Stunn MLF 353 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
NA 024, NA - 024 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(LP, Album) North American Records, Passport Records, North American Records NA 024, NA - 024 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
PB 2015 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(LP, Album) Passport Records PB 2015 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
PB 2015 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(LP, Album) Passport Records PB 2015 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
0060.276 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(LP, Album) Fiction Records 0060.276 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
TC-STUN-010 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(Cass, Album) Stunn Records TC-STUN-010 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
3170 511 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(Cass, Album, Fir) Polydor 3170 511 France 1981 Sell This Version
stunn 010, STUN 010 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(LP, Album) Stunn, Stunn stunn 010, STUN 010 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
stunn 010, STUNN 010 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(LP, Album) Stunn, Stunn stunn 010, STUNN 010 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
stunn 010, STUNN 010 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(LP, Album) Stunn, Stunn, 7 Records stunn 010, STUNN 010 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
2442 178 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(LP, Album) Fiction Records 2442 178 France 1981 Sell This Version
250620-4 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(Cass, Album) Sire 250620-4 Indonesia 1983 Sell This Version
250620-4 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(Cass, Album) Sire 250620-4 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
SPEMC 26, 815 011-4 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(Cass, Album, Bla) Fiction Records, Fiction Records SPEMC 26, 815 011-4 UK 1983 Sell This Version
SPEMC 26, 815 011-4 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(Cass, Album, Pla) Fiction Records, Fiction Records SPEMC 26, 815 011-4 UK 1983 Sell This Version
SPEMC 26, 815 011-4 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(Cass, Album, RE, Bar) Fiction Records, Fiction Records SPEMC 26, 815 011-4 UK 1983 Sell This Version
3170 511 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(Cass, Album, RE, Sec) Polydor 3170 511 France 1983 Sell This Version
spelp 26 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(LP, Album) Fiction Records spelp 26 UK 1983 Sell This Version
SPELP 26, 815 011-1 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(LP, Album) Polydor, Polydor SPELP 26, 815 011-1 Ireland 1983 Sell This Version
2442 178 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(LP, Album, RE) Fiction Records 2442 178 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
2442 178 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(LP, Album, RE) Fiction Records 2442 178 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
250620-4 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(Cass, Album, RE) Sire, Fiction Records 250620-4 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
3170 511 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(Cass, Album, RE, Thi) Polydor 3170 511 France 1984 Sell This Version
35124-25 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(LP, Album, Promo, RE) Vap 35124-25 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
250620-1 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(LP, Album, RE) Sire, Fiction Records 250620-1 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
35124-25 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(LP, Album, RE) Vap 35124-25 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
96 07864 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(Cass, Album, RE) Elektra 96 07864 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
815 011-2 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(CD, Album, RE) Fiction Records 815 011-2 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
815 011-2 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(CD, Album, RE) Fiction Records 815 011-2 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
815 011-2 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(CD, Album, RE) Fiction Records 815 011-2 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
815011-4 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(Cass, Album, RE) Polydor 815011-4 Greece 1986 Sell This Version
815011-4 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(Cass, Album, RE) Polydor 815011-4 Indonesia 1986 Sell This Version
815 011-4 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(Cass, Album, RE) Fiction Records 815 011-4 Singapore 1986 Sell This Version
9 60786-4, 60786-4 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(Cass, Album, RE, AR,) Elektra, Elektra 9 60786-4, 60786-4 US 1986 Sell This Version
815 011-4 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(Cass, Album, RE, Chr) Fiction Records 815 011-4 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
815 011-4 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(Cass, Album, RE, Chr) Polydor 815 011-4 France 1986 Sell This Version
9 60786-4, 60786-4 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(Cass, Album, RE, SR,) Elektra, Elektra 9 60786-4, 60786-4 US 1986 Sell This Version
815011-1 S A The Cure Boys Don't Cry(LP, Album, MP) PolyGram 815011-1 S A Greece 1986 Sell This Version
815 011-1 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(LP, Album, RE) Polydor 815 011-1 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
815 011-1 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(LP, Album, RE) Polydor 815 011-1 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
SPELP 26, 815 011-1 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(LP, Album, RE) Fiction Records, Fiction Records SPELP 26, 815 011-1 UK 1986 Sell This Version
2442 178 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(LP, Album, RE) Fiction Records 2442 178 France 1986 Sell This Version
815011-1 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(LP, Album, RE) Polydor 815011-1 Greece 1986 Sell This Version
815 011-1 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(LP, Album, RE) Polydor 815 011-1 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
2442 178 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(LP, Album, RP) Fiction Records 2442 178 France 1986 Sell This Version
3170 511, 69078 The Cure Boys Don't Cry = Los Hombres No Lloran(Cass, Album, RE, Dol) Polydor, Polydor 3170 511, 69078 Argentina 1987 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
9 60786-2 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(CD, Album, Club, RE) Elektra 9 60786-2 US 1988 Sell This Version
60786-2, 9 60786-2 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(CD, Album, RE) Elektra, Elektra 60786-2, 9 60786-2 US 1988 Sell This Version
CD 60786 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(CD, Album, RE) Elektra CD 60786 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
60786-1 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(LP, Album, RE) Elektra 60786-1 US 1988 Sell This Version
96 07861 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(LP, Album, RE) Elektra 96 07861 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
60786-1 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(LP, Album, RE) Elektra 60786-1 US 1988 Sell This Version
815 011-2 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(CD, Album, RE) Fiction Records 815 011-2 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
815 011-2 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(CD, Album, RE) Fiction Records 815 011-2 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
POCP-1872 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(CD, Album, RE) Polydor POCP-1872 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
815 011-4 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(Cass, Album, RE, Chr) Fiction Records, Polydor 815 011-4 France 1990 Sell This Version
175 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Tact 175 Poland 1990 Sell This Version
815 011-1 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(LP, Album, RE) Fiction Records 815 011-1 France 1990 Sell This Version
175 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Takt Music 175 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
MG 0622 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0622 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
MG 0622 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0622 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
none The Cure Boys Don't Cry(CD, Album, Unofficial) CD Media Records none Russia 1997 Sell This Version
815 011-2 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(CD, Album, RE) Fiction Records 815 011-2 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
815 011-2 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(CD, Album, RE) Fiction Records 815 011-2 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
04228150112 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(CD, Album, RE, RP) Fiction Records, Universal Music 04228150112 Brazil 2011 Sell This Version
04228150112 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(CD, Album, RE, RP) Fiction Records, Universal Music 04228150112 Brazil 2011 Sell This Version
9 60786-2, 60786-2 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(CD, Album, Club, RP, SRC) Elektra, Elektra 9 60786-2, 60786-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
9 60786-2, 60786-2 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(CD, Album, Club, RP, WEA) Elektra, Elektra 9 60786-2, 60786-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
815 011-2 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(CD, Album, M/Print, RP) Fiction Records 815 011-2 Australasia Unknown Sell This Version
815 011-2 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(CD, Album, RE) Fiction Records 815 011-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
815 011-2 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(CD, Album, RE) Fiction Records 815 011-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
815 011-2 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(CD, Album, RE) Fiction Records 815 011-2 Unknown Sell This Version
815 011-2 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(CD, Album, RE) Fiction Records 815 011-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
815 011-2 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(CD, Album, RE) Fiction Records 815 011-2 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
815 011-2 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(CD, Album, RE) Fiction Records 815 011-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
815 011-2 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(CD, Album, RE) Fiction Records 815 011-2 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
9 60786-2, 60786-2 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(CD, Album, RE, RP) Elektra, Elektra 9 60786-2, 60786-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
9 60786-2, 60786-2 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(CD, Album, RE, RP) Elektra, Elektra 9 60786-2, 60786-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
815 011-2 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(CD, Album, RP) Fiction Records 815 011-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
815 011-2 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(CD, Album, RP) Fiction Records 815 011-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
SPEMC 26, 815 011-4 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(Cass, Album, Gre) Fiction Records, Fiction Records SPEMC 26, 815 011-4 UK Unknown Sell This Version
SPEMC 26, 815 011-4 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(Cass, Album, Gre) Fiction Records, Fiction Records SPEMC 26, 815 011-4 UK Unknown Sell This Version
815 011-4 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(Cass, Album, RE, Chr) Fiction Records 815 011-4 Germany Unknown 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
ED 022 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Edico ED 022 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
437 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Viking (5) 437 Unknown Sell This Version
none The Cure Boys Don't Cry(Cass, Album, Unofficial) DECK none Poland Unknown Sell This Version
MM-0287 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Mag Magic MM-0287 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
2442 178 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(LP, Album) Fiction Records 2442 178 France Unknown Sell This Version
815 011-1, 815011-1 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(LP, Album, RE) Polydor, Polydor 815 011-1, 815011-1 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
0060.276 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(LP, Album, RE) Fiction Records 0060.276 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
SPELP 26, 815 011-1 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(LP, Album, RE) Fiction Records, Fiction Records SPELP 26, 815 011-1 UK Unknown Sell This Version
PVC 7916 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(LP, Album, RP) PVC Records, Fiction Records PVC 7916 US Unknown Sell This Version

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dlgale1974

dlgale1974

October 9, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Boys Don't Cry, CD, Album, RE, 815 011-2

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.
draftriots

draftriots

October 21, 2013
edited over 5 years ago
referencing Boys Don't Cry, LP, Album, RE, 60786-1
Favorite Cure album by a mile. Quintessential post-punk.