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 eight 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".

Tracklist

Jumping Someone Else's Train 2:57
Boys Don't Cry 2:50
Plastic Passion 2:49
10:15 Saturday Night 2:40
Accuracy 2:15
Object 2:58
Subway Song 1:57
Killing An Arab 2:30
Fire In Cairo 3:20
Another Day 3:42
Grinding Halt 2:49
World War 2:30
Three Imaginary Boys 3:12

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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
none The Cure Boys Don't Cry (Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label none Bulgaria 1980 Sell This Version
3170511 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(Cass, Album) Polydor 3170511 Philippines 1980 Sell This Version
PVCC 7916 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(Cass, Album) PVC Records PVCC 7916 US 1980 Sell This Version
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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
PB 2015 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(LP, Album) Passport Records PB 2015 Canada 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
TC-STUN-010 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(Cass, Album) Stunn Records TC-STUN-010 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
3170 511 The Cure Boys Don't Cry(Cass, Album, Fir) Polydor 3170 511 France 1981 Sell This Version
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sdkfz_181

sdkfz_181

September 1, 2021
edited about 1 month ago
referencing Boys Don't Cry, LP, Album, RE, SPELP 26, 815 011-1
Wow! This is really good sounding! I expected more of a lo fi sound but boy I was so wrong. Open, airy and direct with high quality bass.

Played on a Michell Orbe SE with SME IV tonearm and Benz Micro LP cart.
arloboz

arloboz

July 4, 2021
referencing Boys Don't Cry, LP, Album, RE, SPELP 26, 815 011-1

This sounds fantastic. Despite being a mid price reissue this conveys the raw post punk sound of the early Cure.
The CD sounds poor in comparison.
BrightonPunx

BrightonPunx

May 10, 2021
referencing Boys Don't Cry, LP, Album, PVC7916, PVC 7916
Nothing on my copy re: matrix numbers, I've had it from new circa 1979
streetmouse

streetmouse

December 11, 2020
referencing Boys Don't Cry, LP, Album, PVC7916, PVC 7916

There’s much to be heard on Three Imaginary Boys (aka Boys Don’t Cry), not the least being the stunning tracks “10:15 Saturday Night,” along with the stunning “Fire In Cairo,” where the sounds defined by these tracks would dance around within all of the Cure’s best material.”

Sure the album sounds angry (though one must only remember the year it which it surfaced), even urgent, recorded sparsely, nearly live over three nights, and while Smith took no liking to the chilled veneer that settled over the songs, today it all comes off as a perfect reflection of 1979. I’m sure that the Cure fully set out to immerse themselves in the punk aspects of the day, and while they did, they also didn’t, creating an intoxicating sound that stood toe to toe with the Clash, a sound that inferences punk without being punk. “Fire In Cairo” gives way to some of the best lyrics of the era, though it was a song with little or no plot, and certainly not an actual reference to the said fire in Cairo, leaving me to describe the album as a series of melodic kooky singles strung together.

The album may have made more sense lineally if Robert Smith had been permitted by the record label to arrange his own tracking order, along with the album jacket art, a Polaroid snapshot of something which pretty much no one could figure out. I on the other hand, being in America, received the the version of the album known as Boys Don’t Cry, an album that included the title track, one that was oppressively absent from the European presentation. All this leads me to say that Boys Don’t Cry is majestically and resoundingly different than The Cure’s British debut Three Imaginary Boys as its restructured track list gives the album an openly different feel. While Three Imaginary Boys focused on slower and weirder visions, Boys Don’t Cry sonically jettisons those in favor of recently released singles such as “Jumping Someone Else’s Train” and the iconic title track. Not surprisingly, Boys Don’t Cry has held up far better over years, as it has a stronger song selection and a greater sense of presence and immediacy, leaving the British record to make the Cure sound like pretentious faux-art school intellectuals.

*** The Fun Facts: Prior to this release, the band was know as the Easy Cure.

The album’s artwork on Three Imaginary Boys, much to the displeasure of the band was insisted upon by their record label and Fiction’s boss Chris Parry, featuring a lamp, a fridge, and a vacuum cleaner, where each household object represented a member of the band in interviews with journalists. Of course, according to drummer Lol Tolhurst in his memoir “Cured: The Story of Two Imaginary Boys,” nobody wanted to be the fridge! The artwork for the revised American edition feature a sort of burned postcard, depicting the song “Fire In Ciro”.

Review by Jenell Kesler
Promars

Promars

July 29, 2020
referencing Boys Don't Cry, LP, Album, RE, SPELP 26, 815 011-1
This print sounds a little clearer and with a bit more highs than 0060.276
tunes420

tunes420

June 30, 2020
referencing Boys Don't Cry, LP, Album, RE, SPELP 26, 815 011-1
I HAVE THIS ALBUM WITH ALL THE SAME MAKERS BUT MY ALBUM COVER SAY PRINTED IN HOLLAND HOW CAN I ADD MY RECORD ALBUM BUT WITH THE ONLY DIFFERENCE BEING PRINTED IN HOLLAND
captainkirkasmith

captainkirkasmith

May 26, 2020
referencing Boys Don't Cry, LP, Album, RE, SPELP 26, 815 011-1
This is the same as my deadwax says but the back sleeve does say printed in Holland. I don't know if my copy is a different release or what.
MEllODrOnE

MEllODrOnE

April 16, 2020
referencing Boys Don't Cry, LP, Album, RE, 60786-1
Exceptional sound on this Elektra reissue. Defined, rich with supreme clarity and smooth delivery. Super punchy, realistic drums you can feel and beautiful midrange tones make the guitar work really cut through. Vocals are lush and intimate and the bass is profound. I’m very impressed with the sound on this 80s reissue. Quite a stellar pressing, no flaws to speak of. I definitely recommend this pressing.
mfkboston

mfkboston

January 28, 2020
referencing Boys Don't Cry, LP, Album, RP, PVC 7916, PVC7916
does anyone have a good date for this release? It's gotta be around 1980, right?
dlgale1974

dlgale1974

October 9, 2015
edited over 6 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.