The Cure ‎– Pornography

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One Hundred Years 6:42
A Short Term Effect 4:25
The Hanging Garden 4:32
Siamese Twins 5:35
The Figurehead 6:15
A Strange Day 5:06
Cold 4:26
Pornography 6:28

Versions (87)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FIXD 7, 2383 639 The Cure Pornography(LP, Album) Fiction Records, Fiction Records FIXD 7, 2383 639 UK 1982 Sell This Version
0660.497 The Cure Pornography(Cass, Album) Fiction Records 0660.497 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
CS-4902 The Cure Pornography(Cass, Album) Fiction Records, A&M Records CS-4902 US 1982 Sell This Version
CURE 002C The Cure Pornography(Cass, Album, CrO) 18 Age Record Co. Ltd. CURE 002C Australia 1982 Sell This Version
3170 639 The Cure Pornography(Cass, Album, Fir) Polydor, Fiction Records 3170 639 France 1982 Sell This Version
FIXDC 7, 3170 639 The Cure Pornography(Cass, Album, Pap) Fiction Records, Fiction Records FIXDC 7, 3170 639 UK 1982 Sell This Version
FIXDC 7, 3170 639 The Cure Pornography(Cass, Album, RE, Pla) Fiction Records, Fiction Records FIXDC 7, 3170 639 UK 1982 Sell This Version
3170 639 The Cure Pornography(Cass, Album, Sec) Polydor, Fiction Records 3170 639 France 1982 Sell This Version
SP-4902 The Cure Pornography(LP, Album) A&M Records SP-4902 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
0060.497 The Cure Pornography(LP, Album) Fiction Records 0060.497 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
2383 639, 23 83 639 The Cure Pornography(LP, Album) Polydor, Fiction Records 2383 639, 23 83 639 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
FIXD 7, 2383 639 The Cure Pornography(LP, Album) Polydor, Polydor FIXD 7, 2383 639 Ireland 1982 Sell This Version
SP-4902 The Cure Pornography(LP, Album) A&M Records SP-4902 US 1982 Sell This Version
2383 639 The Cure Pornography(LP, Album) Fiction Records 2383 639 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
2383 639 The Cure Pornography(LP, Album) Fiction Records 2383 639 Scandinavia 1982 Sell This Version
2383 639 The Cure Pornography(LP, Album) Polydor 2383 639 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
STUN-511 The Cure Pornography(LP, Album) Stunn STUN-511 Australia & New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
STUNN 023 The Cure Pornography(LP, Album) Stunn STUNN 023 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
ST-E-60785 The Cure Pornography(LP, Album) Elektra ST-E-60785 UK 1982 Sell This Version
2383 639 The Cure Pornography(LP, Album) Fiction Records 2383 639 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
2383 639 The Cure Pornography(LP, Album) Polydor, Fiction Records 2383 639 France 1982 Sell This Version
2383 639, 2383639 The Cure Pornography(LP, Album) Polydor, Polydor 2383 639, 2383639 Greece 1982 Sell This Version
CURE 002, MX201304 The Cure Pornography(LP, Album) 18 Age Record Co. Ltd., 18 Age Record Co. Ltd. CURE 002, MX201304 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
2383 639 The Cure Pornography(LP, Album, RP) Polydor, Fiction Records 2383 639 France 1982 Sell This Version
35002-25 The Cure Pornography(LP, Album) Vap 35002-25 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
250622-4 The Cure Pornography(Cass, Album) Sire 250622-4 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
23 83 639 The Cure Pornography(LP, Album) Polydor, Fiction Records 23 83 639 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
250622-1 The Cure Pornography(LP, Album, RE) Sire, Fiction Records 250622-1 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
827 688-2 The Cure Pornography(CD, Album, RE) Fiction Records 827 688-2 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
827 688-2 The Cure Pornography(CD, Album) Fiction Records 827 688-2 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
827 688-2 The Cure Pornography(CD, Album, RE) Fiction Records 827 688-2 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
96 07854 The Cure Pornography(Cass, Album) Elektra 96 07854 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
31 70 639 The Cure Pornography(Cass, Album) Polydor 31 70 639 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
3170 639 The Cure Pornography(Cass, Album) Polydor 3170 639 Italy 1986 Sell This Version
60785-4, 9 60785-4 The Cure Pornography(Cass, Album, AR) Elektra, Elektra 60785-4, 9 60785-4 US 1986 Sell This Version
60785-4, 9 60785-4 The Cure Pornography(Cass, Album, SR) Elektra, Elektra 60785-4, 9 60785-4 US 1986 Sell This Version
9607851 The Cure Pornography(LP, Album, RE) Elektra 9607851 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
CD 4902 The Cure Pornography(CD, Album) A&M Records CD 4902 US 1987 Sell This Version
9 60785-2 The Cure Pornography(CD, Album, RE, Club) Elektra 9 60785-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
69059 The Cure Pornography(Cass, Album, Dol) Polydor 69059 Argentina 1987 Sell This Version
2383639, 29059 The Cure Pornography(LP, Album) Polydor, Polygram Discos S.A. 2383639, 29059 Argentina 1987 Sell This Version
60785-2, 9 60785-2 The Cure Pornography(CD, Album, RE) Elektra, Elektra 60785-2, 9 60785-2 US 1988 Sell This Version
827 688-2 The Cure Pornography(CD, Album, RE) Fiction Records 827 688-2 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
827 688-2 The Cure Pornography(CD, Album, RE) Fiction Records 827 688-2 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
9 60785-1, 60785-1 The Cure Pornography(LP, Album, RE) Elektra, Elektra 9 60785-1, 60785-1 US 1988 Sell This Version
POCP-1875 The Cure Pornography(CD, Album, RE) Polydor POCP-1875 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
3170 639 The Cure Pornography(Cass, Album, RE) Polydor, Fiction Records 3170 639 France 1990 Sell This Version
145 The Cure Pornography(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Tact 145 Poland 1990 Sell This Version
A-086 The Cure Pornography(Cass, Album, Unofficial) ALF A-086 Poland 1990 Sell This Version
MCE 1025, 827 688-4 The Cure Pornography(Cass, Album) Polydor, Polygram MCE 1025, 827 688-4 Mexico 1992 Sell This Version
MG 0423 The Cure Pornography(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0423 Poland 1992 Sell This Version
JPCD9703173 The Cure Pornography(CD, Album, Unofficial) ООО "ДОРА" JPCD9703173 Russia 1997 Sell This Version
SVLP 113 The Cure Pornography(LP, Album, Ltd, M/Print, RE, 180) Simply Vinyl, Fiction Records SVLP 113 UK 1999 Sell This Version
FIXD 7, 2383630P The Cure Pornography(LP, Album, Ltd, Pic, RE, Unofficial) Fiction Records (2), El Disco Es Cultura FIXD 7, 2383630P Europe 1999 Sell This Version
827 688-2 The Cure Pornography(CD, Album, RE) Fiction Records 827 688-2 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
827 688-2 The Cure Pornography(CD, Album, RE) Fiction Records 827 688-2 Ukraine 2002 Sell This Version
none The Cure Pornography (Deluxe Reissue)(CDr, Album, Promo, RE + CDr, Comp, Promo) Rhino Records (2), Elektra, Fiction Records none US 2005 Sell This Version
R2 74684 The Cure Pornography(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + Dlx, RM, Dig) Rhino Records (2), Elektra, Fiction Records R2 74684 US 2005 Sell This Version
982 183-7 The Cure Pornography(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + RM, Dig) Polydor, Universal, Fiction Records 982 183-7 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
982 183-8 The Cure Pornography(CD, Album, RE, RM) Fiction Records, Polydor, Universal 982 183-8 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
982 183-8 The Cure Pornography(CD, Album, RE, RM) Fiction Records, Polydor, Universal 982 183-8 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
2600759 The Cure Pornography(CD, Album, RE, RM) Universal Music Russia 2600759 Russia 2005 Sell This Version
982 183-8 The Cure Pornography(CD, Album, RE, RM) Fiction Records, Polydor, Universal 982 183-8 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
R2 74684 The Cure Pornography(CD, Album, RM, RE, Club + CD, Comp, RM, Club) Rhino Records (2), Elektra R2 74684 US 2005 Sell This Version
R2 73351 The Cure Pornography(CD, Album, RM) Rhino Records (2) R2 73351 US 2006 Sell This Version
R2 73351 The Cure Pornography(CD, Album, RM, Club) Rhino Records (2) R2 73351 US 2006 Sell This Version
UICY-93480 The Cure Pornography(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Fiction Records UICY-93480 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
UICY-93480 The Cure Pornography(CD, Album, RE, RM, Ltd, Num, SHM) Fiction Records UICY-93480 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
990235 The Cure Pornography(LP, Album, RE) Vinyl Lovers 990235 Russia 2008 Sell This Version
990236 The Cure Pornography(LP, Album, RE) Vinyl Lovers 990236 Russia 2008 Sell This Version
900235 The Cure Pornography(LP, Album, RE + LP, Comp + Dlx, RM, 180) Vinyl Lovers 900235 Russia 2008 Sell This Version
990236 The Cure Pornography(LP, Album, RE, Red) Vinyl Lovers 990236 Russia 2008 Sell This Version
0600753381182, FIXD 7 The Cure Pornography(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, Red) Fiction Records, Fiction Records 0600753381182, FIXD 7 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
(none) The Cure Pornography(8xFile, AAC, Album, RM, 256) Elektra (none) US Unknown
none The Cure Pornography(8xFile, MP3, Album, VBR) Fiction Records none Europe Unknown
CD 60785 The Cure Pornography(CD, Album) Elektra CD 60785 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
827 688-2 The Cure Pornography(CD, Album) Polydor, Fiction Records 827 688-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
982 183-7 The Cure Pornography(CD, Album + CD, Comp + RM, RP, RE, Dig) Fiction Records, Polydor, Universal 982 183-7 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
7559607852 The Cure Pornography(CD, Album, RE) Elektra 7559607852 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
827 688-2 The Cure Pornography(CD, Album, RE) Fiction Records 827 688-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
9 60785-2, 60785-2 The Cure Pornography(CD, Album, RP) Elektra, Elektra 9 60785-2, 60785-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
9 60785-2, 60785-2 The Cure Pornography(CD, Album, RP, WEA) Elektra, Elektra 9 60785-2, 60785-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
9 60785-2, 60785-2 The Cure Pornography(CD, Album, RP, WEA) Elektra, Elektra 9 60785-2, 60785-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
none The Cure Pornography(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (The Cure) none Yugoslavia Unknown Sell This Version
517 The Cure Pornography(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Audio Max 517 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
827 688-1 The Cure Pornography(LP, Album) Polydor, Fiction Records 827 688-1 Spain Unknown Sell This Version
FI 07 XD P The Cure Pornography(LP, Album, Ltd, Unofficial, Gre) Fiction Records (2), EMI (2) FI 07 XD P UK Unknown Sell This Version

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Nogus

Nogus

October 16, 2015
edited 3 months ago
referencing Pornography, LP, Album, FIXD 7, 2383 639

For Me, who am not a big fan of The Cure compared has a friend who in turn is unconditional and made ​​me discover with great passion . Until I came across this album ! From there , I must confess that I never tire of Pornography is their best album for me , and one of the best albums of the early 80's, just one of the bases . The guitar !! The sound of the guitar R .Smith with this album, is then recognized each time. If you made ​​me discover another trick of The Cure or to R. Smith , I recognize without anyone to tell who plays . I think that it is the talent of the absolute work. As DM Violator , or Joy Division Unknow Pleasures. We listen and we know , we understand immediately who it is and why many people are agitated around these valuable references. If we must have a single disk Cure , well for me it's this one !!
cristianHa

cristianHa

October 4, 2015
referencing Pornography, CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + RM, Dig, 982 183-7

this edition sounds great. dark gloomy sound.
Lubba13

Lubba13

September 21, 2015
referencing Pornography, LP, Album, FIXD 7, 2383 639
Probably the best record ever made! Not a single note is off lyrics- or music wise.
okaycpu

okaycpu

August 2, 2015
referencing Pornography, CD, Album, CD 4902
From what I've read, the mastering on this particular CD is different from all other CDs and is known to sound "better".
sergiocalzoni

sergiocalzoni

July 24, 2015
edited 6 months ago
referencing Pornography, LP, Album, FIXD 7, 2383 639

I start my review by admitting I've never been particularly a Cure fan, but they made two records in their career that are simply astonishing. One of these albums is "Disintegration", but for my personal taste the mile stone of their music endeavour is "Pornography" and, for sure, the only authentic *dark* album they made. In this record they managed to put in music all the pain and misery of the human condition with a collection of the most claustrophobic and gloomy tracks ever composed. I think that a record darker than this is hard to find.
sellersburg

sellersburg

November 12, 2014
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Pornography, LP, Album, Ltd, M/Print, RE, 180, SVLP 113
Sounds pretty good. Heavy weight vinyl and great PVC sleeve
dryfist

dryfist

December 11, 2013
referencing Pornography, LP, Album, FIXD 7, 2383 639
simply their best album and quite unlike anything they did prior or since. dark, brooding, aggressive...
djproject

djproject

November 19, 2005
edited over 10 years ago
referencing Pornography, CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + Dlx, RM, Dig, R2 74684

For many years, listeners of this album noted its relevancy in the long career of the Cure. And yet the first generation of CD mastering did not do the album any justice. But thanks to a proper mastering job, this album can finally speak for itself boldly and beautifully (relative of course).

The album itself is what Robert Smith described as the "ultimate fuck-off record." He wanted something awful and terrible sounding: guitars that sound like they are melting and scratching fingerboards, drums with an intense yet controlled hatred, lyrics that feel like a cobra's bite. This is the album that would secure the Cure's reputation of being a mopey-dopey group and all about depression and gloom (although that stereotype is quite unfair given Smith's own personality and inclination for amusement). It also marked the end of the first phase of the Cure when they were moving from starting out with punk-like sensibilities ("Killing an Arab" and everything on Three Imaginary Boys or Boys Don't Cry) into the realm of making something personal, romantic, grand yet brittle and sparse. The emotional drama would not be experienced again until 1989's Disintegration and the overall approach is something that will not come again for the Cure. Yet it's memorable all the same.

The deluxe edition is made for the Cure fans. And yet it's wonderful for those who have recently got bit by the bug and wanting to know more about the Cure. Like with all the deluxe edition releases, the rarities are either 1) early demos/alternate takes of songs, which give an interesting insight into the evolution of a song into a final album (the best demonstration of this idea is "The Hanging Garden"), 2) live recordings, which also give an idea of the band at the time and how a song can translate live (I enjoy the live version of "Siamese Twins" more than the original studio album) and 3) other.