The Cure ‎– Three Imaginary Boys

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Do not mix up with "The Cure - Boys Don't Cry", even though that album features many songs from this album, it is considered a different album.

The Cure's debut album, originally released in 1979. It was later released in the United States, with a slightly different song line-up, as "Boys Don't Cry".

Track B7 is unlisted, the name "The Weedy Burton" appears officially in 2004 on the Deluxe Edition remastered reissue.

Versions (92)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FIX 1, 2442 163 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(LP, Album) Fiction Records, Fiction Records FIX 1, 2442 163 UK 1979 Sell This Version
FIXC 1, FIX C1, 3184 127 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(Cass, Album) Fiction Records, Fiction Records, Fiction Records FIXC 1, FIX C1, 3184 127 UK 1979 Sell This Version
3170 539 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(Cass, Album) Polydor 3170 539 France 1979 Sell This Version
FIXC 1, FIXC1, 3184 127 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(Cass, Album, Bla) Fiction Records, Fiction Records, Fiction Records FIXC 1, FIXC1, 3184 127 UK 1979 Sell This Version
FIXC 1, 3184 127 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(Cass, Album, Pap) Fiction Records, Fiction Records FIXC 1, 3184 127 UK 1979 Sell This Version
FIXC 1, 3184 127 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(Cass, Album, Pla) Fiction Records, Fiction Records FIXC 1, 3184 127 UK 1979 Sell This Version
2383 539 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(LP, Album) Polydor, Fiction Records 2383 539 France 1979 Sell This Version
0060.334 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(LP, Album) Fiction Records 0060.334 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
2442 163 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(LP, Album) Polydor, Fiction Records 2442 163 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
2383 560 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(LP, Album) Polydor, Fiction Records 2383 560 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
FIX 1, 2442 163 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(LP, Album) Fiction Records, Polydor FIX 1, 2442 163 Ireland 1979 Sell This Version
2383 539 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(LP, Album) Polydor, Fiction Records 2383 539 France 1979 Sell This Version
2383 560 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(LP, Album, Pol) Polydor, Fiction Records 2383 560 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
FIX 1 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(LP, Album, TP) Fiction Records FIX 1 UK 1979 Sell This Version
0060.334 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(LP, Album, dif) Fiction Records 0060.334 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
2383 560 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(LP, Album) Polydor, Fiction Records 2383 560 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
STUNN 019 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(LP, Album) Stunn STUNN 019 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
CURE 001 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(LP, Album, Promo) Fiction Records CURE 001 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
CURE 001 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(LP, Album, RE) Fiction Records CURE 001 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
3170 539 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(Cass, Album) Polydor 3170 539 Philippines 1983 Sell This Version
250623-4 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(Cass, Album, RE) Sire, Fiction Records 250623-4 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
3170 539 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(Cass, Album, RE) Polydor 3170 539 France 1984 Sell This Version
250623-1 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(LP, Album, RE) Sire 250623-1 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
31 70 539 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(Cass, Album, RE) Polydor 31 70 539 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
23 83 539 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(LP, Album, RE) Polydor 23 83 539 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
2383 539 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(LP, Album, RE) Polydor, Fiction Records 2383 539 France 1986 Sell This Version
827 686-4, FIXC1, FIXC 1, 3184 127 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(Cass, Album, RE) Fiction Records, Fiction Records, Fiction Records, Fiction Records 827 686-4, FIXC1, FIXC 1, 3184 127 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
3184127, 69107 The Cure Tres Chicos Imaginarios(Cass, Album, RE, Dol) Polydor, Polydor 3184127, 69107 Argentina 1988 Sell This Version
2442 163, 29107 The Cure Tres Chicos Imaginarios(LP, Album, RE) Polydor, Polydor 2442 163, 29107 Argentina 1988 Sell This Version
420298, CD 420298 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(CD, Album, RE) Fiction Records, Fiction Records, PGP RTB, PGP RTB 420298, CD 420298 Yugoslavia 1990 Sell This Version
827 686-2 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(CD, Album, RE) Fiction Records 827 686-2 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
POCP-1871 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(CD, Album, RE) Polydor POCP-1871 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
229250623-2 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(CD, Album, RE) WEA, Fiction Records 229250623-2 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
827 686-2 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(CD, Album, RE) Fiction Records 827 686-2 France 1990 Sell This Version
827 686-2 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(CD, Album, RP) Fiction Records 827 686-2 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
827 686-2 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(CD, Album, RP) Fiction Records 827 686-2 UK 1990 Sell This Version
3170 539 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(Cass, Album, M/Print, RE) Polydor 3170 539 France 1990 Sell This Version
23 83 539 AG The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(LP, Album, RE) Polydor 23 83 539 AG Spain 1990 Sell This Version
827 6861 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(LP, Album, RE) Polydor, Fiction Records 827 6861 France 1990 Sell This Version
MG 0758 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys (Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0758 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
FIX 1, 2442 163 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(LP, Album, RP) Fiction Records, Polydor FIX 1, 2442 163 UK 1991 Sell This Version
CDEPR 1021, 827 686-2 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(CD, Album, RE) PolyGram, Polydor CDEPR 1021, 827 686-2 Mexico 1992 Sell This Version
827 686-4, MCE 1021 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(Cass, Album, RE) Polydor, Polydor 827 686-4, MCE 1021 Mexico 1992 Sell This Version
MG 0758 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0758 Poland 1992 Sell This Version
Π93 00691-2 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(LP, Album, Unofficial) AnTrop Π93 00691-2 Russia 1993 Sell This Version
P-FIX1 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(LP, Album, Ltd, Pic, Unofficial) Fiction Records (2), El Disco Es Cultura P-FIX1 UK 1999 Sell This Version
none The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(2xCDr, Album, Dlx, Promo, RE) Polydor, Fiction Records none UK 2004 Sell This Version
none The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(2xCDr, Promo) Rhino Records (2) none US 2004 Sell This Version
R2 78895 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + Dlx, RM, Dig) Rhino Records (2), Elektra, Fiction Records R2 78895 US 2004 Sell This Version
982 182-8 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + Dlx, RM, Dig) Polydor, Fiction Records, Universal 982 182-8 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
982 182-8 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + Dlx, RM, Dig) Polydor, Fiction Records, Universal 982 182-8 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
2600706 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(CD, Album, RE) Universal Music Russia, Polydor, Fiction Records 2600706 Russia 2005 Sell This Version
982 182-9 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(CD, Album, RE, RM) Polydor, Fiction Records, Universal 982 182-9 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
982 182-9 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(CD, Album, RE, RM) Polydor, Fiction Records, Universal 982 182-9 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
982 182-9 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(CD, Album, RE, RM) Polydor, Fiction Records, Universal 982 182-9 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
UICY-7248/9 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Comp, RM) Polydor, Fiction Records, Universal UICY-7248/9 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
982 182-9 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Polydor, Fiction Records, Universal 982 182-9 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
FIX 1, 2442 163 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(LP, Album, Unofficial, Yel) Fiction Records (2), Polydor (2) FIX 1, 2442 163 UK 2005 Sell This Version
R2 73348 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(CD, Album, Club, Copy Prot., RE) Fiction Records R2 73348 US 2006 Sell This Version
R2 73348 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rhino Records (2) R2 73348 US 2006 Sell This Version
LR130 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(CD, Album, RE) Lilith LR130 Russia 2007 Sell This Version
LRI30P The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(LP, Album, Pic, RE) Lilith Ltd LRI30P Europe 2007 Sell This Version
LR130LPP The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(LP, Album, Pic, RE) Lilith LR130LPP Russia 2007 Sell This Version
990130 LP The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(LP, Album, RE) Vinyl Lovers 990130 LP Russia 2007 Sell This Version
LR130, LR 130 LP The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(LP, Album, RE, 180) Lilith, Lilith LR130, LR 130 LP Russia 2007 Sell This Version
UICY-93477 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(CD, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, Pap) Fiction Records UICY-93477 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
UICY-93477 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(CD, Album, RE, RM) Fiction Records UICY-93477 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
0600753278871 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(CD, Album + CD, Comp + RE, RM, RP) Universal UMC, Polydor, Fiction Records 0600753278871 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
0600753278871 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Comp, RE) Universal UMC, Polydor, Fiction Records 0600753278871 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
FIX 1, 0600753381120 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, Pin) Fiction Records, Fiction Records FIX 1, 0600753381120 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
0602547875327, FIX 1 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Fiction Records, Fiction Records 0602547875327, FIX 1 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
R1 523247 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Fiction Records, Rhino Vinyl R1 523247 US 2016 Sell This Version
244163 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(LP, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label 244163 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
(none) The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(13xFile, AAC, Album, RM, 256) Fiction Records (none) US Unknown
827 686-2 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(CD, Album, RE) Fiction Records 827 686-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
827 686-2 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(CD, Album, RE) Fiction Records 827 686-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
827 686-2 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(CD, Album, RE) Fiction Records 827 686-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
982 182-9 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Polydor, Fiction Records, Universal 982 182-9 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
982 182-9 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Polydor, Fiction Records, Universal 982 182-9 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
827 686-2 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(CD, Album, RE, RP) Fiction Records 827 686-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
827 686-2 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(CD, Album, RE, RP) Fiction Records 827 686-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
827 686-2 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(CD, Album, RP) Fiction Records 827 686-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
FIXC 1, 3184 127 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(Cass, Album, RE) Fiction Records, Fiction Records FIXC 1, 3184 127 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
CURE 001C The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(Cass, Album, RE) Fiction Records CURE 001C Australia Unknown Sell This Version
250623-4 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(Cass, Album, RE, Unofficial) Sire (2), Fiction Records (2) 250623-4 Unknown Sell This Version
FIX 1, 2442 163 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(LP, Album) Fiction Records, Fiction Records FIX 1, 2442 163 UK Unknown Sell This Version
2383 560 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(LP, Album, RE) Polydor, Fiction Records 2383 560 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
FIX 1, 2442 163 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(LP, Album, RE) Fiction Records, Fiction Records FIX 1, 2442 163 UK Unknown Sell This Version
STUN-510 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(LP, Album, RE) Stunn STUN-510 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
LR130, LR 130 LP The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(LP, Album, Unofficial, 180) Lilith, Lilith LR130, LR 130 LP Russia Unknown Sell This Version
FIX 1, 2442 163 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(LP, Album, Unofficial, Blu) Fiction Records (2), Fiction Records (2) FIX 1, 2442 163 UK Unknown Sell This Version
FIX 1, FIX 1B, 2442 163 The Cure Three Imaginary Boys(LP, Album, Unofficial, Pin) Fiction Records (2), Fiction Records (2), Polydor (2) FIX 1, FIX 1B, 2442 163 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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Peter_DV

Peter_DV

November 17, 2018
referencing Three Imaginary Boys, LP, Album, FIX 1, 2442 163
My copy has a golden “Promotional Copy Not For Resale” stamp.
MagnificentMan

MagnificentMan

September 14, 2018
referencing Three Imaginary Boys, LP, Album, Pic, RE, LR130LPP
The resolution on the album sleeve is noticably low. ugly.
aldomezcal

aldomezcal

July 8, 2018
referencing Three Imaginary Boys, LP, Album, 0060.334
Can anyone comment on the quality of the sound of this release?
BIZOM-FUTE

BIZOM-FUTE

May 25, 2018
referencing Three Imaginary Boys, LP, Album, 2383 539

If by some strange miracle someone has an insert to give (sell?), feel free to contact me. :) Missing on my copy...
Booj1Boy

Booj1Boy

May 6, 2018
referencing Three Imaginary Boys, LP, Album, RE, 250623-1
Side A and Side B are flipped? Pretty strange, I guess they thought the cover of Foxy Lady would have more commercial viability than 10:15 as the opener.
spuffy

spuffy

April 13, 2018
referencing Tres Chicos Imaginarios, LP, Album, RE, 2442 163, 29107
"difusion venta prohibida" printed on the label of the copy I have... is this a promotional copy?
spuffy

spuffy

April 13, 2018
referencing Three Imaginary Boys, LP, Album, FIX 1, 2442 163
I have the Argentinean pressing of this album " tree chicos imaginations" ... I have noticed it has the text """difusion venta prohibida """ printed on the label. Is this a promo copy of sorts.??
Not been able to find any info regarding this.
depecheboy

depecheboy

March 14, 2018
referencing Three Imaginary Boys, LP, Album, Pic, RE, LR130LPP
mastered from cd. there are pauses between the tracks. no good
totallyvinyl

totallyvinyl

November 28, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Three Imaginary Boys, LP, Album, FIX 1, 2442 163
The image you show for this release with 'Limited edition..' stamped in gold is from early 1982 based on the 'Seventeen seconds' 'Limited Edition..' gold stamped cover which was issued in February 1982 .Polydor issued selected titles at a 'budget' price to move stock along. Other example: 'Faith' (so the 1st 3 Cure LPs budget priced and issued prior to 'Pornography' (May 82). Probably these were issued to shift some back catalogue. Here are some matrices taken from our copy: A: FIX 1 A//1 * E STR 16 7 THE GATWICK SOUND** STRAWBERRY** and B: FIX 1 B//1 * E STR 13 STRAWBERRY**
** hand etched * upside down triangle
totallyvinyl

totallyvinyl

November 28, 2017
referencing Three Imaginary Boys, LP, Album, RE, FIX 1, 2442 163
This is incorrect. This firstly IS NOT a 1989 reissue-where is the bar code? The insert issues were fairly contemporary releases so please correct your text and delete the 1989. The cover would be a 'thin glossy' sleeve from the mid 80s onwards when the companies were penny pinching and cutting production costs, not the nice shiny one that this and the other release you feature from 1979 is exactly the same which puts this early 80s at the latest.