The Cure ‎– Primary

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Primary 5:56
Descent 3:03

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FICSX 12, 2141 338 The Cure Primary(12", Single) Fiction Records, Fiction Records FICSX 12, 2141 338 UK 1981 Sell This Version
ESP 104 The Cure Primary(12", Single) Stunn ESP 104 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
MSD 493 The Cure Primary(12", Single) 7 Records MSD 493 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
2141 338, FICSX 12 The Cure Primary(12", Single) Polydor, Fiction Records 2141 338, FICSX 12 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
FICS 12, 2059 293 The Cure Primary(7", S/Sided, Single, Promo) Fiction Records, Fiction Records FICS 12, 2059 293 UK 1981 Sell This Version
2059 293 The Cure Primary(7", Single) Polydor 2059 293 Belgium 1981 Sell This Version
MS 480, MS-480 The Cure Primary(7", Single) 7 Records, 7 Records MS 480, MS-480 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
2059293, 2059 293 The Cure Primary(7", Single) Polydor, Polydor 2059293, 2059 293 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
BFA 014 The Cure Primary(7", Single) Stunn BFA 014 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
FICS 12, 2059 293 The Cure Primary(7", Single) Fiction Records, Fiction Records FICS 12, 2059 293 Ireland 1981 Sell This Version
0030.376 The Cure Primary(7", Single) Fiction Records 0030.376 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
FICS 12, 2059 293 The Cure Primary(7", Single) Fiction Records, Fiction Records FICS 12, 2059 293 Scandinavia 1981 Sell This Version
2059 293 The Cure Primary(7", Single) Polydor 2059 293 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
FICS 12 The Cure Primary(7", Single, Lar) Fiction Records FICS 12 UK 1981 Sell This Version
2814 262 The Cure Primary(7", Single, Promo) Polydor 2814 262 France 1981 Sell This Version
FICS 12 The Cure Primary(7", Single, Sma) Fiction Records FICS 12 UK 1981 Sell This Version

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wylko

wylko

May 14, 2015
referencing Primary, 7", Single, BFA 014
Some promo copy were issued on a DECCA sleeve with a "demonstration record" sticker on the record label.
NZwoody

NZwoody

March 6, 2014
referencing Primary, 12", Single, ESP 104
This image is the Australian Pressing not New Zealand. Give away is light blue shading on the Stunn star burst and Australia is mentioned in label text.
duprie37

duprie37

May 6, 2010
edited over 8 years ago
referencing Primary, 12", Single, FICSX 12, 2141 338
The first ever "extended mix" from The Cure released back in 1981, and a collectors item these days - it will fetch quite a price in good condition, but you'd only really want to get this for the big 12" sleeve artwork. The Cure's later extended mixes and remixes became much more creative, expansive and interesting. What dedicated fan could forget the gorgeous extended New Orleans funeral march brass section inserted into the middle of the 1985 extended remix of Close To Me? And on Mixed Up they devoted a whole album to the art of the remix. But back in 1981 the band was obviously not the least bit interested in the concept of the extended mix and it's telling on this single. The extended mix runs at about 5:50 and the extra time simply consists of the verses with the vocal track deleted, nothing else. It actually makes this snappy little song sound like it's been put on hold, as if Robert went to have a pint and didn't make it back in time to start singing, so that they had to repeat the verse (I wouldn't be surprised if that was actually the case LOL). But then again, I don't think somehow that The Cure were aiming for the local disco floor back in '81.