The Cure ‎– Disintegration

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Album sales: 3,000,000 +
First release date: May 1989

The eighth studio album from The Cure. It received double-platinum status in the US, making this the band's best-selling album to date.

"Disintegration" reached #3 in the UK and #12 in the US. The album produced four hit singles:
"Lullaby"
"Lovesong" (Listed in some versions as "Love Song")
"Fascination Street" (released as a Single in North America only)
"Pictures of You"

Due to the extended running time of the album, "Last Dance" and "Homesick" were not included on the original vinyl issue of the album.

Reissued in 2010 with a bonus cd of rare tracks & "Entreat plus"

Tracklist

Plainsong
Pictures Of You
Closedown
Love Song
Lullaby
Fascination Street
Prayers For Rain
The Same Deep Water As You
Disintegration
Untitled

Versions (127)

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FIXH 14, 839 353-1 The Cure Disintegration(LP, Album) Fiction Records, Fiction Records FIXH 14, 839 353-1 UK 1989 Sell This Version
839 353-2 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album) Helicon Records 839 353-2 Israel 1989 Sell This Version
600152-2 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album) WEA 600152-2 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
CD 60855 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album) Elektra CD 60855 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
839 353-2 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album) Fiction Records 839 353-2 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
839 353-2 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album) Fiction Records 839 353-2 UK & Europe 1989 Sell This Version
60855-2, 9 60855-2 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album) Elektra, Elektra 60855-2, 9 60855-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
420050 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album) PGP RTB 420050 Yugoslavia 1989 Sell This Version
839 353-2 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album) Fiction Records 839 353-2 UK & Europe 1989 Sell This Version
POOP 20256, POOP-20256 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album) Polydor, Polydor POOP 20256, POOP-20256 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
5045-93532-2 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album) Fiction Records 5045-93532-2 China 1989 Sell This Version
E2 60855 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album, Club) Elektra E2 60855 US 1989 Sell This Version
E2 60855 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album, Club) Elektra E2 60855 US 1989 Sell This Version
9 60855-2 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album, Club) Elektra 9 60855-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
9 60855-2 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album, Club) Elektra/Asylum Records 9 60855-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
60855-2, 9 60855-2 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album, Dis) Elektra, Elektra 60855-2, 9 60855-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
POOP 20256 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album, Promo) Polydor POOP 20256 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
60855-2, 9 60855-2 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album, SRC) Elektra, Elektra 60855-2, 9 60855-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
839 353-4 The Cure Disintegration(Cass, Album) Polydor 839 353-4 Philippines 1989 Sell This Version
520667 The Cure Disintegration(Cass, Album) PGP RTB 520667 Yugoslavia 1989 Sell This Version
FIXHC 14, 839 353-4 The Cure Disintegration(Cass, Album) Fiction Records, Polydor FIXHC 14, 839 353-4 UK 1989 Sell This Version
839 353-4, 839 335-4, MCR 16665 The Cure Disintegration(Cass, Album) Polydor, Polydor, Polydor 839 353-4, 839 335-4, MCR 16665 Mexico 1989 Sell This Version
839 353-4, FIXHC 14 The Cure Disintegration(Cass, Album) Fiction Records, Fiction Records 839 353-4, FIXHC 14 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
600152-4 The Cure Disintegration(Cass, Album) WEA 600152-4 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
839 353-4, FIXHC 14 The Cure Disintegration(Cass, Album) Fiction Records, Fiction Records 839 353-4, FIXHC 14 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
839 353-4 The Cure Disintegration(Cass, Album) Fiction Records 839 353-4 Indonesia 1989 Sell This Version
MKL 37 351 The Cure Disintegration(Cass, Album) Gong MKL 37 351 Hungary 1989 Sell This Version
839 353-4, FIXHC 14 The Cure Disintegration(Cass, Album) Polydor, Fiction Records 839 353-4, FIXHC 14 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
MSC. 1232 The Cure Disintegration(Cass, Album) Musicals MSC. 1232 Thailand 1989 Sell This Version
839 353-4, FIXHC 14 The Cure Disintegration(Cass, Album) Fiction Records, Fiction Records 839 353-4, FIXHC 14 Italy 1989 Sell This Version
69192, 839 353-4 The Cure Disintegration(Cass, Album) Polygram, Polydor 69192, 839 353-4 Argentina 1989 Sell This Version
30.583-C The Cure Disintegration(Cass, Album) Polydor 30.583-C Venezuela 1989 Sell This Version
839 353-4 The Cure Disintegration(Cass, Album) Polydor 839 353-4 Brazil 1989 Sell This Version
839 353-4, FIXHC 14 The Cure Disintegration(Cass, Album) Fiction Records, Fiction Records 839 353-4, FIXHC 14 Greece 1989 Sell This Version
89102 The Cure Disintegration(Cass, Album) DVC 89102 Poland 1989 Sell This Version
E4 60855 The Cure Disintegration(Cass, Album, Club) Elektra E4 60855 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
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60855-4, 9 60855-4 The Cure Disintegration(Cass, Album, Club) Elektra, Elektra 60855-4, 9 60855-4 US 1989 Sell This Version
96 08554 The Cure Disintegration(Cass, Album, Dol) Elektra 96 08554 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
60855-4, 9 60855-4 The Cure Disintegration(Cass, Album, Dol) Elektra, Elektra 60855-4, 9 60855-4 US 1989 Sell This Version
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60855-4 The Cure Disintegration(Cass, Album, Ltd, Promo, Dol) Elektra 60855-4 US 1989 Sell This Version
839 353-4 The Cure Disintegration(Cass, Album, Pap) Fiction Records 839 353-4 Malaysia 1989 Sell This Version
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CC-0145 The Cure Disintegration(Cass, Album, Unofficial) C (3) CC-0145 Poland 1989 Sell This Version
E4 60855 The Cure Disintegration(Cass, Club) Elektra E4 60855 US 1989 Sell This Version
839 353-1 The Cure Disintegration(LP, Album) Fiction Records 839 353-1 South Africa 1989 Sell This Version
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600152-1 The Cure Disintegration(LP, Album) Fiction Records 600152-1 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
FIXH 14, 839 353-1 The Cure Disintegration(LP, Album) Fiction Records, Fiction Records FIXH 14, 839 353-1 Greece 1989 Sell This Version
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29192 The Cure Disintegration(LP, Album) Polydor 29192 Argentina 1989 Sell This Version
STARL 5567 The Cure Disintegration(LP, Album) Fiction Records STARL 5567 South Africa 1989 Sell This Version
839 353-1, FIXH 14 The Cure Disintegration(LP, Album) Polydor, Fiction Records 839 353-1, FIXH 14 Brazil 1989 Sell This Version
220868, 839 353-1, FIXH 14 The Cure Disintegration(LP, Album) PGP RTB, Fiction Records, Fiction Records 220868, 839 353-1, FIXH 14 Yugoslavia 1989 Sell This Version
30.583-L The Cure Disintegration(LP, Album) Polydor 30.583-L Venezuela 1989 Sell This Version
STARL5567, 839.353-1 The Cure Disintegration(LP, Album) Zimbabwe Music Corporation, Polydor STARL5567, 839.353-1 Zimbabwe 1989 Sell This Version
839 353-1 The Cure Disintegration(LP, Album) Polygram Discos, S.A. (2) 839 353-1 Portugal 1989 Sell This Version
SLPXL 37 351, 839 353-1, FIXH 14 The Cure Disintegration(LP, Album) Gong, Fiction Records, Fiction Records SLPXL 37 351, 839 353-1, FIXH 14 Hungary 1989 Sell This Version
96-08551 The Cure Disintegration(LP, Album) Elektra 96-08551 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
839 353 1, LPR 16665 The Cure Disintegration(LP, Album) Polydor, Polydor 839 353 1, LPR 16665 Mexico 1989 Sell This Version
R-101109 The Cure Disintegration(LP, Album, Club) Elektra/Asylum Records R-101109 US 1989 Sell This Version
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FIXH 14, 839 353-1 The Cure Disintegration(LP, Album, MP) Fiction Records, Fiction Records FIXH 14, 839 353-1 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
839 353-1, FIXH 14 The Cure Disintegration(LP, Album, Promo) Polygram Discos, Polydor, Fiction Records 839 353-1, FIXH 14 Brazil 1989 Sell This Version
60855-1, 9 60855-1 The Cure Disintegration(LP, Album, Promo, Dir) Elektra, Elektra 60855-1, 9 60855-1 US 1989 Sell This Version
STE 60855 The Cure Disintegration(LP, Album, SRC) Elektra STE 60855 US 1989 Sell This Version
FIXH 14, 839 353-1 The Cure Disintegration(LP, Album, Tex) Fiction Records, Fiction Records FIXH 14, 839 353-1 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
600152-2 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album) WEA 600152-2 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
E2 60855 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album, Club) Elektra E2 60855 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
FIXHP 14, 841 946-1, 841 946 1 The Cure Disintegration(LP, Album, Ltd, Pic, RE) Fiction Records, Fiction Records, Fiction Records FIXHP 14, 841 946-1, 841 946 1 UK 1990 Sell This Version
841-946-1 The Cure Disintegration(LP, Album, Pic, TP) Fiction Records 841-946-1 UK 1990 Sell This Version
LX 122 The Cure Desintegration(LP, Album, Unofficial) AB Inc. LX 122 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
MG 0611 The Cure Disintegration vol. 1(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0611 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
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839 353-2 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album, RE) Fiction Records 839 353-2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
839 353-4, FIXHC 14 The Cure Disintegration(Cass, Album) Fiction Records, Fiction Records 839 353-4, FIXHC 14 Poland 1994 Sell This Version
AVA 042 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album, Unofficial) Vital Ltd. AVA 042 Russia 1995 Sell This Version
839 353-4, FIXHC 14 The Cure Disintegration(Cass, Album) Fiction Records, Fiction Records 839 353-4, FIXHC 14 Russia 1997 Sell This Version
839 353-2 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album, RE) Universal, Fiction Records 839 353-2 Argentina 1999 Sell This Version
839 353-2 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album, M/Print, RE) Fiction Records 839 353-2 UK & Europe 2000 Sell This Version
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839 353-2 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album, RE) Fiction Records 839 353-2 UK & Europe 2000 Sell This Version
9 60855-2, 60855-2 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album, RP) Elektra, Elektra 9 60855-2, 60855-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
839 353-2, MR-1143-2 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album) Fiction Records, Polydor, Ukrainian Records, Moon Records (2) 839 353-2, MR-1143-2 Ukraine 2002 Sell This Version
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839 353-2 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album, RE) Fiction Records 839 353-2 Argentina 2004 Sell This Version
R1 523284 The Cure Disintegration(2xLP, Album, M/Print, RE, RM) Fiction Records, Elektra, Rhino Records (2) R1 523284 US 2010 Sell This Version
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532 456-3, 060075324563 (7) The Cure Disintegration(2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Fiction Records, Fiction Records, Polydor, Polydor, Universal Music Catalogue, Universal Music Catalogue 532 456-3, 060075324563 (7) Europe 2010 Sell This Version
none The Cure Disintegration(2xLP, Album, TP, 180) Rhino Records (2) none US 2010 Sell This Version
532 456-8 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album, RE) Fiction Records Ltd. 532 456-8 Australia 2010 Sell This Version
532 456-6 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + CD, Album, RE + Dlx, RM) Fiction Records, Polydor, Universal 532 456-6 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
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532 456-3, 060075324563 (7) The Cure Disintegration(2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Fiction Records, Fiction Records, Polydor, Polydor, Universal Music Catalogue, Universal Music Catalogue 532 456-3, 060075324563 (7) Europe 2016 Sell This Version
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RunOfTheMill

RunOfTheMill

January 13, 2018
edited 6 days ago
referencing Disintegration, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, R1 523284
Honestly, I think this one sounds excellent... I can't compare it to other pressings, but I love the way this one sounds, has a good amount of dynamics and depth for my tastes!
doohickey

doohickey

January 5, 2018
referencing Disintegration, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, R1 523284
Snap, crackle, pop!!

The music sounds good, especially turned up, but it's apparent it was mastered from a digital source and the record is pretty noisy, lots of pops plus side two of my copy is off-center. First time I've had to deal with this, I scraped some of the spindle off and made a mark so that I can center the record. The wow/flutter was real bad on Fascination Street. Disappointing that one of my favorite albums of all time is pressed so poorly. If I can find another copy in person and listen before buying I'd consider purchasing. Maybe sometime down the road they'll do a proper analogue master with some quality control on manufacturing.
.Richard.

.Richard.

December 31, 2017
referencing Disintegration, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180, 532 456-3, 060075324563 (7)
Much better and cleaner sounding than the GZ pressing, highly recommended if you want this remaster with clean vinyl.
Numanoid

Numanoid

December 26, 2017
referencing Disintegration, LP, Album, FIXH 14, 839 353-1
This should have been a double album, a great shame that ace tracks like "Last Dance" and "Homesick" were not included on the original vinyl issue.
fellmare

fellmare

December 23, 2017
referencing Disintegration, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180, 532 456-3, 060075324563 (7)
For the version pressed by MPO i created a new release here The Cure - Disintegration
Amjac

Amjac

December 6, 2017
referencing Disintegration, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180, 532 456-3, 060075324563 (7)
Surprised by all these negative comments on this one. My copy of this is one of the best sounding records I have in my collection. Fantastic clarity & dynamics, plays perfectly on my Debut Carbon but can also say this played perfectly on a lower quality player (TEAC MC-D800).
.Richard.

.Richard.

December 3, 2017
referencing Disintegration, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180, 532 456-3, 060075324563 (7)

Yep MPO runouts here, great news! I thought the GZ pressing was filthy, marked and had a lot of surface noise. Really enjoying this new pressing done right!
loganryansmith

loganryansmith

October 2, 2017
referencing Disintegration, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, R1 523284
Sounds like the CD, which shouldn't be surprising. I guess I was hoping against hope that Bob knew what he was doing by remastering this digitally before having it pressed to vinyl. Oh well. Sounds nice, but it's missing the depth and warmth good vinyl pressings have. Still, glad to have it and I'll certainly play it plenty.
duprie37

duprie37

October 1, 2017
edited 3 months ago
referencing Disintegration, LP, Album, FIXH 14, 839 353-1
So I have a copy of this LP with runouts Side A: 3 20 A (letter lying sideways) 1 and Side B: S2-2 12 37. The music on it is totally weird because it is a misprint. When you play it you get treated to an hour of lively German polka/folk music instead of Disintegration. In every other respect; cover, sleeve, label, the catalogue number on the runouts, even the track divisions, it is the genuine thing though. Has anyone heard of misprinted copies of Disintegration floating around or do I have a rarity in my collection?
pascal888

pascal888

September 23, 2017
referencing Disintegration, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, R1 523284

Bad pressing for me.
Lots of noise and spot on it