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 (99)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
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
CD 60855 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album) Elektra CD 60855 Canada 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
60855-2, 9 60855-2 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album) Elektra, Elektra 60855-2, 9 60855-2 US 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
5045-93532-2 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album) Fiction Records 5045-93532-2 China 1989 Sell This Version
POOP 20256, POOP-20256 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album) Polydor, Polydor POOP 20256, POOP-20256 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
839 353-2 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album) Fiction Records 839 353-2 UK & Europe 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 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
600152-2 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album) WEA 600152-2 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
9 60855-2 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album, Club) Elektra 9 60855-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
E2 60855 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album, Club) Elektra E2 60855 US 1989 Sell This Version
E2 60855∙578419T The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album, Club) Elektra, Columbia House E2 60855∙578419T Canada 1989 Sell This Version
POOP 20256 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album, Promo) Polydor POOP 20256 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
839 353-2 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album, RE) Fiction Records 839 353-2 UK & Europe 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, FIXHC 14 The Cure Disintegration(Cass, Album) Fiction Records, Fiction Records 839 353-4, FIXHC 14 Italy 1989 Sell This Version
839 353-4 The Cure Disintegration(Cass, Album) Fiction Records 839 353-4 Malaysia 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
839 353-4, FIXHC 14 The Cure Disintegration(Cass, Album) Fiction Records, Fiction Records 839 353-4, FIXHC 14 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
520667 The Cure Disintegration(Cass, Album) PGP RTB 520667 Yugoslavia 1989 Sell This Version
89102 The Cure Disintegration(Cass, Album) DVC 89102 Poland 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
600152-4 The Cure Disintegration(Cass, Album) WEA 600152-4 Australia 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
MSC. 1232 The Cure Disintegration(Cass, Album) Musicals MSC. 1232 Thailand 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, 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 The Cure Disintegration(Cass, Album) Polydor 839 353-4 Brazil 1989 Sell This Version
60855-4, 9 60855-4 The Cure Disintegration(Cass, Album, AR) Elektra, Elektra 60855-4, 9 60855-4 US 1989 Sell This Version
60855-4, 9 60855-4 The Cure Disintegration(Cass, Album, Club) Elektra, Elektra 60855-4, 9 60855-4 US 1989 Sell This Version
E4 60855 The Cure Disintegration(Cass, Album, Club) Elektra E4 60855 Canada 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, SR,) Elektra, Elektra 60855-4, 9 60855-4 US 1989 Sell This Version
E4 60855 The Cure Disintegration(Cass, Club) Elektra E4 60855 US 1989 Sell This Version
STE 60855 The Cure Disintegration(LP, Album) Elektra STE 60855 US 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
FIXH 14, 839 353-1 The Cure Disintegration(LP, Album) Fiction Records, Fiction Records FIXH 14, 839 353-1 Greece 1989 Sell This Version
839 353-1 The Cure Disintegration(LP, Album) Polygram Discos S.A. 839 353-1 Portugal 1989 Sell This Version
839 353-1, FIXH 14 The Cure Disintegration(LP, Album) Polydor, Fiction Records 839 353-1, FIXH 14 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
839 353-1 The Cure Disintegration(LP, Album) Polydor 839 353-1 Colombia 1989 Sell This Version
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
600152-1 The Cure Disintegration(LP, Album) Fiction Records 600152-1 Australia 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 / LPR 16665 The Cure Disintegration(LP, Album) Polydor 839 353 1 / LPR 16665 Mexico 1989 Sell This Version
30.583-L The Cure Disintegration(LP, Album) Polydor 30.583-L Venezuela 1989 Sell This Version
839 353-1 The Cure Disintegration(LP, Album) Polygram 839 353-1 France 1989 Sell This Version
FIXH 14, 839 353-1 The Cure Disintegration(LP, Album) Fiction Records, Fiction Records FIXH 14, 839 353-1 Europe 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
60855-1, 9 60855-1 The Cure Disintegration(LP, Album) Elektra, Elektra 60855-1, 9 60855-1 US 1989 Sell This Version
96-08551 The Cure Disintegration(LP, Album) Elektra 96-08551 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
E1 60855 The Cure Disintegration(LP, Album, Club) Elektra E1 60855 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
9 E1 60855-1 The Cure Disintegration(LP, Album, Club) Elektra 9 E1 60855-1 US 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
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
FIXHP 14, 841 946-1, 841 946 1 The Cure Disintegration(LP, Album, Pic, Ltd) Fiction Records, Fiction Records, Fiction Records FIXHP 14, 841 946-1, 841 946 1 UK 1990 Sell This Version
841-946-1-A/B ORLAKE The Cure Disintegration(LP, Album, Pic, TP, Dir) Fiction Records 841-946-1-A/B ORLAKE UK 1990 Sell This Version
LX 122 The Cure Desintegration(LP, Album, Unofficial) AB Inc. LX 122 Poland 1991 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
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, RE) Fiction Records, Universal 839 353-2 UK & Europe 2000 Sell This Version
839 353-2 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album, RE) Fiction Records 839 353-2 UK & Europe 2000 Sell This Version
839 353-2 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album, RE) Fiction Records 839 353-2 UK & Europe 2000 Sell This Version
839 353-2 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album, RE, M/Print) Fiction Records 839 353-2 UK & Europe 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
839 353-2, 839 353-2 (24) The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album, RE) Fiction Records, Universal Music México, S.A. de C.V. 839 353-2, 839 353-2 (24) Mexico 2002 Sell This Version
839 353-2 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album, RE) Universal 839 353-2 Chile 2002 Sell This Version
JPCD 2002486 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album, Unofficial) ООО "ДОРА" JPCD 2002486 Russia 2002 Sell This Version
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, RE, RM) Fiction Records, Elektra, Rhino Records (2) R1 523284 US 2010 Sell This Version
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
532 456-6 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + CD, Album, RE + RM, Dlx) Fiction Records, Polydor, Universal 532 456-6 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
R2 523449 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + CD, Album, RE, Rem + Dl) Rhino Records (2), Elektra, Fiction Records R2 523449 US 2010 Sell This Version
532 456-8 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album, RE, RM) Fiction Records, Universal Music Catalogue, Polydor 532 456-8 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
R2 523449 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Comp, RM + CD, Album, RE, ) Fiction Records, Elektra, Rhino Records (2) R2 523449 US 2010 Sell This Version
839 353-2 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album) Fiction Records 839 353-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
600152-2 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album) WEA 600152-2 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
60855-2, 9 60855-2 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album) Elektra, Elektra 60855-2, 9 60855-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
9 60855-2, 60855-2 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album, Club, RE) Elektra, Elektra 9 60855-2, 60855-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
E2 60855 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album, Club, RP) Elektra E2 60855 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
839 353-2 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album, RE) Fiction Records 839 353-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
839 353-2 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album, RE) Fiction Records 839 353-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
9 60855-2, 60855-2 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album, RP) Elektra, Elektra 9 60855-2, 60855-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
9 60855-2, 60855-2 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album, RP) Elektra, Elektra 9 60855-2, 60855-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
839 353-2 The Cure Disintegration(CD, Album, Unofficial) Solitare 839 353-2 Unknown Sell This Version
839 353-4, FIXHC 14 The Cure Disintegration(Cass, Album) Fiction Records, Fiction Records 839 353-4, FIXHC 14 Ukraine Unknown Sell This Version
S 0048 The Cure Disintegration(Cass, Album) Spider (3) S 0048 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
ENB-519 The Cure Disintegration(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Thomsun Original ENB-519 Unknown Sell This Version

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murphywmm

murphywmm

April 17, 2016
referencing Disintegration, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, R1 523284
I have a copy of this, and while it does have some surface noise and pops here and there, it's acceptable. I was fortunate not to have any non-fill on my copy. It's unfortunate that Rhino used Rainbo Records to press this title. Their pressing quality is subpar and they don't care at all about the records they press. This classic album deserves so much better.
blacklog

blacklog

April 7, 2016
referencing Disintegration, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, R1 523284
This version of the album was created to be loud and it sounds quite nice, yeah its been really cleaned up and that makes it lose some of its moodier qualities but it sounds nice and clear at high levels and looks nice, the sound has been separated to give the instruments more space which makes it feel less live I guess that's the effect of the digital, no warps, it did looked like it had been used and was quite dirty and had a few pops on closedown but nothing else major, beats the original from what I can hear, its not perfect but nowhere near as bad as some say if you like this try to find a nice clean copy of this press for cheep.
xymoxis

xymoxis

April 6, 2016
referencing Disintegration, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, R1 523284
No, I don't have a copy of this, but I do know that it's pressed by RHINO. So your chances of getting a copy that looks like someone scraped it on a table then played frisbee with it are very high. Tics, pops and static throughout. My copies (yes 4 copies) of Violator are just that. Dr. Rhino sent me 2 bad copies after I sent an email shaming him and Rhino Records for worthless garbage. It took a third one, that was open, but he guaranteed it was dead quiet. It was, but looked really bad. Anyway, Rhino is a gamble on many pressings. I'd love to have Disintegration, but reading to many negatives about non-analog mastering and a very digital sounding recording. I think I'll hold off :(
peterboels

peterboels

March 18, 2016
referencing Disintegration, LP, Album, Tex, FIXH 14, 839 353-1
My copy has another variaton on the runout matrix:
Matrix/runout side 1 : 839 353-1 S 1 - 3 1224
Matrix/runout side 2 : 839 353-1 S 2 - 2 1219
Theangrykorean

Theangrykorean

February 5, 2016
referencing Disintegration, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, R1 523284
my copy sounds excellent - also no warping at all. I like the original pressing but this has the 2 extra tracks and sounds just as good as the original pressing.
baconizgud4me

baconizgud4me

February 2, 2016
referencing Disintegration, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, R1 523284
I don't get it, a potential, one time opportunity from the main man himself, to remaster from an analogue source, the original analogue master tapes and transfer, once and for all, to an analogue medium without any digital lineage. What does Rob go and do? Make a digital master and transfer that to an analogue medium? Why? What's the point? Fair enough, remaster for Digital mediums, after all, it was 2010, but make an analogue version too. There's no point in the vinyl version, you might as well just get the WAV/FLAC or CD. Surely someone ill advised or poorly supervised Rob? Or did Rob, then just into his 50s, misunderstand digital, this new-fangled medium, thinking somehow it was superior to analogue tapes? It probably does sound better than the original press, but just think how good it could have been? I doubt Rob's going to want to sit through all this again. Rob, if you're reading, do all your real fans a favour and remaster to analogue, please.
marblesmike

marblesmike

January 20, 2016
referencing Disintegration, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, R1 523284
Add me to the list of people who have tons of non-fill on their copies.
cruxpunx

cruxpunx

December 31, 2015
referencing Disintegration, LP, Album, FIXH 14, 839 353-1
Anyone else seem to think this version of the LP is recorded way too low thus making it of inferior sound quality?
Devine44

Devine44

December 27, 2015
referencing Disintegration, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, R1 523284

My copy sounds brilliant. I've never heard the Cure in such a dynamic way. There are a few pops here and there but overall a fantastic pressing.
sonnehagal

sonnehagal

December 3, 2015
referencing Disintegration, LP, Album, 220868, 839 353-1, FIXH 14
I think that's the best album the world has seen in all terms. Absolutely ahead of time and beyond any time, actually. Nostalgic and beautifully sad, like the first warm May rainfalls.