The Cure ‎– Bloodflowers

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Out Of This World 6:43
Watching Me Fall 11:13
Where The Birds Always Sing 5:43
Maybe Someday 5:06
The Last Day Of Summer 5:36
There Is No If... 3:43
The Loudest Sound 5:09
39 7:18
Bloodflowers 7:28

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FIXCD31, 543 123-2 The Cure Bloodflowers(CD, Album) Fiction Records, Polydor FIXCD31, 543 123-2 UK & Europe 2000 Sell This Version
none The Cure Bloodflowers + bonus(CD, Album, Unofficial) Invisible Halahup none Russia 2000 Sell This Version
FIX 31, 543 123-1 The Cure Bloodflowers(2xLP, Album) Fiction Records, Polydor FIX 31, 543 123-1 UK & Europe 2000 Sell This Version
62236-1 The Cure Bloodflowers(2xLP, Album) Elektra, Fiction Records 62236-1 US 2000 Sell This Version
FIXCD31, 543 123-2 The Cure Bloodflowers(CD) Fiction Records, Universal FIXCD31, 543 123-2 Colombia 2000 Sell This Version
FIXCD31, 543 123-2 The Cure Bloodflowers(CD, Album) Fiction Records, Polydor FIXCD31, 543 123-2 Taiwan 2000 Sell This Version
543 123-2, 543 123-2 (24) The Cure Bloodflowers(CD, Album) Fiction Records, Polydor, Universal Music México, S.A. de C.V. 543 123-2, 543 123-2 (24) Mexico 2000 Sell This Version
73145431232 The Cure Bloodflowers(CD, Album) Fiction Records, Polydor, Universal Music 73145431232 Brazil 2000 Sell This Version
FIXCD31, 543 123-2 The Cure Bloodflowers(CD, Album) Moon Records (2), Moon Records (2) FIXCD31, 543 123-2 Ukraine 2000 Sell This Version
CD 62236 The Cure Bloodflowers(CD, Album) Fiction Records, Elektra CD 62236 Canada 2000 Sell This Version
8573806032 The Cure Bloodflowers(CD, Album) EastWest 8573806032 Australasia 2000 Sell This Version
543 123-2 The Cure Bloodflowers(CD, Album) Fiction Records, Polydor, Universal Music Argentina S.A. 543 123-2 Argentina 2000 Sell This Version
543 123-9 The Cure Bloodflowers(CD, Album) Universal Music Russia 543 123-9 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
FIXCD31, 543 123-2 The Cure Bloodflowers(CD, Album) Fiction Records, Polydor FIXCD31, 543 123-2 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
FIXCD31, 543 123-2 The Cure Bloodflowers(CD, Album) Fiction Records, Polydor FIXCD31, 543 123-2 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
STARCD 6541 The Cure Bloodflowers(CD, Album) Universal Music, Fiction Records STARCD 6541 South Africa 2000 Sell This Version
POCP-7458 The Cure Bloodflowers(CD, Album) Polydor POCP-7458 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
FIXCD31, 543 123-2 The Cure Bloodflowers(CD, Album) Fiction Records, Polydor FIXCD31, 543 123-2 Israel 2000 Sell This Version
E2 62236 The Cure Bloodflowers(CD, Album, Club) Fiction Records, Elektra E2 62236 Canada 2000 Sell This Version
62236-2 The Cure Bloodflowers(CD, Album, Enh) Elektra, Fiction Records 62236-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
62236-2 The Cure Bloodflowers(CD, Album, Enh) Elektra, Fiction Records 62236-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
62236-2 The Cure Bloodflowers(CD, Album, Enh, Promo) Elektra, Fiction Records 62236-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
62236-2 The Cure Bloodflowers(CD, Album, Enh, Unofficial) Elektra (2), Fiction Records (2) 62236-2 2000 Sell This Version
CURE 1 The Cure Bloodflowers(CD, Album, Promo) Fiction Records, Polydor CURE 1 UK 2000 Sell This Version
PRCD 1447-2 The Cure Bloodflowers(CD, Album, Promo) Elektra, Fiction Records PRCD 1447-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
none The Cure Bloodflowers(CDr, Album, Promo) Fiction Records, Polydor none UK 2000 Sell This Version
none The Cure Bloodflowers(CDr, Album, Promo) Polydor none Sweden 2000 Sell This Version
543 123-4, FIXMC31 The Cure Bloodflowers(Cass, Album) Fiction Records, Polydor 543 123-4, FIXMC31 Indonesia 2000 Sell This Version
FIXMC31, 543 123-4 The Cure Bloodflowers(Cass, Album) Fiction Records, Polydor FIXMC31, 543 123-4 UK & Europe 2000 Sell This Version
543 123-4 The Cure Bloodflowers(Cass, Album) Polydor 543 123-4 Argentina 2000 Sell This Version
543 123-4 The Cure Bloodflowers(Cass, Album) Fiction Records 543 123-4 Malaysia 2000 Sell This Version
62236-4 The Cure Bloodflowers(Cass, Album) Elektra, Fiction Records 62236-4 US 2000 Sell This Version
543 123-4 The Cure Bloodflowers(Cass, Album) Polydor 543 123-4 Thailand 2000 Sell This Version
FIXMC31, 543 123-4 The Cure Bloodflowers(Cass, Album) Fiction Records, Polydor FIXMC31, 543 123-4 Poland 2000 Sell This Version
07314 543123-4 The Cure Bloodflowers(Cass, Album) Fiction Records 07314 543123-4 Philippines 2000 Sell This Version
96 22364 The Cure Bloodflowers(Cass, Album) Elektra, Fiction Records 96 22364 Canada 2000 Sell This Version
543 123-4 The Cure Bloodflowers(Cass, Album) Polydor, Fiction Records, Universal 543 123-4 Ukraine 2000 Sell This Version
543 123-4 The Cure Bloodflowers(Cass, Album) Polydor 543 123-4 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
62236-2 The Cure Bloodflowers + Bonus Tracks(CD, Album, Enh, Unofficial) Elektra (2), Fiction Records (2) 62236-2 Russia 2002 Sell This Version
FIXCD31, 543 123-2 The Cure Bloodflowers(CD, Album, RE) Fiction Records, Polydor FIXCD31, 543 123-2 UK & Europe 2006 Sell This Version
62236 The Cure Bloodflowers(CD, Album) Elektra, Fiction Records 62236 US Unknown Sell This Version
62236-2 The Cure Bloodflowers(CD, Album, Enh, RP) Elektra, Fiction Records 62236-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
FIXCD31/543 123-2 The Cure Bloodflowers(CD, Album, Unofficial) Fiction Records (2), Polydor (2) FIXCD31/543 123-2 Bulgaria Unknown Sell This Version
TCU-BL 202 The Cure Bloodflowers(CD, Album, Unofficial) Polydor (2) TCU-BL 202 Bulgaria Unknown Sell This Version
FIXCD31, 543 123-2 The Cure Bloodflowers(CD, Album, Unofficial) Fiction Records (2), Polydor (2) FIXCD31, 543 123-2 Bulgaria Unknown Sell This Version

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Quintdresden

February 7, 2015
referencing Bloodflowers, 2xLP, Album, 62236-1

Bloodflowers is the last great album from a band that has released so many of them. The sad thing about it: it's already 15 years since it's release in which they recorded another three largely forgettable LPs, they performed in the german Teenage/Kiddie TV event "The Dome" and Robert Smith got his ass kissed in an MTV Icons The Cure special. He even recorded a song with Blink 182! So I don't nescessarily need my Cure albums to be dark and broody but that's just what they do best. Bloodflowers is arguably a bit more melancholic and jammy than their early 80s records but Smith managed to write some of his best songs here.

From the start, this album has a heavily acoustic feel to it. Imagine acoustic strumming with the same cutting lead guitar licks that you hear on Disintegration. Some may find this boring since really most of the songs have this laid back atmosphere but I think that was just what Smith was aiming at. To please the die-hards, make an original but kind of hard-to-get record with songs that exceed the 7 minute mark and, most importantly, act your age. Act his age...he hasn't done that since. For the songs: besides the somehow etheral tracks, Smith managed to throw a really good Pop song in here - "Maybe Someday" is better than anything the band has done in the 90s and 00s in this direction. "Watching Me Fall" is another one to look for. Surely the most challenging song on Bloodflowers with about 11 minutes of Smith howling and crying his heart out. But the real highlight on here is the title track. It seems like all of this Smith is in there, all his sorrow, all his angst, all his musical abilities. He put it all in there and since than continued to make music as an empty man with nothing new to say. This would have been the perfect swansong...so what, I can't blame him!

So I actually was at the now legendary concert in Berlin in 2002 where the band performed Pornography, Disintegration and this album in their entirety and I have to say that Bloodflowers was the one that was played with the most passion and vivre. So maybe that concert should have been the end of the band then, but whatever. No one believed in The Cure in the mid 90s either, so maybe they DO release another masterpiece...we'll see. Another thing: the vinyl version of Bloodflowers comes with a Bonus Track. "Coming Up" maybe is a bit out of place on the original collection of songs but it's fun nevertheless. So for those who are missing a bit more experiment and speed here, vinyl is the version to get. It is always...anyway.