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Tracklist

Boys Don't Cry2:42
A Forest4:44
Let's Go To Bed3:34
The Lovecats3:40
The Caterpillar3:42
Inbetween Days2:58
Close To Me3:42
Why Can't I Be You?3:14
Just Like Heaven3:32
Lullaby4:11
Love Song3:28
Pictures Of You4:49
Never Enough4:28
High3:35
Friday I'm In Love3:35
Mint Car3:29
Wrong Number6:01
Cut Here4:10
Just Say Yes3:29

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    Cover of Greatest Hits, 2001-11-12, CDGreatest Hits
    CD, Compilation; CD, Album; All Media, Limited Edition
    Fiction Records – FIXCDL32, Fiction Records – 589 434-2UK2001UK2001
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Greatest Hits, 2001-11-13, CDGreatest Hits
    CD, Compilation, Enhanced
    Elektra – 62726-2US2001US2001
    Cover of Greatest Hits, 2001-11-13, CDGreatest Hits
    CD, Compilation, Enhanced; CD, Album; All Media, Limited Edition
    Elektra – 62725-2US2001US2001
    Cover of Greatest Hits, 2001-11-12, CDGreatest Hits
    CD, Compilation, Special Edition
    Fiction Records – FIXCD32, Fiction Records – FIXCDL32, Polydor – 589 435-2UK2001UK2001
    Cover of Greatest Hits, 2001, CDGreatest Hits
    CD, Compilation; CD; All Media, Limited Edition
    Fiction Records – FIXCL32, Polydor – 589 431-2Europe2001Europe2001
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Greatest Hits, 2001-12-11, DVDGreatest Hits
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    Elektra – 40229-2US2001US2001
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    Cover of Greatest Hits, 2001-12-11, DVDGreatest Hits
    DVD, DVD-Video, PAL, Compilation, Copy Protected
    Fiction Records – FIXDVD32, Polydor – 589 388-9, Universal – 589 388-9UK & Europe2001UK & Europe2001
    Cover of Greatest Hits, 2001, VHSGreatest Hits
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    Universal – 589 388-3, Universal – 5893883, Polydor – 589 388-3, Fiction Records – 589 388-3France2001France2001
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Greatest Hits, 2001, CDGreatest Hits
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    Elektra – CD 62725Canada2001Canada2001
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Greatest Hits, 2001, VHSGreatest Hits
    VHS, Compilation, PAL
    Fiction Records – FIXVHS32, Universal – 5893883, Polydor – 5893883UK2001UK2001
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    Cover of Greatest Hits, 2001, VHSGreatest Hits
    VHS, Compilation, NTSC
    Elektra – 40229-3US2001US2001
    New Submission
    Cover of Greatest Hits, 2001-11-07, CDGreatest Hits
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    Fiction Records – UICP-9002, Polydor – UICP-9002Japan2001Japan2001
    Cover of Greatest Hits, 2001-11-21, CassetteGreatest Hits
    Cassette, Compilation
    Fiction Records – FIXMC32, Polydor – 589 432-4UK & Europe2001UK & Europe2001
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    Cover of Greatest Hits, 2001, DVDGreatest Hits
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    Universal – 589520-9, Fiction Records – 589520-9, Polydor – 589520-9Argentina2001Argentina2001
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    Cover of Greatest Hits, 2001-11-19, CDGreatest Hits
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    Fiction Records – 7559627262, Fiction Records – 589 437-2Australia2001Australia2001
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    Cover of Greatest Hits, 2001-11-13, CDGreatest Hits
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    Elektra – 62725-2, Fiction Records – 62725-2US2001US2001
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    Cover of Greatest Hits, 2001, CDGreatest Hits
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    Fiction Records – E2 62726, Elektra – E2 62726Canada2001Canada2001
    New Submission
    Cover of Greatest Hits, 2001, CDGreatest Hits
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    Fiction Records – FIXCD32, Polydor – FIXCD32, Universal – FIXCD32, Fiction Records – 589 438-9, Polydor – 589 438-9, Universal – 589 438-9Russia2001Russia2001
    New Submission
    Cover of Greatest Hits, 2001, CDGreatest Hits
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    Fiction Records – FIXCD32, Polydor – 589 438-9Ukraine2001Ukraine2001
    New Submission
    Cover of Greatest Hits, 2001, CDGreatest Hits
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    Fiction Records – 7559627252Australia2001Australia2001
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Greatest Hits, 2001, DVDGreatest Hits
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    Warner Vision Australia – 0927431022Australia2001Australia2001
    New Submission
    Cover of Greatest Hits, 2001-11-13, CDGreatest Hits
    CD, Compilation, Enhanced; CD, Album; All Media, Promo
    Elektra – 62725-2US2001US2001
    Cover of Greatest Hits, 2001, CDGreatest Hits
    CD, Compilation; CD, Album; All Media, Limited Edition
    Fiction Records – FIXCL32, Polydor – 589 437-2Europe2001Europe2001
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Greatest Hits, 2001, DVDGreatest Hits
    DVD, DVD-Video, Compilation, PAL
    Polydor – 589 388-9, Universal – 589 388-9, Fiction Records – 589 388-9Australia2001Australia2001
    New Submission
    Cover of Greatest Hits, 2001, CDGreatest Hits
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    Fiction Records – FIXCD32, Polydor – 589 438-9, Астра – 11607Ukraine2001Ukraine2001
    New Submission
    Cover of Greatest Hits, 2001, CDGreatest Hits
    CD, Compilation
    Fiction Records – CD 62726, Elektra – CD 62726Canada2001Canada2001
    Cover of Greatest Hits, 2001, CDGreatest Hits
    CD, Compilation
    Universal – UICP 1028Japan2001Japan2001
    New Submission
    Greatest Hits
    CD, Compilation
    Fiction Records – FIXCD32, Polydor – 531 911-1Singapore2001Singapore2001
    New Submission
    Cover of Greatest Hits, 2001, CassetteGreatest Hits
    Cassette, Compilation
    Fiction Records – 731458943242Malaysia2001Malaysia2001
    New Submission
    Greatest Hits
    Cassette, Compilation
    Fiction Records – 589 432-4, Universal – 589 432-4Russia2001Russia2001
    New Submission
    Cover of Greatest Hits, 2001, CassetteGreatest Hits
    Cassette, Compilation
    Polydor – 589 432-4Chile2001Chile2001
    New Submission
    Cover of Greatest Hits, 2001, CDGreatest Hits
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    Fiction Records – 589 438-2, Universal Music México, S.A. de C.V. – 589 438-2Mexico2001Mexico2001
    New Submission
    Cover of Greatest Hits, 2001, CDGreatest Hits
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    Polydor – 589 437-2, Fiction Records – 589 437-2Chile2001Chile2001
    Cover of Greatest Hits, 2001, DVDGreatest Hits
    DVD, DVD-Video, NTSC, Compilation, Copy Protected, Dolby Surround
    Fiction Records – 73145895209, Universal Music – 73145895209, Polydor – 73145895209Brazil2001Brazil2001
    Cover of Greatest Hits, 2001, CDGreatest Hits
    CD, Compilation, Enhanced; CD, Album
    Elektra – 62725-2, Fiction Records – 62725-2US2001US2001
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Greatest Hits, 2001-11-13, CDGreatest Hits
    CD, Compilation
    Elektra – 62726US2001US2001
    Recently Edited
    Greatest Hits
    Cassette, Compilation
    Fiction Records – FIXMC32 07314 589 432-4Philippines2001Philippines2001
    New Submission
    Cover of Greatest Hits, 2001, CDGreatest Hits
    CD, Compilation
    Polydor – 589 432-2, Polydor – 589 432-2 [18], Fiction Records – FIXCD32Europe2001Europe2001
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Greatest Hits, 2001, CDGreatest Hits
    CD, Compilation, Unofficial Release
    Fiction Records (2) – CD 380, Fiction Records (2) – 589 431-2Yugoslavia2001Yugoslavia2001
    New Submission
    Greatest Hits
    CD, Compilation
    Fiction Records – FIXCD32, Polydor – 07314 589 438-2Singapore2001Singapore2001
    New Submission

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    Reviews

    • ethelpalmer's avatar
      ethelpalmer
      Mine sounds great. Lots of dust on it out of package though.
      • mickj7's avatar
        mickj7
        This is my only Cure album. This sounds great to my ears. Two songs sound especially good to me The Lovecats and Close to Me - both sound superb.
        Pressing is brilliant. Dead quiet.
        • jelleb96's avatar
          jelleb96
          The same tracks sound better on my 80s compilation cd 'staring at the sea' which is like 3 euros. Dont give these people your money. This is the same bad master as the brickwalled original CD. Lazy and pointless
          • djperry76's avatar
            djperry76
            Edited 5 months ago
            there's no way the songs 13 / 15 / 16 were bigger hits than Fascination street, Pictures of you, or Hot hot hot which are missing??
            • nick.delessio's avatar
              Edited one year ago
              Absolutely no problems with the record itself. I didn't detect any clipping or roll-off and it had a low noise floor with no pops or clicks. Comes with nice antistatic record sleeves alongside "decorative" paper sleeves with liner notes, which is a nice touch. My copy also didn't need cleaning out of the packaging (a selling point these days.) A+ for the form factor of the release and quality of the vinyl.

              The unfortunate twist is that this was remastered with allot of dynamic compression. When ripped into audacity, there's no real dynamic range to speak of; with just a handful of exceptions for intros/outros, all songs come close to flatlining at full volume. For whatever reason it doesn't bother me on this particular record, and from what I can tell they at least kept it from clipping a-la Death Magnetic, but do keep in mind when purchasing that the "remaster" may have lost some dynamics compared to the original release.

              For $30, I'd still consider buying, because the pros outweigh the cons for me. I like The Cure, and their music doesn't seem to suffer too much because of the compression. I also haven't compared the waveform on this to a pre-remaster copy, so maybe it was always like this? If somebody has done this, I'd love to get a reply about the results.

              Finally, this claims to be a European release but if you live in the US this might be what you're getting nowadays. It probably comes down to the online seller. My copy was a Christmas gift so I can't offer specifics, but I am US based and wound up with this pressing.
              • Vinylbuffer's avatar
                Vinylbuffer
                Sound levels too quiet. Is like a Japanese pressing in that respect.
                • jara.ignacio87's avatar
                  Sounds really great, clean, vinyl is flat, not distorted and i think it's sourced from analog tapes, even Tracks from Side 4 sounds Open and great!!! Maybe too bassy but i love that punchy bass
                  • erronius's avatar
                    erronius
                    Just because nobody's said it yet- this pressing sounds great. It's dynamic and clear. If you can find it for a decent price, grab it and play it loud.
                    • TheAudiophileAngle's avatar
                      Thoughts About The Music Itself: Great
                      The Cure needs no introduction since they are often deemed one of the most influentual and memorable artists which sparked a genre that was considered underground but was made public. This Greatest Hits is definitely a must have in every persons collection and it includes all the charts and most known tracks of the band.

                      Noise: None

                      Brickwalling & Clipping: Some

                      Clicking, Crackling & Other Audio Stream Errors: None

                      Mastering In General: Good
                      Not really many complains here since the music sounds very clean. However, the volume balancing in between tracks is really bad since it was mostly left as it was, which means older tracks sound notably less loud than newer ones. This release also showcases greatly the impact of the loudness war since many of the later tracks are definitely louder and clipped. Still, with ReplayGain it is quite a enjoyable listen.

                      Final Verdict Audiophidelity: 8/10
                      How Enjoyable The Music Is In General: 9/10
                      • FaQ84's avatar
                        FaQ84
                        I was tracking down this one for several months in order to get it on a reasonable price and finally did it!! What a fantastic,, clear and loud album this is! I'm so glad I added it to my collection. The mastering is superb!!! Highly recommended!

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