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The CureThe Head On The Door

Label:Fiction Records – FIXH 11
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Post-Punk, New Wave

Tracklist

A1In Between Days
A2Kyoto Song
A3The Blood
A4Six Different Ways
A5Push
B1The Baby Screams
B2Close To Me
B3A Night Like This
B4Screw
B5Sinking
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Notes

© 1985 Fiction Records
℗ 1985 Fiction Records

White round sticker on front sleeve:
"Includes The Hit Singles
In Between Days & Close To Me
FIXH11"

Black paper labels with blue print.
Includes a lyric inner sleeve.

Runouts are stamped except "50 TIMES A NIGHT" and "THEY DO IT", which are etched.

Released in both matt and gloss outer sleeve finishes

Some copies sent for promotional use show a golden stamp on the back:
"Promotional Copies Not For Resale" (see images).

Limited number of this UK first pressing contains an original 1985 UK 30" x 15" in-store promotional poster "THE CURE The Head On The Door", features the bright-coloured artist, title and format text on a black background. This poster has a unique 3 way fold to fit into the cover (see images).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 042282723116
  • Barcode (Text): 0 422282 72311 6
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 1): FIXH 11 A//3▽420 R 11 11 50 TIMES A NIGHT
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 1): FIXH 11 B//3▽420 R 11 1 THEY DO IT
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 2): FIXH 11 A//4▽420 R 11 11 50 TIMES A NIGHT
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 2): FIXH 11 B//4▽420 R 11 1 THEY DO IT
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 3): FIXH 11 A//3▽420 R 11 12 50 TIMES A NIGHT
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 3): FIXH 11 B//3▽420 R 11 11 THEY DO IT
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 4): FIXH 11 A//3▽420 R 1 2 4 50 TIMES A NIGHT
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 4): FIXH 11 B//3▽420 R 111 THEY DO IT
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 5): FIXH 11 A//4▽420 R 2 5 50 TIMES A NIGHT
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 5): FIXH 11 B//3▽420 R 11 6 THEY DO IT
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 6): FIXH 11 A //4▽420 R 1 50 TIMES A NIGHT
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 6): FIXH 11 B//4▽420 R 2 THEY DO IT
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 7): FIXH 11 B//3▽420 R 2 3 50 TIMES A NIGHT
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 7): FIXH 11 B//3▽420 R 2 THEY DO IT
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 8): FIXH 11 A//3▽420 R 1 1 50 TIMES A NIGHT
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 8): FIXH 11 B//4▽420 R 11 14 THEY DO IT
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 9): FIXH 11 A//3▽420 R 12 1 50 TIMES A NIGHT
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 9): FIXH 11 B//4▽420 R 11 4 THEY DO IT
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 10): FIXH 11 A//4▽420 R 2 50 TIMES A NIGHT
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 10): FIXH11 B//4▽420 R 2 THEY DO IT!

Other Versions (5 of 197)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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The Head On The Door (CD, Album, Stereo)Fiction Records827 231-2Europe1985
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The Head On The Door (Cassette, Album, AR, Dolby HX Pro)Elektra, Elektra60435-4, 9 60435-4US1985
The Head On The Door (LP, Album)Fiction Records, Fiction Records827 231-1ME, LP 827 231-1MEGermany1985
The Head On The Door (LP, Album, Stereo, Specialty Records Corporation)Elektra, Elektra60435-1, 9 60435-1US1985
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The Head On The Door (LP, Album)Elektra96 04351Canada1985

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Reviews

  • docsvinyl's avatar
    docsvinyl
    I'm looking but I don't see anywhere else on DG: special edition of THOTD including Close to me 12 single, with promo sticker.
    • Promars's avatar
      Promars
      That's a perfectly sounding pressing!! much clearer and more detailed than my other German pressing.
      • TheFleshExp's avatar
        TheFleshExp
        One of my favorite Cure albums. I haven’t heard the US pressing but this UK sound spectacular.
        • hammykhan's avatar
          hammykhan
          Can someone tell me what is the proper way of writing "In Between Days"?
          This is what I could find online.
          The original Fiction Records CD release has the track labelled as "Inbetween Days"
          The original Elektra Records CD release has it labelled as "In Between Days"
          The original vinyl release has it labelled as "In Between Days" on the back side and on the record, but it's labelled as "Inbetween Days" on the liner.
          The single release cover has it as "In Between Days"
          So this is the problem. Was there a certain spelling that the band preferred or should i just pick the one i like better?
          • ericthomaswoodall's avatar
            What a frigging great record this is. A real masterpiece!
            • okaycpu's avatar
              okaycpu
              One of the best sounding records in my collection. The drums are mixed/mastered so perfectly.
              • mrlimbo's avatar
                mrlimbo
                Researching the promotional poster that came with the UK first pressing , as mine did , im yet to find a reference to it with the album anywhere , but have found 3 for sale and its stated its been folded 3 times for storage reasons , the reason for those 3 folds , is so it fits into the album cover !
                • mrlimbo's avatar
                  mrlimbo
                  My first pressing contains the Poster ? No mention of this in the release info here ?
                  • Numanoid's avatar
                    Numanoid
                    Edited 7 years ago
                    Their low point during the 80's, Kyoto Song and Six Different Ways, what are such sub standard tracks doing on a Cure album, even Vince Clarke managed to get more juice out of those toy Casio keyboards.
                    • jrsmusic's avatar
                      jrsmusic
                      Prior to the Top 100 brand of The Cure the band was followed by "cool" kids. Not cool by today's standards but kids that were truly post punk. Kids that listened to and shared physical music fanaticly and used it to understand their world at the time (80's). Music playing on the radio was mediocre at best and some bands held a Indie attitude and stayed with lesser known lables. These bands were my best friends. The Cure, Rem, The Replacements, Pixies, etc. weren't popular until late in their output. The best Cure companion for all of us back then was Standing on a beach + b sides, cassette only release. Bootlegs are available on cd but hard to find.The Cure discography will remain and should be enjoyed from the beginning. Friday I wasn't in love.

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