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Three Imaginary Boys [Deluxe Edition] [Digipak] [Remaster]
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Album: Three Imaginary Boys [Deluxe Edition] [Digipak] [Remaster]
# Song Title   Time
1)    10:15 Saturday Night
2)    Accuracy
3)    Grinding Halt
4)    Another Day
5)    Object
6)    Subway Song
7)    Foxy Lady
8)    Meathook
9)    So What
10)    Fire in Cairo
11)    It's Not You
12)    Three Imaginary Boys
13)    Weedy Burton, The
1)    I Want to Be Old - (previously unreleased, demo)
2)    I'm Cold - (demo)
3)    Heroin Face - (live, live)
4)    I Just Need Myself - (previously unreleased, demo)
5)    10:15 Saturday Night - (demo)
6)    Cocktail Party, The - (demo)
7)    Grinding Halt - (demo)
8)    Boys Don't Cry - (demo)
9)    It's Not You - (demo)
10)    10:15 Saturday Night - (demo)
11)    Fire in Cairo - (demo)
12)    Winter - (previously unreleased, studio out-take)
13)    Faded Smiles (AKA I Don't Know) - (studio out-take)
14)    Play With Me - (previously unreleased, studio out-take)
15)    World War - (rare album track)
16)    Boys Don't Cry - (extra album track)
17)    Jumping Someone Else's Train - (extra album track)
18)    Subway Song - (live)
19)    Accuracy - (live)
20)    10:15 Saturday Night - (live)
 
Album: Three Imaginary Boys [Deluxe Edition] [Digipak] [Remaster]
# Song Title   Time
1)    10:15 Saturday Night
2)    Accuracy
3)    Grinding Halt
4)    Another Day
5)    Object
6)    Subway Song
7)    Foxy Lady
8)    Meathook
9)    So What
10)    Fire in Cairo
11)    It's Not You
12)    Three Imaginary Boys
13)    Weedy Burton, The
1)    I Want to Be Old - (previously unreleased, demo)
2)    I'm Cold - (demo)
3)    Heroin Face - (live, live)
4)    I Just Need Myself - (previously unreleased, demo)
5)    10:15 Saturday Night - (demo)
6)    Cocktail Party, The - (demo)
7)    Grinding Halt - (demo)
8)    Boys Don't Cry - (demo)
9)    It's Not You - (demo)
10)    10:15 Saturday Night - (demo)
11)    Fire in Cairo - (demo)
12)    Winter - (previously unreleased, studio out-take)
13)    Faded Smiles (AKA I Don't Know) - (studio out-take)
14)    Play With Me - (previously unreleased, studio out-take)
15)    World War - (rare album track)
16)    Boys Don't Cry - (extra album track)
17)    Jumping Someone Else's Train - (extra album track)
18)    Subway Song - (live)
19)    Accuracy - (live)
20)    10:15 Saturday Night - (live)
 
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Performer Notes
  • Package includes THREE IMAGINARY BOYS (1979) and RARITIES 1977-1979.
  • The Cure: Robert Smith (vocals); Michael Dempsey (bass guitar); Laurence Tolhurst (drums).
  • Personnel: Porl Thompson (guitar).
  • Liner Note Author: Johnny Black.
  • Illustrator: Connie Jude.
  • Photographers: Bill Airey Smith; Martyn Goddard; John Taw; Bunny Lake; Tony Mottram; Porl Thompson.
  • Unknown Contributor Role: Mark Leviton.
  • The 2004 US release of THREE IMAGINARY BOYS was a momentous event for stateside Cure fans, as it marked the first time the band's 1979 debut album had ever been available on CD in America. Equally enticing is the bonus disc containing '77-'79 demos, live tracks, and other rarities. The Cure's first US release was 1980's BOYS DON'T CRY, which replaced a number of TIB's tracks with previously non-LP singles, presenting a significantly different picture of the band.
  • Far from the cloudy, effects-drenched goth-pop sound that later became its trademark, the Cure is in stripped-down mode here, delivering fairly straight-ahead post-punk tunes suggestive of a less angst-ridden Joy Division or a funkless Gang of Four. The stark, rhythm-guitar-dominated sound makes excellent use of space, suggesting a familiarity with dub that's confirmed by the reggae-tinged "Meat Hook" (one of the tracks left off BOYS DON'T CRY). The rarities disc completes the picture, showing the earliest developmental stages of the band and presenting staples such as "Boys Don't Cry" and "10:15 Saturday Night" in embryonic form.
Professional Reviews
Uncut (p.146) - 4 stars out of 5 - "In 1978, The Cure, suburban teens indebted to punk, sounded fresh and unusual even then, penning unorthodox pop like 'Fire In Cairo'."

Alternative Press (p.98) - "[A]mazing..."
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