|Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me|
|Studio album by The Cure|
|Released||25 May 1987|
|Producer||David M. Allen, Robert Smith|
|The Cure chronology|
|Singles from Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me|
Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me is the seventh studio album by British alternative rock band The Cure. Released in 1987, this album helped put The Cure into the American mainstream, becoming their first album to reach the Billboard Top 40.
It was originally a double album, but was also released on single CD, and single cassettes. A limited vinyl edition came with an extra 6 track 12" (orange vinyl, featuring the songs ""Sugar Girl", "Snow In Summer", "Icing Sugar", "A Japanese Dream", "Breathe" and "A Chain Of Flowers"). One track, "Hey You!!!", had to be removed from the original CD release, due to time restrictions on the CD format at the time (approximately 74 minutes), but was included on all cassette releases.
This is the last album supposedly featuring founding member Lol Tolhurst in some small capacity. Robert Smith has stated that he wrote the song "Shiver and Shake" about Lol's diminishing role in the band. Even though Lol is credited for playing other instruments on the next album, Disintegration, it has been officially stated that he did not contribute anything whatsoever. This is also the last studio album band member Porl Thompson played keyboards on; he plays guitar only on all subsequent studio releases. Special guest Andrew Brennan plays the saxophone on "Hey You!!!" and "Icing Sugar."
Kiss Me continues to dominate the bands live set, the 2008 "4Tour" included performances of "The Kiss", "Torture", "Catch", "Why Can't I Be You?", "How Beautiful You Are", "Just Like Heaven", "Hot Hot Hot!!!", "If Only Tonight We Could Sleep", and "Shiver and Shake" at various shows.
The album was re-released in August 2006. The first disc finally features "Hey You!", which had been omitted from previous CD issues, and the second disc is composed of a demo or live version of each song on the first disc, including a recording of "Why Can't I Be You?" from the final show of the Kissing Tour at the Wembley Arena. It was released August 8, 2006 in the U.S. and August 14, 2006 in the UK.
Robert Smith stated on his website that there were so many missing tracks that he made three discs. One had the original album, one had demos of the B-Sides and never-before-heard tracks, and one had alternate-tracks of the songs from the album. Of course, he could only release one of the latter two. After discussing it with family and friends, he decided that the latter one was more qualified to be released. He said it wasn't impossible that the other disc may show up in a leak or another release.
All songs written by The Cure (Smith/Gallup/Thompson/Tolhurst/Williams)
The track "Hey You!" was omitted from early CD pressings due to time constraints.
The first disc contains the original album, as above, including "Hey You!" as track 8.
Tracks 1–9 are instrumental.
|1987||U.S. Billboard 200||35|
|1987||UK Top 40||6|
|1987||Australia Top 40||9|
|1987||Austria Top 40||4|
|1987||France Top 50||2|
|1987||Germany Top 40||4|
|1987||Sweden Top 40||13|
|1987||Switzerland Top 40||3|
|1987||"Just Like Heaven"||Hot Dance Music/Club Play||28|
|1987||"Just Like Heaven"||Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales||27|
|1987||"Just Like Heaven"||The Billboard Hot 100||40|
|1987||"Why Can't I Be You?"||Hot Dance Music/Club Play||27|
|1987||"Why Can't I Be You?"||Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales||8|
|1987||"Why Can't I Be You?"||The Billboard Hot 100||54|
|1988||"Hot Hot Hot!!!"||Hot Dance Music/Club Play||11|
|1988||"Hot Hot Hot!!!"||Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales||50|
|1988||"Hot Hot Hot!!!"||The Billboard Hot 100||68|
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