The Cure


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Disintegration is the eighth studio album by English rock band the Cure, released on 2 May 1989 by Fiction Records. The record marks a return to the introspective and gloomy gothic rock style the band had established in the early 1980s. As he neared the age of 30, vocalist and guitarist Robert Smith had felt an increased pressure to follow up on the group's pop successes with a more enduring work. This, coupled with a distaste for the group's newfound popularity, caused Smith to lapse back into the use of hallucinogenic drugs, the effects of which had a strong influence on the production of the album. The Cure recorded Disintegration at Hookend Recording Studios in Checkendon, Oxfordshire, with co-producer David M. Allen from late 1988 to early 1989. Following the completion of the mixing of the album, founding member Lol Tolhurst was fired from the band.

Disintegration became the band's first commercial peak, charting at number three in the United Kingdom and at number 12 in the United States, and producing several hit singles including "Lovesong", which peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100. It remains The Cure's highest selling record to date, with more than three million copies sold worldwide.

3CD: 1989 album remastered with an additional extras CD of 20 period rarities and newly remixed live 1989 album 'Entreat Plus'
Disc One - Disintegration (1989)
Disc Two - Rarities (1988 - 1989)
Disc Three - Entreat Plus


Pictures Of You
Love Song
Fascination Street
Prayers For Rain
The Same Deep Water As You

3CD Version bonus tracks:
DISC 2 Rarities (1988 - 1989)
2-1 Prayers For Rain (RS Home Demo (Instrumental))3:01
2-2 Pictures Of You (RS Home Demo (Instrumental))3:32
2-3 Fascination Street (RS Home Demo (Instrumental))2:41
2-4 Homesick (Band Rehearsal (Instrumental))3:14
2-5 Fear Of Ghosts (Band Rehearsal (Instrumental))2:59
2-6 Noheart (Band Rehearsal (Instrumental)) 2:42
2-7 Esten (Band Demo (Instrumental)) 3:15
2-8 Closedown (Band Demo (Instrumental)) 2:51
2-9 Lovesong (Band Demo (Instrumental)) 3:42
2-10 2 Late ((Alt Version) Band Demo (Instrumental))2:52
2-11 The Same Deep Water As You (Band Demo (Instrumental)) 6:06
2-12 Disintegration (Band Demo (Instrumental)) 6:37
2-13 Untitled ((Alt Version) Studio Rough(Instrumental)) 3:39
2-14 Babble ((Alt Version) Studio Rough (Instrumental)) 3:01
2-15 Plainsong (Studio Rough (Guide Vocal)) 4:46
2-16 Last Dance (Studio Rough (Guide Vocal)) 4:43
2-17 Lullaby (Studio Rough (Guide Vocal)) 3:49
2-18 Out Of Mind (Studio Rough (Guide Vocal))3:00
2-19 Delirious Night (Rough Mix (Vocal)) 4:31
2-20 Pirate Ships ((RS Solo) Rough Mix (Vocal))3:38
Entreat Plus
3-1 Plainsong 5:19
3-2 Pictures Of You 7:04
3-3 Closedown 4:22
3-4 Lovesong 3:24
3-5 Last Dance 4:37
3-6 Lullaby 4:14
3-7 Fascination Street 5:10
3-8 Prayers For Rain 4:50
3-9 The Same Deep Water As You 10:03
3-10 Disintegration 7:55
3-11 Homesick 6:47
3-12 Untitled 6:45