Product Code: 4787544
Artist: Cure The
Origin: EU
Label: Fiction (2016)
Format: LP
Availability: In Stock
Cover: M
Record: M
Genre: Rock N


Sealed brand new remastered 180 gram repressed album. Includes free digital download voucher. Made in the EU.

Faith is the third studio album by English rock band the Cure, released on 14 April 1981 by record label Fiction. Preceded by the single "Primary", the album was a moderate success commercially but was received ambivalently by critics. Faith saw the Cure continuing in the gloomy vein of 1980's Seventeen Seconds, which would conclude with the band's next album, Pornography.

Following the tour for Seventeen Seconds, the Cure returned to Morgan Studios on 27 September 1980 to record a new album.[1] During this session, recordings of songs "All Cats Are Grey" and "Primary" were attempted, but neither ended up on the album. Robert Smith was hoping the tracks would sound "funereal", but instead he said "they just sounded dull".[1] Several other studios were tried: Red Bus, Trident, The Roundhouse and Abbey Road.[1]

Much of Faith was written in the studio.[1] At least two songs on the album, "All Cats Are Grey" and "The Drowning Man", were inspired by the Gormenghast novels of Mervyn Peake.[1] Faith was the first album by the Cure to feature six-string bass guitar; "All Cats Are Grey" features Smith on keyboards and piano, with no guitar at all. The front cover, designed by former and future member Porl Thompson, is a picture of Bolton Priory in the village of Bolton Abbey in the fog.[1]

The instrumental piece "Carnage Visors" (an antonym for rose-coloured spectacles; originally available only on the long-play cassette release) is the soundtrack to Carnage Visors, a short film by Ric Gallup, Simon Gallup's brother, that was screened at the beginning of shows in place of a support band on the 1981 Picture Tour, and featured animation of several dolls in different positions and stances.[1] The film has since disappeared, and only Smith, Lol Tolhurst and Simon Gallup own copies of it, though during a televised interview in the mid-1980s, the host of the program surprised the band by playing a clip of the film on set.[2]


A1   The Holy Hour
A2   Primary
A3   Other Voices
A4   All Cats Are Grey
B1   The Funeral Party
B2   Doubt
B3   The Drowning Man
B4   Faith