Faith

Notes:

We laid down the tracks in a completely disinterested way, as if someone else was doing it, explains Smith, who was influenced by the hypnotic repetition of Benedictine chants and Indian mantras. But, whenever I started to sing, the atmosphere went black.

The "Faith" album came out in another Parched Art sleeve which much to the record company's disgust, featured a hazy photo of Bolton Abbey, a childhood haunt of Smith's. Almost universally lambastered by the critics - Record Mirror called it "Hollow, shallow, pretentious, self-important and bereft of any real heart and soul; hackneyed doom-mongering that should have died with Joy Division" - the album achieved exactly what Smith desired - a feeling of defeated inertia - and it was with no little horror that it gradually dawned on the band what a strain it would be to tour this melancholy.

Released April 1981, this release featured the 27 minute song Carnage Visors as the b-side on the cassette version. Carnage Visors was the soundtrack that the Cure used as an opening act in 1981. The soundtrack was written by Simon's brother, Ric.

Highest position in the Charts: 14


Band Members:

Robert Smith: guitar, keyboards, voice
Simon Gallup: bass
Laurence Tolhurst: drums


Credits

All Songs Written By: Smith/Tolhurst/Gallup
Produced By: Mike Hedges and The Cure
Engineers: Mike Hedges, Graham Carmichael, David Kemp


Catalogue Numbers:
       LP  UK         FIX 6
       LP  Norway     FIX 6  (gatefold sleeve)
       LP  Germany    0060 395
       LP  France     2383 605
       LP  Spain      2383 605
       LP  US         Elektra 9 60783-1
       LP  Japan      VAP 3510 925
       LP  Argentina
       CT  UK         FIXC 6
       CT  France     3577 363 (other sleeve)
       CT  US         Elektra 9 60783-4
       CD  Europe     827 687-2
       CD  US         Elektra 9 60783-2
       CD  Australia  827687-2

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41
2:
2
3:
3
4:
4
5:
4
6:
9
7:
21
8:
41
9:
110
10:
418

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8.86
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