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Side Show – The Cure

Side Show - The Cure Artist: The Cure
Album: Side Show
Release Date: 1994
Duration: 19:02
Genre: Pop/Rock
Styles: Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Goth Rock, Post-Punk, College Rock, New Wave, Punk/New Wave
Recording Location: Palace Of Auburn Hills, Detroit, MI

While the Side Show album was released in the U.K. and elsewhere as a two-disc set, in the U.S. it only appeared as an edited one-disc affair. The Stateside fans weren’t totally ignored, though — Side Show collects the remaining tracks from the album as a separate EP. “Just Like Heaven” reappears from the album proper, with the other four tracks making up the balance of the entire set from Side Show (though as a side note, the encore tracks from the film itself were never separately released in any form). Without question the most interesting, gripping track is “Tape,” a haunting, passionate instrumental used by the band as its intro music for the tour. Mixing voiceless wails from Smith and a dark, growing surge in the music as the guitar and drumming get more intense, it’s a winner through and through. The versions of “Fascination Street,” “The Walk” and “Let’s Go to Bed” are fine enough performances, easily comparable to other live versions in circulation, if not totally stunning outside of “Fascination Street” itself.

Title/Composer Performer Time
Tape (Intro) / Perry Bamonte / Simon Gallup / Robert Smith / Porl Thompson / Boris Williams The Cure 3:04
Just Like Heaven / Simon Gallup / Robert Smith / Porl Thompson / Lol Tolhurst / Boris Williams The Cure 3:47
Fascination Street / Simon Gallup / Robert Smith / Porl Thompson / Lol Tolhurst / Boris Williams The Cure 5:01
The Walk / Robert Smith / Lol Tolhurst The Cure 3:32
Let’s Go to Bed / Robert Smith / Lol Tolhurst The Cure 3:38
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