GREATEST HITS (The Cure album)

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Greatest Hits (The Cure album)

Released 13 November 2001
Recorded 1979–2001
Post-punk gothic rock alternative rock new wave
Length 68:08
69:26 (bonus disc)
Label Fiction (UK)
Elektra (U.S.)

Greatest Hits is a 2001 compilation album by The Cure. The band’s relationship with longtime label Fiction Records came to a close, and The Cure were obliged to release one final album for the label. Robert Smith agreed to release a greatest hits album under the condition that he could choose the tracks himself. The band also recorded a special studio album released as a bonus disc to some versions of the album. The disc, titled Acoustic Hits, is the eighteen songs from the North American release re-recorded using acoustic guitars.

The first vinyl version of this album was released on Record Store Day 2017 (22 April 2017) as two LP Picture Discs by the Label Elektra Catalog Group. A quantity of 3250 were pressed. The release does not include the content of the “Acoustic Hits” disk.

Track listing

North American (Elektra) release

“Boys Don’t Cry”
“A Forest” (Shortened Edit)
“Let’s Go to Bed”
“The Walk”
“The Lovecats”
“In Between Days”
“Close to Me”
“Why Can’t I Be You?”
“Just Like Heaven”
“Lullaby” (Single Mix)
“Never Enough” (Single Version)
“Friday I’m in Love”
“Mint Car”
“Wrong Number” (Single Mix)
“Cut Here”
“Just Say Yes”


The following are the personnel for the acoustic bonus disc only.

Robert Smith – vocals, guitar
Simon Gallup – bass guitar
Perry Bamonte – guitar
Roger O’Donnell – piano, harmonium
Jason Cooper – drums, percussion
Boris Williams – percussion