The Cure – Close To Me (12″)

curedup The original 12″ from 1985 and far better than the remix that appeared in 1990.

Co-produced by David M Allan this has some great dubby effects and a bass-line to die for. It has extra brass, very jazzy…….nice!!

B-side “Stop Dead” was produced by Aussie Howard Grey who later formed Apollo 440 via Age Of Chance. Quite keyboard led with electronic precussion and like a lot of their B-sides could of been an A-side. Other B-side “Man Inside My Mouth” has a deliberate, ambivalent message and a sound going back to the old days with that driving bass.



A Close To Me (Extended) 6:31
B1 A Man Inside My Mouth 3:07
B2 Stop Dead 4:00

5 thoughts on “The Cure – Close To Me (12″)”

  1. I can’t believe I haven’t requested a re-up in over a week! Not as catchy as “I can’t believe it’s not butter”, but I’m Australian and don’t care for US brands. Re-up please?

  2. It’s been ages since I’ve heard those b-sides (I had the Staring at the Sea cassette that had all the b-sides on it), but never heard that wicked remix. THANK YOU!

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