You go to my head - Barney Wilen - Essential Ballads Head on the Door is the sixth studio album by English rock band the Curereleased in August on record label Polydor. Preceded by the single " In Between Days " which had reached No. In the United Kingdom, it became their most successful album to date, entering the albums chart at No. The album is the first to feature drummer Boris Williams.
Bassist Simon Gallupwho had The Cure - The Head On The Door worked on three major Cure albums of the early s, was called back before the recording. Inthe band became a quintet with instrumentalist Porl Thompson as their fifth official member. The Head on the Door is the first Cure album where all the songs were composed solely by singer and guitarist Robert Smith. This album marks the return of Simon Gallup in the group; he had performed and composed with Robert Smith and Lol Tolhurst on the dark trilogy Seventeen SecondsFaith and Pornography.
Guitarist Porl Thompsonwho had played guitar during the very early days of the band, and also played keyboards and saxophone during The Top tour, became an official member.
Drummer Boris Williamswho had previously worked with Thompson Twinsfinally joined the ensemble after playing with the band during the US leg of the tour. During promotion for the record, Smith stated that it was inspired by the albums Kaleidoscope by Siouxsie and the Banshees and Dare by the Human League.
He wanted the album to be eclectic with different styles and moods: "It reminds me of the Kaleidoscope album, the idea of having Soul Soap (Original Mix) - Les lImaces - Smoked Beat (File, Album) of different sounding things, different colours".
The title of the album comes from a line in the chorus from the second and final single, "Close to Me". Released on 26 AugustThe Head on the Door was the first big international success for the band, notably entering the top 75 in the US and reaching the top 20 in numerous other countries.
Upon its release, The Head on the Door was well received by the British press. In a very favourable review, Melody Maker hailed the "liberty" that Smith took to conceive a multifaceted record. In a retrospective review, AllMusic noted that The Head on the Door marked a new musical direction for the Cure, with Smith managing to make the The Cure - The Head On The Door trademark "gloom and doom" style both "danceable and popular", while also noting that its inventive arrangements "give the album a musical depth previous efforts lacked".
With the release of The Head on the DoorThe Cure - The Head On The Door Cure became Masters of the Form whose music had finally caught up to its image". The remaining tracks included demos or live versions of all 10 songs from the first disc. It was released 8 August in the U. All tracks are written by Robert Smith.
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