Standing on a Beach titled Staring at the Sea in CD format in some countries is a singles compilation album released by English rock band the Cure in Sweet Love Seat - Various - A World Of Popkissesmarking a decade since the band's founding in The album's titles are both taken from the opening lyrics of the Cure's debut single, " Killing an Arab ".
The "New Voice - New Mix" of " Boys Don't Cry " released as a single little over a fortnight before Standing on a Beach was not included on the album; thus the album's singles span only from to The version of " A Forest " here is neither the album version which was also on the 12" singlenor is it the 7" single edit which removes a few bars between verses and fades out part way through the guitar solo ending.
The album was critically acclaimed. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic called it "one of 10:15 Saturday Night - The Cure - Staring At The Sea · The Images (VHS) finest albums of the '80s".
The vinyl edition is a collection of all 13 of The Cure's commercially released singles up to that point in chronological order. The CD edition features the same tracks as the vinyl edition, but also includes an extra track from four of the band's albums.
The four songs, although not released as singles, all had music videos made for them. The cassette edition features the same tracks as the vinyl edition, but also contains all of the band's B-sides that had not, to that point, received a long-play release. However, the B-side "Mr. Pink Eyes" from the 12" version of "The Lovecats" was omitted from Japanese Whispersand so was included on this release. These releases were accompanied by a VHS and laserdisc release, a music video collection titled Staring at the Sea: The Images with the same setlist as the CD version of the album.
All the B-sides on the cassette edition were also later released on the first disc of the Join the Dots compilation in Also missing is the special "Lament" Flexipop single fromas this was not a proper single, and " I'm a Cult Hero " fromprobably because it was released under a different band name Cult Hero.
The man featured on the album cover was not a member of the Cure; he was chosen because his appearance fit the desired aesthetic of the album. His name is John Button, and was at the time a retired fisherman. He also appeared in the music video for "Killing an Arab". According to the band's biography by Jeff Silicon Smile - Various - Press Play Vol 1, when asked why he agreed to lend his face to the band's media, Button's answer was, "If Tube Along With Me - The Music Asylum - Commit Thyself can help these youngsters break through, after all, why not?
Presented here is a comparison showing in what format each of the 29 songs on the album can be found, with the Deeper Truth - Ben Arnold - Calico number of that song on that particular format. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification.
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