Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Faith [Deluxe Edition]
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
A. Young | Chicago, IL | 02/19/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Disc 1: Sound of this CD is great. The instruments can breathe and shine (no pun intended) without the murkiness of the original release. I own the original CD, and if I had to choose I'd say the Deluxe sounds 10x's better especially with headphones. There's bonus song added to the disc Carnage Visors: The Soundtrack. This epic 27 minute song takes you on a strange journey that happened in 1981. Feel the sounds flow inward, a perfect ending for the disc.
Disc 2: 1.Faith [rs home demo] an instrumental distorted with bass, early recording. 2. Doubt [rs home demo] 1 min. slower version of Doubt with guitar lead. 3. Drowning [group home demo] bass/guitar doing a slow waltz w/ no keyboards or drums. 4. The Holy Hour [group home demo] a bass/vocal distorted tune. (The Outtakes) This is my favorite part of the CD, the outtakes. 5. Primary [studio outtake] my favorite track on the disc. A slightly poppier/spacer version to its predecessor, with new/old lyrics. 6. Going Home Time [studio outtake] Starting off with the old Primary intro and Robert yelling out 2-3s (for changes) this one could have been Another Journey By Train in early form. 7. The Violin Song [studio outtake] clean guitar instrumental, 2nd fave song on the disc. 8. A Normal Story [studio outtake] sounds like sometime left over from 17 Seconds. (The Live Tracks) 9. All Cats Are Gray [live] hypnotizing drums/keyboards w/ Smith vocals = great live version. 10. The Funeral Party [live] an okay live version. 11. Other Voices [live] sounds like bonus track off 17 Seconds, with scratchy robert smith guitar. 12. The Drowning Man [live] great live version w/ flying saucer sound. 13. Faith [live] This 10+ min. version is classic. 14. Forever [live]I had never head this song before, but I did read about it back in the day. Interesting song, sounds like its waaay early Grunge (I'm lol'ing). 15. Charlotte Sometimes [single] Awesome!
If you get only one Deluxe Edition Cure album, get Faith
A Reader | Santa Cruz, CA United States | 01/19/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A lot of the Cure's Deluxe Edition albums don't seem necessary unless you want to own every bit of music the band ever recorded, since the bonus discs are primarily live versions and early demos of familiar songs. (The b-sides were instead released on the "Join the Dots" box set.) This material is moderately interesting, but far from essential. In many cases, you would be fine just getting the single-disc remastered version of each album that was released after the Deluxe Edition at a fraction of the price. However, the Deluxe Edition of "Faith" is different. If you are a Cure fan, you should really consider getting it. First and foremost, disc 1 contains the 27 minute instrumental track "Carnage Visors" previously only available on the tape of "Concert." This is the ulimate Cure chill-out track, almost an album's worth of music in one song. While it is on disc 1, it is not included on the single-disc version of the remastered "Faith," so you have to get the Deluxe Edition to get it.
Much of the material on disc 2 of "Faith" I can give or take-- live versions and studio demos akin to the other Deluxe Edition albums. (That said, the instrumental demos fit well with the feel of "Carnage Visors.") But there are also some real gems. First off, you get the remastered version of "Charlotte Sometimes," a great Cure single not available in remastered form elsewhere. You also the fan-favorite live version of the song "Faith" from Australia that was a b-side to the original "Charlotte Sometimes" single, but was left off "Join the Dots.") You also get a version of "Forever," a fan-favorite rarity not previously available on cd. In all, the combination of "Carnage Visors" on disc 1 and a handful of particularly good rarities on disc 2 makes "Faith" the one essential Deluxe Edition album for most Cure fans."
Roman | 07/24/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"'Faith' is a majestic album. The gloomy mood from its first moments is contained throughout, even so, the pop sensibilities of Robert Smith are never too far from the surface. This album may be bleakly melancholic but it's also such a pleasure to listen to. It takes you away into its greyness. This is pure bliss."