The Cure – The Walk (1983)

“The Walk” is the name of a 1983 single by The Cure. It later appeared on their album Japanese Whispers. “The Walk” was something of a commercial breakthrough for the group with regard to their singles output, peaking at #12 to give them their first entry into the UK top 20. It was also the first of their 17 consecutive Irish top 20 hits between 1983 and 1992. One of the three B-sides is “Lament”, which is a re-recording of a promo-single released in late 1982 for the Flexipop magazine. Unlike the earlier version, which was garbled and experimental, the lyrics are understandable and the music has better flow. The Cure recorded a completely new version of this song for their remix album Mixed Up, as the original master tapes could not be located. They later recorded an acoustic version for their Greatest Hits compilation.




[Inspired by Christian Friedländer and dedicated to all the fans at Roskilde Festival ’12]

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