Wild Mood Swings

Wild Mood Swings

by The CureThe Cure


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After the relatively straightforward pop of Wish, the Cure moved back toward stranger, edgier territory with Wild Mood Swings. Actually, that's only part of the truth. As the title suggests, there's a vast array of textures and emotions on Wild Mood Swings, from the woozy mariachi lounge horns of "The 13th" to the perfect pop of "Mint Car" and the monolithic dirge of "Want." In between the extremes, Robert Smith and the Cure -- which now feature a radically reworked lineup, with several key players from Wish now missing -- explore some simpler territory, from contemplative acoustic numbers tinged with strings to swooning neo-psychedelia. But what ties it all together is conviction -- Smith sounds more content than he ever has, but he sings with more passion than he has for a number of years. Of course, the Cure haven't significantly changed their sound -- tinny synthesizers and guitar effects that haven't appeared on an album since 1988 are in abundance throughout the record -- but the variety of sounds and strength of performance offers enough surprises to make Wild Mood Swings more than just another Cure record.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/16/2001
Label: Polydor Uk
UPC: 0731453179325
catalogNumber: 5317932

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cure   Primary Artist
Perry Bamonte   Bass,Guitar,6-string bass
John Barclay   Trumpet
Susan Dench   Viola
Richard Edwards   Trombone
Simon Gallup   Bass,Bass Guitar
Sid Gauld   Trumpet
William Gregory   Saxophone
Leo Payne   Violin
Mark Price   Drums
Audrey Riley   Cello
Steve Sidwell   Trumpet
Robert Smith   Bass,Guitar,Vocals,6-string bass
Roger O'Donnell   Keyboards
Jesús Alemañy   Trumpet
Will Gregory   Saxophone
Jason Cooper   Percussion,Drums
Louis Pavlou   Drums
Louis Paylou   Drums
Ronald Austin   Drums
Mister Chandrashekhar   Violin
Steve Dawson   Trumpet
Christopher Tombling   Violin

Technical Credits

Cure   Art Direction
Steve Lyon   Producer,Engineer
Perry Bamonte   Composer
Simon Gallup   Composer
Sid Gauld   Arranger
William Gregory   Arranger
Leo Payne   Contributor
Audrey Riley   Arranger
Robert Smith   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Roger O'Donnell   Composer
Will Gregory   Arranger
Andy Vella   Art Direction
Jason Cooper   Composer
Ronald Austin   Arranger

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