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OVERVIEW
 
Wish is the ninth studio album by The Cure, released in 1992.
 
Released: 21 April 1992
 
Recorded: 1991-1992 at The Manor in Oxfordshire, England
 
Genre: Alternative rock
 
Length: 65:40
 
Label: Elektra Records
 
Producer(s): David Allen
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HISTORY
 
This is the last studio album featuring both Porl Thompson and Boris Williams and the first featuring Perry Bamonte. Special guest Kate Wilkinson plays the viola on the track "To Wish Impossible Things."

Although the album was not as well-received by critics as its predecessor, Disintegration, it is the most commercially successful given its debut at No. 1 in the UK and No. 2 in the United States, where it sold 1.2 million copies. The song "Friday I'm in Love" quickly became one of the band's most popular songs (#6 in the UK, #18 in the US), as the song was more light-hearted than most of the band's material and thus appealed to a larger audience.

One of the more unusual aspects about The Cure from this era (including Paris and Show) is that the band were simply called "Cure" on cover and promotional artwork. They did not officially change their name however, and "The" returned for their next album.

TRACK LISTING

All songs by Bamonte, Gallup, Smith, Thompson and Williams.

  1. "Open" - 6:51
  2. "High" - 3:37
  3. "Apart" - 6:38
  4. "From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea" - 7:44
  5. "Wendy Time" - 5:13
  6. "Doing the Unstuck" - 4:24
  7. "Friday I'm in Love" - 3:38
  8. "Trust" - 5:33
  9. "A Letter to Elise" - 5:14
  10. "Cut" - 5:55
  11. "To Wish Impossible Things" - 4:43
  12. "End" - 6:46

Extra tracks

Lost Wishes E.P.

PERSONNEL

with:

  • Kate Wilkinson - viola

PRODUCTION

  • Producers: Dave Allen, The Cure
  • Engineers: Dave Allen, Steve Whitfield
  • Assistant engineer: Chris Bandy
  • Mixing: Mark Saunders
  • Mixing assistants: Andy Baker, William Parry, Danton Supple, Mark Warner
  • Album Cover: Parched Art (Porl Thompson and Andy Vella)

SINGLES

CHARTS

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year
Chart
Position
1992
The Billboard 200
2

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year
Single
Chart
Position
1992
"Friday I'm In Love"
Hot Dance Music/Club Play
32
1992
"Friday I'm In Love"
Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales
29
1992
"Friday I'm In Love"
Mainstream Rock Tracks
21
1992
"Friday I'm In Love"
Modern Rock Tracks
1
1992
"Friday I'm In Love"
The Billboard Hot 100
18
1992
"High"
Hot Dance Music/Club Play
22
1992
"High"
Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales
27
1992
"High"
Modern Rock Tracks
1
1992
"High"
The Billboard Hot 100
42
1992
"A Letter To Elise"
Modern Rock Tracks
2

 
 
                The Cure chronology
 
Entreat                    Wish                     Paris
 
(1991)                    (1992)                    (1993)