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OVERVIEW
 
Boys Don't Cry is a compilation album by The Cure, released in August 1980.
 
Released: August 1980
 
Recorded: 1978-1979
 
Genre: New Wave
 
Length: 34:08 (CD version)
 
Label: Fiction Records
 
Producer(s): Chris Parry
 
 
HISTORY
 
It is the U.S. version of their UK debut album, Three Imaginary Boys, differing slightly in track order and missing three songs ("Foxy Lady," "Meathook," "It's Not You") while adding others ("Boys Don't Cry," "Plastic Passion," "Jumping Someone Else's Train", "World War" and "Killing an Arab"). The debut single from this album was "Boys Don't Cry".
 
On the back cover of original UK album Three Imaginary Boys, the song titles were not listed conventionally, but represented by pictograms. Boys Don't Cry took the pictogram for the song "Fire in Cairo" for its sleeve picture.

In 2003, the album was ranked number 442 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

TRACK LISTING

Original album

Side A

  1. "Boys Don't Cry" - 2:35
  2. "Plastic Passion" - 2:14
  3. "10.15 Saturday Night" - 3:38
  4. "Accuracy" - 2:16
  5. "Object" - 3:03
  6. "Jumping Someone Else's Train" - 2:56
  7. "Subway Song" - 1:59

Side B

  1. "Killing an Arab" - 2:22
  2. "Fire in Cairo" - 3:21
  3. "Another Day" - 3:43
  4. "Grinding Halt" - 2:49
  5. "World War" - 2:36
  6. "Three Imaginary Boys" - 3:14

CD version

On the CD version of the album, "Object" was replaced by "So What", the scream at the end of "Subway Song" was shortened, and "World War" was removed because Robert Smith thought it was the worst song The Cure ever made.

  1. "Boys Don't Cry" - 2:35
  2. "Plastic Passion" - 2:14
  3. "10.15 Saturday Night" - 3:38
  4. "Accuracy" - 2:16
  5. "So What" - 3:01
  6. "Jumping Someone Else's Train" - 2:56
  7. "Subway Song" - 1:55
  8. "Killing an Arab" - 2:22
  9. "Fire in Cairo" - 3:21
  10. "Another Day" - 3:43
  11. "Grinding Halt" - 2:49
  12. "Three Imaginary Boys" - 3:14

BAND

 
 
                 The Cure chronology
 
     Seventeen         Boys Don't Cry         Faith
      Seconds
 
       (1980)               (1980)             (1981)