Faith is the third studio album by English rock band the Cure, released on April 17, 1981, by Fiction Records. The album saw the band continuing in the gloomy vein of their previous effort Seventeen Seconds (1980), with a sound that was darker and more introspective than anything they had done before. Faith is considered to be one of the most influential goth albums ever made, and it helped to cement the Cure's status as one of the leading bands of the early 1980s.
The album's opening track, "The Holy Hour," is a haunting and atmospheric piece that sets the tone for the rest of the album. It is followed by the singles "Primary" and "Other Voices," which are two of the most popular and enduring songs in the Cure's catalog. Other notable tracks on the album include "The Drowning Man," "All Cats Are Grey," and "The Funeral Party."
Faith was a critical and commercial success, reaching number 14 on the UK Albums Chart. It also spawned a number of successful singles, including "Primary," "Other Voices," and "Charlotte Sometimes." The album has since been certified platinum in the UK and gold in the US.
Faith is a landmark album in the Cure's discography, and it is considered to be one of their finest works. It is a dark, brooding, and atmospheric album that explores themes of religion, death, and despair. Faith is a must-listen for any fan of goth, post-punk, or alternative rock.
|Original Release: 1981.|
|Catalog No: R1 60783.|
|Size: 12" Single Vinyl Record.|