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The Cure - Primary FLAC Performer: The Cure
Album: Primary
Country: UK
Released: Mar 1981
Style: Alternative Rock, New Wave, Post-Punk
Label: Fiction Records
Genre: Rock
Catalog #: FICSX 12, 2141 338
Size FLAC: 2575 mb.
Size MP3: 2310 mb.
Rating: 4.0/5
Votes: 338
Record Source: Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single




CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
ESP 104The Cure Primary ‎(12", Single)StunnESP 104New Zealand1981
FICS 12, 2059 293The Cure Primary ‎(7", Single)Fiction Records, Fiction RecordsFICS 12, 2059 293Ireland1981
2814 262The Cure Primary ‎(7", Single, Promo)Polydor2814 262France1981
MSD 493The Cure Primary ‎(12", Single)7 RecordsMSD 493Australia1981
FICS 12The Cure Primary ‎(7", Single, Sma)Fiction RecordsFICS 12UK1981


  • ArtworkUndy, Porl
  • ProducerMike Hedges, Robert Smith
  • Written-ByTolhurst, Smith, Gallup


A.P.B Music Company Ltd.
℗ © 1981 Fiction Record Company Ltd.
Cover by Porl and Undy

Rear sleeve says "Produced by Mike Hedges And The Cure", labels say "Mike Hedges/Robert Smith".

This cover is the first visual collaboration between the band & Porl and Undy, later better known as Parched Art.

"Primary" is a longer version than the one issued on 7" and LP


  • Matrix / Runout (Hand-etched A side): FICSX 12 A2 DAMONT AD
  • Matrix / Runout (Hand-etched B side): FICSX 12 B4 DAMONT AD


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Fiction Records
  • Copyright (c) – Fiction Records
  • Published By – APB Music Co. Ltd.
  • Pressed By – Damont


It's a killer track and the extended mix makes it longer. What else is there to know?
The first ever "extended mix" from The Cure released back in 1981, and a collectors item these days - it will fetch quite a price in good condition, but you'd only really want to get this for the big 12" sleeve artwork. The Cure's later extended mixes and remixes became much more creative, expansive and interesting. What dedicated fan could forget the gorgeous extended New Orleans funeral march brass section inserted into the middle of the 1985 extended remix of Close To Me? And on Mixed Up they devoted a whole album to the art of the remix. But back in 1981 the band was obviously not the least bit interested in the concept of the extended mix and it's telling on this single. The extended mix runs at about 5:50 and the extra time simply consists of the verses with the vocal track deleted, nothing else. It actually makes this snappy little song sound like it's been put on hold, as if Robert went to have a pint and didn't make it back in time to start singing, so that they had to repeat the verse (I wouldn't be surprised if that was actually the case LOL). But then again, I don't think somehow that The Cure were aiming for the local disco floor back in '81.