Index track variation on backsleeve: 'The A-Sides' Black plastic tape, black paper labels, white print. Packaged in clear case with 2 sided 4 panel J-Card. Hand timed durations, not precised on the release.
Standing on a Beach (titled Staring at the Sea in CD format in some countries) is a singles compilation album released by English rock band the Cure in May 1986, marking a decade since the band's founding in 1976. The album's titles are both taken from the opening lyrics of the Cure's debut single, "Killing an Arab".
the cassette version of this very fine Cure retrospective has the songs on the CD version, minus the 4 "bonus tracks", on side A, & features a wealth of B-sides on side B. The B-sides do sound somewhat "throwaway" to a point, but it's part of what makes them so much fun. They are all good, with "I'm Cold" & "Throw Your Foot" being particularly infectious & memorable.
Standing on a Beach (or Staring at the Sea on CD versions) is the first Greatest Hits compilation by The Cure, named after lyrics from the band’s debut single, Killing an Arab. Covering every commercially released single of theirs between 1978 and 1986, it is considered by some critics to be one of the finest singles collections ever made
Standing on a Beach was released on May 6th, 1986, and has a tracklisting that spans the band’s career from 1978 to 1985, taking its title from the band’s first single Killing An Arab. Side A. Killing an Arab (Robert Smith, Lol Tolhurst, Michael Dempsey) – 2:22.
Annotation last modified on 2019-05-28 12:08. Robert Smith (UK guitarist, vocalist and songwriter for The Cure) (tracks A2–A4, A4–B1, B4, B6, B8–B12). Laurence Tolhurst (tracks A2–A4, A4–A9, A11, B1, B4, B12).
which is most decidedly not in keeping with Camus' text. Thankfully, everything else from Standing on a Beach is here, as are the B-sides, so there's still plenty of good music to go around.