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The Cure – Let’s Go To Bed (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on October 22nd, 2012


Re-Rip Remaster

Originally I posted this one back in September of 2010. But for those who may have missed it or if you are a new reader just discovering BTG. I decided to give this one a new rip using my newer upgraded equipment. This 12″ is also being posted in 24 bit flac for the very first time!

“Let’s Go to Bed” is a 1982 single by The Cure. It later appeared on the album Japanese Whispers.

In the aftermath of the bleak Pornography, Robert Smith returned from a month-long detox in the Lake District to write the antithesis to what The Cure currently represented. Written as a sarcastic reflection on sexual imagery in pop music, the single was a surprise hit. It was most successful in Australia, reaching #15.

The origins of “Let’s Go to Bed” lie in “Temptation”, one of the demos for Pornography. The song is a relatively upbeat, guitar-driven instrumental. In August of 1982, soon after Simon Gallup’s departure from the band, Smith demoed a vocal version of the track, entitled “Temptation Two”, a psychedelic piece not far removed from the Pornography album but somewhat lighter in tone. At the end of the song, Smith sings a string of wordless syllables, nearly identical to the “doo doo doo”s of the later song. The final version was debuted on Kid Jensen’s radio show on 27 November 1982.

Robert Smith has often stated that he wished its b-side, the darker “Just One Kiss” (also first performed during the session) was released as a single.

Let’s Go To Bed  7:45

Just One Kiss  7:18
Let’s Go To Bed (Edit) 3:35

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1982 Let’s Go To Bed U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 #109
1982 Let’s Go To Bed U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #32


Label: Sire – 0-29689, Sire – 9 29689-0A
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop
Credits: Producer – Chris Parry
Written-By – Tolhurst*, Smith*

Front cover says: Specially Priced Maxi Single

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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15 Responses to “The Cure – Let’s Go To Bed (US 12″)”

  1. kookoo Says:

    Very happy to find your NEW posting of this great 12″. I missed being able to download your original post. Thank you PaulT!!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Kookoo 🙂


  2. omar Says:

    Thanks Paul. I don’t think i’ve ever heard the 12″ mix.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂


  3. Mara Says:

    A longer version of Let’s Go To Bed? Awesome!

    You don’t happen to have the 12” of The Lovecats, do you? I found it years ago from an online site, but the file got corrupted in a harddrive crash. 🙁 So sad.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Mara. I’ll have to check on Lovecats 🙂


  4. Jus Says:

    Great job on the re-rip!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jus 🙂


  5. DanaDotCom Says:

    A singles box from The Cure is way past long overdue. Blondie, Erasure, Duran Duran, Elvis Costello, and others have all been given the box treatment–some in multi volumes. None of the expanded editions of The Cure’s albums have included their 12″ single versions of respective singles. Instead we got demos upon demos. And I’m not sure about anyone else out there, but I’ve had my fill of Cure live versions & b-sides that just sound like the band fell asleep on their instruments while Smith rambles on and on and on…and on.


    Mike C. Reply:

    Thanks for the post – one of the best CURE songs.

    I too do not understand. I think they should do a special iTunes version of Joint the Dots with… EVERYTHING!


  6. Beto Says:

    I downloaded it once, and I’ll do it again: this time in the awesome 24bits!! Still waiting for other Cure stuff, please!!!
    No pre-1987 extended versions are available on CD (I mean: official discography. There are some CD bootlegs with this stuff). The 1990 Mixed Up album include some originals extended versions: Why can’t I be you?, Pictures of you, Lullaby….
    Thank a lot (again! and again and again….)


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Beto. I will see what I can do in the future 🙂


  7. mike Says:

    Thank you, DJPaul

    I have newly discovered Burning The Ground and am like a kid in candy store right now. So much great 80’s music! This website is like a Noah’s ark of high quality audio.

    I sure appreciate your re-ripping this for newbies like me. I love this song!!

    Big mahalo to you, mike


  8. kwork Says:

    Oo, much appreciated for the upgrade. Thank you.


  9. Panatrónico Says:

    Excelent Rip! Thank You Paul!


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