Posted by DjPaulT on July 16th, 2014
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1990
“Pictures of You” is the fourth and final single from the British rock band The Cure’s 1989 album Disintegration. The single dubuted on the UK singles chart on March 31, 1990 and peaked at #24. In the US the single debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 on April 21, 1990 peaking at #7 the single also charted on the US Dance and Modern Rock tracks charts respectively.
Many of lead singer Robert Smith’s compositions are inspired by literature. “Pictures Of You” was based on an essay by Myra Poleo called The Dark Power of Ritual Pictures. Smith says that after reading it, he destroyed his old personal photos and many of his home videos in an effort to wipe away his past. He came to regret the decision a few days later.
Rolling Stone magazine placed “Pictures Of You” 278th on their 2004 list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
**The live tracks on the b-side are one continuous track totaling 10:05 on subsequent CD single versions the songs are split into two seperate tracks. I have left them as they were presented on the vinyl release.
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
U.S. CHART HISTORY:
|1990||Pictures Of You||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||#7|
|1990||Pictures Of You||U.S. Billboard Alternative Songs||#19|
|1990||Pictures Of You||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play||#24|
Label: Fiction Records – FIXPB 34, Fiction Records – 877 081-1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM, Limited Edition, Numbered, Translucent Green
Released: 31 Mar 1990
Genre: Electronic, Rock, Pop
Style: Alternative Rock, New Wave
Limited numbered edition #0052
Pressed on Green Vinyl.
From the LP: “DISINTEGRATION”
Find The 12″ On DISCOGS
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Phono Pre-amp: Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube: Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans: Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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