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The Cure – Pictures Of You (Limited Edition) (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on July 16th, 2014


A. Front

“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.

Pictures Of You (Extended Re-mix) 8:07
Producer – Allen*
Producer, Remix – Smith*
Remix – Parry*, Saunders*

Last Dance (Live) 10:05
Engineer – Smudger (2)
Mixed By – New*, Smith*
Producer – Cure, The

Fascination Street (Live)
Engineer – Smudger (2)
Mixed By – New*, Smith*
Producer – Cure, The

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
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
Country: UK
Released: 31 Mar 1990
Genre: Electronic, Rock, Pop
Style: Alternative Rock, New Wave

Artwork – Green Ink, Smith*
Written-By – Williams*, Tolhurst*, Thompson*, Smith*, O’Donnell*, Gallup*

Limited numbered edition #0052
Pressed on Green Vinyl.

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

B. Back

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)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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23 Responses to “The Cure – Pictures Of You (Limited Edition) (UK 12″)”

  1. Omar Says:

    Thanks Paul . Love the Cure. Hope you could post some 12″ in the future like A Forest ?


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂


  2. RA Feutz Says:

    I was disappointed with the fact that the CDS had the live tracks separated, but that’s how they are. I took the tracks and United them just as you did with the 12er!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yeah I just left it intact there is no seperation beteween them on the 12″. The mix of “Pictures Of You” is also supposed to an alternate longer mix as opposed to the 6:45 version I don’t think this mix has appeared on CD.


  3. Max Says:

    Thanks a lot Paul.

    That remix was never available on cd and it sound fantastic here.



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Max 🙂


  4. woz Says:

    Nice choice! I have been in the mood for some Cure lately 🙂



    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome Woz 🙂


    woz Reply:

    I just listened to both tracks and they sound great! Thanks again 🙂


  5. Rob Says:

    Love this song and I’ve never heard the full extended 12” mix before. Thanks so much

    The two live tracks are from the gig that was released as the “Entreat” live album and then again as the full gig on the Disintegration 3CD deluxe edition 4 years ago


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome rob 🙂


  6. Ezequiel Says:

    Some few days that I didn’t enter this comfortable music lounge, and there they are: a lot of pleasant surprises. Thanks Paul,



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hugs! Ezequiel 🙂


  7. michael Says:

    thanks paul for adding this so quickly.

    although i like the ‘strange remix’ (called ‘extended dub mix’ on the “mixed up” album), i always prefered the more authentic mix on this 12″. it’s awkward that this mix never appeared on CD but you rip makes such a release obsolete.

    thanks again for ripping it so quickly!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    My pleasure Michael 🙂


  8. Jeff Says:

    Incredible post Paul. Of all the genres you post, alternative is definitely my favorite. I just love The Cure so much and this is a wonderful addition to everyone’s collection. You ALWAYS come to the rescue Paul. Never forget how much you mean to all of us. You’re a beautiful person.



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you so much Jeff 🙂


  9. David Says:

    Thanks Paul, you’re the best!!

    One of the few extended mixes I was missing. Love me some alternative.



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Squeezes David 🙂


  10. THEIRLAW Says:

    superb track, thanks so much King DjPaulT. Much appreciated. I bet the green vinyl looks amazing 😀


  11. Jermajesty Says:

    Thanks Paul… kinda got lost with the Cure when they started remixing themselves to death, but at the heart of it all there’s still some great songs.

    So odd they didn’t put this extended remix on the CD Single, it’s not like there wasn’t room.


  12. Jason Says:

    Hi Paul. Thanks for this. I haven’t heard this longer version of this great song. Look forward to listening.


  13. Grant Says:

    Wow, fantastic share!! Thanks Paul!


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