Japanese Whispers

Japanese Whispers

Japanese Whispers: The Cure Singles Nov 82: Nov 83 is a compilation album by British rock group The Cure. It was released in late 1983 by their record company, Fiction Records.

It compiles the singles "Let's Go to Bed", "The Walk" and "The Lovecats". The other tracks are the B-sides of these singles, although "Mr. Pink Eyes" (the second B-side for "The Lovecats") was not included. The songs were recorded when the band was in a transitional phase after bassist Simon Gallup left following a tour to promote the previous album, Pornography. Beginning with these singles, Lol Tolhurst switched from drums to keyboards, a role he kept until his departure in 1989.

For first two singles' tracks The Cure is a duo consisting of Tolhurst and Robert Smith, with the addition of a session drummer for the tracks from "Let's Go to Bed". For the last single, a full band was assembled with the addition of bassist/producer Phil Thornalley, who had worked with the band on Pornography, and drummer Andy Anderson, a lineup which would continue for the Concert live album.

In 1986, the singles' lead tracks were included in the Staring at the Sea compilation album, while all of the B-sides have been included in the 2004 B-sides and rarities box set Join The Dots.

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