Universal Music Group International
Release date
19 Mar 2001
Running length
12 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Open 6:50 104,627
2 High 3:34 346,675
3 Apart 6:33 108,635
4 From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea 7:40 99,666
5 Wendy Time 5:10 78,935
6 Doing the Unstuck 5:54 103,146
7 Friday I'm in Love 3:34 907,199
8 Trust 5:30 103,827
9 A Letter to Elise 4:21 189,808
10 Cut 5:49 85,981
11 To Wish Impossible Things 4:39 99,347
12 End 6:45 82,289

About this album

Wish is the ninth studio album by British band The Cure, released on 24 March 1992. The record is the final studio album featuring Boris Williams and the first featuring Perry Bamonte, as well as being the last album featuring Porl Thompson for sixteen years. Special guest Kate Wilkinson plays the viola on the track “To Wish Impossible Things”. Although not as well received by critics as Disintegration (1989), Wish is the band’s overall highest charting album, given its debut at number one in the UK and number two in the United States, where it sold more than 1. 2 million copies. The album’s second single, “Friday I’m in Love”, became one of the band’s most popular songs – reaching number six in the UK, number seventeen in the US and number one in South Africa. Wish also nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album in 1993. All songs by The Cure (Bamonte, Gallup, Smith, Thompson, Williams). L

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  • Disvisonpunk86

    I think this record is beautiful and dynamic <3

    28 Jun 10:30pm Reply
  • NumbRaven

    the best or not the best ? even robert can' answer this question ....it's impossible to call any of the cure album the best , let 's say - some are less genius ...:)

    30 May 8:38pm Reply
  • PFdark

    someone says that you'll have the special feeling when U listen to it at night or at peace closing your eyes .It's nice to have this album enjoyed.

    11 Apr 9:12am Reply
  • pogoshrooms

    a personal all-time favourite.

    26 Mar 5:12pm Reply
  • mkdillon2008

    I finally got this album on vinyl, it was pricey but worth it because I love this album that much!

    1 Feb 5:03am Reply
  • GloomHall

    обложка масонства 34 лвла, змей, пятиконечная звезда, глаза (око сатаны), триугольник в правом нижнем углу, к-комбо

    23 Dec 2014 Reply
  • thomblake

    Can still remember the first time I heard Apart when I got this album home and being instantly stunned by Robert's voice on that track. Whole album is perfect.

    19 Dec 2014 Reply
  • mkdillon2008

    even after all these years, this is a most perfect album [2]

    18 Oct 2014 Reply
  • bruno_avilar

    the second half of this album never fails to crush me

    21 Jan 2014 Reply
  • novarusma

    Really dig the guitar parts in this album! And I think "Wish" gave an influence to 90s alternative rock scene.

    4 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Meloku666

    A "controversial" album by The Cure, many people complained about the "Friday I'm in Love" sell-out at the moment of its release, but the thing for a 27-year-old guy like me is that this album is just great. Later I got into their pre-kiss material and I admit it: it was difficult for me, but that's another story... I'm just trying to say that this album is a good key to open Cure's World. Highlights: "Open", "From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea" & "Cut".

    18 Jul 2013 Reply

    even after all these years, this is a most perfect album

    16 May 2013 Reply
  • mk741

    The album's material has a decidedly more alternative feel than the dreamy post-punk vibe of Disintegration, and subsequently many of the tracks can feel tedious (Open, Apart, Green Sea). That being said, I think Wish is an entertaining mess of an album, much like Kiss Me. It's completely all over the place mood wise, where as the Cure's best albums, Pornography and Disintegration, are consistently sombre or flat out depressing albums mood-wise. It would have undeniably be better received if Robert and pals included some of the incredible B-sides like Play (one of the absolute best Cure tracks), This Twilight Garden, and Halo on Wish. Still, every Cure fan should have a copy of Wish.

    27 Apr 2013 Reply
  • AliceMartens

    I've kind of done everything to find the album on vinyl ugh hopeless

    27 Mar 2013 Reply
  • My_Sharona

    A Letter To Elise makes me cry... But this whole album is absolutely amazing <3

    23 Feb 2013 Reply
  • LucifereZ

    Best album

    15 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Wonaldo

    Play a game about the albums of the Cure ! http://www.purposegames.com/game/albums-the-cure-game

    30 Jan 2013 Reply
  • corcinodiego

    Mais uma obra prima

    18 Jan 2013 Reply
  • BrendoDiego

    album of my life

    30 Dec 2012 Reply
  • psycontrole

    The best album of The Cure. Forever and eveeer!

    27 Dec 2012 Reply
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