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Diary (1987)


Mixing Kiss Me


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In January 1987, Robert Smith recorded more vocals (???) and finished the mixing of the new album with Dave Allen at ICP Studios in Brussels. After that, Robert Smith flew on to Ireland, where the rest of the band joined him for rehearsals in preparation for The Cure's first South American tour.

Japanese Whispers


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On 21 January 1987, two records - Japanese Whispers (1983) and The Top (1984) were issued on CD in Japan.

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Making of Why Can't I Be You? Video


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The accompanying video for Why Can't I Be You? was filmed at the Mary Tyler Moore studios in Bray, Ireland with director Tim Pope.

South American Tour


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The South American Tour started on 17 March 1987 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Why Can't I Be You?


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On 6 April 1987, The Cure released their first single for over a year. Why Can't I Be You? is taken from the band's forthcoming double LP Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me and it's backed with a previously unreleased track entitled A Japanese Dream. The 12inch will feature extended and remixed version of both songs.

The original UK 7inch pressing [FICS 25] features Why Can't I Be You? b/w A Japanese Dream as a B-side. A limited edition of the 7inch double pack in a gatefold sleeve [FICSG 25] was issued. It features the same two tracks as the 7inch and live versions of Six Different Ways b/w Push as a bonus, both songs were taken from The Cure In Orange. 10,000 copies were issued, each individually numbered. The original UK 12inch [FICSX 25] pressing features extended and remixed versions of both songs.

Why Can't I Be You? entered the UK charts, where it would peak at number 21.

The Tube


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On 24 April 1987, The Cure performed Why Can't I Be You? and Catch on the last ever episode of Channel 4's The Tube, with Roger O'Donnell joining the line-up on keyboards for the first time.

Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me


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On 22 May 1987, The Cure released a new album entitled Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me.

Album Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me entered the UK charts, where it would peak at number 6.

Catch


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On 22 June 1987, The Cure released a new single Catch, taken from their Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me album. It's backed with a previously unreleased track entitled Breathe. The 12inch additionally contains another previously unavailable song A Chain Of Flowers.

The original UK 7inch pressing [FICS 26] features Catch b/w Breathe as a B-side. A limited edition of the 7inch clear vinyl [FICSP 26] was issued in a clear PVC picture sleeve. This limited edition was released with the same tracks. The original UK 12inch pressing [FICSX 26] features Catch b/w Breathe and A Chain Of Flowers as an extra track. Later, a second 12inch [FICSE 26] was released with a different sleeve design and two live tracks from The Cure In Orange. It features Catch and Breathe b/w Kyoto Song and A Night Like This. The cassingle of Catch [FICSC 26] has the same tracks as the first 12inch. Also, it was very first cassingle released by The Cure.

Single Catch entered the UK charts, where it would peak at number 27.

The Kissing Tour


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The Kissing Tour started on 9 July 1987 in Vancouver, Canada.

Just Like Heaven


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On 5 October 1987, The Cure released a new single Just Like Heaven, taken from their Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me album. The flip side is Snow In Summer while the 12inch has the extra track Sugar Girl. Both are previously unavailable new songs.

The original UK 7inch pressing [FICS 27] features remix of Just Like Heaven b/w Snow In Summer as a B-side. Two limited editions were issued in the United Kingdom, both were limited to 10,000 copies. The first edition was a white 7inch vinyl [FICS 27] issued in a standard picture sleeve, each individually numbered. The second one was a 7inch picture disc [FICSP 27] issued in a clear PVC picture sleeve. Both of these limited editions have the same tracks as the 7inch. The original UK 12inch pressing [FICSX 27] features remix of Just Like Heaven b/w Snow In Summer and Sugar Girl as an extra track. The original UK CD [FIXCD 27] has the same tracks as the 12inch.

Single Just Like Heaven entered the UK charts, where it would peak at number 29.

The Kissing Tour


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The European leg The Kissing Tour started on 22 October 1987 in Norway, taking in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Spain, Italy and England, culminating with a brilliant performance at Wembley Arena on 9 December 1987.

In Orange


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On 12 November 1987, The Cure In Orange was released on VHS in the United Kingdom.

Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me


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On 7 December 1987, The Cure released a special limited edition of their double album Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me featuring an extra six track mini LP. This bonus records contains tracks previously available as B-sides: A Japanese Dream, Breathe, A Chain Of Flowers, Sugar Girl, Snow In Summer, and a new remixed version of Icing Sugar. 15,000 copies were pressed in lurid orange vinyl with the catalogue number FIXHA 13.