On 6 May 1986, Standing On A Beach was released in the United Kingdom. A compilation album of The Cure’s 13 singles. Standing On A Beach was issued as a double play cassette which included 12 B-sides. The CD of this album was released under the name Staring At The Sea and included four bonus tracks. Album Standing On A Beach entered the UK charts, where it would peak at number 4.
On 8 April 1986, Boys Don’t Cry was released in the United Kingdom.
Over the Christmas period, The Cure stayed (???) in France to make more TV shows and then they took a break.
Around that time, Polydor in Spain released The Blood as a single.