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The Cure — A Forest (tree mix)
Album: Mixed Up
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7.6

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Total ratings: 3807









Released: 1990
Length: 6:51
Plays (last 30 days): 3
Come closer and see
See into the trees
Find the girl
If you can
Come closer and see
See into the dark
Just follow your eyes
Just follow your eyes

I hear her voice
Calling my name
The sound is deep
In the dark
I hear her voice
And start to run
Into the trees
Into the trees

Into the trees

Suddenly I stop
But I know it's too late
I'm lost in a forest
All alone
The girl was never there
It's always the same
I'm running towards nothing
Again and again and again and again
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 ziggytrix wrote:
HA HA HA!


These guys are so rad.  I wonder what they're doing these days.
This band, in its myriad music masks, is epic.
 ziggytrix wrote:
HA HA HA!


Are the 16 downvotes on this post from the people in the video?
Seems like it should be a good song, but it is repetitive in sort of an annoying way.
 aspicer wrote:

And yet Robert is the one who released it.....


i had to go look who this was, I liked it so much. and to find out it was the maudlin Cure.....!
fantastic...
This is all well and good but I'll take the original version any day.
 aspicer wrote:
Great ! I F.... love it !!
And yet Robert is the one who released it.....


 tm wrote:

people please try to listen to music with better headphones and better speakers. get the best you can afford and look it all up - it matters. the hi hat cymbal that is present is your heart racing as you run through the forest not knowing where you are!



AND -- remember to set your Radio Paradise stream resolution to "FLAC" to take advantage of William's investments to heighten our listening pleasure. 
 pilgrim wrote:
Man, this was great live...


Yes its was..... when I saw them in San Francisco 27 years ago....  
Man, this was great live...
Damn, that tasty jangling guitar.. incredible
people please try to listen to music with better headphones and better speakers. get the best you can afford and look it all up - it matters. the hi hat cymbal that is present is your heart racing as you run through the forest not knowing where you are!
Very little can even get near to touching this.
 edgar_f_stone wrote:

I really do like the original version much better



Agreed. Although this is fine. 
The crowd at the Berlin  show I was at last Fall went absolutely wild for this song.
 aspicer wrote:

And yet Robert is the one who released it.....


That's why it's genius  
This is great. The original is great. I don't see why they can't both be great at the same time. Well not literally at the same time, but you know what I mean.
recently discovered that there's some really excellent live versions of this on youtube.
Lovely palette cleanser after "Humankind" by Coldplay.  Thanks RP.  My feet are tapping again.
 eileenomurphy wrote:

Great tune, except for that annoying clicking noise!




I AGREE!  GREAT TUNE! ...annoying clicking noise!
Been a fan of the band since the early 80s and loved the original. Have to admit I wasn't a fan when this came out in my Uni years but I've grown to love it over the years. I hear the darkness alongside the upbeat tempo of 1990 Britain (Stone Roses, the Mondays and all). Lets dance to this at the end of times... should be along soon the way things are looking ;)
SuPeRcUrE !
why this annoying re-mix?
Great tune, except for that annoying clicking noise!
Had to add 1 to the 8 to = 9 cause every time RP plays this I get a significant nostalgia boost!
I steel loving The Cure.
 studioDEC wrote:


There is a "club' (camp) at Burning Man called Planet Earth that plays new wave /80s dance music every year  (except this past cancelled year)... where you might find someone dressed like this dancing.. to this song
 
I might be a bit old for this, but let me in anyway...
 DaidyBoy wrote:

Sweet reply, friend.  Works for me, too.


 

There is a "club' (camp) at Burning Man called Planet Earth that plays new wave /80s dance music every year  (except this past cancelled year)... where you might find someone dressed like this dancing.. to this song
 DaidyBoy wrote:

Sweet reply, friend.  Works for me, too.


 
Perfect picture for this moment.
KIck.  Ass.
Actually this  song  is recorded from scratch on Mixed Up album, its not mixed version of original.
Original master tape of A Forest was lost.
Gave 10 quickly in the intro, as I thought it is the original version, but still.
 Ming_En_Duo wrote:
why?
 

$$$

As great as the orginal!
 aspicer wrote:

And yet Robert is the one who released it.....
 
It is still a sacrilege.
 ziggytrix wrote:
Disagree. One version is great for at home while you're burning your incense and writing poems and the other is great for when you're at the goth club and you wanna get all the perky goths up, dancing, and buying drinks.
 
Sweet reply, friend.  Works for me, too.


 Nix wrote:
Please, this is a sacrilege. Disco version of Cure is wrong on several levels. They were a "darker" band, this is just wrong.
 
And yet Robert is the one who released it.....
I really do like the original version much better
ummm... All of you trashing this realize (I am sure) that these remixes were done by Robert Smith himself, right?  :D!!
 Ming_En_Duo wrote:
why?
 

Wtf?
why?
Urgh. Typical case of Smith & Gallup Need Cash.
 Nix wrote:
Please, this is a sacrilege. Disco version of Cure is wrong on several levels. They were a "darker" band, this is just wrong.
 
On the other hand. . . I class this as a wonderful interpretation of the track and love it to pieces. Thus, I have the Yang to your Yin. . . or something 
My fave Cure song...prefer slower version ..cool bass line
HA HA HA!
 Dinges,_the_Dude wrote:


Agree: the original was good, this is an unnecessary remake. As if meant only to make more money from the original song. A real pity.

 
Disagree. One version is great for at home while you're burning your incense and writing poems and the other is great for when you're at the goth club and you wanna get all the perky goths up, dancing, and buying drinks.

Also, does anyone know who Anna Gayne is?
Make it stop{#Drunk}
Please, this is a sacrilege. Disco version of Cure is wrong on several levels. They were a "darker" band, this is just wrong.
Lovely mix ! And very interesting  versions in this album.
Brilliant. Robert Smith is a genius.
tomorrow I will catch them live...
BOB ON! 
 thewiseking wrote:
such a great song
such an awful mix
 

Agreed!

You can't see the forest for the trees.

—-M. Nesmith
such a great song
such an awful mix
ditch this and give us the original with the brilliant guitar work, not this '80s dance club remix" synth crap 
Ya man.
 Pristina wrote:
Not a big remix fan but this one is outstanding and really adds another dimension to the original song.  

 
Yup
Not a big remix fan but this one is outstanding and really adds another dimension to the original song.  
Good stuff but all these Cure tunes were mixed up quite well enough the first time for me and the remixes all come a little shy of the originals.
Love the original but this is very good too!
not heard this version before.
Not always big on these remixes, but...this is great!
Cool!! I never cared a ton for this song, but this remix works for me. I really should grab a copy of Mixed Up... 
These chaps can do no wrong in my book.  Play some more, please!  Big fat 10 from my office, all around.


 Nix wrote:
OK, I understand the high scores, but I see no point in this mix. The original as much, much better. It was darker, this sounds a bit lame. So, sorry, I cannot give it high score, knowing how the original sounded.

 

Agree: the original was good, this is an unnecessary remake. As if meant only to make more money from the original song. A real pity.
OK, I understand the high scores, but I see no point in this mix. The original as much, much better. It was darker, this sounds a bit lame. So, sorry, I cannot give it high score, knowing how the original sounded.
Given a choice I would (always) opt for the original...
{#Heartkiss}   8 >>>>>>> 9
 unclehud wrote:

Yeah, maybe, but those monkeys are keeping a tight beat .....

 
And I couldn't get to my PC fast enough to give this a 9.
What an awful muzaked out version of something terrific
 yenco wrote:
Please please play the original. This (tree mix) is OK but nothing on the original track.

 
I concur! 
 daveinnj wrote:
worst song ever. took me 5 minutes to find the login so I could post this comment, so that's how much I dislike it. It's like a band of monkeys firing mis-chord after mis-chord.
Uggggg...
 
Yeah, maybe, but those monkeys are keeping a tight beat .....
I bought this LP when I was thirteen. ...In the 90's... Today, I love it again (and again, and again, and again, and again, and again, and again, and again, and again, and again, and again...) {#Angel}
Please please play the original. This (tree mix) is OK but nothing on the original track.
 MortimerS wrote:
A reasonable imitation of the 'burbs. Jan Polings voice is better though.

 
Uhhhhhhhh, that's CHAN Poling.




worst song ever. took me 5 minutes to find the login so I could post this comment, so that's how much I dislike it. It's like a band of monkeys firing mis-chord after mis-chord.
Uggggg...
A reasonable imitation of the 'burbs. Jan Polings voice is better though.
This version just stretches like a bubble gum.
Great Band, great song, mediocre version.
Don't normally like Cure or Robert Smith. I do like this though...perhaps its because it doesn't have RS wailing around throughout the song. Could almost be a DCFC instrumental.
The "tree mix" was interesting when it was released, but for me it just doesn't hold up any more.  The original has aged better. 
Love this song!
Very nice in this "tree" mix!
Thanks!
A eletronic samba made in England! Só faltou a cuíca...
 redmachine wrote:
Another great rack ruined by some geek with a computer. Oh look at me i can programme a computer.
no talent hacks.
Leave Bob's music alone!
 

you and I may have different ideas of what is meant by a 'great rack'. What I think of as a great rack cannot be ruined by a computer, unless the computer is large and blocks the view, or heavy and squashes it.
 redmachine wrote:
Another great rack ruined by some geek with a computer. Oh look at me i can programme a computer.
no talent hacks.
 
All photos in Playboy are airbrushed, everybody knows that.

 slr242 wrote:
well, I far prefer the original to this remix, but it's great song either way. :-)
 
Yes!  PLEASE stop playing this version.  This seems to be the only Cure I hear on RP and I want the original!!!
Simon rocks

This was the only Cure song on this album that I liked remixed.  It's great.  
 Leatherpoker wrote:
Anyone else hear the similarities between this song and Puncture Wound on Steven Wilson's solo album Insurgentes?  The vocal melody is almost identical with a similar cadence!{#Eek}

LP
 
Not entirely unexplainable considering Steven's previous cover version... Therefore, Puncture Wound might qualify as an obvious tribute rather than a blatant and shameless rip-off {#Wink}

 redmachine wrote:
Another great rack ruined by some geek with a computer. Oh look at me i can programme a computer.
no talent hacks.
Leave Bob's music alone!
 
What he says...

Another great rack ruined by some geek with a computer. Oh look at me i can programme a computer.
no talent hacks.
Leave Bob's music alone!
Classic late 80's muzak!!!! {#Roflol}

OMG!  Now that you mentioned Devo, I keep seeing the Cure doing this with flowerpots on their heads!  

 
uncled wrote:
Stop me before I say "Devo's Gut Feeling"

 


 ukhh wrote:

I like this version. Very much!!!

Had this on my marriage. Cool party.
Have nearly all Cure records.
 
You had this for your whole marriage!    Not just your wedding?   I'm impressed!  {#Whistle}


6 - original is much better
 sirdroseph wrote:


{#Yes}
 
I like this version. Very much!!!

Had this on my marriage. Cool party.
Have nearly all Cure records.


 slr242 wrote:
well, I far prefer the original to this remix, but it's great song either way. :-)
 

{#Yes}
 koenp wrote:
The best song from the Cure ever, but don't care too much for this particular mix. Prefer the original version
 
Original = one of the Cure's best songs 

This - really annoying at times and loses points from there for making me want to hear the original version even more. 
well, I far prefer the original to this remix, but it's great song either way. :-)
Stop me before I say "Devo's Gut Feeling"

I've always liked this song, but it is even better with stereo headphones!  wow
love
 koenp wrote:
The best song from the Cure ever, but don't care too much for this particular mix. Prefer the original version
 

TOTALLY AGREE.  the whole album 'seventeen seconds' was a masterpiece, and a largely overlooked work by the Cure...
 10th_rock wrote:
What a great way to leave work...Outstanding!
 
Good highway music too.

What a great way to leave work...Outstanding!


 mandolin wrote:
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...again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again...{#Music}
...again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again...
 DavidS_UK wrote:
Original good and this remix is a great dance track
 
...ye gads, mixed up was an abomination, never enough and close to me excepted...
Needs cure!
The best song from the Cure ever, but don't care too much for this particular mix. Prefer the original version
Original good and this remix is a great dance track

Not sure about this particular mix - but the original version is a great track {#Bananajam} 


I love The Cure, but Wish was their last great album. Wild Mood Swings was decent. Bloodflowers was blah. I didn't even listen to their last album.
 LastChance wrote:
This song kinda grows on you.  

 Like fungus, or ugly body hair ?
One of the best Cure songs ever!  (they're all a 10+, but some are just more 10+ than others.) {#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananajam}
Ace day for music - Broken Bells then the Cure - Bought the disintegration re-issue this morning!  I's got me a hankering for a Cure fest tonight!
{#Bananajam}Great song for Earth Day-let's all go plant a tree!{#Dancingbanana}
Yeah, one of the best Cure-Songs!!! LOVE ITBananajamDancingbanana
This song kinda grows on you. I wasn't sure about it at first, but I'm groovin on it now.
Anyone else hear the similarities between this song and Puncture Wound on Steven Wilson's solo album Insurgentes?  The vocal melody is almost identical with a similar cadence!{#Eek}

LP

I have always dug this song, love the guitar!{#Dancingbanana}