Fiction Records (not for release label use! please use "Fiction" for that instead)

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Annotation

Fiction Records was founded in 1978 by Chris Parry as a home for The Cure. Other notable acts to release on Fiction around this time were the Purple Hearts, Associates and Eat. The label's first UK #1 record was Wish by The Cure in 1991. The band left the record label in 2001, signing to Geffen at the end of the year.
After several years lying dormant, the label was re-started in 2004 by Joe Munns, Paul Smernicki and Jim Chancellor as an imprint of Polydor/Universal Music. The first release on the 'new' Fiction was the Snow Patrol single Run, followed by the album Final Straw which has sold over 2 million copies around the world. The current (2007) roster includes Ian Brown, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Grates, Stephen Fretwell, The Maccabees, Kate Nash, Elbow and Delays.

Note that since the relaunch, the label uses Polydor's label code LC-00309 and not the original LC-06444 for some of its releases.

Annotation last modified on 2008-07-27 12:21 UTC.

Releases

Release Artist Format Tracks Date Country Catalog# Barcode
Killing an Arab The Cure 7" Vinyl 2 FICS 001
Three Imaginary Boys The Cure 12" Vinyl 13 FIX 1 [none]
Grinding Halt The Cure 12" Vinyl 2 CUR 1
Three Imaginary Boys The Cure 12" Vinyl 12 FIX 1 [none]
Boys Don’t Cry The Cure 7" Vinyl 2 FICS 002 [none]
Millions Like Us The Purple Hearts 7" Vinyl 2 FICS 003
Jumping Someone Else’s Train The Cure 7" Vinyl 2 FICS 005 [none]
I’m a Cult Hero Cult Hero 7" Vinyl 2 FICS 006 [none]
Three Imaginary Boys The Cure 12" Vinyl 12 2383 539 [none]
A Forest The Cure 12" Vinyl 2 FICSX 10 [none]
Seventeen Seconds The Cure 12" Vinyl 10 FIX 004 [none]
Boys Don’t Cry The Cure 12" Vinyl 13 0060.276 [none]
Beat That! The Purple Hearts 12" Vinyl 11 0060.280
Seventeen Seconds The Cure 12" Vinyl 10 2383 574 [none]
Jimmy The Purple Hearts 7" Vinyl 2 FICS 9
Michael & Miranda The Passions 12" Vinyl 12 FIX 003
Primary The Cure 12" Vinyl 2 FICSX 12 [none]
Faith The Cure 12" Vinyl 8 0060.395 [none]
Faith The Cure 12" Vinyl 8 fix 6 [none]
Faith The Cure 12" Vinyl 8 FIXD 6
Primary The Cure Vinyl 2 FICS 12
Charlotte Sometimes The Cure 7" Vinyl 2 FICS 14
Charlotte Sometimes The Cure 12" Vinyl 3 FICSX 14 [none]
Pornography The Cure 12" Vinyl 8 FIXD 7 [none]
A Single The Cure 2×7" Vinyl 2 + 2 FICG 15
The Hanging Garden The Cure 7" Vinyl 2 FICS 15 [none]
Let’s Go to Bed The Cure 7" Vinyl 2 FICS 17
Let’s Go to Bed The Cure 12" Vinyl 2 FICSX 17 [none]
Pornography The Cure 12" Vinyl 8 2383 639
The Affectionate Punch The Associates Cassette 10 SPEMC 33 [none]
The Upstairs Room / The Dream / The Walk / Lament The Cure 12" Vinyl 4 ficsx 18
The Upstairs Room / The Dream / The Walk / Lament The Cure 12" Vinyl 4 FICSX 18 [none]
The Walk The Cure 7" Vinyl 2 fics 18
The Lovecats The Cure 7" Vinyl 2 FICS 19
The Lovecats The Cure 12" Vinyl 3 FICSX 19 [none]
The Lovecats The Cure 12" Vinyl 3 815 570-1ME 042281557019
Japanese Whispers The Cure 12" Vinyl 8 FIXM 8 [none]
The Walk / The Dream / The Upstairs Room / La Ment The Cure 12" Vinyl 4 813 715-1 ME 042281371516
Japanese Whispers The Cure Vinyl 8 817 470-1 042281747014
Boys Don’t Cry The Cure 12" Vinyl 13 SPELP 26 [none]
The Caterpillar The Cure 12" Vinyl 3 FICSX 20 [none]
The Top The Cure 12" Vinyl 10 821 136-1 042282113610
The Top The Cure 12" Vinyl 10 FIXS9
The Top The Cure CD 10 821 136-2 042282113627
Concert: The Cure Live The Cure 12" Vinyl 10 fixh10 042282368218
Concert: The Cure Live The Cure CD 10 823 811-2 042282381125
Excerpt: The Cure Live The Cure 12" Vinyl 2 881 448-1, 881 448-1 ME 042288144816
The Caterpillar The Cure 7" Vinyl 2 FICS 20 [none]
I Want to Be a Tree Tim Pope 12" Vinyl 3 FICSX 21
Concert: The Cure Live / Curiosity: Cure Anomalies 1977–1984 The Cure Cassette 20 FIXHC 10 042282368249
The Head on the Door The Cure CD 10 827 231-2 042282723123
The Head on the Door The Cure 12" Vinyl 10 FIXH 11 042282723116
Close to Me The Cure 12" Vinyl 3 FICSX 23 042288336112
Half an Octopuss The Cure 10" Vinyl 4 FICST23 [none]
Japanese Whispers (Medium: Silver (unprinted) Background) The Cure CD 8 817 470-2 042281747021
Seventeen Seconds The Cure CD 10 825 354-2 042282535429
The Head on the Door The Cure Vinyl 10 827 231-1 042282723116
In Between Days The Cure 7" Vinyl 2 FICS 22
In Between Days The Cure 12" Vinyl 3 FICSX 22 042288327011
Boys Don’t Cry (new voice • club mix) The Cure 12" Vinyl 3 FICSX 24 042288393719
Boys Don’t Cry The Cure CD 12 815 011-2 042281501128
Standing on a Beach: The Singles (and Unavailable B-Sides) The Cure Cassette 25 FIXHC 12 042282923943
Boys Don’t Cry The Cure CD 13 815 011-2 042281501128
Faith The Cure CD 8 827 687-2 042282768728
Pornography The Cure CD 8 827 688-2 042282768827
Standing on a Beach: The Singles The Cure 12" Vinyl 13 829 239-1 042282923912
Staring at the Sea: The Singles The Cure CD 17 829239/2 042282923929
Boys Don’t Cry (new voice • new mix) The Cure 7" Vinyl 2 FICS 24 042288393771
Standing on a Beach: The Singles The Cure 12" Vinyl 13 FIXH 12 042282923912
Why Can't I Be You? The Cure 7" Vinyl 2 FICS 25 042288845478
Why Can't I Be You? The Cure 12" Vinyl 2 FICSX 25 042288845416
Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me The Cure CD 17 832 130-2 042283213029
Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me The Cure Cassette 18 Fixhc13
Catch The Cure 12" Vinyl 4 FICSE 26 042288872818
Catch The Cure 12" Vinyl 3 FICSX 26 042288868811
Just Like Heaven The Cure CD 3 FIXCD27 042288710424
Why Can't I Be You? The Cure CD 2 888 454-2 042288845423
Just Like Heaven The Cure 7" Vinyl 2 FICS 27 042288710479
Hot Hot Hot!!! The Cure 7" Vinyl 2 FICSDJ 28 [none]
Close to Me The Cure CDV 5 080 180-2 044008018025
In Between Days The Cure CDV 6 080 182-2 044008018223
In Between Days The Cure CDV 5 080 182-2 044008018223
Why Can't I Be You? The Cure CDV 4 080 184-2 044008018421
Catch The Cure CDV 5 080 186-2 044008018629
Hot Hot Hot!!! The Cure CD 3 FIXCD28 042288733027
Lullaby The Cure CD 4 ficcd29 042287199121
Lullaby The Cure 12" Vinyl 3 FICSX 29 042287199114
Disintegration The Cure 12" Vinyl 10 839 353-1, FIXH 14 042283935310
Disintegration The Cure CD 12 839 353-2 042283935327
Lovesong The Cure 7" Vinyl 2 FICS 30 042288984474
Love Box The Cure 7" Vinyl 2 FICSG30 042288989677
Stranger than Fiction Various Artists CD 6 S CIFCD 3 01 [none]
Lovesong The Cure CD 4 FICCD 30 042288984726
Lullaby (silver injection label) The Cure 7" Vinyl 2 FICS29 042287199077
Lullaby (pink vinyl) The Cure 12" Vinyl 3 FICVX29 042287406915
Pictures of You The Cure CD 3 FICDA 34 042287390924
Pictures of You The Cure 12" Vinyl 3 877 079-1, FIXPA 34 042287707913
Entreat The Cure CD 8 843 359-2, FIXCD 17 042284335928
Never Enough The Cure CD 3 FICCD35 042287790922
Close to Me (Closest mix) The Cure 7" Vinyl 2 fics 36 042287914670