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Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me is the seventh studio album by British alternative rock band The Cure, released in May 1987.

The album helped put The Cure into the American mainstream, becoming their first album to reach the Billboard Top 40 (achieving Platinum certification). It was also a big international success, as was its predecessor, The Head on the Door, reaching the Top 10 in numerous countries.

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Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me CD 17 Fiction 832 130-2 042283213029
Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me Cassette 18 Fiction Records (not for release label use! please use "Fiction" for that instead) Fixhc13 042283213043
Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me 2×12" Vinyl 8 + 10 Elektra (1950–1989, revived 2009–06-01; read annotations before use) 60737-1 075596073714
Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me Cassette 18 Elektra (1950–1989, revived 2009–06-01; read annotations before use) E4-60737 075596073745
Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me Cassette 18 Elektra (1950–1989, revived 2009–06-01; read annotations before use) 9 60737-4 075596073745
Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me CD 17 Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation) P33P-20105 4988005019400
Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me CD 17 Elektra (1950–1989, revived 2009–06-01; read annotations before use) 9 60737-2 075596073721
Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me CD 17 Columbia House (direct-mailing distributor of club editions of releases) E2 60737 553727T 075596073721
Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me 2×CD 18 + 18 Fiction Records (not for release label use! please use "Fiction" for that instead) R2 74064 081227406424
Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me Digital Media 36 Rhino (reissue label) 081227406462
Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me 2×CD 18 + 18 Fiction Records (not for release label use! please use "Fiction" for that instead) 984 008-0 602498400807
Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me CD 18 Fiction Records (not for release label use! please use "Fiction" for that instead) 984 008-1 602498400814
Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me Digital Media 18
Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (shm-cd) SHM-CD 18 Fiction Records (not for release label use! please use "Fiction" for that instead) UICY-93483 4988005514431
Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (red vinyl) 2×12" Vinyl 8 + 10 Fiction Records (not for release label use! please use "Fiction" for that instead), Rhino (reissue label) R1-60737 081227967451
Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (black vinyl) 2×12" Vinyl 8 + 10 Rhino (reissue label), Fiction R1-60737 081227967451
Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me CD 18 Fiction UICY-93483 600753095263
Promotion
Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me 2×12" Vinyl 8 + 10 Elektra (1950–1989, revived 2009–06-01; read annotations before use) 60737-1 075596073714

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Originally released in 1987, Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me saw The Cure at perhaps their highest point in the public consciousness. The previous year's singles compilation Standing On A Beach had done considerably well for a band many may have considered as a bit of a marginal concern for the misunderstood set, it turned Robert Smith into a Smash Hits pin-up and enabled the band to go forth and unleash a double album. One of only two listenable double albums in 1987 – the other being Prince's seismic Sign O' The Times – it cemented Robert Smith and chums' position. It also led them into the world of arenas and stadiums- a world they comfortably inhabit even now, some 21 years on. Indeed, anyone who saw their Wembley show, had a Value For Money-tastic three and half hours.

Put into context, Kiss Me was the sixth 'proper' Cure album, the follow-up to the spook-pop masterpiece that was 1995's The Head On The Door, and the predecessor to what some consider their finest work – 1989's Disintegration. These were the dressing up years, and such was their cache, Robert Smith entered the fancy dress lexicon with his comedy lipstick and hairdresser nightmare fright-barnet

The band were writing at a huge rate: over 40 songs were initially recorded, with each band member giving them marks out of 20 to see which final 18 would make the cut. Not only does Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me offer Cure fans a taste of everything – wonky funk on Hot Hot Hot!!!, prog wiggery on The Kiss and sheer elegance on If Only Tonight We Could Sleep, weedy violin-led ballads such as the delectable Catch – it also contains one of the greatest singles recorded in the form of the majestic Just Like Heaven.

Now available in an expanded form with bonus tracks and rarities – the original CD omitted a track due to the 80s inability to fit it all on one disc – Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me is not only an anomaly - a double album you can play all the way through? Even the Beatles were incapable of that – it's also the perfect explain-them-to-Martians Cure album. A true delight.