The Cure A Forest

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After the last verse, Smith fully lets loose with a spiralling series of notes that brings the song to a climax along with Gallup's ominous two-note bass conclusion, repeating itself down to one ultimate echoed flourish. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. Blues Classical Country. Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental.

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Hedges and Robert Smith knew the song would take more work to complete than other songs on the album, and would require more overdubs. The song was one of the last tracks recorded; the backing tracks were recorded first, followed by touch-ups to the individual parts, then Smith's vocals. Smith's intention with "A Forest" was to make a song that was "really atmospheric".

He has stated that it was a pivotal recording for the group, and represented "the archetypal Cure sound". Following the echoing repetition of the word "again", a guitar solo appears which avoids string bends and moving in a pentatonic manner. The single version of the song fades out at around four minutes, while on the longer album version the instruments exit one by one, concluding with the sound of the bass guitar at 4.

Smith has given varying explanations behind his lyrics for "A Forest". He has said that the lyrics were based upon a dream he had as a child where he was lost in the woods unable to escape but later denied it and stated, "It's just about a forest".

The single received a mixed critical reception, though commercially its sales were an improvement for the band. Andy Anderson , who later became the Cure's drummer, said "A Forest" was the first song he heard by the band.

He was taken by both the music and vocals, and was especially drawn to Smith's guitar work and the keyboard melody, which he described as "haunting". Since its release, "A Forest" has become the most played Cure song, with over 1, live appearances. This version was described as "awful" and "instantly dated" by reviewer Chris Ott.

The promotional video for "A Forest" was the first that featured the band. It was created by David Hiller, who mixed footage from the band's 24 April debut appearance on BBC's Top of the Pops programme with a forest montage. Smith said that the group "came across looking very morose and disinterested" in the video because that is how they felt at the time; [24] he "hated" Top of the Pops as he was "really anti-pop" during this period.

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Add Styles. Add Moods. Add Themes. While the Cure have had many more well-known hits, if there's such a thing as an ultimate, no-question-about-it Cure song of Cure songs, this is it. Regularly transformed by the band live into a massive, epic-length monster -- some versions have been known to last anywhere up to 20 minutes -- in its original studio form "A Forest" is and remains a surprisingly spare song, suggesting rather than directly producing its astonishing overall effect.

Starting with a low, steady four-note synth hook from Matthieu Hartley, Robert Smith then adds an equally stripped-down guitar line, with slight variations popping up when bassist Simon Gallup adds a brief quote. Lol Tolhurst's reverse-echoed drums then set the nervous, uncertain pace for the remainder of the song, while Smith quietly lays down a series of chugging, psych-via-surf rock guitar melodies that would swiftly become the group's overall trademark.

The overall performance is remarkably straightforward and unassuming, making it remarkably catchy and artistic angst -- a feeling intensified by Smith's lyrical portrait of a futile pursuit of romantic obsession. After the last verse, Smith fully lets loose with a spiralling series of notes that brings the song to a climax along with Gallup's ominous two-note bass conclusion, repeating itself down to one ultimate echoed flourish.

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