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The Cure — A Forest (Live Acoustic)
Album: Greatest Hits (Limited Edition)
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Released: 2001
Length: 4:47
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Come closer and see
See into the trees
Find the girl
While 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
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Wow, that's pretty poor. Great song, but definitely not their best performance!
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 Proclivities wrote:

As far as I can tell, it's an acoustic bass guitar (not an upright double bass) being played into a microphone - or at least that's what the video shows.  Their acoustics probably do have pick-ups in them though.

 
Drums are loud, and it's difficult for even close mic'd acoustic string instruments to compete with them. My guess is that each of the two guitars and the bass have some sort of active electronics, so the sound engineer can isolate them in the mix. And in an environment like that in the video, the guitars and bass are probably being played straight into the mixing board rather than through mic'd amplifiers, which would indeed isolate them from the drums. That said, like acoustic guitars with active electronics, acoustic bass guitars with active electronics have a distinctive sound which differentiates them from electric basses.
Cool baby
 fredriley wrote:
Acoustic? With an electric bass guitar? Not that I'm bothered as it's a nice version, but to my mind 'acoustic' in musical terms should mean using non-electric instruments. The only electronics should be mic and amps connected to the instruments, and of course a mic for the voice.

 

 wrangler wrote:

sounds like an acoustic bass with a pickup to me

 
As far as I can tell, it's an acoustic bass guitar (not an upright double bass) being played into a microphone - or at least that's what the video shows.  Their acoustics probably do have pick-ups in them though.
 Sloggydog wrote:
Not only a great song but never forget he saved us all from Mega Streisand when she got hold of the Triangle of Zinthar

 
Baa Boo RAh! Baa Boo RAh!
Please, Bill, not agane. 
I really like the original version of this song.  I have never liked re-mixes.  On this recording you miss the best part of the song---that deep eerie repeating bass hook that throbs the whole way through
I love this song, one of my favourites ever, and also this version is my favourite version of it.



Sloggydog wrote:
Not only a great song but never forget he saved us all from Mega Streisand when she got hold of the Triangle of Zinthar

 

Haha, he turned into a giant butterfly. 
Not only a great song but never forget he saved us all from Mega Streisand when she got hold of the Triangle of Zinthar
no no not again, no no not again, no no not again  {#Stop}
Far from my favorite Cure song
This one's a perfect example of how well he can sing.
Was pretty good until he started singing. Bleh! {#Razz}
Bill must be a true fan...so much Cure airtime.

The Cure was one of my favourite bands back in the eighties {#Dance} 

But I only listen to them @ radioparadise lately.... 
 fredriley wrote:
Acoustic? With an electric bass guitar? Not that I'm bothered as it's a nice version, but to my mind 'acoustic' in musical terms should mean using non-electric instruments. The only electronics should be mic and amps connected to the instruments, and of course a mic for the voice.

 
Saw a local (South West) band called Shelanagig recently - really good evening - realised half way through that if the power had gone, they could have carried on and sounded exactly the same (just a little quieter) - really acoustic. 
Robert Smith seems to forget that there are scales in music for a reason. Atonal solos just don't real light my fire.
Great tune, but not this time, would be much better with more passion and "Robby" showing off more of his guitar prowess.
EWWWWWWW.  PSD for me please...
 fredriley wrote:
Acoustic? With an electric bass guitar? Not that I'm bothered as it's a nice version, but to my mind 'acoustic' in musical terms should mean using non-electric instruments. The only electronics should be mic and amps connected to the instruments, and of course a mic for the voice.
 

sounds like an acoustic bass with a pickup to me
I left yesterday and The Cure was playing
I start RP this morning and The Cure is playing
gawd {#Rolleyes}
 fredriley wrote:

Those lyrics are from 'Killing an Arab', which was a direct reference to Albert Camus' existentialism classic The Outsider, which opens with the French anti-hero shooting an Arab guy dead on an Algerian beach for no rational reason.
 
(nice one) whada crazy guy, that A.C. ..in the u.s that book is called The Stranger.. by the way (L'Etranger) for those interested in Artful and thought provoking words.
 siandbeth wrote:
Got my 35mm camera stolen at a Cure concert in Berkeley back in the 80s. Not mad about the camera theft really, but I'm mad I don't have the pictures we took leading up to that concert.... wah
 
Don't fret, they weren't that good.

Want your camera back?   
Wow!  A great, classic - & I've never heard this version.  Nicely done.
One of the most foot-waggin' finger-tappin' songs out there, and a really cool version, like it like it 倧奜き
 Mack wrote:
Standin by the sea with a gun in ma hand, a starin at the sea a starin at the sand, looking down the barrel at the .... The cure 20ish yrs b4 Iraq & Afghanistan. The Cure's image is in contrast tyo their lyrics which often pack an unforgettable punch.

 
Those lyrics are from 'Killing an Arab', which was a direct reference to Albert Camus' existentialism classic The Outsider, which opens with the French anti-hero shooting an Arab guy dead on an Algerian beach for no rational reason.
Acoustic? With an electric bass guitar? Not that I'm bothered as it's a nice version, but to my mind 'acoustic' in musical terms should mean using non-electric instruments. The only electronics should be mic and amps connected to the instruments, and of course a mic for the voice.
Leaves me feeling good. Knock on wood. {#Roflol}
Got my 35mm camera stolen at a Cure concert in Berkeley back in the 80s. Not mad about the camera theft really, but I'm mad I don't have the pictures we took leading up to that concert.... wah
 hencini wrote:
Not my favorite Cure song, but I like this version more than the studio version.  Lolz@"Live Acoustic", tho.  : )
 
I'm the opposite. Not a big Cure fan, but this is decent.

Love cats makes cough up fur balls. 
I love the Cure
Steven Wilson used this song as one of his notorious "cover versions".

I like it.
Not my favorite Cure song, but I like this version more than the studio version.  Lolz@"Live Acoustic", tho.  : )
 Foreverfree wrote:
{#Meditate}
 
jonrox wrote:
A classic song - think there was more atmosphere in the original but vocals come across well in this version
 
 
The Show video has the great version from the Wish tour referenced below.  I ripped that concert's audio to CD years ago and listen to it often.  The video is well worth seeking out as a blast from the past.

...easy (listening) cure...


{#Meditate}
 
jonrox wrote:
A classic song - think there was more atmosphere in the original but vocals come across well in this version
 


A classic song - think there was more atmosphere in the original but vocals come across well in this version
Standin by the sea with a gun in ma hand, a starin at the sea a starin at the sand, looking down the barrel at the .... The cure 20ish yrs b4 Iraq & Afghanistan. The Cure's image is in contrast tyo their lyrics which often pack an unforgettable punch.

IT'S "CURE" FOR ME. MY FRIEND SEAD : "SOMETHING LIKE THAT I NEVER HEAR BEFOR IN MY LIFE"
never heard this version - it's pretty sweet!  {#Guitarist}
Love this song.  Yay Fat Bob!
...hah!..love the segue from i'm the ocean!..
 orpheus wrote:


actually i like this version as well. vocals aren't nearly as buried in the mix and I like the fact the guitars are more out front instead of the percussion. different, but still good.

 

Ditto!
This is pretty well realized for an acoustic version of a synth-heavy track.  Doesn't mean it's as good though.
I just love The Cure!!!
Love it!!
CoYoT51 wrote:
Good musicians?? THEM?? :think:
do yerself a big favor and go see them in concert for yerself! :yes: :guitarist: :propeller: :dance: :clap:
yik
looking at the sequence neil young - the cure i was wondering if bill knew what my plans for february are :) this is my concert calender so far (vienna) 21.2. queens of the stone age 22.2. neil young 23.2. the cure all tickets are bought, now it's about saving the energy for these amazing 3 days...what a treat :) next song by qotsa and i will pack my things and leave the office
orpheus wrote:
I think Robert and his bandmates are very underrated as far as being incredible freakin' musicians! :guitarist: :guitarist: :guitarist: :yes: :meditate: :bananajam:
Good musicians?? THEM?? :think:
jah_blessed wrote:
Bit strange that the original version isn't even in the RP library. Lacks the early 80s atmosphere.
So does 2007 as a whole. I like this a lot.
sunny_day wrote:
true
actually i like this version as well. vocals aren't nearly as buried in the mix and I like the fact the guitars are more out front instead of the percussion. different, but still good. :cheers: :sunny: :yes: :guitarist:
jah_blessed wrote:
Not a really good version this. Lacks the early 80s atmosphere.
true
i think playing this song would give me some serious hand cramps.
Bit strange that the original version isn\'t even in the RP library. Not a really good version this. Lacks the early 80s atmosphere.
snowcat wrote:
My all-time favorite Cure song. They did a 15-minute version of this for an encore at a concert in '92. Chilling. By the way, The Bravery completely ripped this song off for 'An Honest Mistake' in my opinion.
wish tour, right? I saw that in DC, tho when they did this song it wasn't totally all acoustic, but man did it rock, and boy can those guys play (I think Robert and his bandmates are very underrated as far as being incredible freakin' musicians! very intricate and complex) :guitarist: :guitarist: :guitarist: :yes: :meditate: :bananajam:
it sounds oddly like Billy Idol's acoustic White Wedding too.
I just realized this is almost the exact same bass as the Kooks "Ooh La"... of course, the Kooks came later. :think:
It's always great to hear live/remix Cure.
My wife bought me this album when it came out. What a wonderful thing for her to do. It's just too bad she didn't know about the limited edition 2-disc set.
Nice atomsphere, makes the Cure seem new again. Speaks to the appeal of the music, not just the instrument.
My all-time favorite Cure song. They did a 15-minute version of this for an encore at a concert in '92. Chilling. By the way, The Bravery completely ripped this song off for 'An Honest Mistake' in my opinion.
Nice- Thanks
... lovin' it, again an' again an' again :drummer: :guitarist:
coccyx wrote:
geez, i actually got this 'teeth on edge' feeling when he was raving annagane again and again...
That's the only part of the song that grates me as well.
driver8 wrote:
I've got a disease. Give me THE CURE!
NICE
algrif wrote:
Who's Anna Gane ??
geez, i actually got this 'teeth on edge' feeling when he was raving annagane again and again...
This song should not be played acoustic, IMO. It almost sounds like a cover of the original.
SuperWeh wrote:
At the beginning of the song there's a little guitar lick that sounds like it's played in the wrong key or something like that, anyone else notice it?
Yep, that's a nice little dissonant riff from Robert Smith there, sounds very spooky and foreboding. Actually it's probably some complicated jazz chord but I'm too lazy to find out. :whistle:
Brilliant!
In spite I am liked for million reasons to the original studio one... this version is fu..ing brilliant.... and I have to say another time.... Robert's voice it's like the good wine.... better with the age!
I've got a disease. Give me THE CURE!
Ender43 wrote:
I have to say...damn...nice set tonight, real nice The Cure - A Forest (Live Acoustic) Neil Young - Sugar Mountain Replacements - Here Comes a Regular Tom Petty - Ankle Deep
I agree, expecially the last 2, live acoustic. loving it.
Wonderful band!
I have to say...damn...nice set tonight, real nice The Cure - A Forest (Live Acoustic) Neil Young - Sugar Mountain Replacements - Here Comes a Regular Tom Petty - Ankle Deep
good song. . . can't say the guitar is exactly on in certain parts. . . It works and that's the beauty of music.
pyro2000 wrote:
Wow .. I love this accoustic mix ...
Me 2.
SuperWeh wrote:
At the beginning of the song there's a little guitar lick that sounds like it's played in the wrong key or something like that, anyone else notice it? Apart from that I tend to like the version, I must have played the original thousands of times back in the day. This version is a little less spacy/gloomy than the original I think but has some more spontaneity to it.
My thoughts exactly. :yes:
Wow .. I love this accoustic mix ...
At the beginning of the song there's a little guitar lick that sounds like it's played in the wrong key or something like that, anyone else notice it? Apart from that I tend to like the version, I must have played the original thousands of times back in the day. This version is a little less spacy/gloomy than the original I think but has some more spontaneity to it.
Steven Wilson does an awesome cover of this tune.
algrif wrote:
Who's Anna Gane ??
:bananajam: :lol: To Funny!!! lol
Who's Anna Gane ??
I'm have goosebumps on this one. Suddenly transformed to listening to the cure on my friend Dylan's walkman (the first one-the big heavy metal one), walking in the north country NY in 40 below snowy nights, snow so cold it crunches underfoot, you can hear it over the walkman. And the Cure transforming my musical tastes from Led Zeppelin and Aerosmith to everything alternative, new, innovative, and not mainstream. Ah, the high school years. So long ago and so very far away. Oh shit, my son needs help with his xbox! :sunny:
Beastie wrote:
Loved this version. It doesn't sound like the typical sound from them, does it?
This is one of their first hits in Europe, it would take another 4 or 5 years before they broke in the U.S.
bom pra caralhooooooooo
A most excellent song in every version I've heard.
Beastie wrote:
Loved this version. It doesn't sound like the typical sound from them, does it?
I don't know, 3 notes in I guessed what it was and I haven't heard this version before. I like it.
started out with a 3 on this one...went to a 1 by the end
Loved this version. It doesn't sound like the typical sound from them, does it?
coding_to_music wrote:
It's got to live up to the standard.... Will it??
I think it may...
Nice simple version.
It's got to live up to the standard.... Will it??