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The Cure — A Forest (tree mix)
Album: Mixed Up
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Total ratings: 2096









Released: 1990
Length: 6:47
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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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 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.
Actualy this song is only song recorded from scratch on Mixed Up album, its not mixed version of original, becouse the original master tape of A Forest is 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:
...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...
 
...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}


 tuzticzka wrote:

Hi, do you think that this song (and lyrics especially) is originaly from Nouvelle Vague? Name is same, lyrics as I listened, melody fairy also too...? Who took over from it from whom? Thanks


 
Nouvelle Vague covered The Cure, obviously..

Hi, do you think that this song (and lyrics especially) is originaly from Nouvelle Vague? Name is same, lyrics as I listened, melody fairy also too...? Who took over from it from whom? Thanks


Darkmatter wrote:
The audience seems to be splintered about this album, but this song is nothing to get barked up about. I think it is of high fiber!

 esotericderek wrote:
You're really going out on a limb to get those puns in, aren't you? Maybe you should get back to your roots. Or leave. Not that I'm trying to needle you or anything.
 
Gentlemen,

I don't think either of you can see the forest through the trees, you're both branching off from the main point. Don't beat around the bush, just state the obvious, which is; the timbre of Robert Smith's voice is less annoying than usual in this ode to our tall green friends.

Excellent mix...
 simme2 wrote:
I agree, no mix can ever reach the high level of the original to this one...

tompoll wrote:
IMHO a ruinous remix of a perfectly good song. Sounds like I have at least some company.
 
 
yes, but i smile if i listen The Cure in radioparadise... :)

yeah yeah yeah!!!! 
I agree, no mix can ever reach the high level of the original to this one...

tompoll wrote:
IMHO a ruinous remix of a perfectly good song. Sounds like I have at least some company.
 

I still do.   {#Dancingbanana_2}

 
MaryM wrote:
I had the biggest crush on him when in my early 20's
 


IMHO a ruinous remix of a perfectly good song. Sounds like I have at least some company.
I had the biggest crush on him when in my early 20's
I'm so depressed

I'm so depressed. 
Not really...love this song
 lattalo wrote:
 Hey it was the late 80's or early 90's, I can't remember totally.
 
If you remember the late 80's, you weren't participating.
Blasterpiece!
 cvandoren wrote:
LOVE the Cure, love the original version of this song, Don't understand why anyone would choose the remixed version. It is taunting me with its aproximation of the original...
 
Back in the 80's there were a lot of dance clubs, where some people(not me) did cocaine 
and alcohol.  They partied all night and danced to various pop remixes that went on for
several minutes.  Hey it was the late 80's or early 90's, I can't remember totally.


 radiojunkie wrote:
I don't understand why so many people find this objectionable. But then, I don't understand a lot of things.
 
I don't understand it either.  I have this CD (actually ended up with two copies cos I think I had to re-buy it when I moved to Ireland and left it behind in Canada) and really enjoyed those remixes.


I don't understand why so many people find this objectionable. But then, I don't understand a lot of things.
I love this...

except for that incessant typewriter.

Q
 thewiseking wrote:
this song was originally released around 1978 pre-X.
 

...close, but those few years do make a significant difference - seventeen seconds was released in mid-1980...
thewiseking wrote:
this song was originally released around 1978
pre-X.
the somethings who originally dug on this are now well into their 40somethingness.
i suppose you are referring to the extended mix release date. i always thought those extended "club" mixes were awful. sadly, for some songs they are often the only versions readily available. a particularly egregious example was Billy Idol's White Wedding. Great song-awful extended remix which effectively replaced it. This also happened with alot of the Human Leagues material.




If you think X and its chemical equivalents weren't around in the 70s, you must not have been there.  Trust me, it was a pharmacy, and X was referred to as MDA or, more commonly, the "love drug."


copymonkey wrote:
also proof that they overestimated the buying power of the ecstasy munching twenty-somethings that seemed to like this kind of shit back when it was released.
this song was originally released around 1978 pre-X. the somethings who originally dug on this are now well into their 40somethingness. i suppose you are referring to the extended mix release date. i always thought those extended "club" mixes were awful. sadly, for some songs they are often the only versions readily available. a particularly egregious example was Billy Idol's White Wedding. Great song-awful extended remix which effectively replaced it. This also happened with alot of the Human Leagues material.
thewiseking wrote:
this is a godawful mix of what was a powerful early Cure pop nugget. proof that you should damn well leave well enough alone
also proof that they overestimated the buying power of the ecstasy munching twenty-somethings that seemed to like this kind of shit back when it was released.
Should follow this with Bare Trees by Fleetwood Mac.
this is a godawful mix of what was a powerful early Cure pop nugget. proof that you should damn well leave well enough alone
Darkmatter wrote:
The audience seems to be splintered about this album, but this song is nothing to get barked up about. I think it is of high fiber! :mrgreen:
You're really going out on a limb to get those puns in, aren't you? Maybe you should get back to your roots. Or leave. Not that I'm trying to needle you or anything.
WOW! R. Smith is my favourite singer. "a Forest" 2 memories!
It's a great remix of a great track, but it isn't quite as good as the original.
+1.
The audience seems to be splintered about this album, but this song is nothing to get barked up about. I think it is of high fiber! :mrgreen:
It's a great remix of a great track, but it isn't quite as good as the original. Please please play the original version soon. 9 for this 10 for the orginal
Yey! Please play more songs from this great re-mix album by The Cure. I generally hate all remixed stuff, but this album is outstanding, despite all the bashing it receives, even from Cure fans. A particular highlight is the Close to Me remix, of course. Plus, Never Enough is among the all-time best Cure singles.
salice wrote:
Oak dear! Leaves me pin(e)ing for a proper comedian
Going to have to con(i)fer with some poor saps about that.
LOVE the Cure, love the original version of this song, Don't understand why anyone would choose the remixed version. It is taunting me with its aproximation of the original...