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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Killing An Arab (20 of Another Kind version)


The Cure - Killing An Arab (20 of Another Kind version)
"From the Various Artists '20 Of Another Kind' lp. An unreleased studio version of Killing an Arab. The vocal track & some instrumental parts are different and predates the album version with a production rougher and more basic. The sleeve dates the song from 1978 and states 'Eighteen Age records' instead of 'Fiction' and it is rumoured that this version was incorrectly included by Polydor." (Thanks Autumn)

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  2. Yep - that's very cool. Thanks for posting!

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  3. hmmmm as I collector I must confess I have never Listened to this old LP comp or my 7"s of (KAA Small Wonder (18age) or Fiction (18age) Or Ireland)?!?
    But it looks like well all them are this version? - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubBeiqhkEz0


    Looks like all of us newer cure fans have just been listening to the other versions (Standing/BDC (lp) /ect) and NOT KAA 7" Vinyls! Interesting to think about!! :)

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  4. I've always disliked the way "Arab" is replaced with "Another" when played live. Of course we all know that Robert was not inciting violence with this song. A better alteration, if they must, would have been "Kissing an Arab". :-)

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    1. the song is about the futility of killing... "another" retains the meaning of the song... "kissing" would simply make it silly.

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    2. You're right, of course, but I just despise the political correctness and censorship, which just seems counter to what most people here want. Removing the word "Arab" just seems to pander to political correctness. Urgh, and I thought music was supposed to be a way to rebel against "the man". ;-)

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  5. Very cool!!! it would be very nice is we could get it in audio!!!
    (Seria muy bueno tener esta version en audio)

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  6. I have always found the story behind this version of Killing An Arab an interesting one and this is why I decided to upload it on YT. Thanks Craig. Now I know where all the views are coming from. Lol!

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  7. Wow, I never realised the version was different. Learn something new after listening for 26 years, go figure.

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  8. I love this version, and thanks for a better quality upload!

    I have a question about the variation in the audio for the Lovecats video - does any one know why it is different? It seems to only be in the "Into the sea, you and me. All these years and no one heard." section. IS this the only appearance of the variation? It's been bugging me since 1987 when I got the VHS comp!

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  9. I think, it should have been recorded on their very firs studio sessions and later a few tracks (on the multitrack master tape) were re-recorded. There are a few 'alt-takes'.
    I have this genuine LP, so I have this song in very good quality.
    There is an other little bit rare and different version of a Cure song on an other compilation LP entitled MODERN DANCE. It contains a shorter version of 'Charlotte sometimes'.

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  10. The video mix (audio) sometimes use to differs from the album or the single version.
    You should listen the video mix of 'Pictures of you'.

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