Fiction Records (not for release label use! please use "Fiction" for that instead)

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Annotation

Fiction Records was founded in 1978 by Chris Parry as a home for The Cure. Other notable acts to release on Fiction around this time were the Purple Hearts, Associates and Eat. The label's first UK #1 record was Wish by The Cure in 1991. The band left the record label in 2001, signing to Geffen at the end of the year.
After several years lying dormant, the label was re-started in 2004 by Joe Munns, Paul Smernicki and Jim Chancellor as an imprint of Polydor/Universal Music. The first release on the 'new' Fiction was the Snow Patrol single Run, followed by the album Final Straw which has sold over 2 million copies around the world. The current (2007) roster includes Ian Brown, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Grates, Stephen Fretwell, The Maccabees, Kate Nash, Elbow and Delays.

Note that since the relaunch, the label uses Polydor's label code LC-00309 and not the original LC-06444 for some of its releases.

Annotation last modified on 2008-07-27 12:21 UTC.

Releases

Release Artist Format Tracks Date Country Catalog# Barcode
Close to Me (remix) The Cure CD 3 FICCD36 042287914724
Close to Me (Closer mix) The Cure CD 3 ficdr 36 042287916520
Close to Me (remix) The Cure 12" Vinyl 3 ficsx 36 042287914717
Close to Me The Cure 12" Vinyl 3 075596658201
A Forest The Cure CD 2 4112 [none]
Boys Don’t Cry The Cure CD 12 815 011-2 042281501128
Concert: The Cure Live The Cure CD 10 823 682-2, 823 682-2 YH 042282368225
Three Imaginary Boys The Cure CD 13 827 686-2 042282768629
Three Imaginary Boys The Cure CD 13 827 686-2 042282768629
Mixed Up The Cure CD 11 847 099-2, FIXCD 18 042284709927
Never Enough The Cure CD 3 877 899-2 042287789926
Mixed Up The Cure Cassette 12 9 60978-4 075596097840
Songs From a New Album: Mixed Up The Cure CD 4 cure pro cd 1 [none]
Pictures of You The Cure CD 3 FICDB 34 042287391129
Pictures of You The Cure 12" Vinyl 3 FICXB 34 042287391112
Entreat The Cure 12" Vinyl 8 FIXH 17 042284335911
Disintegration The Cure 12" Vinyl 10 FIXHP 14 042284194617
Mixed Up The Cure 2×12" Vinyl 6 + 6 FIXLP 18 042284709910
Pictures of You The Cure 12" Vinyl 3 FIXPB 34 042287708118
Entreat The Cure CD 8 9031-74106-2 042284335928
Suck It and See Candyland CD 11 511 989-2 731451198922
Suck It and See Candyland CD 11 511 989-2 731451198922
Concert: The Cure Live The Cure CD 10 823 682-2 042282368225
Mixed Up The Cure 5×CD 2 + 2 + 3 + 2 + 3 867 529-2 042286752921
Suck It and See Candyland Cassette 11 91765-4
Suck It and See Candyland 12" Vinyl 11 FIXH19
High The Cure CD 4 865 565-2, ficcd 39 042286556529
High The Cure 12" Vinyl 3 ficsx 39 042286556512
Wish The Cure CD 12 513 261-2, FIXCD 20 731451326127
Wish The Cure CD 12 9 61309-2 075596130929
Friday I’m in Love The Cure CD 4 ficcd42 042286300122
Friday I’m in Love (silver injection label) The Cure 7" Vinyl 2 fics 42 042286300078
Friday I’m in Love (translucent coloured vinyl) The Cure 12" Vinyl 3 ficsx 42 042286300115
Ego The God Machine CD 3 ficcd 44 042286351926
Big Electric Metal Bass Face Die Warzau CD 14 511 988-2 731451198823
High The Cure CD 2 64766-2 075596476621
Wish The Cure CD 12 9 61309-2 [none]
Pure Cure Compilation The Cure CD 14 CURE 1 [none]
High The Cure CD 4 FICCD41 042286592527
A Letter to Elise The Cure CD 4 ficcd46 042286375724
Scenes From the Second Storey The God Machine CD 13 FIXCD23 731451715624
Wish The Cure 2×12" Vinyl 6 + 6 FIXH 20 731451326110
Hybrid Various Artists CD 10 Rich 7 [none]
Five Live The Cure CD 5
Paris The Cure CD 12 CD 61552 075596155229
Paris The Cure CD 12 519 994-2, FIXCD 26 731451999420
Show The Cure CD 14 E2 61551 77749757872402
Home The God Machine CD 4 FICCD 47 042286482729
Epicure Eat CD 12 FIXCD 24 731451910326
Showpro The Cure CD 2 showpro 1 [none]
The 13th The Cure CD 3 576 493-2 731457649329
Mint Car (CD1) The Cure CD 3 FICCD 52, 576 967-2 731457696729
Mint Car (CD2) The Cure CD 3 FISCD 52, 576 969-2 731457696927
Gone! (CD1) The Cure CD 4 FICD 53, 575 641-2 731457564127
Gone! (CD2) The Cure CD 4 FICDD 53, 575 927-2 731457592724
Wild Mood Swings The Cure CD 14 FIXCD 28 731453179325
Five Swing Live The Cure CD 5 FIXCD.COM1 [none]
Wrong Number The Cure CD 5 FICD 54 731457197523
Galore: The Singles 1987–1997 The Cure CD 18 FIXCD 30 539652-2 731453965225
Wrong Number The Cure CD 4 FICDA 54 569 075-2 731456907529
Galore: The Singles 1987–1997 The Cure CD 18 3984209972 639842099721
Wrong Number The Cure CD 2 FICRAD 54
Wrong Number The Cure 12" Vinyl 5 FICSX 54 731457197516
Concert: The Cure Live The Cure CD 10 823682-2 042282368225
Out of This World The Cure CD 2 CURE2
Maybe Someday The Cure CD 4 [none]
Galore: The Singles 1987–1997 The Cure Digital Media 18
Staring at the Sea: The Singles The Cure Digital Media 17 042282923929
Greatest Hits The Cure DVD-Video 21 FIXDVD32
Greatest Hits The Cure CD 18 FIXCD32 731458943228
Greatest Hits The Cure CD 19 FIXCD32 731458943525
Greatest Hits The Cure 2×CD 19 + 18 FIXCDL32 731458943426
Greatest Hits The Cure 2×CD 18 + 18 FIXCL32 731458943129
Greatest Hits The Cure CD 18 731458943723
Staring at the Sea: The Singles The Cure CD 17 829 239-2 042282923929
Just Say Yes The Cure CD 2 JSY1 [none]
Final Straw Snow Patrol CD 12 9817182 602498171820
Final Straw Snow Patrol CD 12 9817182 602498171820
Join the Dots: B-Sides and Rarities The Cure 4×CD 22 + 18 + 15 + 15 981 463-0 602498146309
Final Straw Snow Patrol CD 14 9866089 602498660898
Final Straw Snow Patrol CD 12 B0002271-02 602498654545
Final Straw Snow Patrol CD 14 4988005366634
Titanium / Can't Do Nothing 10,000 Things 7" Vinyl 2 986 786-6 602498678664
Greatest Hits The Cure 2×Digital Media 18 + 18 731458943723
Three Imaginary Boys The Cure 2×CD 13 + 20 9821828, 982 182-8 602498218280
Final Straw Snow Patrol CD 12 602498654545 602498654545
Dogsbody 10,000 Things 7" Vinyl 2 9870652 602498706527
Faith The Cure 2×CD 9 + 15 982 183-4 602498218341
Pornography The Cure 2×CD 8 + 14 982 183-7 602498218372
Seventeen Seconds The Cure 2×CD 10 + 15 982 183-1 602498218310
Magpie Stephen Fretwell CD 14 986 890-7 602498689073
Emily Stephen Fretwell (unknown) 2
Pornography The Cure CD 8 982 183-8 602498218389
Three Imaginary Boys The Cure CD 13 9821829 602498218297
Seventeen Seconds The Cure CD 10 982 183-2 602498218327
Faith The Cure CD 8 9830745 602498307458
4play (selections from the first 4 remastered deluxe editions) The Cure CD 8 CURECAT001
Gold Lion Yeah Yeah Yeahs 7" Vinyl 2 987 735-2 602498773529
Pornography The Cure CD 8 R2 73351 081227335120
Eyes Open Snow Patrol CD 17 4988005423764