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Founded in 1980 as an independent music store, the Princeton Record Exchange continues to promote and support some of the best musicians and their recordings, including Cure CDs, DVDs and more. Read about us in Published Articles and read our Customer Reviews on We appreciate your support for our indie music store!

Our in-store music selection of over 100,000 CDs and LPs includes: Rock, Alternative, Punk, Jazz, Classical, Soul, Funk, Blues, Hip Hop, other genres, and often Cure albums. Our in-store DVD selection of over 10,000 titles includes: Action, Comedy, Criterion, Disney, TV DVDs and more. We hope you can visit our unique record store to see our Cure record collection, Cure CD collection and much more. We are located in historic downtown Princeton, New Jersey, about one hour from New York City and Philadelphia, which is easily accessible by car, train and bus.

Sell us your unwanted CDs DVDs and Vinyl, and they will be recycled into the hands of music and movie lovers who can appreciate them again. From personal collections to estate collections, from reviewer/radio station surplus to entire store inventories- no collection is too large! Contact us in order to determine how much we can pay you for your collection.

We appreciate your support for Cure and our indie music store!

They Might Be Giants played free show this past Record Store Day, April 21st, 2012!

You may not know this, but independent record stores have a holiday all their own. The third Saturday of April every year is National Record Store Day! We've participated in every one since it began five years ago, and every year we've had a fantastic turnout. This past April, we were thrilled to have the Grammy-award winning band They Might Be Giants help us celebrate by performing a free concert in the nearby Princeton Public Library courtyard. 

At this point, a very small percentage of you may be wondering, "wait, who are these guys?" I'm glad you asked - but the truth of the matter is you've probably heard them and just don't know it. Have you ever seen the intro to the hit TV show "Malcolm in the Middle"? That's them. Have you ever gotten "The Daily Show's" opening song stuck in your head? That's them, and we were honored that they chose our store as the place where they wanted to play.

We'd like to mention a special thanks to our friends at Princeton Public Library who graciously agreed to host the concert. (With all the merchandise we carry, we didn’t have the space!). The staff really went out of their way to pull this off.

The weather was great, the band was in fine form and the turnout was fantastic!  Over 1,000 folks showed up, and the band spent hours at the store after at a meet-and-greet posing for photos and signing autographs.  It was truly a memorable day.

In addition to TMBG, Record Store Day featured hundreds of limited edition vinyl records from the most talented musicians of our time. If you're interested in one of the limited edition releases at the next Record Store Day, we highly recommend you arrive early to maximize your chances of buying a copy. It's first come, first serve, so we look forward to seeing you bright and early!


Cure Biography

The Cure are a successful English rock band, widely seen as one of the leading pioneers of the British alternative rock scene of the 1980s. A combination of lead singer Robert Smith's iconic wild hair, pale complexion, smudged lipstick, and the frequently gloomy and introspective lyrics have led to the band being primarily classified as gothic rock.

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Cure Bio Continued

The first incarnation of what became The Cure was The Obelisk, a Notre Dame Middle School band from Crawley, Sussex featuring Robert Smith (piano), Michael Dempsey (guitar), Laurence "Lol" Tolhurst (percussion), Marc Ceccagno (lead guitar) and Alan Hill on bass guitar. This group was formed in December of 1972. Smith later played in another school band known only as "the group", and was also a member of his older brother Richard Smith's "The Crawley Goat Band" (see also Robert Smith). In January 1976 former Obelisk guitarist Marc Ceccagno formed Malice with Robert Smith (now also on guitar) and Michael "Mick" Dempsey (switching to bass), along with two other classmates from St. Wilfrid's Catholic Comprehensive School. Ceccagno soon left, however, to form a Jazz-rock fusion band called Amulet. Increasingly influenced by the emergence of punk rock, Malice's remaining members became known as Easy Cure in January 1977.

Cure Discography Updated January 2007
Cure Albums

Studio The Cure Vinyl & The Cure CDs

1979 Three Imaginary Boys Fiction
1980 Boys Don't Cry PVC
1980 Seventeen Seconds A&M
1981 Faith A&M
1982 Pornography Elektra
1984 The Top Polygram
1985 The Head on the Door Elektra
1987 Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me Elektra
1989 Disintegration Polydor
1990 Integration Elektra
1992 Wish Elektra
1996 Wild Mood Swings Fiction/Elektr
2000 Bloodflowers Fiction/EastWe
2004 The Cure Geffen

Live The Cure Records and The Cure CD Releases

1984 Concert: The Cure Live Fiction
1988 Peel Sessions Dutch East
1990 Entreat Fiction
1993 Paris Elektra
1993 Show Fiction

Compilation The Cure Vinyl and The Cure CD's

1981 ...Happily Ever After A&M
1984 Japanese Whispers Polygram
1986 Staring at the Sea: The Singles Elektra
1990 Mixed Up Elektra
1991 12-CD Box Set Wea
1997 Galore Fiction/Elektra
2000 Box Set, Vol. 2 Wea
2000 3 for 1 Wea
2001 Greatest Hits Polygram
2004 Join the Dots: B-sides and Rarities,... Elektra
2004 Greatest Hits Universal

Singles from The Cure Compact Discs

1989 Fascination Street Elektra
1990 Hot Hot Hot Elektra/Asylum
1990 Never Enough Elektra/Asylum
1990 Pictures of You Elektra/Asylum
1991 Lullaby Elektra/Asylum
1991 Love Song [CD/Vinyl Single] Elektra/Asylum
1992 High [US #1] Elektra/Asylum
1992 Friday I'm in Love Elektra/Asylum
1992 High [US #2] Elektra/Asylum
1994 Side Show [Live] Elektra/Asylum
1996 13th [#1] Elektra/Asylum
1996 13th [#2] Fiction/Elektr
1996 Mint Car [US #1] Elektra/Asylum
1996 Mint Car [US #2] Elektra/Asylum
1996 Strange Attraction Elektra/Asylum
1996 Mint Car [UK #1] Fiction
1996 Mint Car [UK #2] Fiction
1998 Wrong Number Polygram
2001 Cut Here Universal
2004 Pictures of You/ Fear of Ghosts Rhino
2004 End of the World Universal
2004 Alt.End Geffen
2005 Taking Off Universal

The Cure DVDs & The Cure Music Videos

1986 Staring at the Sea: The Images Elektra/Asylum
1988 In Orange Elektra/Asylum
1988 Just Like Heaven Elektra/Asylum
1991 Picture Show Elektra/Asylum
1992 Play Out Elektra
1993 Side Show Elektra/Asylum
1997 Galore Elektra/Asylum
2001 Greatest Hits [Video/DVD] Elektra/Asylum
2003 Rock Masters [Video/DVD] Image
2003 Trilogy Eagle Vision
2003 Greatest Hits [DVD & 2 CDS] Universal
2004 Out of the Woods: Unauthorized Music Video

The Cure Music CD Appearances

Robert Smith appearances
And Also the Trees Farewell to the Shade (1989) Remixing
The Glove Blue Sunshine (1983) Guitar, Arranger, Director, Vocals, Producer
Zapp & Roger All the Greatest Hits (1993) Chant, Editing, Drum Programming, Mixing
Siouxsie & the Banshees Hyaena (1984) Guitar, Keyboards
The Stranglers & Friends Live in Concert (1995) Guitar
The Stranglers Stranglers & Friends (2002) Guitar
J. Donald Walters Meditation for Starters (1996) Voices

Laurence Tolhurst appearances
And Also the Trees And Also the Trees (1984) Producer
Presence Inside (1993) Keyboards
Stavesacre Speakeasy (1999) Writer

Porl Thompson appearances
Mimi Soak (1998) Guitar (Acoustic)
Page & Plant No Quarter: Jimmy Page & Robert... (1994) Banjo, Guitar
Page & Plant No Quarter: Jimmy Page & Robert... (2001) Banjo, Guitar
Robert Plant Dreamland (2002) Guitar
Robert Plant Sixty Six to Timbuktu (2003) Guitar
Shelleyan Orphan Humroot (1991) Dulcimer
Hector Zazou/Sandy Dillon Vegas Is Curved (2001) Guitar

Boris Williams appearances
Babacar Babacar (1998) Percussion, Drums
Robbie Nevil Robbie Nevil (1986) Drums
Shelleyan Orphan Humroot (1991) Drums
Simon F. Never Never Land (1987) Percussion
Strawberry Switchblade Strawberry Switchblade (1985) Drums
Strawberry Switchblade Since Yesterday (1999) Drums
Thompson Twins Quick Step & Side Kick (1983) Cymbals

Interested in more Musicians?

Did you like our Aerosmith page? If so, you may also be interested in our Beatles Discography or Rolling Stones Biography pages. Or, if you prefer different musicians, how about our U2 Albums or Jimi Hendrix Albums?

Did you know we buy CDs online? In fact, we buy CDs, DVDs, AND Vinyl online, including Bjork Vinyl and Randy Bachman Vinyl, those looking to purchase music will need to visit our New Jersey bricks and mortar store.

When you visit us, you can buy Vinyl, CDs and video on DVD such as Hector Berlioz Records as well as Rick Springfield Records. We are very interested in buying CDs such as Hannah Montana CDs and Stevie Wonder CDs to as well as many Music DVDs.

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