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The Cure - "Pictures of You"


The Cure Pictures of You

Release Type: User
Audio Type: Single-track
Reductions: Yes (Authored)
Pitched Vocals: Yes
Vocals Gender: Male (1)

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Author Notes

Guitar and bass by grubextrapolate 
 
Probably the one song we were missing the most, “Pictures of You” is a true masterpiece and considered by many to be the Cure’s best song. This is the Cure at their best: a gorgeous, shimmering two-chord cascade of synthesizer slabs, interweaving guitar and bass lines, passionate singing and romantic lyrics from Robert Smith. It’s a hugely emotional epic, and one of the centerpieces of the Disintegration album. On paper, the words might seem like slightly overwrought love clichés (such as the climatic line ”there is nothing in the world that I ever wanted more, Than to feel you deep in my heart”), but Smith delivers them with an unquestionable sincerity that gives the song it’s emotional strength. Rock-Band wise, guitar players will love it as it’s filled with brilliant varied guitar lines. Bass is melodic and drums play a fairly static disco beat with some variations. As for vocals, well, you can’t go wrong with that one.
 
 



16 Comments

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Threespy
October 20, 2018

Thanks for this!

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Zombie Capone
October 20, 2018

Thank you for this Amazing Pack ! You Rock. 

Been begging for this song for so long now that I cried when I seen this posted on here, Thank you so very much my new two favorite person :)
Having smoked too much weed I am unable to up and down strum this song, up strummer only the song was as difficult as it was fun, your description of this song was spot on, how any of you authors could listen to this song and pass on it is beyond my comprehension, understandably everybody has different musical tastes!
Thanx again guys...
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hamburgerjung
October 22, 2018

Well, a dream's come true!

I also have waited so long for this song and cannot wait to play it tonight!

Hopefully you charted the album version, cause this one is much more epic than the radio edit in my opinion.

 

Thanks for the other Cure songs as well. Indeed Disintegration is one of the all time favorite albums I know.

It would be awesome if the rest of the missing songs of this great album could be realized for RockBand in future too.

 

Keep the good work going on!

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yaniv297
October 22, 2018

Hopefully you charted the album version, cause this one is much more epic than the radio edit in my opinion.

 

Thanks for the other Cure songs as well. Indeed Disintegration is one of the all time favorite albums I know.

It would be awesome if the rest of the missing songs of this great album could be realized for RockBand in future too.

 

Hey, rest assured it is the album version, indeed much better than that shortened radio edit.

The idea of finishing the album surely crossed my mind, but there's still a way to go (6 missing songs, and they're not exactly short ones) and there's so many artists I would like to do, and this is still the biggest artist pack I've ever done. I might revisit the Cure in the future, but for now I would rather split my time between many awesome artists. 

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hamburgerjung
October 22, 2018

Sounds good so far!

If you decide to lay your eyes to the Disintegration album once again, I think the Plainsong would be a good start. ;-)

 

Thanks again for this big Cure pack! In the meantime I thought no one would chart Cure songs anymore. 

 

I'm looking forward to your next songs...

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grubextrapolate
October 22, 2018

i'll just leave a comment here to say i'm fully on board with helping out completing this album if Yaniv or anyone else wants to work on it...

 

POY was a beast to chart with several guitars all intertwining, taking turns in the spotlight, but it was fun and i'm quite happy with how it turned out. hope you guys enjoy!

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yaniv297
October 22, 2018

i'll just leave a comment here to say i'm fully on board with helping out completing this album if Yaniv or anyone else wants to work on it...

 

POY was a beast to chart with several guitars all intertwining, taking turns in the spotlight, but it was fun and i'm quite happy with how it turned out. hope you guys enjoy!

 

If someone else's taking this project, I'll happily contribute some instruments or vocals too. I'm just not really free to have it as my main focus at the moment.

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grubextrapolate
October 22, 2018

well, i just went and grabbed GP files for the remaining disintegration tracks, and a bunch of my other cure favourites... so i think we'll see more cure in the future one way or another.

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yaniv297
October 22, 2018
Yeah there's plenty of midis, drums and bass are usually quite repetitive... Vocals aren't easy because Robert Smith is sometimes a tricky singer, and tempo mapping is pretty annoying for her long songs
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hamburgerjung
October 23, 2018

Just a short feedback: Hadn't much time yesterday but tested the three disintegtration songs for vocals, guitar and bass. It looks very accurate charted to me and the jumps between the different guitar lines are neatly done. 

 

Pictures of You: In my opinion the specified difficult level for guitar could be a bit too high but I would say on bass it should be three instead of two points cause it's a bit more challenging.

 

well, i just went and grabbed GP files for the remaining disintegration tracks, and a bunch of my other cure favourites... so i think we'll see more cure in the future one way or another.

 

These are good news! Can't wait to play the whole album in one step like The Cure did 2002.

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yaniv297
October 23, 2018

Just a short feedback: Hadn't much time yesterday but tested the three disintegtration songs for vocals, guitar and bass. It looks very accurate charted to me and the jumps between the different guitar lines are neatly done. 

 

Pictures of You: In my opinion the specified difficult level for guitar could be a bit too high but I would say on bass it should be three instead of two points cause it's a bit more challenging.

 

Glad you liked the charts, lots of work there from me and grubextrapolate.

As for difficulty, yeah perhaps it's over-tiered a bit, probably should be 3. The thing is, I don't really like metal or similar genres, so I tend to forget how insane guitar charts can get. So it looks fairly difficult to me, because I don't really play the actual insanely difficult guitar charts out there haha

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hamburgerjung
October 23, 2018

 

As for difficulty, yeah perhaps it's over-tiered a bit, probably should be 3. The thing is, I don't really like metal or similar genres, so I tend to forget how insane guitar charts can get. So it looks fairly difficult to me, because I don't really play the actual insanely difficult guitar charts out there haha

 

I agree, you cannot compare songs like these ones from The Cure to any metal stuff. Most of the metal songs don't really touch me as well but you have to say its much more challenging. But that's not my main driver to play songs in RockBand. I only choose my songs by taste and not difficulty. And it looks like you have almost the same taste.

 

That's why I started following your account... ;-)

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grubextrapolate
October 23, 2018

Just a short feedback: Hadn't much time yesterday but tested the three disintegtration songs for vocals, guitar and bass. It looks very accurate charted to me and the jumps between the different guitar lines are neatly done. 

 

awesome! glad to hear you enjoyed.

 

These are good news! Can't wait to play the whole album in one step like The Cure did 2002.

 

yes! and then we can work on finishing Pornography and Bloodflowers for the full Trilogy set! that'd take a while...

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hamburgerjung
October 23, 2018

yes! and then we can work on finishing Pornography and Bloodflowers for the full Trilogy set! that'd take a while...

 

Trilogy - that'd be a big deal! :D

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cleverest
August 24, 2019

Thank you!!