Frankie Rose records full-album cover of The Cure’s ‘Seventeen Seconds’ — hear ‘A Forest’

Frankie Rose, a former member of indie-pop groups Vivian Girls and Dum Dum Girls, has recorded a front-to-back cover of The Cure’s 1980 sophomore album Seventeen Seconds that will be made available next month to members of the Sounds Delicious vinyl subscription service.

You can get a taste of that project via Rose’s cover of “A Forest,” which is streaming below.

Of the song, Rose says in a news release announcing the Seventeen Seconds cover:

“This is my take on The Cure’s Seventeen Seconds. Since I already think it’s a perfect record, I tried not to reinterpret too much and stick to similar sounds as the original, but with a twist. Working on it with Jorge Elbrecht was a dream, because he’s the only person who’s as deep of a Cure fan as I am! And he’s a damn wizard!”

Rose’s version of Seventeen Seconds will be limited to 1,000 copies and will only be released on vinyl through Sounds Delicious. For $25 a month, members of the club will receive one full-length cover album each month that has been exclusively recorded for the service and won’t be released elsewhere.

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  • Frank White

    Such a shame, a note for note cover of the original. With a near identical version, save for a different vocalist, there’s really no point in this, is there?

    • Justin Jest


      Just kidding. Seriously, thanks for taking the time to post. I’ve been wondering all day what Frank White thought.

    • Steve Whitman

      If you think this sounds identical then you didn’t pay much attention to the original. It’s very very different.

      As for the point, I don’t see much point in remaking something unless you’re going to do better, which this most certainly does not.

  • Cameron Karlsson

    This would have been amazing with Robert Smith on Vocals!

  • pogopop77

    Perhaps a tad too faithful to the original, but well executed.

    • Steve Whitman

      It’s not faithful. It’s lighter than the lightest moment of the Cocteau Twins.

  • El Arreglardo

    Arguably The Cure’s best record.



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