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Music / Seventeen Seconds (Album)
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Seventeen Seconds, a measure of life.

Seventeen Seconds is the second album by The Cure, released in 1980. It established them as one of the most famous bands within the Goth Rock genre. The entire album had to work with a low budget and thus was recorded and mixed in seven days. Still it generated one of their Signature Song hits, "A Forest" and broke them to the mainstream, earning respect from the critics at the same time.


Side One

  1. "A Reflection" (2:12)
  2. "Play For Today" (3:40)
  3. "Secrets" (3:20)
  4. "In Your House" (4:07)
  5. "Three" (2:36)

Side Two

  1. "The Final Sound" (0:52)
  2. "A Forest" (5:55)
  3. "M" (3:04)
  4. "At Night" (5:54)
  5. "Seventeen Seconds" (4:00)


  • Robert Smith: vocals, guitar, production
  • Matthieu Hartley: keyboards, synthesizer, piano, production
  • Lol Tolhurst: drums, programming, production
  • Simon Gallup: bass guitar, production

Troped in the forest, all alone

Alternative Title(s): Seventeen Seconds