This was written for the movie The Crow. James O'Barr, who created The Crow and draws the comic, is a big fan of
The Cure and listened to them a lot formulating the movie. He was thrilled when Robert Smith of The Cure agreed
to write an original song for the film.
In addtion James O'Barr reprinted the Lyrics to the song "The Hanging Garden" by The Cure on an entire page in the original comic.
From the Album
Because of its use in the movie, this song introduced many new fans to The Cure. They've rarely performed the
song live, however, even though it's often requested.
It was played in New Orleans at Voodoo festival on November 3rd, 2013.
The song was written recorded at a time when the band was undergoing one of its numerous lineup changes and
features only vocalist Robert Smith and former drummer Boris Smith. Smith felt that this state of
flux may have been the creative spark for writing and recording the track:
"The whole thing was turned around in like two days... I just the idea and we just recorded like me and him
in the studio... very much like I did the Top album, actually, he just sort of jammed the drums and I was
just playing along."
The Crow Soundtrack (1994)
Sean Michael Anderson
Orlando Jahlil Tucker
Robert Rihmeek Williams
"Burn" on YouTube
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