Seventeen Seconds is the second studio album by British band The Cure. It was released in 1980 by Fiction Records.

The album is bathed in a minimalist, rather dark atmosphere. The song "A Forest" was released as a single and allows, inter alia, in the Timeless 100 of Studio Brussel.The album itself reached the list in 2000 The Greatest British Albums Ever by the British pop magazine Q magazine.

A Deluxe Edition of the album was released in 2005, with an additional cd with live versions and songs by Cult Hero.


All songs written by Smith, Gallup, Hartley and Laurence Tolhurst.

  1. "A Reflection" (Instrumental) 2: 09
  2. "Play for Today" 3: 39
  3. "Secrets" 3: 19
  4. "In Your House" 4: 06
  5. "Three" 2: 36
  6. "The Final Sound" (Instrumental) 0: 52
  7. "A Forest"5: 55
  8. "M" 3: 03
  9. "At Night" 5: 54
  10. "Seventeen Seconds" 4: 01


  • Robert Smith -guitar, vocals, producer
  • Matthieu Hartley -keyboards
  • Lol Tolhurst -drums
  • Simon Gallup -bass guitar
  • Mike Hedges-producer, engineer
  • Chris Parry-co-producer (all members of the band are also considered as co-producer)
  • David Kemp-technician
  • Martyn Webster-Assistant Engineer


  • 1980-"A Forest"

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