The Cure: 'A Forest' (Fiction)
The Cure take a trip to the BBC radiophonic workshop in search of Dr. Who and find the ghost of Hawkwind. An over long introduction leads into a song which is so atmospheric. The vocals are well down in the mix with lots of echo and there's the unusual economic guitar and drums. Sparse but never boring. There's the added keyboards too. This isn't what you'd call an immediate song but there's something very attractive about it.
The tune has the best production to date and like the Banshees' excellent 'Happy House' it leaps over trivia into the 80s.