- Fiction Records
Seventeen Seconds is the second studio album by the Cure, recorded at Morgan Studio and released on 22 April 1980 by Fiction Records. For Seventeen Seconds, Robert Smith co-produced for the first time with Mike Hedges. After the departure of original bassist Michael Dempsey, Simon Gallup became an official member along with keyboardist Matthieu Hartley. Single "A Forest" was the band's first entry in the Top 40 of the UK Singles Chart.