Pioneering U.K. modern rock outfit the Cure has sidestepped longstanding breakup rumors by including two new songs on its forthcoming "Greatest Hits," due Nov. 13 on Elektra. The songs, "Cut Here" and

Pioneering U.K. modern rock outfit the Cure has sidestepped longstanding breakup rumors by including two new songs on its forthcoming "Greatest Hits," due Nov. 13 on Elektra. The songs, "Cut Here" and "Just Say Yes," were recorded in London and mark the group's first new songs since the 2000 album "Bloodflowers." That set debuted at No. 16 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 277,000 copies in the U.S., according to SoundScan.

"Just Say Yes" is described as "something of a departure," as it features frontman Robert Smith dueting with ex-Republica vocalist Saffron. "Cut Here" will be worked to North American radio outlets as a single. Videos for both new songs were recently shot with director Richard Anthony.

Many of the 18 tracks on "Greatest Hits" have appeared on the Cure's two prior singles collections, 1986's "Staring at the Sea" and 1997's "Galore," including "Just Like Heaven," "Friday I'm In Love," "Boys Don't Cry," and "The Walk." To make the set worthwhile to fans that already own these songs, the Cure has recorded new acoustic versions of all 18 cuts on "Greatest Hits" and will bundle them together as a limited edition, two-CD set.

The Japanese edition of the album excludes "The Walk," but substitutes "Pictures of You" and "The Caterpillar."

On Nov. 27, the group will issue a "Greatest Hits" VHS/DVD, featuring clips for all 18 songs, including the two new ones. The DVD features 30 minutes of footage of the band recording acoustic versions of such tracks as "Just Say Yes," "Lullaby," and "Close to Me."

Here is the tracklist for "Greatest Hits":

"Boys Don't Cry"
"A Forest"
"Let's Go to Bed"
"The Walk"
"The Lovecats"
"Inbetween Days"
"Close to Me"
"Why Can't I Be You?"
"Just Like Heaven"
"Lullaby"
"Lovesong"
"Never Enough"
"High"
"Friday I'm In Love"
"Mint Car"
"Wrong Number"
"Cut Here"
"Just Say Yes"