Cult (The) – Sonic Temple 30th Anniversary: 5CD Set, Black Vinyl 2LP or 3LP & Cassette Limited Edition Box *Pre-Order

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Release Date Friday 30th August
All pre-orders will be dispatched/ready for collection on that date.

THE CULT
“Sonic Temple 30th Anniversary”
(Beggars Banquet)

Double LP £19.99
5CD Set £32.99
3LP & cassette limited edition Box Set £78.99

The BOX SET contains three pieces of vinyl and a cassette plus tour memorabilia and ephemera (replica of original laminate, backstage pass, original press releases and label copy and more). It’s numbered and limited to 3000 pieces worldwide and contains 46 tracks, which include 4 previously unreleased. LP1+2 contain the album as originally released. LP3 contains Live At Wembley recorded by the BBC, and the included cassette contains limited-release demos. Four of the live tracks are previously unreleased.

The FIVE-CD SET contains 53 tracks (including 6 previously unreleased) with the original album on disc 1, alternate edits, mixes, extended versions and acoustic versions on disc 2, limited-release demos on discs 3 & 4 and Live at Wembley recorded by the BBC on disc 5. Six of the live tracks are previously unreleased. It is beautifully packaged in book form with rare photographs and interviews with the band by esteemed journalist James Brown.

The DOUBLE LP is a re-vamped reissue of the original album. Now cut onto two pieces of black vinyl, the audio is improved and contains 16 tracks total, which comprise the original album plus 6 B-sides. It’s been out of print for over 20 years.

2019 marks the 30th anniversary of The Cult’s epic album SONIC TEMPLE. To celebrate the anniversary, Beggars Arkive will release THE CULT: SONIC TEMPLE 30 on August 30th. There is a deluxe box set, a 5-CD set, and we are also reissuing Sonic Temple on Double LP, which has been out of print for over 20 years. The sets both contain limited-release demos in addition to previously unreleased tracks.

Originally released in 1989, Sonic Temple proved to be a pivotal moment for both band and the wider rock scene. Produced by the legendary Bob Rock (Metallica, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith), Sonic Temple had four hit singles; “Fire Woman”, “Edie (Ciao Baby)”, “Sun King” and “Sweet Soul Sister”.

The album catapulted The Cult into superstar status and remains their most commercially successful release. It has sold over 1.5 million copies in the US alone, and was declared platinum in 1990. It made it to #10 on the Billboard charts, and the abovementioned songs are all rock-radio staples to this day.

The Cult continues to record and tour and they have released six albums since Sonic Temple, the most recent being Hidden City in 2016. They’ve been spending 2019 celebrating this album by performing it all over the world on a tour they’ve billed as A Sonic Temple.

Tracklisting

BOX SET Contains 3 LPs and 1 Cassette)

3XLP

A1 Sun King

A2 Fire Woman

A3 American Horse

A4 Edie (Ciao Baby)

B1 Sweet Soul Sister

B2 Soul Asylum

B3 New York City

B4 Automatic Blues

C1 Soldier Blue

C2 Wake Up Time For Freedom

C3 Medicine Train (From the Edie (Ciao Baby) single)

C4 The River (From the Sweet Soul Sister single)

D1 Bleeding Heart Graffitti (from the Edie (Ciao Baby) single)

D2 Messin’ Up The Blues (from the Fire Woman single)

D3 Fire Woman (NYC Rock Mix) (from the Fire Woman CD EP)

D4 Edie (Ciao Baby) (Acoustic) (From The Heart Of Soul CD single)

E1 New York City (live) *previously unreleased)

E2 Automatic Blues (live) *previously unreleased)

E3 American Horse (live) (from the Sweet Soul Sister single)

E4 Sun King (live) *previously unreleased

F1 Soul Asylum (live) (from the Sweet Soul Sister single)

F2 Sweet Soul Sister (live) (from the Sweet Soul Sister single)

F3 Fire Woman (live) *previously unreleased

CASSETTE

A1 Sonic Temple Radio Promo

A2 New York City (demo)

A3 American Horse (demo)

A4 Sun King (demo)

A5 Automatic Blues (demo)

A6 Yes Man (demo)

A7 Wake Up Time For Freedom (demo)

A8 Citadel (demo)

A9 The River (demo)

B1 The Crystal Ocean (demo)

B2 Cashmere (demo)

B3 Edie (demo)

B4 Bleeding Hearts Revival

B5 Star Child (demo)

B6 Medicine Train (Rock Demo)

B7 New York City (Rock Demo)

B8 Fire (Rock Demo)

5-CD SET

1-1 Sun King

1-2 Fire Woman

1-3 American Horse

1-4 Edie (Ciao Baby)

1-5 Sweet Soul Sister

1-6 Soul Asylum

1-7 New York City

1-8 Automatic Blues

1-9 Soldier Blue

1-10 Wake Up Time For Freedom

2-1 Sonic Temple Radio Promo

2-2 Fire Woman (Edit)

2-3 Messin’ Up The Blues (from the Fire Woman single)

2-4 Medicine Train (From the Edie (Ciao Baby) single)

2-5 Fire Woman (NYC Rock Mix) (from the Fire Woman CD EP)

2-6 Edie (Ciao Baby) (Edit)

2-7 Bleeding Heart Graffiti (from the Edie (Ciao Baby) CD EP)

2-8 Sun King (Edit)

2-9 Sweet Soul Sister (Edit)

2-10 The River (From the Sweet Soul Sister single)

2-11 Soldier Blue (Werman Extended Version)

2-12 Fire Woman (LA Rock Mix)

2-13 Sweet Soul Sister (Rock’s Mix)

2-14 Edie (Ciao Baby) (Acoustic) (From The Heart Of Soul CD single)

3-1 Medicine Train (demo)

3-2 New York City (demo)

3-3 American Horse (demo)

3-4 Sun King (demo)

3-5 Automatic Blues (demo)

3-6 Yes Man (demo)

3-7 Fire (demo)

3-8 Wake Up Time For Freedom (demo)

3-9 Citadel (demo)

3-10 The River (demo)

4-1 The Crystal Ocean (demo)

4-2 Cashmere (demo)

4-3 Edie (demo)

4-4 Bleeding Hearts Revival

4-5 My Love (demo)

4-6 Star Child (demo)

4-7 Medicine Train (Rock Demo)

4-8 New York City (Rock Demo)

4-9 Fire (rock Demo)

4-10 Spanish Gold (jam Demo)

5-1 New York City (live) *previously unreleased)

5-2 Automatic Blues (live) *previously unreleased)

5-3 American Horse (live) (from the Sweet Soul Sister single)

5-4 Sun King (live) *previously unreleased

5-5 Soul Asylum (live) (from the Sweet Soul Sister single)

5-6 Rain (live) *previously unreleased

5-7 Sweet Soul Sister (live) (from the Sweet Soul Sister single)

5-8 She Sells Sanctuary (live) *previously unreleased

5-9 Fire Woman (live) *previously unreleased

STANDARD DOUBLE LP

A1 Sun King

A2 Fire Woman

A3 American Horse

A4 Edie (Ciao Baby)

B1 Sweet Soul Sister

B2 Soul Asylum

B3 New York City

B4 Automatic Blues

C1 Soldier Blue

C2 Wake Up Time For Freedom

C3 Medicine Train (From the Edie (Ciao Baby) single)

C4 The River (From the Sweet Soul Sister single)

D1 Bleeding Heart Graffitti (from the Edie (Ciao Baby) CD EP)

D2 Messin’ Up The Blues (from the Fire Woman single)

D3 Fire Woman (NYC Rock Mix) (from the Fire Woman CD EP)

D4 Edie (Ciao Baby) (Acoustic) (From The Heart Of Soul CD single)

 

Additional Information

Weight 550 g
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, Black Vinyl 2LP £19.99, 5CD Set £32.99, 3LP & cassette limited edition box £78.99,