LABEL: Beggars Banquet
VINYL RELEASE DATE: 9/13/2019
ALBUM RELEASE DATE: 9/13/2019
VARIANT: Black Vinyl 3LP Box Set
2019 marks the 30th anniversary of The Cult's seminal album SONIC TEMPLE. To celebrate the anniversary, Beggars Arkive will release THE CULT: SONIC TEMPLE 30 on September 13th. It will be released as a deluxe box set and a 5-CD set, and we are also reissuing Sonic Temple on Double LP, which has been out of print for over 20 years. Originally released in 1989, Sonic Temple proved to be a pivotal moment for The Cult. Produced by the legendary Bob Rock, Sonic Temple had four chart- topping 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. 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 40 tracks, 4 of which are previously unreleased. LP1+2 contain the album as originally released + b-sides. LP3 contains Live At Wembley recorded by the BBC, and the include 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, limit- ed-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 photo- graphs and interviews with the band by journalist James Brown.
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