The Cult broke through with a near perfect album, Love, back in 1985. The UK band followed that classic up with a harder-edged sound designed to push the band and their audience to broader interests. What happened was the worldwide phenomenon called Electric. Electric, with its three singles set a solid stage for anything the band would follow it up with. In 1989, they released Sonic Temple to create a solid masterpiece stroke. With four singles (“Edie (Ciao Baby)”, “Fire Woman”, “Sweet Soul Sister”, “Sun King”), Sonic Temple gave the band their third multi-platinum issue. 2019 marks the 30th Anniversary of Sonic Temple, and The Cult will celebrate with a Deluxe Box Set with a lot of cool things.

On September 13, a 5CD set with 53 tracks (demos, alternate mixes and edits, extended versions, acoustic versions, and live performance tracks), including 6 previously unreleased songs. This box will provide a BBC-recorded live set at Wembley. It will be packaged in book styled housing that will feature photographs, essays, credits, memorabilia, and many other things.

A limited edition 3LP set (3000 copies only) box will also be made available with 40 tracks (four previously unreleased), LP1/LP2 contain the original album, and the 3rd LP will present tthe Live at Wembley set. a bonus cassette will contain the demos.

The 30th Anniversary Edition of Sonic Temple will be made available as a 2LP vinyl set, as well as via DD.

Sonic Temple (30th Anniversary 5CD Box) – The Cult

CD1 (Original Album):
01 Sun King
02 Fire Woman
03 American Horse
04 Edie (Ciao Baby)
05 Sweet Soul Sister
06 Soul Asylum
07 New York City
08 Automatic Blues
09 Soldier Blue
10 Wake Up Time For Freedom
CD2:
01 Sonic Temple Radio Promo
02 Fire Woman (Edit)
03 Messin’ Up The Blues (from the Fire Woman single)
04 Medicine Train (From the Edie (Ciao Baby) single)
05 Fire Woman (NYC Rock Mix) (from the Fire Woman CD EP)
06 Edie (Ciao Baby) (Edit)
07 Bleeding Heart Graffiti (from the Edie (Ciao Baby) CD EP)
08 Sun King (Edit)
09 Sweet Soul Sister (Edit)
10 The River (From the Sweet Soul Sister single)
11 Soldier Blue (Werman Extended Version)
12 Fire Woman (LA Rock Mix)
13 Sweet Soul Sister (Rock’s Mix)
14 Edie (Ciao Baby) (Acoustic) (From The Heart Of Soul CD single)
CD3 (Demos):
01 Medicine Train
02 New York City
03 American Horse
04 Sun King
05 Automatic Blues
06 Yes Man
07 Fire
08 Wake Up Time For Freedom
09 Citadel
10 The River
CD4 (Demos):
01 The Crystal Ocean
02 Cashmere
03 Edie (Ciao Baby)
04 Bleeding Hearts Revival
05 My Love
06 Star Child
07 Medicine Train (Rock Demo)
08 New York City (Rock Demo)
09 Fire (Rock Demo)
10 Spanish Gold (Jam Demo)
CD5 (Live In Wembley):
01 New York City (live) *previously unreleased)
02 Automatic Blues (live) *previously unreleased)
03 American Horse (live) (from the Sweet Soul Sister single)
04 Sun King (live) *previously unreleased
05 Soul Asylum (live) (from the Sweet Soul Sister single)
06 Rain (live) *previously unreleased
07 Sweet Soul Sister (live) (from the Sweet Soul Sister single)
08 She Sells Sanctuary (live) *previously unreleased
09 Fire Woman (live) *previously unreleased

By MARowe

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