THE CULT – Sonic Temple 30th Anniversary Edition [5-CD Box Set] (2019) *EXCLUSIVE*
This 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of THE CULT’s seminal album “Sonic Temple”. To celebrate the event, Beggars Arkive will release THE CULT: SONIC TEMPLE 30, a five-disc Box Set containing the album completely remastered, B-sides / remixes and rarities, demos and the complete 1989 Wembley show, previously unreleased.
The release planned for the second week of September has been delayed to October, but we have it here in exclusive at 0dayrox.
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, Sonic Temple had four chart-topping singles; “Fire Woman”, “Edie (Ciao Baby)”, “Sun King” and “Sweet Soul Sister”.
In a recent interview about the album, Ian Astbury explained how the band brought together hard rock and indie rock to create the unique, game-changing sounds on Sonic Temple.
He said; “We wanted to retain our core DNA as we went deeper into psych and hard rock influences. It was a complete immersion for me into art, film, music, poetry and literature, weaving those influences into what was to become Sonic Temple. The band was becoming more popular.
We were in uncharted waters. Most of the bands we had come up with had split up or fallen off. We were accelerating. There was no real time to breathe. We were forming new allegiances and breaking the glass ceiling of ‘the indie outsider.’”
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 aforementioned songs all remain rock-radio staples to this day.
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, so this is the complete 1989 Wembley Show appearing for the first time.
This is killer release, the main album awesomely remastered and a lot of worthwhile material.
Only at 0dayrox
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
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)
01 Medicine Train (demo)
02 New York City (demo)
03 American Horse (demo)
04 Sun King (demo)
05 Automatic Blues (demo)
06 Yes Man (demo)
07 Fire (demo)
08 Wake Up Time For Freedom (demo)
09 Citadel (demo)
10 The River (demo)
01 The Crystal Ocean (demo)
02 Cashmere (demo)
03 Edie (Ciao Baby) (demo)
04 Bleeding Hearts Revival
05 My Love (demo)
06 Star Child (demo)
07 Medicine Train (Rock Demo)
08 New York City (Rock Demo)
09 Fire (rock Demo)
10 Spanish Gold (jam Demo)
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