The Cult to release ‘Sonic Temple 30’ in box set, five-CD set and double LP formats on Sept. 13th

The Cult to release ‘Sonic Temple 30’ in box set, five-CD set and double LP formats on Sept. 13th

The Cult featuring lead vocalist Ian Astbury and lead guitarist Billy Duffy will be releasing a 30th year anniversary edition of their classic album Sonic Temple. The anniversary edition is titled Sonic Temple 30 and will come in Box Set, Five-CD Set, Double LP and Digital formats. The release date is scheduled for September 13, 2019 and can be pre-ordered via The Cult Sonic Temple‘s website.

Box Set:

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, label copy and more). It’s numbered and limited to 3000 pieces worldwide and contains 40 tracks, four of which are 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.

Five-CD Set:

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.

Double LP:

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

Digital:

The DIGITAL version will replicate the CD-set but excludes the original album for a total of 43 tracks.

Track List for Five-CD Set:
CD 1:
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
CD 2:
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)
CD 3:
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)
CD 4:
4-1 The Crystal Ocean (demo)
4-2 Cashmere (demo)
4-3 Edie (Ciao Baby) (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)
CD 5:
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

The Cult‘s “Edie (Ciao Baby)” video:

The Cult – Edie (Ciao Baby)

A song about the actress Edie Sedgwick. It was released as a single from the album ‘Sonic Temple’.