The Cult Sonic Temple Deluxe Edition 2LP
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30th Anniversary Edition Double LP!
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. "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.
2019 marks the 30th anniversary of The Cult’s seminal album SONIC TEMPLE. 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.
• 30th Anniversary Edition Double LP
1. Sun King
2. Fire Woman
3. American Horse
4 Edie (Ciao Baby)
1. Sweet Soul Sister
2. Soul Asylum
3. New York City
4. Automatic Blues
1. Soldier Blue
2. Wake Up Time For Freedom
3. Medicine Train (From the Edie (Ciao Baby) single)
4. The River (From the Sweet Soul Sister single)
1. Bleeding Heart Graffitti (from the Edie (Ciao Baby) single)
2. Messin' Up The Blues (from the Fire Woman single)
3. Fire Woman (NYC Rock Mix) (from the Fire Woman CD EP)
4. Edie (Ciao Baby) (Acoustic) (From The Heart Of Soul CD single)