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Sonic Temple - 30th Anniversary Edition

The Cult

CD  |  Hard Rock  |  13 Sep 2019

Sonic Temple - 30th Anniversary Edition | CD

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The Cult Sonic Temple - 30th Anniversary Edition CD




"2019 marks the 30th anniversary of The Cult’s epic album SONIC TEMPLE. To celebrate the anniversary, Beggars Arkive will release THE CULT: SONIC TEMPLE 30 on August 30th. There is a deluxe box set, a 5-CD set, and we are also reissuing Sonic Temple on Double LP, which has been out of print for over 20 years. The sets both contain limited-release demos in addition to previously unreleased tracks.

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 (Metallica, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith), Sonic Temple had four hit 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. It made it to #10 on the Billboard charts, and the abovementioned songs are all rock-radio staples to this day.

The Cult continues to record and tour and they have released six albums since Sonic Temple, the most recent being Hidden City in 2016. They’ve been spending 2019 celebrating this album by performing it all over the world on a tour they’ve billed as A Sonic Temple.

The DOUBLE LP is a re-vamped reissue of the original album. 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. It’s been out of print for over 20 years.


Title: Sonic Temple - 30th Anniversary Edition

Format: CD

Release Date: 13 Sep 2019

Artist: The Cult

Sku: 2434856

Catalogue No: BBQ2151CDX

Category: Hard Rock



1 Sun King

2 Fire Woman

3 American Horse

4 Edie (Ciao Baby)

5 Sweet Soul Sister

6 Soul Asylum

7 New York City

8 Automatic Blues

9 Soldier Blue

10 Wake Up Time For Freedom


1 Sonic Temple Radio Promo

2 Fire Woman (Edit)

3 Messin' Up The Blues (from the Fire Woman single)

4 Medicine Train (From the Edie (Ciao Baby) single)

5 Fire Woman (NYC Rock Mix) (from the Fire Woman CD EP)

6 Edie (Ciao Baby) (Edit)

7 Bleeding Heart Graffiti (from the Edie (Ciao Baby) CD EP)

8 Sun King (Edit)

9 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)


1 Medicine Train (demo)

2 New York City (demo)

3 American Horse (demo)

4 Sun King (demo)

5 Automatic Blues (demo)

6 Yes Man (demo)

7 Fire (demo)

8 Wake Up Time For Freedom (demo)

9 Citadel (demo)

10 The River (demo)


1 The Crystal Ocean (demo)

2 Cashmere (demo)

3 Edie (demo)

4 Bleeding Hearts Revival

5 My Love (demo)

6 Star Child (demo)

7 Medicine Train (Rock Demo)

8 New York City (Rock Demo)

9 Fire (rock Demo)

10 Spanish Gold (jam Demo)


1 New York City (live) *previously unreleased)

2 Automatic Blues (live) *previously unreleased)

3 American Horse (live) (from the Sweet Soul Sister single)

4 Sun King (live) *previously unreleased

5 Soul Asylum (live) (from the Sweet Soul Sister single)

6 Rain (live) *previously unreleased

7 Sweet Soul Sister (live) (from the Sweet Soul Sister single)

8 She Sells Sanctuary (live) *previously unreleased

9 Fire Woman (live) *previously unreleased