2019 marks the 30th Anniversary of The Cult’s epic album ‘Sonic Temple’. To celebrate the anniversary, Beggars Arkive release The Cult ‘Sonic Temple’ as a deluxe box set, a 5CD set and 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 continue 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 has been out of print on vinyl for over 20 years.


    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 
    11. Medicine Train (From the Edie (Ciao Baby) single) 
    12. The River (From the Sweet Soul Sister single)
    13. Bleeding Heart Graffitti (from the Edie (Ciao Baby) single) 
    14. Messin' Up The Blues (from the Fire Woman single) 
    15. Fire Woman (NYC Rock Mix) (from the Fire Woman CD EP) 
    16. Edie (Ciao Baby) (Acoustic) (From The Heart Of Soul CD single)