Enjoy the best box release ever: The Cult Love (Omnibus Edition) 4xCD Boxset!
Some albums deserve an expanded reissue. Some don’t. The Cult’s second album, 1985’s Love, is largely a work of genius. Despite the heady heights of success scaled by The Cult during the arena rock years, their second album Love is by far their best. Originally released in 1985, there simply isn’t a bad song on here, and evergreen rock anthems such as Rain and the iconic, She Sells Sanctuary are probably their best known and best loved tracks. Re-mastered from the original studio analogue tapes, this four-disc box set is a feast for fans. Aside from the original album, there’s a disc of remixes and non-album B sides, a disc of previously unreleased early demos and a disc recorded live in 1985 on the Love tour. Add a 48-page book with unseen contact sheets from the album photo session and a mass of other material assembled by Astbury and Duffy and you have the ultimate version of one of the greatest British rock records of the 80s.
Singles Collection: 1984-1990 (August 1991, only 10,000 copies produced) (also known as E.P. Collection 84 - 90, with only 500 copies produced). Many, many non-LP tracks on this very rare and out of print EP's. This collection contains 10 EP's Beggars Banquet released between 1989 (the first 3) & 1991 (the other 7). They are labeled "BBP 1 CD" up to "BBP 12 CD". (BBP 4 CD was a Bauhaus release; BBP 5 CD was a Gary Numan release). All releases contain hard to find B-sides, mixes, rarities & live-tracks that are taken mostly from out of print 7-inches, 12-inches & CD-maxis. Included are: Love Removal Machine/Lil' Devil, Rain/Revolution, Fire Woman/Edie (Ciao Baby)/Sun King, Spirit Walker/Go West, Sweet Soul Sister (Live 1987 / 1989), The Electric Mixes, The Manor Sessions, Resurrection Joe/She Sells Sanctuary and Wild Flower (Live 1986 / 1987).
Say what you want about the Cult, a band who will certainly go down as one of the most schizophrenic in rock history, but singer Ian Astbury and guitarist Billy Duffy could sure write a great tune. Just glance at a few titles included on the greatest-hits collection Pure Cult: The Singles 1984-1995: "Edie (Ciao Baby)," "Love Removal Machine," "She Sells Sanctuary," "Wild Flower," "Fire Woman," "Rain," "Lil' Devil" – you get the picture. Spread haphazardly across the disc (rather than in chronological order), each track's uniqueness is even more evident, further showcasing the Cult's fearless creativity. Early songs such as "Spiritwalker" and "Resurrection Joe" will surprise most fans with their class and maturity, while later cuts like "Wild Hearted Son," "Heart of Soul," and "Coming Down" (from their disappointing latter-day albums) are given new life when viewed on their own merits.
We live in the age of speed. We strain to be more efficient, to cram more into each minute, each hour, each day. Since the Industrial Revolution shifted the world into high gear, the cult of speed has pushed us to a breaking point. Consider these facts: Americans on average spend seventy-two minutes of every day behind the wheel of a car, a typical business executive now loses sixty-eight hours a year to being put on hold, and American adults currently devote on average a mere half hour per week to making love.