The Cult ‎– Rare Cult: The Demo Sessions

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Beggars Banquet ‎– RCBOX 2
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5 × CD, Compilation
Box Set, Limited Edition, Numbered
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Tracklist

The E.Zee Demos ~ June 1986
1-01 Love Removal Machine 4:44
1-02 Peace 4:15
1-03 Zap City 4:46
1-04 Love Trooper 3:56
1-05 Angel 5:17
1-06 Tom Petty 4:02
1-07 Brown's Gone To Ausy Land 5:58
1-08 Babywalker 4:13
1-09 Surf Nazi 3:09
1-10 Groove Co. (Backing Track) 3:39
1-11 Oink (Version One) 3:53
1-12 Oink (Version Two) 3:52
1-13 Waltz 3:50
1-14 Blues One 3:03
1-15 Untitled (1) 2:50
1-16 El Progresso 2:46
1-17 Untitled (2) 2:32
1-18 Groove Co. 3:38
The Track Record Demos ~ June 1988
2-01 Medicine Train (One) 4:20
2-02 New York City (One) 5:19
2-03 American Horse (One) 5:10
2-04 Sun King (One) 5:33
2-05 Automatic Blues 4:53
2-06 Yes Man 5:13
2-07 Zodiac 3:31
2-08 Fire (One) 6:03
2-09 Wake Up Time For Freedom (One) 4:58
2-10 Bite On The Bullet 5:11
2-11 Fred Divinyls 3:44
2-12 Citadel 4:19
2-13 The River 6:51
2-14 The Crystal Ocean 5:07
3-01 Cashmere 6:51
3-02 Edie (One) 5:41
3-03 Bleeding Heart Revival 5:17
3-04 Lay Down Your Gun (One) 6:58
3-05 My Love 3:59
3-06 Iron Star 4:29
3-07 Star Child 3:42
The Track Record Demos ~ August 1988
3-08 Wake Up Time For Freedom (Two) 5:20
3-09 Lay Down Your Gun (Two) 5:16
3-10 Medicine Train (Two) 4:34
3-11 New York City (Two) 5:01
3-12 Fire (Two) 5:13
3-13 American Horse (Two) 4:46
3-14 Sun King (Two) 4:49
3-15 Edie (Two) 4:32
The Red Zone Demos ~ 1991
4-01 Ceremony 6:12
4-02 Full Tilt 5:07
4-03 Earth Mother 4:11
4-04 Crazy Hearted Lover 4:23
4-05 Friend 6:21
4-06 Wonderland 7:01
4-07 Bangkok Rain 5:04
4-08 Red Eye 5:28
4-09 Spanish Gold (Take Two) 4:19
4-10 White 7:20
4-11 Host Of Angels 5:55
4-12 Black Cat 5:28
4-13 Pre-Take Jam 1:15
4-14 Northern Man 4:56
4-15 Auto 3:30
The Hot Nights Demos ~ 1986
5-01 Angel (Lil' Devil) 3:14
5-02 Upbeat Track 3:58
5-03 Downbeat Track 4:07
The Jam Demos ~ 1989
5-04 Tight Lip 4:53
5-05 Spanish Gold ('89) 5:51
5-06 White ('89) 4:55
5-07 Track Four 5:55
5-08 Indian ('89) 3:41
5-09 Track Six 5:58
5-10 Track Seven 5:00
5-11 Track Eight 3:44
Ceremony Session Mixes ~ 1991
5-12 Spanish Gold (Take One) 4:08
5-13 Northern Man (Session Mix) 5:15
5-14 Host Of Angels (Session Mix) 6:19
5-15 Sweet Salvation (Session Mix) 6:13

Credits

Notes

Limited to 3000 numbered copies. Set was only available via mail-order from Beggars Banquet's online shop.

Seventy-seven tracks, 51 of which are previously unreleased, all of which are broken down into three parts: The E.Zee Demos, The Sonic Temple Demos, and Demos 1986 ~ 1989 ~ 1991. Each part comes in a gatefold or tri-fold digipack case with a booklet containing extensive liner notes and artwork from the actual demo tapes. All digipacks fit into a larger cardboard slipcase.

Disc 1: The E.Zee Demos (RCDEMO 1 CD)
Disc 2: The Sonic Temple Demos (RCDEMO 2 CD1)
Disc 3: The Sonic Temple Demos (RCDEMO 2 CD2)
Disc 4: Demos 1986 ~ 1989 ~ 1991 (RCDEMO 3 CD1)
Disc 5: Demos 1986 ~ 1989 ~ 1991 (RCDEMO 3 CD2)

Track 5-12 is part of the Red Zone Demos, but appears separately from those because of time constraints on Disc 4.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 07618 20342 9

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rnrmf

rnrmf

July 17, 2016
I've wanted this for awhile - and I found it on amazon, NEW, shipped by amazon for about $198. It was a third party seller that sells a lot of overstock cd's and deleted titles. I jumped on it when I wrapped my head around the fact this was sitting in an amazon warehouse, somewhere. Fourteen years, after release, and getting a new copy was pretty pleasing.
So far, I listened to the 2 Sonic Temple discs and they are fabulous. Way better than I expected.

The box isn't nearly as ornate as the first RC box set, being a paper-board cover around digipacks, so if you're buying used, and are concerned about condition, inquire about the condition. I can see this set getting worn out without too much handling.
Also, the booklets with each cd are quite good and give insight into the selections.
Cheers
stegabooks

stegabooks

June 18, 2014
Any copies for less than 500 US $'s????
ataoz

ataoz

September 7, 2011
edited over 7 years ago
5-12 Spanish Gold (Take One) is part of 'The Red Zone Demos ~ 1991' and should be labelled 4-09 Spanish Gold (Take One), according to the booklet for Disc 4. With that, Disc 5 should only have 14 tracks and Disc 4 should have 16.

Tracklist for Disc 4 (according to the booklet for Disc 4):

The Red Zone Demos ~ 1991
4-01 Ceremony 6:12
4-02 Full Tilt 5:07
4-03 Earth Mother 4:11
4-04 Crazy Hearted Lover 4:23
4-05 Friend 6:21
4-06 Wonderland 7:01
4-07 Bangkok Rain 5:04
4-08 Red Eye 5:28
4-09 Spanish Gold (Take One) 4:08
4-10 Spanish Gold (Take Two) 4:19
4-11 White 7:20
4-12 Host Of Angels 5:55
4-13 Black Cat 5:28
4-14 Pre-Take Jam 1:15
4-15 Northern Man 4:56
4-16 Auto 3:30

Tracklist for Disc 5:

The Hot Nights Demos ~ 1986
5-01 Angel (Lil' Devil) 3:14
5-02 Upbeat Track 3:58
5-03 Downbeat Track 4:07
The Jam Demos ~ 1989
5-04 Tight Lip 4:53
5-05 Spanish Gold ('89) 5:51
5-06 White ('89) 4:55
5-07 Track Four 5:55
5-08 Indian ('89) 3:41
5-09 Track Six 5:58
5-10 Track Seven 5:00
5-11 Track Eight 3:44
Ceremony Session Mixes ~ 1991
5-12 Northern Man (Session Mix) 5:15
5-13 Host Of Angels (Session Mix) 6:19
5-14 Sweet Salvation (Session Mix) 6:13