(Discs 1 & 2 of the Omnibus Edition)
18 August 2009 – USA / Canada
21 September 2009 – Europe
ORDER from Beggars Group USA
The Cult were born in England, 1984 and are Ian Astbury on vocal and Billy Duffy on guitar. For nearly 25 years Love has been a consistent seller (over one million copies in Europe alone), endorsing it’s classic status in The Cult’s repertoire. The Cult will be performing Love Live in the USA and Canada during August and on selected European dates through September and October (see Omnibus Edition).
The Expanded Edition is a 2 disc set and is packaged in a slim-line jewel case inside a card slipcase, with new notes by the journalist James Brown (ex-editor of GQ).
Disc One LOVE
Big Neon Glitter
Brother Wolf; Sister Moon
She Sells Sanctuary
Re-mastered from the original studio analogue tapes.
“1985’s Love displayed a marked improvement over the Cult’s early material, and though it remains underappreciated in America (worldwide it was a smash), this exceptional record has actually aged better than the band’s more notorious (and equally important) releases: Electric and Sonic Temple. Equal parts psychedelic hard rock and new wave goth, the songs on Love emanate a bright guitar sheen, tight arrangements, crisp drumming, and a command performance from vocalist Ian Astbury, who as usual says a lot more with less than most singers. Overall, the album benefits from a wonderful sense of space, thanks in large part to guitarist Billy Duffy (who is much more subdued here than on future releases), whose restraint is especially notable on “Revolution” and the remarkably uncluttered title track. Duffy also provides compelling melodies (“Hollow Man,” “Revolution”), driving riffs (“Nirvana,” “The Phoenix”), and even a U2-like intro to “Big Neon Glitter.” Also on offer is the near-perfect “She Sells Sanctuary” and the smash hit “Rain,” quite possibly the band’s most appealing single ever. Considering the musical schizophrenia that would plague each subsequent Cult release, Love just may be the band’s purest moment.” – Eduardo Rivadavia – All Music Guide
Disc Two SINGLES
She Sells Sanctuary (Long Version)
(Here Comes The) Rain
Revolution (Full Length Remix)
All Souls Avenue
She Sells Sanctuary (Howling Mix)
Assault On Sanctuary
Featuring all the tracks from the album’s three singles which included extended versions of album cuts, remixes and non-album ‘B’ sides. This is the first time all these tracks have been presented together outside of the limited, Rare Cult box set released in 2000.