The Cult Sonic Temple LP Misprint 1989 Canadian press VG

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The Cult

Sonic Temple

Label:    Beggars Banquet – 838 123-1, Vertigo – 838 123-1  Format:Vinyl, LP, Album, Misprint
Country:Canada  Released:1989  Genre:Rock  Style:Hard Rock

Cultcentral:  In 1989, The Cult recorded the album Sonic Temple in Vancouver, BC, Canada with producer Bob Rock at Little Mountain Sound Recording Studio. The studio has featured artist such as Aerosmith and Bryan Adams. It has recently changed hands and is now called The Factory, and is run by Producer/Engineer, John MacLean.
If you ever wondered what power chords sounded like, this is the album. Billy Duffy takes a page out of the AC/DC handbook, and provides simple chord changes against the solid background of bass and drums played by Jamie Stewart and Mickey Curry respectively. This is a solid, tough band. If you were building a house, the Cult would be your basement. They are solid, hard-driving and water-tight. Top it off with the aggressive (not screaming) vocals of Ian Astbury and soon you'll be rockin' the house ! This sounds like Seattle rock before it was hip. Turn it up loud and it sounds better ! And better than most bands from the west U.S., they actually know how to play leads and do some instrumental fills. The Cult's only downfall is a tendency to fall into the same tendencies to play slow driving grooves, not allowing much room for innovation. However, their weakness is their strength. AC/DC did it first and no one else could top them. I believe that the Cult has added just a bit of alternative flavor ,a bit more musicianship and they've come out with a mix that can only be rivaled by bands like Stone Temple Pilots and Pearl Jam. In the final analysis, Sonic Temple is still not even the Cult's best album. But damn it is GOOD ! It sure beats coffee in the morning ! Grade : A-, and I'm a tough grader......

Jim Britton

A1        Sun King    6:10
A2        Fire Woman    5:10
A3        American Horse    5:19
A4        Edie (Ciao Baby)    4:46
A5        Sweet Soul Sister    5:08
B1        Soul Asylum    7:25
B2        New York City
Backing Vocals – Iggy Pop
B3        Automatic Blues    3:51
B4        Soldier Blue    4:36
B5        Wake Up Time For Freedom    5:17

    Recorded At – Little Mountain Sound Studios
    Mixed At – Little Mountain Sound Studios
    Remixed At – A&M Studios
    Mastered At – Sterling Sound
    Lacquer Cut at – Disques SNB Ltée.
    Manufactured For – Polygram Inc.
    Distributed By – Polygram Distribution Inc.
    Phonographic Copyright ℗ – Beggars Banquet Records Ltd.
    Copyright © – Beggars Banquet Records Ltd.
    Published By – Chappell Music Ltd.

    Arranged By [String Arrangement] – Bob Buckley (tracks: A4), The Cult (tracks: A4)
    Coordinator [Personal Assistant To The Cult] – Etsuko Joy Shudo
    Coordinator [Production Coordinator - For] – Rock Enterprises
    Coordinator [Production Coordinator] – Sandee Bathgate
    Design, Art Direction – Nick Egan, The Cult
    Drums – Mickey Curry
    Keyboards – John Webster
    Lacquer Cut By – EL
    Management – Howard Kaufman
    Mastered By – George Marino
    Performer [The Cult Are], Bass Guitar, Keyboards – Jamie Stewart
    Performer [The Cult Are], Guitar – Billy Duffy
    Performer [The Cult Are], Vocals, Percussion – Ian Astbury
    Photography By [Album Cover/Inner Sleeve Photography] – Andrew MacPherson
    Producer – Bob Rock
    Recorded By – Mike Fraser
    Recorded By [Assisted By] – Chris Taylor
    Technician [Technical Assistant To The Cult] – Timothy Green
    Technician [Technical Assistants To Bob Rock] – Chris Taylor, Laird Doyle
    Written-By – Duffy, Astbury

Released with a printed inner-sleeve.

838 123-1 on cover & spine
828 123-1 misprinted on labels

There exists a similar release The Cult - Sonic Temple without the misprinted catalog numbers.

Manufactured for Polygram Inc. and distributed by Polygram Distribution Inc., 6000 Cote De Liesse, St. Laurent, Quebec H4T 1E3 - Made in Canada

Recorded & mixed at Little Mountain Sound Studios, Vancouver, B.C., Canada in September, October, November 1988
"Sweet Soul Sister" and "Wake Up Time For Freedom" were re-mixed at A&M Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA. in December 1988
Mastered [...] at Sterling Sound, New York, N.Y. in January 1989

All compositions [...] 1989 Chappell Music Ltd.
℗ & © 1989 Beggars Banquet Records Ltd.
Barcode and Other Identifiers

    Barcode: 0 42283 81231 4 97
    Matrix / Runout (Side A, hand-etched (variant 1)): 838 123-1A-2 SNB 230 EL
    Matrix / Runout (Side B, hand-etched (variant 1)): 838 123-1 ̶A̶ B-2 SNB 230 EL
    Matrix / Runout (Side A, hand-etched (variant 2)): 838 123-1A-2 SNB 230 EL
    Matrix / Runout (Side B, hand-etched (variant 2)): 838 123-1̶A̶ B SNB 230 EL

CONDITION: VERY GOOD Vinyl (no surface marks, some spindle marks) in a printed paper inner sleeve (good - seam split) in a hard card picture sleeve (VERY GOOD - very light ringwear, edge wear)

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