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Pure Cult (Best Of The Cult) [Original recording remastered]

The Cult Audio CD
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The Cult are an English rock band, formed in 1983. They gained a dedicated following in Britain in the mid 1980s as a post-punk and gothic rock band with singles such as "She Sells Sanctuary", before breaking mainstream in the United States in the late 1980s as a hard rock band with singles such as "Love Removal Machine". The band fuses a "heavy metal ... Read more in Amazon's The Cult Store

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  • Audio CD (5 Jun 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Beggars Banquet
  • ASIN: B00004STYJ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,590 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. She Sells Sanctuary 4:120.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Fire Woman 5:080.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  5. The Witch (edit) 4:190.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Revolution (edit) 4:160.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Love Removal Machine 4:180.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Rain 3:560.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. In The Clouds 4:000.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Coming Down (Edit) 4:020.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Edie (Ciao Baby) (Edit) 4:020.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Heart Of Soul (edit) 4:310.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Wild Flower 3:370.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Star (edit) 4:000.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Resurrection Joe (edit) 4:190.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Go West 3:570.99  Buy MP3 
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The hard-rocking Cult have come along way from the early Native American stylings of Dreamtime and the dodgy goth tendencies evident on their classic album Love. Blame Rick Rubin, who helmed Electric and steered them down the rocky road to metal heaven. This Best Of Collection brings together tracks from their entire career and is a worthy testament to their rites of passage. There are so many great tracks on here that it's hard to pick out individual tracks to heap praise on; however, perennial favourite "She Sells Sanctuary" is always worth a listen and still sounds as refreshing as it did in 1985. There are some dubious inclusions from the twilight years of their career, such as the sub-standard "Star" and "Coming Down (Drug Tongue)" but when they have to hold their own alongside tracks like "Fire Woman" and "Lil' Devil" it's hardly surprising that they are found wanting. Pure Cult is a fitting testament to one of Britain's finest rock bands. --Helen Marquis

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
If you're not into The Cult this is the best place to start and be converted. If you are a serious fan and are only enticed by the need to get a copy of 'The Witch' note that this version is an edit. The full version of The Witch is only available on the 'Star' CD single (1994) taken from the studio album released after this compilation. This is also available on Amazon. As for Pure Cult, this brings together the best of their first proper five albums and there is not a duff track to be had. Definitely for playing at full blast and rocking out. As it says on the tin, or cover, for rockers, ravers, lovers, and sinners.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pure Nostalgia 28 Mar 2011
By Andy
Format:Audio CD
If, like me, you're of an age when crimpers, patchouli and studded belts make you feel all fuzzy and warm inside, then you (again, like me) have your share of Cult (and or Southern Death Cult / Death Cult) albums on vinyl gathering dust in the loft. If this is you, then this compilation will you have dancing round the house like a demented fool, reliving your demented, foolish teenage years. If you're new to the Cult - then this is a great place to start. They were noisy, raucous, rock and roll heroes, and the old songs still stand up - especially (predictably enough) the classics - Sanctuary, Revolution, Lil Devil, Rain, Love Removal Machine (gotta love the guitar break at the end!). If there is a fault, it's that they became slightly overblown as their career progressed (in my opinion), and some of the later tracks reflect that. Overall though, this is a whole lotta fun!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not a duff song in sight 26 Nov 2003
By Me
Format:Audio CD
Well, what can you say. An amazing collection from one of the best rock bands of the last 20th century. As the songs progress you can hear the musicianship improve. That's not to say that songs like SpiritWalker aren't classics, but by the time we hit Love Removal Machine the band are on a full speed rock trip. Heart Of Soul is a bit bland radio rock, but the rest are pure quality.
As for The Witch, can a song groove more than that.
The only reason not to buy this cd is that you should go out and buy the entire back catalogue so you have everything anyway !
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful
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I hadn't really paid attention to the group before, but this " Best of ... " is simply amazing. I bought it for my boyfriend and fell completely in love with Ian Astbury. My personal favourites are (n 11) Edie, Ciao Baby and (n 2) Fire Woman. The Cult have managed to create a sort of music which isn't simply Rock or Gothic, there is so much emotion in their lyrics and their music, it is a perfect mixture of agression, love and sweet melancholy. An absolute hit and I can only recommend it to everybody.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This band should not be overlooked 27 Jan 2010
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The Cult are an English rock band, formed in 1983. They gained a dedicated following in Britain in the mid 1980s as a post-punk and gothic rock band The band manages to fuses a kind of "heavy metal " sound with the "pseudo-mysticism of The Doors, the guitar-riffs of Led Zeppelin, and the three-chord crunch of Punk, glossed in a style Siouxsie Sioux would be proud of AC/DC,. Say what you want about the Cult, they are a band who will certainly go down as one of the most schizophrenic in rock history. Singer Ian Astbury and guitarist Billy Duffy could sure write a great tune. Just glance at a few titles included on this collection Pure Cult: The Singles 1984-1995: is evidence enough.

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. Astbury's lyrics are a cause of a great deal of criticism. A confessed mystic with a lifelong interest in Native Americans and Native American culture, his lyrics unashamedly attempt to convey his concerns. Astbury is not the most poetic writer in rock, but he is usually clear in his intentions and guilty of being straightforward and sincere. Seemingly in conflict with Astbury's lyrical bent is Duffy's fat rock guitar sound and flashy solos.

The origins of the band can be traced back to 1981, in Bradford, Yorkshire, where vocalist and songwriter Ian Astbury formed a band called Southern Death Cult.[3] The name was chosen with a double meaning, and was derived from the 14th century Native American religion, it was also a stab at what the band viewed was the centralisation of power in Southern England. In March 1985, The Cult recorded their fourth single, "She Sells Sanctuary", which charted at #15 in the UK charts.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Long live rock n' roll, here come The Cult 15 April 2007
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Rock music is a universe on its own. It is a reality with all possible colours, flavours, emotions and philosophies. The Rolling Stones are as far from U2 as Oasis from Nirvana. But all of them do rock. And rock hard. Similarly, The Cult is a group like no other. While I do not buy all their albums, since then I would have to buy albums of many other groups and would be out of money, "The Pure Cult" is a must-have for all funs of rock. Each song is a perl, covering a bounty of rock 'n' roll flavours. You will find a psychedelic "Resurrection Joe", typical grunge "In The Clouds", early R.E.M an The Cure - like "Spiritwalker". And by far my most favourite are "The Witch", "Revolution", "The Rain" and "Go West". It fills my heart with enormous pleasure listening to this CD.

Vocalists were always a strong point of British rock. And in my opinion, Ian Astbury, the lead singer of The Cult, is one of the finest tenors of British rock scene. His place is certainly among ones like Ian Gillan from Deep Pruple, Robert Plant from Led Zeppelin, James Dean Bradfield from Manic Street Preachers, Brett Anderson from Suede, and Freddie Mercury from Queen.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars ... this cd take me back to my youth absolutely fantastic good...
brought this cd take me back to my youth absolutely fantastic good memories fantastic cd
Published 9 days ago by softderch
3.0 out of 5 stars ok
I only like a few songs on the album but to be fair havent fully listened to it and the songs i have heard are interesting
Published 1 month ago by corine
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album
I bought this as I'm not a huge Cult fan but like their well known stuff so this is the perfect album for someone like me
Published 3 months ago by J. Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars In the bands name
As in the bands name this collection of songs are of cult statues. The songs still stand their time and with amazing vocals by Ian Astbury on such standards as, She sells... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Bonzo
5.0 out of 5 stars Great collection
A great collection of tracks and a brilliant introduction to the Cult. Loved it so much I bought the new album, Choice of Weapon too.
Published 5 months ago by Sid
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Cult.
A great intro to the band with all their hits if you're new to them.Definately best if played at full volume
Published 7 months ago by ZORCH
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Cult( Best Of)
I bought this for my seventeen year old granddaughter and she is now a fully converted Cult fan! It just goes to show the quality of modern music! Read more
Published 8 months ago by Mikado
4.0 out of 5 stars cult singles
It does what it says on the packet its just a best of singles cd its ok not that bad at all
Published 12 months ago by M lockyet
5.0 out of 5 stars Class
Top proper rock n roll from top old school rockers? Crank it up in the car and listen to the amazing Ian Astbury
Published 14 months ago by Tony clarke
3.0 out of 5 stars Best of Cult CD?
I ordered it arrived.
Took some time as the seller is based in the US.
You have to be a big Cult fan appriciate this collection of Cult songs. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Mr. M. Johnson
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