Sonic Temple

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Huey
More varied than its predecessor, Electric, Sonic Temple finds the Cult trying several different metal styles, from crunchy Electric-era '70s grooves and the fuzzy, noisy psychedelia of Love, to mellow ballads and commercial '80s hard rock. Not all of the experiments work, as some of the songs lean toward ponderousness, but enough of them do to send Sonic Temple into the Billboard Top Ten, due to the exposure provided by the hit single "Fire Woman."
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Huey
More varied than its predecessor, Electric, Sonic Temple finds the Cult trying several different metal styles, from crunchy Electric-era '70s grooves and the fuzzy, noisy psychedelia of Love, to mellow ballads and commercial '80s hard rock. Not all of the experiments work, as some of the songs lean toward ponderousness, but enough of them do to send Sonic Temple into the Billboard Top Ten, due to the exposure provided by the hit single "Fire Woman."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/7/2000
  • Label: Beggars Uk - Ada
  • UPC: 607618009823
  • Catalog Number: 80098
  • Sales rank: 11,255

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sun King (6:09)
  2. 2 Fire Woman (5:11)
  3. 3 American Horse (5:19)
  4. 4 Edie (Ciao Baby) (4:46)
  5. 5 Sweet Soul Sister (5:08)
  6. 6 Soul Asylum (7:26)
  7. 7 New York City (4:41)
  8. 8 Automatic Blues (3:51)
  9. 9 Soldier Blue (4:36)
  10. 10 Wake up Time for Freedom (5:17)
  11. 11 Medicine Train (4:40)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Cult Primary Artist
Iggy Pop Background Vocals
Ian Astbury Percussion, Vocals
Mickey Curry Drums
Billy Duffy Guitar
John Webster Keyboards
Jamie Stewart Bass Guitar, Keyboards
Technical Credits
Ian Astbury Composer
Billy Duffy Composer
Mike Fraser Engineer
Bob Rock Producer
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the best albums of the 80s

    Incredible album here. If you overlooked it the first time, give it another shot. "Edie (Ciao Baby)" is one of the greatest songs ever written, but the album also boasts some hard rockers like "Sweet Soul Sister". Billy Duffy's riffs are in top form on this album. Combine that with the sheer compelling force behind Ian Astbury's vocals, and "classic" is not an overstatement.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Cult in Very Very Fine Form

    Sonic Temple, the fouurth album by this great band, is nothing but blistering rock and roll. If you haven't heard of The Cult before, Sonic Temple is the greatest place to start.

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