The Cult - Pure Cult: For Rockers, Ravers, Lovers & Sinners

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Release date: 30 November 1992

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The Cult - Pure Cult: For Rockers, Ravers, Lovers & Sinners: Wikipedia Album Entry

Pure Cult is the first of several greatest hits compilations by the British rock band The Cult. The title of the original release was Pure Cult: for Rockers, Ravers, Lovers, and Sinners while the 2000 reissue was titled Pure Cult: The Singles 1984–1995.

Released on 9 February 1993. Singer Ian Astbury and guitarist Billy Duffy admitted that they did not have high hopes for this record's release, thinking it would be of interest only to collectors and die hard fans. However, the first week of release it was number one on the British charts and went double platinum, selling over 200,000 copies, which lead to it being issued later in several other countries in Europe (where it reportedly reached number one also in Portugal) and Asia.
Released in many forms, either as a single cd compilation of all work up to 1993 or as a double cd with a "Live" disc from a recording at the Marquee Club in November 1991. A four album boxset version included the full greatest hits compilation and live set (but omitting the "amplification breakdown" portion) from the Marquee show, or as a double album containing only the greatest hits compilation. In Poland it was released as a two-cassette tape set, with slightly different artwork, as "Pure Cult- For Rockers, Ravers, Lovers, and Sinners, volumes one and two".

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