Before everyone clicks on the "no" botton, hear me out. First off, i'm not bashing The Cult, nor the "Sonic Temple" album.
We all know that The Cult have Digitally Remastered the albums Love, Electric, Sonic Temple and Ceremony (don't understand why "Dreamtime" didn't get the special treatment???), All of this because of the "Rare Cult" boxed set and the release of Pure Cult (a.k.a "High Octane").
Now, I love the fact that The Cult have Digitally Remastered their albums (where's "Dreamtime"?), I mean who wouldn't want higher crisp sound quality. But out of all the albums, the "Sonic Temple" album fail's the test. I popped It In my stereo with surround sound and subwoofers, and the 1st bad sign was, the CD has a low sound quality, which means you would have to crank the volume a little higher. 2nd bad sign was, you can bearly hear the bass drum and bass guitar, which pin points poor mastering to the sound. Now the "Love" album has the best sound quality out of all the 4 Digitally Remastered albums, Beggers Banquet Records must have spent a great deal of time mastering the sound until perfection was done, despite that "Love" was recorded back in 1985, were "Sonic Temple" was recorded in 1989.
What i'm trying to prove here is that "Sonic Temple" Digitally Remastered version has the same disc and sound quality as Sire Records CD (Original Version) release. I know that Beggers Banquet Records are re-releasing and cleaning up sound quality and giving it justice to your stereo. The only thing that is different here, are the liner notes, 5 pictures and a Sonic Temple-Singles Discography. I'm not going to tell you not to waste your money, but just giving you some warning and insight as well.