Released: 5th November 1996
Recorded: Various
Producer: Various
Label: Beggars Banquet


1. In The Clouds
2. She Sells Sanctuary
3. Fire Woman
4. Lil' Devil
5. Spiritwalker
6. The Witch
7. Revolution
8. Coming Down
9. Love Removal Machine
10. Rain
11. Edie (Ciao Baby)
12. Heart Of Soul
13. Star
14. Wild Forever
15. Resurrection Joe
16. Wild Hearted Son
17. Sweet Soul Sister
18. Beauty's On the Street

High Octane Cult is an United States and Japan greatest hits compilation featuring every single The Cult had released at the time, with the additional "Beauty's On The Street" and "In the Clouds". It was released by The Cult's then record company Beggars Banquet Records without The Cult's participation. In the years since its release, singer Ian Astbury and guitarist Billy Duffy have occasionally been vocal about their dislike of this release, with Astbury calling it "sad" on their official website in 2006. Beggars Banquet had planned on using handmade drawings by Ian Astbury for the album's artwork, but when the drawings were lost, the record company subsequently replaced it with less than stellar car photos, and the band photo from The Cult's Sonic Temple record was used in the jacket sleeve, along with a short bio about the band, which guitarist Billy Duffy publicly expressed his disapproval about.

High Octane Cult – The Ultimate Collection ´84-´95, CD, JAP, WPCR-828, w/ obi + lyric sheet
High Octane Cult – The Ultimate Collection ´84-´95, CD, USA, 7599 46047 2
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High Octane Cult – The Ultimate Collection ´84-´95, TAPE, USA, for promotional use only