High Octane Cult is an United States and Japan greatest hits compilation featuring every single The Culthad 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
High Octane Cult – The Ultimate Collection ´84-´95, TAPE, USA, 9362 46047 7
High Octane Cult – The Ultimate Collection ´84-´95, TAPE, USA, for promotional use only
Pure Cult: The Singles 1984–1995 is a singles Compilation by The Cult, authorized by the band to replace the previous unauthorized High Octane Cult. It is also a reissue of the 1993 compilation Pure Cult: for Rockers, Ravers, Lovers, and Sinners with minor changes.
* press release sheet
Pure Cult - The Singles 1984-1995, LP, USA, BBQLP 2026, 2LP
Pure Cult - The Singles 1984-1995, CD, ISR, BEGA 2026CD, promo w/ Israelic symbols on cd, '#U32'
Pure Cult - The Singles 1984-1995, CD, JAP, WPCB20053, promo w/ obi, feat. Born to be Wild (In the Clouds omits)
Pure Cult - The Singles 1984-1995, CD, THAI, BEGA 2026CD, booklet omits some pics + frontsleeve w/ small extra print
Pure Cult - The Singles 1984-1995, CD, UK, BEGA 2026CD
Pure Cult - Anthology 1985-1995, DVD, UK, BB 018 DVD, digipack
Pure Cult - Anthology 1984-1995, DVD, UK, BB 018 DVD
Pure Cult - Antologia 1984-1995, DVD, POR, MFDVD04117