PURE CULT (1993)
FOR ROCKERS, RAVERS, LOVERS & SINNERS
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 1 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.
* UK press release info sheets