A collection of studio outtakes, demos and live recordings, released by Beggars Banquet Records in 1983.


"Southern Death Cult disbanded before recording their first album, this LP has been compiled by them from existing session and live material and alternate recordings."


In 1988 Beggars Banquet reissued the album for the first time in CD format, only in the UK (BBL 46 CD) and in Canada on the PolyGram label (834 691-2). Additional tracks were added to the original album, but the material was not remastered.

In August 1996, the material contained on the 1988 The Southern Death Cult CD was remastered and released worldwide (and for the first time ever in the United States) by Beggars Banquet. It was only issued on CD (catalogue number BBL 46 CD). No new material was added, but the liner notes were reworked and new photographs were added.