The Southern Death Cult is a collection of studio outtakes, demos and live recordings. It was released by Beggars Banquet Records in 1983, in the UK as LP (BEGA46) and cassette ( BEGC46).
The liner notes read:
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 June 1988, Beggars Banquet reissued the album The Southern Death Cult as part of its "LOWDOWN Special Low Price" promotion. This release was only issued in the UK and in vinyl (catalogue number BBL 46) and cassette (catalogue number BBLC 46) formats. The track listing remained the same as the original release. This reissue had no new material nor was it remastered.
In 1987, the album was released in compact disc format for the first time. It was only released in Japan on the Victor label (catalogue number VDP-1283). The vinyl LP was released by Sounds Marketing System (catalogue number SP25 5079). The track listing remained the same as the original album release. No new material was added nor was this release remastered.
Southern Death Cult, LP, CAN, 834691-1, re-release w stickered sleeve
Southern Death Cult, LP, JAP, SP25-5079, w/ obi + lyric sheet
Southern Death Cult, LP, UK, BEGA 46, 1st press
Southern Death Cult, LP, UK, BBL 46, lowdown special price
Southern Death Cult, CD, JAP, VDP-1283, w/ obi, 10 track-album
Southern Death Cult, CD, UK, BBL 46CD
Southern Death Cult, CD, USA, BBL 46CD, different backsleeve
The|Southern|Death|Cult, CDS, UK, CULT17CD, tri-fold digipack promo w/ 3 album infocards & fold-out family tree
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.
The track listing was as follows:
Fatman (i) - Moya (i) - The Girl (i) - All Glory (ii) - Today (ii) - False Faces (iii) - Flowers in the Forest (iii) -Patriot (iii) - The Crypt (iv) - Crow (v) - Faith (v) - Vivisection (v) - Apache (iii) - Moya (vi) - Fatman (vi)
(i) Originally released in December 1982 as a 12-inch single titled The Southern Death Cult on Situation Two (catalogue number SIT 19T). Produced by Mick Glossop.
(ii) Recorded 21 May 1982 for the John Peel show on BBC Radio 1 at Maida Vale 4 studio. Produced by John Owen Williams. Engineered by Martin Colley. First broadcast on 10 June 1982. During the original Peel session, four tracks were recorded: "Fatman", "Today", "False Faces" and "All Glory". The other two tracks ("Fatman" and "False Faces") have never been released.
(iii) Recorded 20 January 1983 for the David Jensen show on BBC Radio 1 at Maida Vale 4 studio. Produced by John Sparrow. Engineered by Martyn Parker. First broadcast on 24 January 1983.
(iv) Recorded at Manchester Square. Engineered by Pat Staples.
(v) Recorded live at Rafters, Manchester, England on 13 December 1982.
(vi) Recorded at The Playground. Produced and engineered by Mike Hedges. Remix by John Brand.
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.
Southern Death Cult, TAPE, POL, 274 Digi Music
Southern Death Cult, TAPE, UK, BBLC46, special low price
SDC - Early Demos
Moya - Reworked version '08