On July 30th, Beggars Archive will release the two-disc album from THE CULT entitled Electric Peace, which pairs up the band's Electric with the scrapped Peace album. The tracks featured on Peace were released as Electric b-sides, The Manor Sessions EP, and the Rare Cult box set from 2000 which hasn't been available for 13 years.
The Cult's diehard fans are aware that Peace is in fact the album that became Electric. By the end of October 1986, the album was recorded, the masters assembled, but the band weren't happy with the final results, which seemed too polished. Appreciating the rawness of RUN-D.M.C.'s 'Walk This Way', the band contacted producer Rick Rubin to remix the lead track, 'Love Removal Machine'. Rubin agreed to work with the band but only on condition that the track was entirely re-recorded. The result was a sparse, dry, riffing version that captured the sonic excitement the band were looking for. Enthused by the results, the decision was made to abandon the expensive Peace recordings and re-record the entire album in New York with Rick Rubin. The new tracks would become The Cult's third album, re-titled Electric, and a multi-million seller.
The Electric Peace tracklist is as follows:
'King Contrary Man'
'Love Removal Machine'
'Born To Be Wild'
'Memphis Hip Shake'
'Love Removal Machine'
The Cult will perform their 1987 album Electric, raw and unfiltered on tour in 2013, an event branded as Electric 13. Until now, The Cult have never performed the album in its entirety. The live show will also include a second set pulling from the band's eight other studio albums.
Vocalist Ian Astbury commented, "The Cult's life blood has always been playing live, we are between albums and decided to continue the momentum created by Choice Of Weapon, stay in people's hearts and minds. As Love Live was such an incredible experience we have decided that performing the Electric album, an event that has been demanded by our fans and followers as the perfect live set to play in 2013."
More dates for the trek have been announced. Confirmed Electric 13 tour dates now include:
25 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
26 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
27 - San Francisco, CA - Fillmore
29 - Portland, OR - Roseland
30 - Seattle, WA - Shoebox Sodo
1 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
2 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
3 - Sturgis, ND - Buffalo Chip Festival
5 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theatre
8 - Detroit, MI - Fillmore
9 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
10 - Charlotte, NC - Fillmore
11 - Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues
13 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
14 - Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues
16 - Biloxi, MS - Hard Rock Live
17 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
18 - Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
20 - Silver Springs, MD - Fillmore
22 - New York, NY - Roseland Ballroom
23 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
24 - Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino
25 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
27 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
29 - Lake Charles, LA - L'Aubergine Casino Resort
30 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
31 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
1 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
3 - Austin, TX - ALC Live/Moody Theatre
5 - Pheonix, AZ - Celebrity Theatre
6 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
7 - Los Angeles, CA - Wiltern Theatre
8 - Los Angeles, CA - House of Blues
18 - Cardiff, Wales - University Great Hall
19 - Devon, England - Exeter Great Hall
20 - Hampshire, England - Southampton Guildhall
22 - Norfolk, England - UEA
23 - Wolverhampton, England - Wolves Civic Hall
25 - Manchester, England - Academy
26 - Glasgow, Scotland - Barrowlands
28 - Nottingham, England - Rock City
29 - Liverpool, England - 02 Academy
31 - London, England - Roundhouse
1 - London, UK - The Roundhouse
2 - Paris, France - Bataclan
4 - Tilburg, Holland - O13
5 - Berlin, Germany - Astra
6 - Cologne, Germany - Live Music Hall