She Sells Sanctuary (4:12)

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“She Sells Sanctuary” is a song by the English rock band The Cult. It is from their 1985 album Love and was released as a single in May of that year, peaking at no.15 in the UK Singles Chart.

The band has released various versions of the song. Aside from the original 7” single, three other versions had been released around the same time on 12” formats: “The Long Version”, “The Howling Mix”, and “Assault on Sanctuary”.

In 1993, several more mixes were released on two different CD singles, each called Sanctuary MCMXCIII (Volumes 1 & 2). The “Sundance” remix was remixed by Butch Vig who previously had produced Nirvana’s Nevermind Album. The “Dog Star Rising” remix was remixed by Youth who has produced The Cult’s eighth album, Born into This. “She Sells Sanctuary” was the last song to be recorded with The Cult’s drummer, Nigel Preston, who was fired from the band shortly after its release.

In 2009, two more previously unreleased versions, a demo and the “Olympic Rough Mix” were included in a 4-disc box set of the Omnibus Edition of Love.

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