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Complete Columbia Albums Collectiön
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The Complete Columbia Albums Collectiön

by Blue Öyster Cult
 
Blue Öyster Cult were among the very first American rock & roll maximalists. They pioneered an iconic multi-guitar hard rock sound that influenced countless acts after them -- most of whom never gave them credit for it. That said, they also understood the value of a pop hooks, state-of-the-art production, and the power of the imagination in their crafting of a

Overview

Blue Öyster Cult were among the very first American rock & roll maximalists. They pioneered an iconic multi-guitar hard rock sound that influenced countless acts after them -- most of whom never gave them credit for it. That said, they also understood the value of a pop hooks, state-of-the-art production, and the power of the imagination in their crafting of a sinister, mysterious image decades before black metal -- in person and on record -- and later welcomed the kitsch that came with it. They scored nine charting singles (including "[Don't Fear] The Reaper"), two platinum, and four gold albums. To mark BÖC's 40th Anniversary, Legacy has created a monster box that includes all of the band's Columbia albums between 1972 and 1988, a disc of bona fide rarities, another of radio broadcasts, and a live DVD from 1978. While six of the band's first seven albums -- Blue Öyster Cult, Tyranny and Mutation, Secret Treaties, Agents of Fortune, Spectres, and Some Enchanted Evening -- were all remastered with bonus tracks, On Your Feet or on Your Knees (19751) and each subsequent album, including Some Enchanted Evening, benefit here from having been completely remastered in 2012 from analog sources. These include the criminally underappreciated, nearly apocryphal Imaginos, the group's final record for Columbia that took eight years to record. It reunited BÖC with producer/lyricist Sandy Pearlman and features guest spots from the Doors' Robby Krieger, Joe Satriani, and Patti Smith (credited as "Shocking U"). The rarities disc includes unreleased performances of "Stairway to the Stars" (1975), "Dr. Music," "The Great Sun Jester," "In Thee," "Mirrors" (1979), a 1975 rehearsal demo of Joe Higgs' "Steppin' Razor," a live mono version of "Godzilla" from 1977, a cover of the Beatles' "I Want You (She's So Heavy)," from 1980, three demos intended for the soundtrack of the film Teachers, Stephen King's spoken word intro for Imaginos and "I'm on the Lamb But I Ain't No Sheep," one of two Soft White Underbelly demos. (There are other live cuts and demos that have been compiled in various places as well.) The Best of the Broadcasts contains performances between 1980 and 1986. In actuality that may not be the very best (there were earlier ones that were superior but they may have been boots), but what's here rocks (check "7 Screaming Diz-Busters"). The live DVD that accompanies Some Enchanted Evening (entitled Some Other Enchanted Evening) has to be seen to be believed. For those who thought BÖC past their live prime at this point, this disc contains indisputable evidence to the contrary. Each album is packaged in an individual cardboard sleeve with -- where applicable -- its original artwork. The booklet features a liner essay by rock historian and Patti Smith Group guitarist Lenny Kaye. In other words, The Complete Columbia Albums Collection makes definitive the case for BÖC as one of the truly innovative legends of hard rock.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/06/2012
Label:
Sony Legacy
UPC:
0886919363425
catalogNumber:
193634

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Transmaniacon MC
  2. I'm on the Lam but I Ain't No Sheep
  3. Then Came The Last Days OF May
  4. Stairway To The Stars
  5. Before the Kiss, a Redcap
  6. Screams
  7. She's As Beautiful As A Foot
  8. Cities On Flame With Rock and Roll
  9. Workshop Of The Telescopes
  10. Redeemed
  11. Donovan's Monkey
  12. What Is Quicksand
  13. A Fact About Sneakers
  14. Betty Lou's Got a New Pair of Shoes [Demo

Disc 2

  1. The Red & The Black
  2. O.D.'d On Life Itself
  3. Hot Rails To Hell
  4. 7 Screaming Diz-Busters
  5. Baby Ice Dog
  6. Wings Wetted Down
  7. Teen Archer
  8. Mistress of the Salmon Salt (Quicklime Girl)
  9. Cities On Flame With Rock and Roll
  10. Buck's Boogie
  11. 7 Screaming Diz-Busters
  12. O.D.'d On Life Itself

Disc 3

  1. Career Of Evil
  2. Subhuman
  3. Dominance And Submission
  4. ME 262
  5. Cagey Cretins
  6. Harvester of Eyes
  7. Flaming Telepaths
  8. Astronomy
  9. Boorman the Chauffeur
  10. Mommy
  11. Mes Dames Sarat
  12. Born To Be Wild
  13. Career Of Evil

Disc 4

  1. The Subhuman
  2. Harvester of Eyes
  3. Hot Rails To Hell
  4. The Red & the Black
  5. Seven Screaming Diz-Busters
  6. Buck's Boogie
  7. (Then Came The) Last Of May
  8. Cities On Flame
  9. M.E. 262
  10. Before the Kiss, a Redcap
  11. Maserati GT (I Ain't Got You)
  12. Born To Be Wild

Disc 5

  1. This Ain't the Summer of Love
  2. True Confessions
  3. (Don't Fear) The Reaper
  4. E.T.I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence)
  5. The Revenge Of Vera Gemini
  6. Sinful Love
  7. Tattoo Vampire
  8. Morning Final
  9. Tenderloin
  10. Debbie Denise
  11. Fire of Unknown Origin
  12. Sally
  13. (Don't Fear) The Reaper
  14. Dance The Night Away

Disc 6

  1. Godzilla
  2. Golden Age Of Leather
  3. Death Valley Nights
  4. Searchin' For Celine
  5. Fireworks
  6. R.U. Ready 2 Rock
  7. Celestial The Queen
  8. Goin' Through The Motions
  9. I Love The Night
  10. Nosferatu
  11. Night Flyer
  12. Dial M For Murder
  13. Please Hold
  14. Be My Baby

Disc 7

  1. R.U. Ready 2 Rock
  2. E.T.I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence)
  3. Astronomy
  4. Kick Out The Jams
  5. Godzilla
  6. (Don't Fear) The Reaper
  7. We Gotta Get Out of This Place
  8. Me 262
  9. Harvester of Eyes
  10. Hot Rails To Hell
  11. This Ain't the Summer of Love
  12. 5 Guitars
  13. Born To Be Wild
  14. We Gotta Get Out of This Place

Disc 8

  1. R.U. Ready 2 Rock
  2. E.T.I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence)
  3. Harvester of Eyes
  4. We Gotta Get Out of This Place
  5. Golden Age of Leather
  6. Astronomy
  7. Me 262
  8. Kick Out the Jams
  9. This Ain't the Summer of Love
  10. 5 Guitars
  11. Born To Be Wild

Disc 9

  1. Dr. Music
  2. The Great Sun Jester
  3. In Thee
  4. Mirrors
  5. Moon Crazy
  6. The Vigil
  7. I Am the Storm
  8. You're Not the One (I Was Looking For)
  9. Lonely Teardrops

Disc 10

  1. Black Blade
  2. Monsters
  3. Divine Wind
  4. Deadline
  5. The Marshall Plan
  6. Hungry Boys
  7. Fallen Angel
  8. Lips in the Hills
  9. Unknown Tongue

Disc 11

  1. Fire of Unknown Origin
  2. Burnin' For You
  3. Veteran of the Psychic Wars
  4. Sole Survivor
  5. Heavy Metal: The Black and Silver
  6. Vengeance (The Pact)
  7. After Dark
  8. Joan Crawford
  9. Don't Turn Your Back

Disc 12

  1. Dominance And Submission
  2. Cities on Flame
  3. Dr. Music
  4. The Red & The Black
  5. Joan Crawford
  6. Burnin' for YOu
  7. Roadhouse Blues
  8. Black Blade
  9. Hot Rails To Hell
  10. Godzilla
  11. Veteran of the Psychic Wars
  12. E.T.I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence)
  13. (Don't Fear) The Reaper

Disc 13

  1. Take Me Away
  2. Eyes On Fire
  3. Shooting Shark
  4. Veins
  5. Shadow of California
  6. Feel the Thunder
  7. Let Go
  8. Dragon Lady
  9. Light Years of Love

Disc 14

  1. White Flags
  2. Dancin' In The Ruins
  3. Make Rock Not War
  4. Perfect Water
  5. Spy in the House of the Night
  6. Beat 'Em Up
  7. When the War Comes
  8. Shadow Warrior
  9. Madness to the Method

Disc 15

  1. I Am the One You Warned Me of
  2. Les Invisibles
  3. In The Presence of Another World
  4. Del Rio's Song
  5. The Siege and Investiture of Baron Von Frankenstein's Castle at Weisseria
  6. Astronomy
  7. Magna of Illusion
  8. Blue Öyster Cult
  9. Imaginos

Disc 16

  1. Stairway to the Stars
  2. The Red & The Black
  3. Buck's Boogie
  4. Cities On Flame With Rock and Roll
  5. Workshop of the Telescopes
  6. Dr. Music
  7. The Vigil
  8. The Great Sun Jester
  9. In Thee
  10. Mirrors
  11. Steppin' Razor
  12. Godzilla
  13. Double Talk
  14. Rebel
  15. Summa Cum Laude
  16. I'm On The Lamb But I Ain't No Sheep
  17. John L. Sullivan
  18. I Want You (She's So Heavy)
  19. Stephen King Spoken Intro

Disc 17

  1. Intro/Dr. Music
  2. Lips in the Hills
  3. Before the Kiss, a Redcap
  4. 7 Screaming Diz-Busters
  5. Workshop of the Telescopes
  6. It's Not Easy
  7. Wings Of Mercury
  8. Arthur Comics
  9. Black Blade
  10. Joan Crawford
  11. 5 Guitars (Golden Age of Leather)
  12. Dancin' In the Ruins
  13. Take Me Away

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Blue Öyster Cult   Primary Artist
Aldo Nova   Synthesizer,Guitar
Joe Satriani   Guitar
Michael Brecker   Horn
Karla DeVito   Background Vocals
Buck Dharma   Synthesizer,Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Drums,Rhythm Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Ellen Foley   Background Vocals
Genya Ravan   Background Vocals
Mickey Raphael   Harmonica
Kenny Aaronson   Bass
Marc Baum   Saxophone
Eric Bloom   Synthesizer,Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Drums,Keyboards,Vocals
Albert Bouchard   Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Percussion,Drums,Vocals
Joe Bouchard   Bass,Guitar,Piano,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Vocoder,spanish guitar
Randy Brecker   Horn
Joe Caro   Background Vocals
Tony Cedrone   Percussion,Help
Bill Civitella   Percussion
Rick Downey   Drums
Phil Grande   Guitar
David Immer   Background Vocals
Sandy Jean   Background Vocals
Allen Lanier   Synthesizer,Bass,Guitar,Piano,Rhythm Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
David Lucas   Background Vocals
Paul Mandl   Overdubs
Joni Peltz   Background Vocals
Mark Rivera   Saxophone
Patti Smith   Vocals
Wendy Webb   Background Vocals
Jimmy Wilcox   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals
Tom Zvoncheck   Organ,Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
Tommy Price   Drums
Rickey Reyer   Percussion
Jon Rogers   Bass,Vocals
Howard Stern   Voiceover
Randy Jackson   Bass
Jai Winding   Strings
Jack Rigg   Guitar
Joey Cerisano   Vocals
Jack Secret   Vocals
Robby Krieger   Guitar
Tommy Maringiello   Guitar
Gregg Winter   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Blue Öyster Cult   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Bruce Dickinson   Producer
Doors   Composer
Mick Jagger   Composer
MC5   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Buck Dharma   Sound Effects
Phil Spector   Composer
Andy Abrams   Engineer
Aaron Baron   Engineer
Martin Birch   Producer,Engineer
Tony Cedrone   Logistics
Jack Douglas   Engineer
Bruce Fairbairn   Producer
Tim Geelan   Engineer
George Geranios   Producer,Engineer
Wally Heider   Engineer
John Jansen   Engineer
Lenny Kaye   Liner Notes
Ken Kessie   Engineer
Murray Krugman   Producer
Gary Ladinsky   Engineer
Allen Lanier   Producer
Jesse Levy   String Arrangements
David Lucas   Producer,Engineer,Vocal Arrangements
Paul Mandl   Engineer
Rod O'Brien   Engineer
Thom Panunzio   Engineer
Sandy Pearlman   Producer
Bill Robertson   Engineer
Donald Roeser   Producer
Greg Scott   Illustrations,Cover Art,Cover Illustration
Toby Scott   Engineer,Basic Track
Corky Stasiak   Engineer
Tom Werman   Producer
Dave Wittman   Engineer
Shelly Yakus   Engineer
John Berg   Cover Design,Cover Photo
Clay Hutchinson   Engineer
Kurt Kuntzel   Engineer
Don Hunstein   Back Cover Photo
Andy Engel   Cover Design
Arnold Levine   Art Direction
Paula Scher   Cover Design,Sleeve Design
Elliot Gilbert   Back Cover Photo
Jay Krugman   Pre-production Engineer
Gerard Huerta   Cover Design
Lynn Curlee   Cover Painting
Bob Devere   Producer
Jay Lee   Producer
Andrea Klein   Sleeve Design
Pete Weiss   Engineer
Loren Salazar   Cover Painting
David Infante   Photo Assistance
T.R. Shorr   Cover Painting
Roni Hoffman   Cover Design
Leggatt Bros.   Composer
Steve Schenck   Producer
Don Ivan Puntchaz   Cover Illustration
John Devlin   Engineer
Ron Lesser   Cover Art
Jerry Smith   Engineer
Dave Hewitt   Engineer
Richard Clifton-Dey   Cover Painting
Tom Scott   Engineer
Frank Lovelace   Logo Design
Belinda Rain   Artwork

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