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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/6/2012
  • Label: Sony Legacy
  • UPC: 886919363425
  • Catalog Number: 193634
  • Sales rank: 57,760

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Transmaniacon MC (3:20)
  2. 2 I'm on the Lam but I Ain't No Sheep (3:10)
  3. 3 Then Came The Last Days OF May (3:30)
  4. 4 Stairway To The Stars (3:43)
  5. 5 Before the Kiss, a Redcap (4:59)
  6. 6 Screams (3:09)
  7. 7 She's As Beautiful As A Foot (2:57)
  8. 8 Cities On Flame With Rock and Roll (4:03)
  9. 9 Workshop Of The Telescopes (4:01)
  10. 10 Redeemed (3:51)
  11. 11 Donovan's Monkey (3:49)
  12. 12 What Is Quicksand (3:40)
  13. 13 A Fact About Sneakers (2:50)
  14. 14 Betty Lou's Got a New Pair of Shoes [Demo (2:33)
Disc 2
  1. 1 The Red & The Black (4:23)
  2. 2 O.D.'d On Life Itself (4:47)
  3. 3 Hot Rails To Hell (5:11)
  4. 4 7 Screaming Diz-Busters (7:01)
  5. 5 Baby Ice Dog (3:28)
  6. 6 Wings Wetted Down (4:12)
  7. 7 Teen Archer (3:57)
  8. 8 Mistress of the Salmon Salt (Quicklime Girl) (5:08)
  9. 9 Cities On Flame With Rock and Roll (4:44)
  10. 10 Buck's Boogie (5:21)
  11. 11 7 Screaming Diz-Busters (14:00)
  12. 12 O.D.'d On Life Itself (4:52)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Career Of Evil (3:59)
  2. 2 Subhuman (4:38)
  3. 3 Dominance And Submission (5:22)
  4. 4 ME 262 (4:47)
  5. 5 Cagey Cretins (3:16)
  6. 6 Harvester of Eyes (4:41)
  7. 7 Flaming Telepaths (5:19)
  8. 8 Astronomy (6:28)
  9. 9 Boorman the Chauffeur (3:12)
  10. 10 Mommy (3:32)
  11. 11 Mes Dames Sarat (4:06)
  12. 12 Born To Be Wild (3:40)
  13. 13 Career Of Evil (3:00)
Disc 4
  1. 1 The Subhuman (7:29)
  2. 2 Harvester of Eyes (4:56)
  3. 3 Hot Rails To Hell (5:39)
  4. 4 The Red & the Black (4:32)
  5. 5 Seven Screaming Diz-Busters (8:48)
  6. 6 Buck's Boogie (7:12)
  7. 7 (Then Came The) Last Of May (4:37)
  8. 8 Cities On Flame (4:05)
  9. 9 M.E. 262 (8:22)
  10. 10 Before the Kiss, a Redcap (5:11)
  11. 11 Maserati GT (I Ain't Got You) (8:58)
  12. 12 Born To Be Wild (6:28)
Disc 5
  1. 1 This Ain't the Summer of Love (2:20)
  2. 2 True Confessions (2:56)
  3. 3 (Don't Fear) The Reaper (5:08)
  4. 4 E.T.I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence) (3:42)
  5. 5 The Revenge Of Vera Gemini - Patti Smith (3:52)
  6. 6 Sinful Love (3:29)
  7. 7 Tattoo Vampire (2:40)
  8. 8 Morning Final (4:30)
  9. 9 Tenderloin (3:39)
  10. 10 Debbie Denise (4:13)
  11. 11 Fire of Unknown Origin (3:29)
  12. 12 Sally (2:39)
  13. 13 (Don't Fear) The Reaper (6:19)
  14. 14 Dance The Night Away (2:36)
Disc 6
  1. 1 Godzilla (3:41)
  2. 2 Golden Age Of Leather - Newark Boys Choir (5:52)
  3. 3 Death Valley Nights (4:08)
  4. 4 Searchin' For Celine (3:36)
  5. 5 Fireworks (3:12)
  6. 6 R.U. Ready 2 Rock (3:44)
  7. 7 Celestial The Queen (3:26)
  8. 8 Goin' Through The Motions (3:12)
  9. 9 I Love The Night (4:24)
  10. 10 Nosferatu (5:27)
  11. 11 Night Flyer (3:49)
  12. 12 Dial M For Murder (3:11)
  13. 13 Please Hold (2:47)
  14. 14 Be My Baby (3:01)
Disc 7
  1. 1 R.U. Ready 2 Rock (6:07)
  2. 2 E.T.I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence) (5:17)
  3. 3 Astronomy (8:29)
  4. 4 Kick Out The Jams (3:07)
  5. 5 Godzilla (4:13)
  6. 6 (Don't Fear) The Reaper (6:10)
  7. 7 We Gotta Get Out of This Place (4:35)
  8. 8 Me 262 (3:23)
  9. 9 Harvester of Eyes (4:34)
  10. 10 Hot Rails To Hell (5:00)
  11. 11 This Ain't the Summer of Love (2:47)
  12. 12 5 Guitars (8:33)
  13. 13 Born To Be Wild (6:33)
  14. 14 We Gotta Get Out of This Place (4:35)
Disc 8
  1. 1 R.U. Ready 2 Rock
  2. 2 E.T.I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence)
  3. 3 Harvester of Eyes
  4. 4 We Gotta Get Out of This Place
  5. 5 Golden Age of Leather
  6. 6 Astronomy
  7. 7 Me 262
  8. 8 Kick Out the Jams
  9. 9 This Ain't the Summer of Love
  10. 10 5 Guitars
  11. 11 Born To Be Wild
Disc 9
  1. 1 Dr. Music (3:13)
  2. 2 The Great Sun Jester (4:50)
  3. 3 In Thee (3:50)
  4. 4 Mirrors (3:47)
  5. 5 Moon Crazy (4:07)
  6. 6 The Vigil (6:28)
  7. 7 I Am the Storm (3:44)
  8. 8 You're Not the One (I Was Looking For) (3:16)
  9. 9 Lonely Teardrops (3:41)
Disc 10
  1. 1 Black Blade (6:39)
  2. 2 Monsters - Mark Rivera (5:07)
  3. 3 Divine Wind (5:10)
  4. 4 Deadline (4:30)
  5. 5 The Marshall Plan (5:27)
  6. 6 Hungry Boys (3:40)
  7. 7 Fallen Angel (3:14)
  8. 8 Lips in the Hills (4:26)
  9. 9 Unknown Tongue (3:57)
Disc 11
  1. 1 Fire of Unknown Origin (4:11)
  2. 2 Burnin' For You (4:31)
  3. 3 Veteran of the Psychic Wars (4:49)
  4. 4 Sole Survivor (4:06)
  5. 5 Heavy Metal: The Black and Silver (3:18)
  6. 6 Vengeance (The Pact) (4:40)
  7. 7 After Dark (4:25)
  8. 8 Joan Crawford (4:54)
  9. 9 Don't Turn Your Back (4:08)
Disc 12
  1. 1 Dominance And Submission (5:54)
  2. 2 Cities on Flame (5:15)
  3. 3 Dr. Music (3:38)
  4. 4 The Red & The Black (4:36)
  5. 5 Joan Crawford (5:17)
  6. 6 Burnin' for YOu (4:51)
  7. 7 Roadhouse Blues - Robby Krieger (9:04)
  8. 8 Black Blade (6:15)
  9. 9 Hot Rails To Hell (5:02)
  10. 10 Godzilla (7:48)
  11. 11 Veteran of the Psychic Wars (8:07)
  12. 12 E.T.I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence) (5:21)
  13. 13 (Don't Fear) The Reaper (6:35)
Disc 13
  1. 1 Take Me Away (4:31)
  2. 2 Eyes On Fire (3:56)
  3. 3 Shooting Shark (7:10)
  4. 4 Veins (3:59)
  5. 5 Shadow of California (5:10)
  6. 6 Feel the Thunder (5:48)
  7. 7 Let Go (3:25)
  8. 8 Dragon Lady (4:08)
  9. 9 Light Years of Love (4:06)
Disc 14
  1. 1 White Flags (4:43)
  2. 2 Dancin' In The Ruins (4:01)
  3. 3 Make Rock Not War (3:57)
  4. 4 Perfect Water (5:32)
  5. 5 Spy in the House of the Night (4:22)
  6. 6 Beat 'Em Up (3:24)
  7. 7 When the War Comes - Howard Stern (6:05)
  8. 8 Shadow Warrior (5:42)
  9. 9 Madness to the Method (7:27)
Disc 15
  1. 1 I Am the One You Warned Me of - The Guitar Orchestra of the State of Imaginos (5:05)
  2. 2 Les Invisibles - The Guitar Orchestra of the State of Imaginos (5:34)
  3. 3 In The Presence of Another World - The Guitar Orchestra of the State of Imaginos (6:28)
  4. 4 Del Rio's Song - The Guitar Orchestra of the State of Imaginos (5:36)
  5. 5 The Siege and Investiture of Baron Von Frankenstein's Castle at Weisseria - The Guitar Orchestra of the State of Imaginos (6:44)
  6. 6 Astronomy - The Guitar Orchestra of the State of Imaginos (6:55)
  7. 7 Magna of Illusion - The Guitar Orchestra of the State of Imaginos (5:58)
  8. 8 Blue Öyster Cult - The Guitar Orchestra of the State of Imaginos (7:18)
  9. 9 Imaginos - The Guitar Orchestra of the State of Imaginos (5:46)
Disc 16
  1. 1 Stairway to the Stars (4:06)
  2. 2 The Red & The Black (4:36)
  3. 3 Buck's Boogie (5:19)
  4. 4 Cities On Flame With Rock and Roll (4:44)
  5. 5 Workshop of the Telescopes (3:48)
  6. 6 Dr. Music (4:08)
  7. 7 The Vigil (7:22)
  8. 8 The Great Sun Jester (5:48)
  9. 9 In Thee (3:51)
  10. 10 Mirrors (4:43)
  11. 11 Steppin' Razor (2:50)
  12. 12 Godzilla (3:55)
  13. 13 Double Talk (3:49)
  14. 14 Rebel (3:55)
  15. 15 Summa Cum Laude (4:22)
  16. 16 I'm On The Lamb But I Ain't No Sheep (2:58)
  17. 17 John L. Sullivan (1:36)
  18. 18 I Want You (She's So Heavy) (5:54)
  19. 19 Stephen King Spoken Intro - Stephen King (0:48)
Disc 17
  1. 1 Intro/Dr. Music (4:25)
  2. 2 Lips in the Hills (4:56)
  3. 3 Before the Kiss, a Redcap (6:16)
  4. 4 7 Screaming Diz-Busters (10:43)
  5. 5 Workshop of the Telescopes (3:31)
  6. 6 It's Not Easy (8:30)
  7. 7 Wings Of Mercury (4:44)
  8. 8 Arthur Comics (3:15)
  9. 9 Black Blade (8:40)
  10. 10 Joan Crawford (5:04)
  11. 11 5 Guitars (Golden Age of Leather) (5:16)
  12. 12 Dancin' In the Ruins (4:13)
  13. 13 Take Me Away (7:14)
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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, 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
The 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
Joe Brescio Mastering
Greg Calbi Mastering
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
Bob Ludwig Mastering
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
Tony Stevens Mastering
Paul Stubblebine Mastering
Tom Werman Producer
Dave Wittman Engineer
Shelly Yakus Engineer
Jack Ashkinazy Mastering
John Berg Cover Design, Cover Photo
Clay Hutchinson Engineer
Kurt Kuntzel Engineer
Don Hunstein Back Cover Photo
Andy Engel Cover Design
Vic Anesini Mastering
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
Maria Triana Mastering
David Infante Photo Assistance
T.R. Shorr Cover Painting
Roni Hoffman Cover Design
Leggatt Bros. Composer
Steve Schenck Producer
Steven Marcussen Mastering
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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