Workshop of the Telescopes

Workshop of the Telescopes

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by Blue Öyster Cult
     
 

Blue Öyster Cult was long in need of a thorough career retrospective, and this is it. Thirty-two tracks filling up two discs with a total running time of 154:46, Workshop of the Telescopes traces BÖC through 14 years as the kings of lite metal, 1972-1986. Actually, as annotator Arthur Levy notes, there are at least two phases in that era. The first, running…  See more details below

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Blue Öyster Cult was long in need of a thorough career retrospective, and this is it. Thirty-two tracks filling up two discs with a total running time of 154:46, Workshop of the Telescopes traces BÖC through 14 years as the kings of lite metal, 1972-1986. Actually, as annotator Arthur Levy notes, there are at least two phases in that era. The first, running through 1974, includes the classic first two albums, Blue Öyster Cult and Tyranny and Mutation, when BÖC was one of the few acts in those pre-punk days bucking the trend toward soft rock without indulging in the more grotesque aspects of heavy metal. This material takes up disc one. Disc two leads off with "(Don't Fear) The Reaper," which launched the second phase of the band's career, when it sought to balance its hard-rocking approach (heard especially in concert) with pop accessibility. Since this period was marked by uneven material, it is ripe for compiling, and the selection here is good. On the whole, Workshop of the Telescopes lives up to Levy's description of it as "the ultimate BÖC anthology." It's about time.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/26/1995
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074646416327
catalogNumber:
64163

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Cities on Flame With Rock and Roll
  2. Transmaniacon Mc
  3. Before the Kiss, a Redcap
  4. Stairway to the Stars
  5. Buck's Boogie
  6. Workshop of the Telescopes
  7. The Red and the Black
  8. 7 Screaming Diz-Busters
  9. Career of Evil
  10. Flaming Telepaths
  11. Astronomy
  12. Subhuman
  13. Harvester of Eyes
  14. M. E. 262
  15. Born to Be Wild

Disc 2

  1. (Don't Fear) The Reaper
  2. This Ain't the Summer of Love
  3. E.T.I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence)
  4. Godzilla
  5. Goin' Through the Motions
  6. Golden Age of Leather
  7. Kick Out the Jams
  8. We Gotta Get out of This Place
  9. In Thee
  10. The Marshall Plan
  11. Veteran of the Psychic Wars
  12. Burnin' for You
  13. Dominance and Submission
  14. Take Me Away
  15. Shooting Shark
  16. Dancin' in the Ruins
  17. Perfect Water

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Blue Öyster Cult   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Blue Öyster Cult   Producer
Rob Tyner   Composer
Wayne Kramer   Composer
Eric Bloom   Composer
Murray Krugman   Producer
David Lucas   Producer
Sandy Pearlman   Composer,Producer
Donald Roeser   Composer
Fred "Sonic" Smith   Composer
Dennis Thompson   Composer
Tom Werman   Producer
Lou Gottlieb   Composer
Richard Meltzer   Composer
Arthur Levy   Liner Notes
Aimee MacAuley   Art Direction
Michael Davis   Composer

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Guest More than 1 year ago
I LOVE BLUE OYSTER CLUT!!!! But I have yet to find a Cd that has them singing Ballroom Blitz'. Well I'll keep looking. If you have any suggestions please write it in a review I check them all the time.