Blue Oyster Cult Workshop of The Telescopes (2-CD)

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Format: CD  (2 Discs)
Item:  CBS 64163

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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1995
  • Label: Sony

Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 11/3/95, p.66
"...any reissue with 'Career Of Evil' and later-period, power-gliding hits like 'Don't Fear The Reaper' and 'Burnin' For You' still belongs in any pop-metalhead's collection."
- Rating: B+
Q - 1/96, p.143
4 Stars - Excellent - "...Blue Oyster Cult were the first American heavy metal band and their curious blend of ditch-water dull pub rock (initially), lyrical curveballs (all the time) and musical sophistication (later) ensured them respectable American success..."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • Buy for $0.991.Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll
  • Buy for $0.992.Transmaniacon MC
  • Buy for $0.993.Before The Kiss, A Redcap
  • Buy for $0.994.Stairway To The Stars
  • Buy for $0.995.Buck's Boogie
  • Buy for $0.996.Workshop Of The Telescopes
  • Buy for $0.997.The Red And The Black
  • Buy for $0.998.Screaming Diz-Busters
  • Buy for $0.999.Career Of Evil
  • Buy for $0.9910.Flaming Telepaths
  • Buy for $0.9911.Astronomy
  • Buy for $0.9912.Subhuman
  • Buy for $0.9913.Harvester Of Eyes
  • Buy for $0.9914.M.E. 262
  • Buy for $0.9915.Born To Be Wild (Studio Version)

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • Buy for $1.291.Don't Fear The Reaper
  • Buy for $0.992.This Ain't The Summer Of Love
  • Buy for $0.993.E.T.I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence)
  • Buy for $1.294.Godzilla
  • Buy for $0.995.Goin' Through The Motions
  • Buy for $0.996.Golden Age Of Leather
  • Buy for $0.997.Kick Out The Jams
  • Buy for $0.998.We Gotta Get Out Of This Place
  • Buy for $0.999.In Thee
  • Buy for $0.9910.The Marshall Plan
  • Buy for $0.9911.Veteran Of The Psychic Wars
  • Buy for $1.2912.Burnin' For You
  • Buy for $0.9913.Dominance And Submission
  • Buy for $0.9914.Take Me Away
  • Buy for $0.9915.Shooting Shark
  • Buy for $0.9916.Dancin' In The Ruins
  • Buy for $0.9917.Perfect Water

Product Description:

Blue Oyster Cult: Eric Bloom (vocals, guitar); Donald "Buck Dharma" Roesser (guitar); Allen Lanier, Tommy Zvonchek (keyboards, guitar); Joe Bouchard (bass); Albert Bouchard, Rick Downey, Tommy Price (drums).
Producers: Murray Krugman, Sandy Pearlman, David Lucas, Blue Oyster Cult, Martin Birch .
Compilation producer: Bob Irwin.
Recorded between 1971 and 1985. Includes liner notes by Arthur Levy.
All the Blue Oyster Cult you'll ever need? Well, yeah, more or less; this two-CD chronologically arranged best-of gathers most of the band's best material from the period between 1972 and 1986. The Cult has always been something of an anomaly--brainier and quirkier than most metal bands, and unafraid to take chances, as witnessed on the potentially disastrous live version of the MC5's "Kick Out the Jams" included here. The second CD, which kicks off with "Don't Fear the Reaper," and moves on to the group's poppier material, is marginally less interesting than the first CD's mutant sci-fi metal, but no matter--taken as a whole this is a first-rate career retrospective.
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  • Sales Rank: 54,452
  • UPC: 074646416327
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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