Blue Oyster Cult The Columbia Albums Collection (17-CD)

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Format: CD  (17 Discs)
Item:  SNYL 193634

CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 17
  • Released: November 6, 2012
  • Label: Sony Legacy

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Transmaniacon MC
  • 2.I'm On The Lamb 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

Tracks on 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 [Studio Version]
  • 11.7 Screaming Diz-Busters
  • 12.O.D.'d On Life Itself

Tracks on 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 Chauffer
  • 10.Mommy
  • 11.Mes Dames Sarat
  • 12.Born To Be Wild [Single B-side]
  • 13.Career Of Evil [Single Version]

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.The Subhuman
  • 2.Harvester Of Eyes
  • 3.Hot Rails to Hell
  • 4.The Red And 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 Recap)
  • 11.Maserati GT (I Ain't Got You)
  • 12.Born To Be Wild

Tracks on 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 [Outtake]
  • 12.Sally [Outtake]
  • 13.(Don't Fear) The Reaper
  • 14.Dance The Night Away

Tracks on 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

Tracks on 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 [Live Alternate Version]

Tracks on 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

Tracks on 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

Tracks on 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

Tracks on 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
  • 7.After Dark
  • 8.Joan Crawford
  • 9.Don't Turn Your Back

Tracks on Disc 12:

  • 1.Dominance And Submission
  • 2.Cities On Flame
  • 3.Dr. Music
  • 4.The Red And 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

Tracks on 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

Tracks on 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 Home
  • 8.Shadow Warrior
  • 9.Madness To The Method

Tracks on 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 Oyster Cult
  • 9.Imaginos

Tracks on Disc 16:

  • 1.Stairway To The Stars
  • 2.The Red And The Black [Promo Version]
  • 3.Buck's Boogie
  • 4.Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll
  • 5.WorkShop Of The Telescopes [Promo Version]
  • 6.Dr. Music
  • 7.The Vigil
  • 8.The Great Sun Jester
  • 9.In Thee
  • 10.Mirrors
  • 11.Steppin' Razor
  • 12.Godzilla - (mono)
  • 13.Double Talk
  • 14.Rebel
  • 15.Summa Cum Laude
  • 16.I'm On The Lamb
  • 17.John L. Sullivan
  • 18.I Want You (She's So Heavy)
  • 19.Stephen King Intro

Tracks on Disc 17:

  • 1.Intro / Dr. Music [KSAN Broadcast]
  • 2.Lips In The Hills [KSAN Broadcast]
  • 3.Before The Kiss, A Red Cap [RKO Radio Networks: Captured Live]
  • 4.7 Screaming Dizbusters [RKO Radio Networks: Captured Live]
  • 5.Workshop Of The Telescopes [RKO Radio Networks: Captured Live]
  • 6.It's Not Easy [KSAN Broadcast]
  • 7.Wings Of Mercury [King Biscuit Flower Hour]
  • 8.Arthur Comics [KSAN Broadcast]
  • 9.Black Blade [KSAN Broadcast]
  • 10.Joan Crawford [ABC: A Night On The Road]
  • 11.5 Guitars / Golden Age Of Leather [KSAN Broadcast]
  • 12.Dancin' In The Ruins [King Biscuit Flower Hour]
  • 13.Take Me Away [King Biscuit Flower Hour]

Product Description:

Personnel: Albert Bouchard (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, harmonica, drums, percussion); Joe Bouchard (vocals, guitar, electric guitar, Spanish guitar, piano, keyboards, vocoder); Allen Lanier (vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards, synthesizer); Eric Bloom, Buck Dharma (vocals, guitar, keyboards, synthesizer, percussion); Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker (horns); Rick Downey (drums); Rickey Reyer, Tony Cedrone (percussion).
Liner Note Author: Lenny Kaye.
Recording information: Academy Of Music, New York, NY (01/30/1978); Alpha & Omega Studios, San Francisco, CA (01/30/1978); Atlanta, GA (01/30/1978); Bond's International Casino, New York, NY (01/30/1978); Boogie Hotel (01/30/1978); Boston, MA (01/30/1978); Capitol Center, Landover, MD (01/30/1978); Capitol Theatre, NJ (01/30/1978); CBS Recording Studios, New York, NY (01/30/1978); CBS Studio, New York, NY (01/30/1978); Columbia Studios, New York, NY (01/30/1978); Commack, Long Island, NY (01/30/1978); Detroit, MI (01/30/1978); Dothan, AL (01/30/1978); England (01/30/1978); Kendun Recorders, Burbank, CA (01/30/1978); Kingdom Sound (01/30/1978); Kingdom Sound, Long Island, NY (01/30/1978); Little Rock AR (01/30/1978); Little Rock, AR (01/30/1978); Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA (01/30/1978); New York, NY (01/30/1978); P.N.E. Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada (01/30/1978); Paramount Theatre, Portland (01/30/1978); Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA (01/30/1978); Perkins Palace, Pasadena, CA (01/30/1978); Portland, OR (01/30/1978); Record Plant, Los Angeles, CA (01/30/1978); Record Plant, New York, NY (01/30/1978); Rochester, NY (01/30/1978); Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA (01/30/1978); Seattle, WA (01/30/1978); Show Palace, Phoenix, AZ (01/30/1978); The Automatt (01/30/1978); The Old Waldorf, San Francisco, CA (01/30/1978); Warehouse, New York, NY (01/30/1978); Zellerbach Auditorium, Berkeley, CA (01/30/1978); Academy Of Music, New York, NY (01/31/1978); Alpha & Omega Studios, San Francisco, CA (01/31/1978); Atlanta, GA (01/31/1978); Bond's International Casino, New York, NY (01/31/1978); Boogie Hotel (01/31/1978); Boston, MA (01/31/1978); Capitol Center, Landover, MD (01/31/1978); Capitol Theatre, NJ (01/31/1978); CBS Recording Studios, New York, NY (01/31/1978); CBS Studio, New York, NY (01/31/1978); Columbia Studios, New York, NY (01/31/1978); Commack, Long Island, NY (01/31/1978); Detroit, MI (01/31/1978); Dothan, AL (01/31/1978); England (01/31/1978); Kendun Recorders, Burbank, CA (01/31/1978); Kingdom Sound (01/31/1978); Kingdom Sound, Long Island, NY (01/31/1978); Little Rock AR (01/31/1978); Little Rock, AR (01/31/1978); Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA (01/31/1978); New York, NY (01/31/1978); P.N.E. Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada (01/31/1978); Paramount Theatre, Portland (01/31/1978); Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA (01/31/1978); Perkins Palace, Pasadena, CA (01/31/1978); Portland, OR (01/31/1978); Record Plant, Los Angeles, CA (01/31/1978); Record Plant, New York, NY (01/31/1978); Rochester, NY (01/31/1978); Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA (01/31/1978); Seattle, WA (01/31/1978); Show Palace, Phoenix, AZ (01/31/1978); The Automatt (01/31/1978); The Old Waldorf, San Francisco, CA (01/31/1978); Warehouse, New York, NY (01/31/1978); Zellerbach Auditorium, Berkeley, CA (01/31/1978); Academy Of Music, New York, NY (03/1976); Alpha & Omega Studios, San Francisco, CA (03/1976); Atlanta, GA (03/1976); Bond's International Casino, New York, NY (03/1976); Boogie Hotel (03/1976); Boston, MA (03/1976); Capitol Center, Landover, MD (03/1976); Capitol Theatre, NJ (03/1976); CBS Recording Studios, New York, NY (03/1976); CBS Studio, New York, NY (03/1976); Columbia Studios, New York, NY (03/1976); Commack, Long Island, NY (03/1976); Detroit, MI (03/1976); Dothan, AL (03/1976); England (03/1976); Kendun Recorders, Burbank, CA (03/1976); Kingdom Sound (03/1976); Kingdom Sound, Long Island, NY (03/1976); Little Rock AR (03/1976); Little Rock, AR (03/1976); Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA (03/1976); New York, NY (03/1976); P.N.E. Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada (03/1976); Paramount Theatre, Portland (03/1976); Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA (03/1976).
Illustrator: Greg Scott.
Photographers: Don Hunstein; Art Maillet; Eric Meola; Sandy Speiser; Simon Marsden.
Blue ™yster 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 B™C'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 ™yster 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 B™C 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 B™C 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 B™C as one of the truly innovative legends of hard rock. ~ Thom Jurek
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