- Released: July 16, 2013
- Label: Culture Factory
Q - p.1263 stars out of 5
-- "[With] a sublime eight-minute version of early classic 'Astronomy' and plenty of bonus tracks..."
- 1.R.U. Ready 2 Rock
- 2.E.T.I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence)
- 4.Kick Out The Jams
- 6.(Don't Fear) The Reaper
- 7.We Gotta Get Out Of This Place
Blue Oyster Cult: Eric Bloom (vocals, guitar); Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser (guitar); Allen Lanier (keyboards); Joseph Bouchard (bass); Albert Bouchard (drums).
Additional personnel: Tony Cedrone, Rickey Reyer (percussion).
Producers: Murray Krugman, Blue Oyster Cult, Sandy Pearlman.
Recorded live at Barton Coliseum, Little Rock, Arkansas on April 9, 1978; Municipal Auditorium, Columbus, Georgia on April 11, 1978; Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia on April 13, 1978; New Castle City Hall, New Castle, England on June 1, 1978.
Blue Oyster Cult's second live album (which was also the group's second platinum effort) was recorded during the 250-date tour for SPECTRES. Always one of the better '70s live draws, Blue Oyster Cult used SOME ENCHANTED EVENING to showcase some of the group's heartiest epics alongside some of its more well-known selections. Among the stellar songs included are the southern rock-flavored "R.U. Ready 2 Rock" and the mystical "Astronomy," a song that's wrapped in blankets of Allen Lanier's swirling synths. A crunching version of the hit "(Don't Fear) the Reaper" is only surpassed by the thunderous "Godzilla," a monster epic that is this band's "Smoke on the Water." An interesting pair of covers, "Kick Out the Jams" and "We Gotta Get Out of This Place," found the members of Blue Oyster Cult not only tipping their hats to the rebellious side of the British Invasion, but paying homage to the spirit of anarchy represented by the MC5.