According to Eric Bloom of BLUE ÖYSTER CULT Fan page, original members Allen Lanier (keyboards, guitars), Albert Bouchard (drums, percussion), Joe Bouchard (bass), Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser (guitar) and Eric Bloom (lead vocals, rhythm guitar) will reunite for part of the band’s historic New York City/Times Square show at the Best Buy Theater (44th & Broadway, Manhattan) on on Monday, November 5th with the doors opening at 6:00pm.
Unleashed in 1972, the eponymous debut album from America’s heaviest psychedelic metal band presaged punk, thrash and hardcore. Sony Music is celebrating with the release of Blue Öyster Cult – The Columbia Albums Collection, a monumental career-spanning BÖC library comprised of 16 CDs and the mythic Some OTHER Enchanted Evening DVD (a blistering concert video from 1978).
Blue Öyster Cult – The Columbia Albums Collection brings together the group’s 14 official Columbia Records albums – including newly-mastered editions of On Your Feet Or On Your Knees, Fire Of Unknown Origin, The Revölution By Night, Mirrors, Cultösaurus Erectus, Extraterrestrial Live, Club Ninja and Imaginos – alongside the two bonus discs: Rarities and Radios Appear: The Best Of The Broadcasts.
Two newly-curated bonus discs: Rarities and Radios Appear: The Best Of The Broadcasts (a special collection of classic live performances) include the following tracklistings:
In addition, the Blue Öyster Cult – The Columbia Albums Collection box set comes with a special download code good for four live concert broadcasts as well as as a forty page booklet chock full of photos and liner notes from celebrated music writer and guitarist Lenny Kaye.
Blue Öyster Cult – The Columbia Albums Collection includes:
1. Blue Öyster Cult (1972 – studio – with 2001 CD bonus tracks)
2. Tyranny And Mutation (1973 – studio – with 2001 CD bonus tracks)
3. Secret Treaties (1974 – studio – with 2001 CD bonus tracks)
4. On Your Feet Or On Your Knees (1975 – live) – 2012 remaster
5. Agents Of Fortune (1976 – studio – with 2001 CD bonus tracks)
6. Spectres (1977 – studio – with 2007 CD bonus tracks)
7. Some Enchanted Evening CD (1978 – live – with 2007 CD bonus tracks)
8. Some OTHER Enchanted Evening DVD (1978 – live)
9. Mirrors (1979 – studio) – 2012 remaster
10. Cultösaurus Erectus (1980 – studio) – 2012 remaster
11. Fire Of Unknown Origin (1981 – studio) – 2012 remaster
12. Extraterrestrial Live (1982 – live) – 2012 remaster
13. The Revölution By Night (1983 – studio) – 2012 remaster
14. Club Ninja (1985 – studio) – 2012 remaster
15. Imaginos (1988 – studio) – 2012 remaster
17. Radios Appear: The Best Of The Broadcasts
Originally formed in Long Island as Soft White Underbelly in 1967, Blue Öyster Cult combined adventurous lyrical themes with an aggressive instrumental sound. With passion and intelligence on display in equal measure, Blue Öyster Cult became the thinking fan’s rock band and a sign of life in a sea of dull, anemic soft-pop. Anthems like ‘Godzilla’, ‘Harvester Of Eyes’ and ‘Don’t Fear The Reaper’ stretched the boundaries of rock topics while lead guitarist Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser became a hero to legions of budding axe-wielders. The band’s mystique extended to their album artwork, resulting in some of the most distinctive and iconic LP covers of the rock era. Blue Öyster Cult – The Columbia Albums Collection gathers the essential pieces of the Blue Öyster Cult story into one mind-boggling totality.