The Complete Columbia Albums Collection (17 Disc Box Set)
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Blue Oyster Cult were among the very first American rock and 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 wlecomed the kitsch that came with it. They scored nine charting singles (including "(Dont Fear) the Reaper"), two platinum, and four gold albums. To mark BOC'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 Oyster Cult, Tyranny And Mutation, Secret Treaties, Agents Of Fortune, Spectres and Some Enchated Evening all were remastered with bonus tracks. On Your Feet Or On Your Knees (1975), and each subsequent album to SEE, benefits here from having been completely remastered in 2012 from analogue sources. These include the criminally underappreciated, nearly apocryphal Imaginos, the group's final record for Columbia that took eight years to record. It reunited BOC with producer/lyricist Sandy Pearlman and features guest spots from the Doors' Robby Kreiger, 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 included. (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 '86. In actuality that may not be the very best (we seem to recall 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 Everning) has to be seen to be believed. For those who thought BOC 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--is 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 definitve the case for BOC as one of the truly innovative legends of hard rock., Rovi
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|Artist:||Blue Oyster Cult|
|Number of Discs:||17|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.1|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.5 x 0.5 x 7.44|
|1.||Album 1: Blue Oyster Cult|
|2.||Album 2: Tyranny And Mutation|
|3.||Album 3: Secret Treaties|
|4.||Album 4: On Your Feet Or On Your Knees|
|5.||Album 5: Agents Of Fortune|
|6.||Album 6: Spectres|
|7.||Album 7: Some Enchanted Evening CD|
|8.||Album 8: Some Enchanted Evening (DVD)|
|9.||Album 9: Mirrors|
|10.||Album 10: Cultosaurus Erectus|
|11.||Album 11: Fire Of Unknown Origin|
|12.||Album 12: Extraterrestrial (Live)|
|13.||Album 13: The Revolution By Night|
|14.||Album 14: Club Ninja|
|15.||Album 15: Imaginos|
|16.||Album 16: Rarities|
|17.||Album 17: Radios Appear - Best Of The Broadcasts|
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