Category: BLUE OYSTER CULT

HEAVY METAL – Music From The Motion Picture [Vinyl LP reissue] (2017)

After many requests, here’s in exclusive the legendary “HEAVY METAL : Music From The Motion Picture“, in its 2-LP recent release. This is part of the Rhino Records ‘Rocktober’ series, an annual campaign featuring limited edition vinyl releases of classic albums, issued in October, 2017.
The 2-LP release is only available in the U.S. and Canada, already sold out now and very expensive.
‘Heavy Metal’ is a 1981 Canadian-American adult animated sci-fi-fantasy film based in the Heavy Metal Magazine, which was the basis for the film. Like the magazine, the film features a great deal of graphic violence, sexuality, and nudity, censored at various countries.
The movie soundtrack features songs inspired by the story, but most the artists involved aren’t musically ‘heavy metal’ at all. The term is used here into other context.
Musically, “HEAVY METAL : Music From The Motion Picture” offers more than the title suggests, and the songs fit perfectly with their respective film segments. Most songs from the likes of Journey, Cheap Trick, Blue Oyester Club, etc, are exclusive to this soundtrack, some never appeared into any other release, some are different from the originals, noted as ‘Soundtrack Version’.

BLUE OYSTER CULT – Live ’83 [the mythical concert] (2020)

By special arrangement with BLUE OYSTER CULT and its management, Real Gone Music / Columbia Legacy Recordings are releasing for the first time officially on CD the band’s complete July 24, 1983 concert at Perkins Palace in Pasadena, CA, titled “Live ’83“, regarded as one of the band’s finest live recording ever.
Originally on LP vinyl only in last year’s Black Friday Record Store Day release, the tapes of this show have circulated among fans for decades and have been several bootlegs.
Now properly remastered / silver pressed, you can tell the reputation of this show was well earned, as BOC was playing on all cylinders and the tapes managed to capture it all, first-rate from start to finish.

BLUE OYSTER CULT – Live at Rock of Ages Festival 2016 (2020)

BLUE ÖYSTER CULT and Frontiers Music Srl continue their release of archival treasures from the band’s vault with the December 4 release of “Live At Rock Of Ages Festival 2016“. BÖC played, as they always do, an inspired set on the second day of the Rock Of Ages festival 2016 in Seebronn, Germany.
One of the band’s few appearances on German soil in the past few years, the set is now available for fans to enjoy. The band ripped through an extremely solid and memorable performance that kicks off with “This Ain’t The Summer Of Love” and closes with their evergreen hit “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper”.
In between, BÖC delivers with hot updated takes on gems like “Burnin’ For You”, “Golden Age Of Leather”, “Then Came The Last Days Of May” and “Godzilla”.
Strong n’ rocking recommended stuff.

BLUE OYSTER CULT – A Long Day’s Night (Frontiers Music remaster 2020)

Frontiers Music continue with their welcomed reissue of BLUE OYSTER CULT‘s catalog, now it’s time for “A Long Day’s Night“. Originally released in 2002, “A Long Day’s Night” is now being reissued on CD/DVD, Blu-ray, and Vinyl. The audio appearing on all formats has been completely restored and remastered to achieve a stunning new listening experience.
Recorded live at the Navy Pier / Skyline Stage in Chicago, Blue Öyster Cult’s “A Long Day’s Night” celebrates, at the time, 30+ years of incredible music from the band. This release truly highlights the band’s phenomenal career up until that point in time.
The memorable show is titled “A Long Day’s Night” because it took place during the summer solstice. Guitarist/vocalists Eric Bloom and Buck Dharma, keyboardist/guitarist Allen Lanier, and their bandmates regale a revved-up crowd with Cult classics like “Burnin’ for You,” “Last Days of May,” “Godzilla,” and, of course, “(Don’t Fear) the Reaper.”

ALBERT BOUCHARD (Blue Oyster Cult) – Re-Imaginos (2020)

BLUE ÖYSTER CULT’s founder member ALBERT BOUCHARD is releasing his fresh, new version of “Re Imaginos” through his own imprint label, RockHeart Records. The album is Albert’s re-imagining of the 1988 BLUE ÖYSTER CULT LP “Imaginos”, which was originally intended as Albert’s solo album.
As Albert explains: “Most BOC fans know at this point that ‘Imaginos’ was supposed to be my solo album. Some people think it’s the best BOC album, others think it’s not a ‘true’ BOC album. In either case, they’re right. I made this new album for them so that they can hear a more properly realized version of the tale.”
An Eighties landmark re-made and remodeled with great results.

BLUE OYSTER CULT – The Symbol Remains (2020)

The Symbol Remains” is the upcoming fifteenth studio album by BLUE OYSTER CULT, scheduled to be released on October 9, 2020 by Frontier Records. It is the band’s first studio album since 2001, marking their longest gap between records with 19 years.
The album showcases a band who hasn’t been slowed by the time passed, sounding better than ever. ”The Symbol Remains” is one of the band’s most spirited, diverse, and inspired releases to date.
As the old saying goes, ‘good things come to those who wait’ and the 14 new songs on display here embody that. The band’s fans will be delighted given that they have delivered an extremely elaborated album which ultimately sounds like a band looking back at their storied catalogue and giving the fans a bit of everything they’ve ever loved about BÖC, while simultaneously continuing to evolve.
Highly Recommended

BLUE OYSTER CULT – 45th Anniversary Live in London (2020)

BLUE ÖYSTER CULT and Frontiers Music have announced another special live release from its archives. “45th Anniversary – Live In London” is due on August 7 on CD/DVD, Blu-ray, and 2xLP. The performance, captured in London at the O2 Indigo at the Stone Free festival, includes a full performance of their legendary debut album, plus more cuts from their storied catalog.
This is timeless stuff, and Highly Recommended.

JOE BOUCHARD (Blue Öyster Cult) – Strange Legends (2020)

With the unique, resonating sound of Blue Öyster Cult still humming in my ears, ”Strange Legends”, the 6th solo release from their famed bassist JOE BOUCHARD is more than a welcome treat. A member of BÖC’s classic line up during their most successful period earning 9 gold and 2 platinum awards, Bouchard co-wrote many of the greatest BÖC songs.
They say legends never die, and on this record Bouchard goes a long way to proving it.

BLUE OYSTER CULT – iHeart Radio Theater 2012 (2020)

Legendary classic rock band BLUE ÖYSTER CULT are releasing another special archival live album and long-form video, available on June 11 via Frontiers Music. The band’s performance at iHeartRadio Theater in New York City took place on December 17, 2012 in an intimate setting for a lucky audience of 200 fans. This special show was arranged in celebration of the...

BLUE OYSTER CULT – The Complete Columbia Albums Collection [16-CD Remastered + bonus]

“The Complete Columbia Albums Collection” brings together BLUE OYSTER CULT’s 14 official Columbia Records albums – including newly remastered editions of ‘On Your Feet or on Your Knees’, ‘Fire of Unknown Origin’, ‘The Revolution by Night’, ‘Mirrors’, ‘Cultosaurus Erectus’, ‘Extraterrestrial Live’, ‘Club ‘Ninja and ‘Imaginos’ – featuring treasurable bonus tracks – alongside two newly-curated bonus discs: ‘Rarities’ and ‘Radios Appear:...

BLUE OYSTER CULT – The Revolution By Night [remastered] (HDtracks 2016)

BLUE OYSTER CULT – The Revolution By Night [remastered] (HDtracks 2016)

One of you asked for this underrated, highly melodic ’80s BLUE OYSTER CULT album “The Revolution By Night” recently appeared at HDtracks.com in a remastered form (Columbia / Legacy last remaster).“The Revolution By Night”, released in 1983, was a sign of the times: a polished, melodic, almost radio-friendly album from Blue Öyster Cult, according to the sound of the era....

BLUE OYSTER CULT – Club Ninja [digitally remastered]

BLUE OYSTER CULT – Club Ninja [digitally remastered]

BLUE ÖYSTER CULT is a legendary (‘cult’ indeed) band that combined adventurous lyrical themes with an aggressive instrumental sound going from hard rock, progressive rock and what they call ‘Extraterrestrial Music’. The band’s mystique extended to their album artwork, resulting in some of the most distinctive and iconic LP covers of the rock era. Their former label released ‘Blue Öyster...

BLUE OYSTER CULT – Imaginos [digitally remastered]

BLUE OYSTER CULT – Imaginos [digitally remastered]

If there’s one intriguing album in rock history, both lyrically as musically, “Imaginos” by BLUE OYSTER CULT should be in the top ten. Very hard to find on CD, there was limited editions in recent years, but this is the last remaster (note: this is not the same as the Columbia BOC box set).The reissue label Real Gone / Sony...

BUCK DHARMA – Flat Out [Rock Candy Remastered & Reloaded]

BUCK DHARMA – Flat Out [Rock Candy Remastered & Reloaded]

* Blue Oyster Cult’s founder member, songwriter and lead guitarist Donald BUCK DHARMA Roeser released back in the ’80s his first solo album “Flat Out“, for many years very hard to find. Rock Candy Records made the album available again, now with a 24-bit remastering treatment from original source tapes. During BOC’s very successful career, Buck Dharma started to accumulate...