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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

"Blue Öyster Cult - The Columbia Albums Collection"; 16CD Box Set Out On October 30

Legacy Recordings will celebrate the 40th anniversary of "Blue Öyster Cult" - unleashed in 1972, the eponymous debut album from America's heaviest psychedelic metal band presaged punk, thrash and hardcore - with the release of "Blue Öyster Cult - The Columbia Albums Collection", a monumental career-spanning  Blue Öyster Cult  library comprised of 16 CDs (the full official canon plus two discs of rarities) and the mythic "Some Other Enchanted Evening" DVD (a blistering concert video from 1978). The highly-collectible boxed set will be available Tuesday, October 30.

Blue Öyster Cult (led by founding members Eric Bloom and Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser) will perform an historic New York City/Times Square show - featuring special guests and other surprises - at the Best Buy Theater (44th & Broadway, Manhattan) on Sunday, October 28 (doors at 7 p.m.). Tickets go on sale, Friday, August 17. Reserved seating is available for the show.

A limited number (100) of individual deluxe VIP packages for the Times Square Show will also be offered. Designed to provide the ultimate  Blue Öyster Cult  experience, each deluxe VIP package includes "Blue Öyster Cult - The Columbia Albums Collection" (in advance of street date!) in addition to a guaranteed seat in the first five rows of the Best Buy Theater for the  Blue Öyster Cult  Times Square concert; a pre-show meet-and-greet with the band; an autographed limited edition  Blue Öyster Cult event poster and an exclusive commemorative laminate.

"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 Revolution By Night", "Mirrors", "Cultosaurus Erectus","Extraterrestrial Live", "Club Ninja" and "Imaginos" - alongside two newly-curated bonus discs: "Rarities" and "Radios Appear: The Best Of The Broadcasts" (a special collection of classic live performances).

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" 16CD box set includes:

01. Blue Öyster Cult (1972 - studio - with 2001 CD bonus tracks)
02. Tyranny And Mutation (1973 - studio - with 2001 CD bonus tracks)
03. Secret Treaties (1974 - studio - with 2001 CD bonus tracks)
04. On Your Feet Or On Your Knees (1975 - live) - 2012 Remaster
05. Agents Of Fortune (1976 - studio - with 2001 CD bonus tracks)
06. Spectres (1977 - studio - with 2007 CD bonus tracks)
07. Some Enchanted Evening CD (1978 - live - with 2007 CD bonus tracks)
08. Some Other Enchanted Evening DVD (1978 - live)
09. Mirrors (1979 - studio) - 2012 Remaster
10. Cultosaurus Erectus (1980 - studio) - 2012 Remaster
11. Fire Of Unknown Origin (1981 - studio) - 2012 Remaster
12. Extraterrestrial Live (1982 - live) - 2012 Remaster
13. The Revolution By Night (1983 - studio) - 2012 Remaster
14. Club Ninja (1985 - studio) - 2012 Remaster
15. Imaginos (1988 - studio) - 2012 Remaster
16. Rarities
17. Radios Appear: The Best of the Broadcasts

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