Don't fear the reaper / E.T.I. (Extraterrestrial Intelligence) / M.E. 262 / This ain't the summer of love / Burning for you / O.D.'D on life itself / Flaming telepaths / Godzilla / Astronomy / Cities on flame with rock'n'roll /Harvester of eyes / Buck's boogie / Don't fear the reaper (TV Mix) / Godzilla (T.V. Mix).
Blue Öyster Cult turned back the career-of-evil clock to the group's cold-hearted seventie's reign, re-recording twelve intense tracks for the 1994 Cult Classic release. Issued by Herald Records, with initial copies featuring a 24-carat gold audiophile picture disc, the updated digital versions of BÖC's career of evil hammers lays on further proof of the Long Island based band's legendary status. Featuring the original Cult triumverant of stun guitarist Eric "Manny" Bloom, guitarist Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser and Allen Lanier on keyboards, along with drummer Chuck Burgi and bassist Jon Rogers, the songs were recorded at Greene Street Studio, in New York. Bloom and Roeser handled the production end, as the revamped line-up reworked several staples from BÖC's glorious past. The one-hour-plus compilation opens with Blue Öyster Cult's signature track, the sobering "(Don't Fear) The Reaper". The hypnotic number, penned by "Buck Dharma" packs on the cowbell fills, while retaining the chilled change-of-season Autumn vibe. Going from strength-to-strength, the updated set of songs includes "E.T.I. (Extraterrestrial Intelligence)", the divebombing "M.E. 262", "Flaming Telepaths", "Godzilla", the mesmerizing "Astronomy", the pulsating "Harvester of Eyes", and the tight jamming "Buck Boogie". The disc is filled out with instrumental versions of "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" and the lumbering "Godzilla", each of which were recorded for the televised mini-series based on Stephen King's novel "The Stand".