Some Enchanted Evening (Blue Öyster Cult album)

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Some Enchanted Evening
Live album by Blue Öyster Cult
Released September 1978 (1978-09)
Recorded December 31, 1977 – June 1, 1978
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 36:04, 71:32 (re-issue)
Label Columbia
Producer Sandy Pearlman, Murray Krugman, Blue Öyster Cult
Blue Öyster Cult chronology
Spectres
(1977)
Some Enchanted Evening
(1978)
Mirrors
(1979)
Singles from Some Enchanted Evening
  1. "We Gotta Get Out of This Place (live) / E.T.I. (live)"
    Released: October 1978
  2. "We Gotta Get Out of This Place (live) / Stairway to the Stars"
    Released: November 1978
Some OTHER Enchanted Evening
Video by Blue Öyster Cult
Released 2007 (2007)
Recorded Capital Centre, Largo, Maryland, 1978
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Label Legacy Recordings
Producer Bruce Dickinson
Blue Öyster Cult chronology
A Long Day's Night
(2002)
Some Enchanted Evening
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 4/5 stars (DVD)[2]
Q 3/5 stars[3]
Rolling Stone (favorable)[4]
Martin Popoff 6/10 stars[5]

Some Enchanted Evening is the second live album by the American hard rock band Blue Öyster Cult, released in September 1978 (see 1978 in music). It is Blue Öyster Cult's best selling album, having sold two million copies,[citation needed] including over a million in the United States.[6] The album's seven original tracks were recorded at various locations in the United States and England.

The album was re-issued on CD in early 2007 on Legacy Recordings and included seven previously unreleased bonus tracks recorded in various locations around the US, along with a DVD entitled Some OTHER Enchanted Evening, which featured a previously unreleased performance videotaped at the Capital Centre in Largo, Maryland in the spring of 1978.

In chronological order the songs were recorded at:

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "R.U. Ready 2 Rock"   5:29
2. "E.T.I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence)"   5:04
3. "Astronomy"   8:18
Side two
No. Title Length
4. "Kick Out The Jams" (MC5 cover) 3:03
5. "Godzilla"   4:10
6. "(Don't Fear) The Reaper"   5:51
7. "We Gotta Get Out of This Place" (The Animals cover) 4:09
Total length:
36:04

Some OTHER Enchanted Evening (DVD)[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "R.U. Ready 2 Rock"    
2. "E.T.I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence)"    
3. "Harvester of Eyes"    
4. "We Gotta Get Out of This Place"    
5. "Golden Age of Leather"    
6. "Astronomy"    
7. "ME 262"    
8. "Kick Out the Jams"    
9. "This Ain't the Summer of Love"    
10. "Born to Be Wild"    

Personnel[edit]

Band members
Production
  • Sandy Pearlman – producer, mixing
  • Murray Krugman – producer
  • Corky Stasiak – engineer, mixing
  • Jay Krugman – engineer
  • George Geranios – live sound, DVD live mix
  • Bruce Dickinson – re-issue producer
  • Vic Anesini – remastering

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Position
1978 Billboard 200 (North America)[7] 44
UK Album Chart[8] 18
RPM100 Albums (Canada)[9] 43

Sales Certifications[edit]

Year Country Organization Sales
1988 U.S. RIAA Platinum (1,000,000+)[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Blue Öyster Cult Some Enchanted Evening review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-01-25. 
  2. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Blue Öyster Cult Some Enchanted Evening (Bonus DVD) review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-01-25. 
  3. ^ Mongredien, Phil (April 2007). "Blue Öyster Cult – Some Enchanted Evening". Q (249). 
  4. ^ Schneider, Mitchell (22 February 1979). "Album Reviews: Blue Oyster Cult - Some Enchanted Evening". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2008-01-19. Retrieved 2012-04-10. 
  5. ^ Popoff, Martin (October 2003). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 1: The Seventies. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. ISBN 978-1894959025. 
  6. ^ a b "RIAA Database Search for "Blue Oyster Cult"". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2012-01-25. 
  7. ^ "Some Enchanted Evening Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-01-25. 
  8. ^ "Some Enchanted Evening Chart Stats". Chart Stats.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-22. Retrieved 2012-01-25. 
  9. ^ "Top Albums/CDs – Volume 30, No. 10, December 02 1978". Library and Archives Canada. 2 December 1978. Retrieved 2012-01-25.