The Essential Blue Öyster Cult

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The Essential Blue Öyster Cult
Greatest hits album by Blue Öyster Cult
Released 1 April 2003
Recorded 1971-1983
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 70:17
Label Sony BMG
Blue Öyster Cult chronology
A Long Day's Night
(2002)
The Essential Blue Öyster Cult
(2003)
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Review scores
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Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

The Essential Blue Öyster Cult is a compilation album by the hard rock band Blue Öyster Cult, released in 2003 as part of Sony BMG's Essential series. An expanded edition of the album, with different cover, was released in 2012, based from 1995 compilation Workshop of the Telescopes.

Track listing (2003)[edit]

  1. "Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll" (Albert Bouchard, Buck Dharma, Sandy Pearlman) - 4:04
  2. "7 Screaming Diz-Busters" (A. Bouchard, Joe Bouchard, Dharma, Pearlman) - 7:02
  3. "Harvester of Eyes" (Eric Bloom, Dharma, Richard Meltzer) - 4:24
  4. "Astronomy" (A. Bouchard, J. Bouchard, Pearlman) - 6:28
  5. "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" (Dharma) - 5:09
  6. "E.T.I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence)" (Dharma, Pearlman) - 3:44
  7. "Godzilla" (Dharma) - 3:42
  8. "I Love the Night" (Dharma) - 4:26
  9. "In Thee" (Allen Lanier) - 3:48
  10. "Black Blade" (Bloom, Michael Moorcock, John Trivers) - 6:29
  11. "Burnin' for You" (Dharma, Meltzer) - 4:31
  12. "Veteran of the Psychic Wars" (Bloom, Moorcock) - 4:49
  13. "Shooting Shark" (Dharma, Patti Smith) - 7:10
  14. "Take Me Away" (Bloom, Aldo Nova) - 4:30

Track listing (2012)[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

  1. "Cities on Flame With Rock and Roll" - 4:05
  2. "Before the Kiss, a Redcap" (Pearlman, Murray Krugman, Allen Lanier, Dharma) - 4:59
  3. "Stairway to the Stars" (Meltzer, A. Bouchard, Dharma) - 3:43
  4. "Transmaniacon MC" (Meltzer, A. Bouchard, Dharma, Bloom) - 3:21
  5. "Buck's Boogie (Live)" (Dharma) - 5:17
  6. "The Red & the Black" (A. Bouchard, Bloom, Pearlman) - 4:21
  7. "O.D.'d on Life Itself" (Bloom, A. Bouchard, J. Bouchard, Pearlman) - 4:48
  8. "7 Screaming Diz-Busters" - 7:01
  9. "Career of Evil" (A. Bouchard, Smith) - 4:00
  10. "Flaming Telepaths" (A. Bouchard, Bloom, Pearlman, Dharma) - 5:18
  11. "Astronomy" - 6:28
  12. "Hot Rail to Hell (Live)" (J. Bouchard) - 5:32
  13. "Harvester of Eyes (Live)" - 4:56
  14. "M.E. 262 (Live)" (Bloom, Dharma, Pearlman) - 8:05
  15. "Born to be Wild (Live)" (Mars Bonfire) - 6:18

Disc 2[edit]

  1. "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" - 5:08
  2. "This Ain't the Summer of Love" (Krugman, A. Bouchard, Donald Waller) - 2:21
  3. "E.T.I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence) (Live)" - 5:18
  4. "Godzilla" - 3:41
  5. "I Love The Night" - 4:25
  6. "Goin' Through the Motions" (Bloom, Ian Hunter) - 3:12
  7. "In Thee" - 3:48
  8. "Black Blade" - 6:28
  9. "The Marshall Plan" (Blue Öyster Cult) - 5:24
  10. "Veteran of the Psychic Wars" - 4:48
  11. "Joan Crawford" (Bouchard, David Roter, Jack Rigg) - 4:54
  12. "Burnin' for You" - 4:30
  13. "Roadhouse Blues (Live)" (Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, John Densmore) - 9:14
  14. "Shooting Shark" - 7:09
  15. "Take Me Away" - 4:30
  16. "Dancin' in the Ruins" (Larry Gottlieb, Justin Scanlon) - 4:00

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