Some Enchanted Evening (Blue Öyster Cult album)

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Some Enchanted Evening
A skeleton in a black cloak carrying an axe rides a black horse in a desert with a dark blue sky behind them.
Live album by Blue Öyster Cult
Released September 1978 (1978-09)
Recorded December 31, 1977–June 1, 1978
Length 36:04, 71:32 (re-issue)
Label Columbia
Blue Öyster Cult chronology
Some Enchanted Evening
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
Length 56:55
Label Legacy Recordings
Producer Bruce Dickinson
Blue Öyster Cult chronology
A Long Day's Night
(2002)A Long Day's Night2002
Some Enchanted Evening
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
AllMusic4/5 stars (DVD)[2]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal6/10[3]
Q3/5 stars[4]
Rolling Stone(favorable)[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 on July 14, 1978.

In chronological order the songs were recorded at:

Track listing[edit]

Side one
1."R.U. Ready 2 Rock"5:29
2."E.T.I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence)"5:04
Side two
4."Kick Out the Jams" (MC5 cover)3:03
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]

1."R.U. Ready 2 Rock"5:42
2."E.T.I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence)"5:09
3."Harvester of Eyes"3:54
4."We Gotta Get Out of This Place"4:05
5."Golden Age of Leather"6:48
7."ME 262"3:08
8."Kick Out the Jams"2:55
9."This Ain't the Summer of Love"5:38
10."5 Guitars"5:05
11."Born to Be Wild"5:56


Blue Öyster Cult


  • 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



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


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


  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. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ Mongredien, Phil (April 2007). "Blue Öyster Cult – Some Enchanted Evening". Q. No. 249. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  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 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.