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an image of Blue Öyster Cult band performing
The new album Ghost Stories will be released on April 12, 2024.

Blue Öyster Cult

Blue Öyster Cult Ghost Stories

Release Date: April 12, 2024

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Track Listing

Here are the 12 tracks in the album Ghost Stories by Blue Öyster Cult.

Credits

Here are the band members and credits.

MusicianInstruments
Eric BloomGuitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Albert BouchardDrums, Vocals
Joe BouchardBass, Guitar, Keyboards, Percussion, Vocals
Allen LanierGuitar, Keyboards
Donald “Buck Dharma” RoeserGuitar, Vocals
Rick Downey (on tracks 3 and 11)Drums
Richie CastellanoAdditional Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals

Discography Timeline

Here is the entire discography timeline of Blue Öyster Cult from Long Island, New York (USA).

AlbumVersionsLabelYear
Blue Öyster Cult88Columbia1971
Tyranny And Mutation90Columbia1973
Secret Treaties97Columbia1974
On Your Feet Or On Your Knees77Columbia1975
Agents Of Fortune128Columbia1976
Spectres73Columbia1977
Some Enchanted Evening82Columbia1978
Mirrors52CBS, CBS, CBS1979
Cultösaurus Erectus53Columbia1980
King Biscuit Flower Hour2D.I.R. Broadcasting Corp.1980
Fire Of Unknown Origin66Columbia1981
Loverboy – Westwood One In Concert2Westwood One Radio Networks1981
A Night On The Road3ABC Radio Networks1981
B.B.C. Rock Hour #2371London Wavelength1981
Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner1Westwood One1981
Extraterrestrial Live54Columbia1982
New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum2The Source (8)1982
A Night On The Road3ABC Radio Networks1982
The Revölution By Night36Columbia1983
Captured Live!3RKO Radio Networks1983
Vandenberg – In Concert2Westwood One1983
Innerview1Innerview1984
Captured Live!2RKO Radio Networks1984
Club Ninja40Columbia1985
King Biscuit Flower Hour2King Biscuit Flower Hour1986
Imaginos31Columbia1988
Live 19762Castle Classics1991
Bad Channels – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack9Moonstone Records (2)1992
Cult Classic18SPV Recordings1994
Heaven Forbid14CMC International1998
Curse Of The Hidden Mirror10Sanctuary2001
Tales Of The Psychic Wars5Burning Airlines2001
A Long Day’s Night25Sanctuary2002
Nazareth – Live1Direct Source Special Products Inc.2005
Live In America8The Store For Music2006
Superstar Concert Series1Westwood One2009
Harvester Of Lives52Columbia, Legacy, Sony2012
Forbidden Delights LA 19811Back On Black2015
The Symbol Remains13Frontiers Music SRL2020
Live ’832Columbia, Sony Music2020
Live At Rock Of Ages Festival 20164Frontiers Music SRL2020
50th Anniversary – Live In NYC – First Night7Frontiers Music SRL2023

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ghost-stories-blue-oyster-cultBlue Oyster Cult is all set for a grand finale to their 50-year-long recording legacy of rock music with this highly anticipated album, Ghost Stories, which is supposedly an enthralling collection of reimagined versions of old original lost gems that were recorded but did not get to see the light. The previous album, The Symbol Remains, was a blockbuster, and so was their 50th Anniversary celebration, so it is no wonder Frontiers Music partnered with the Blue Oyster Cult yet again to come up with one final epilogue. The album Ghost Stories contains a collection of 12 tracks consisting of reimagined versions and newly completed songs over the time frame of 1978 to 2016. It is big news to Blue Oyster Cult connoisseurs as the album contains singles that they deemed as lost gems, which were originally recorded between 1978 and 1983 on reel-to-reel analog tap. They are reimagined by modern AI to transform into digital audio, except for the track, If I Fell, which was recorded in 2016. Moreover, they also have added a studio recording of their concert classic, Kick Out the Jams (MC5 cover), and We Gotta Get out of This Place (The Animals). Apart from that, the album incorporates archive materials that were recorded from workshopping sessions for an album and performance rehearsals. Those original archive materials were originally recorded by the band's original audio engineer, George Geranios, who was an vital part of the band's heyday years. Steve Schenck and Richie Castellano produced and transferred those analog records into digital by de-mixing and re-mixing with AI software. So, expect to hear some changes to those original records. Meanwhile, any of the studio work remaining was wrapped up with the original bandmates, Eric Bloom and Donald 'Buck Dharma' Roeser, while Albert Bouchard and Rick Downey appeared on drums. The band has already dropped two of the tracks, So Supernatural and Don't Come Running to Me, with respective official music videos. The first release, So Supernatural, carefully encapsulated the true essence of the band's classic hit era via the melodic and mid-tempo groove, somewhat like the Spectres but with a modern touch. Meanwhile, their second release, Don't Come Running to Me, feels incomplete lyrically, and Eric Bloom sounds like he’s straining to hit those high notes despite the fact that the single sounds fine overall. In conclusion, Ghost Stories seems a befitting album as a beautiful ode to rock's golden era, a timeless masterpiece that will surely captivate every fan, be it old or newcomers.

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