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Harvester of Lives is a compilation album by Blue Öyster Cult. It was released on October 30, 2012 by Columbia Records as a free download to owners of The Columbia Albums Collectiön.

The album contains most of four concerts that had previously not seen an official release:

  • September 8, 1980 – The Old Waldorf, San Francisco, CA
  • June 16, 1981 – Bonds International Casino, New York City
  • July 24, 1983 – Perkins Palace, Pasadena, CA
  • March 27, 1986 – Santa Monica Civic Center, Santa Monica, CA


Blue Öyster Cult

  • Eric Bloom – vocals, guitar, drums
  • Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser – lead guitar, vocals, drums
  • Allen Lanier – keyboards, guitar (tracks 1–41)
  • Joe Bouchard – bass, vocals (tracks 1–41)
  • Albert Bouchard – drums, vocals, guitar (tracks 1–28)
  • Rick Downey – drums (tracks 29–41)
  • Jon Rogers – bass, vocals (tracks 42–52)
  • Tommy Zvonchek – keyboards (tracks 42–52)
  • Jimmy Wilcox – drums (tracks 42–52)


  • George Geranios – producer (tracks 1–41)
  • Steve Schenck – producer (tracks 17–52)
  • "The Amazing" Sam Judd – band introduction

Track listing

  • + – Title as it appears on the album
  • - – Cover song
# Title Writer(s) Lead vocals Length
Disc one
1 Intro/Dr. Music (KSAN Broadcast) Meltzer, J. Bouchard, Roeser Bloom 4:26
2 Lips in the Hills (KSAN Broadcast) Bloom, Roeser, Meltzer Bloom 5:09
3 Unknown Tongue (KSAN Broadcast) A. Bouchard, David Roter Bloom 5:30
4 Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll (KSAN Broadcast) A. Bouchard, Roeser, Pearlman A. Bouchard 6:06
5 The Marshall Plan (KSAN Broadcast) Bloom, A. Bouchard, J. Bouchard, Lanier, Roeser Bloom 6:12
6 Divine Wind (KSAN Broadcast) Roeser Bloom 6:06
7 Then Came the Last Days of May (KSAN Broadcast) Roeser Roeser 8:07
8 It's Not Easy (KSAN Broadcast)- Mick Jagger, Keith Richards Bloom 8:30
Disc two
9 ME 262 (KSAN Broadcast) Bloom, Roeser, Pearlman Bloom 3:25
10 Black Blade (KSAN Broadcast) Bloom, Michael Moorcock, John Trivers Bloom 8:50
11 Godzilla (KSAN Broadcast) Roeser Bloom 6:27
12 5 Guitars (Golden Age Version) (KSAN Broadcast) A. Bouchard, Roeser Instrumental 6:01
13 Born to Be Wild (KSAN Broadcast) Mars Bonfire Bloom 7:43
14 Arthur Comics (KSAN Broadcast) Roeser Roeser 3:16
15 Roadhouse Blues (KSAN Broadcast)- Jim Morrison Bloom 3:57
16 (Don't Fear) The Reaper (KSAN Broadcast) Roeser Roeser 7:37
Disc three
17 Dr. Music (ABC: A Night On The Road) Meltzer, J. Bouchard, Roeser Bloom 3:41
18 Burnin' For You (ABC: A Night On The Road) Roeser, Meltzer Roeser 4:18
19 Fire of Unknown Origin (ABC: A Night On The Road) J. Bouchard, Patti Smith, Bloom, A. Bouchard, Roeser Bloom 4:00
20 Joan Crawford (ABC: A Night On The Road) A. Bouchard, David Roter, Jack Rigg Bloom 5:03
21 Veteran of the Psychic Wars (ABC: A Night On The Road) Bloom, Michael Moorcock Bloom 4:38
22 Hot Rails to Hell (ABC: A Night On The Road) J. Bouchard J. Bouchard 4:53
23 ME 262 (ABC: A Night On The Road) Bloom, Roeser, Pearlman Bloom 3:12
24 (Don't Fear) The Reaper (ABC: A Night On The Road) Roeser Roeser 6:51
25 Godzilla (ABC: A Night On The Road) Roeser Bloom 10:24
26 Born to Be Wild (ABC: A Night On The Road)- Mars Bonfire Bloom 6:16
27 5 Guitars (ABC: A Night On The Road) A. Bouchard, Roeser Instrumental 5:17
28 Roadhouse Blues (ABC: A Night On The Road)- Jim Morrison Bloom 6:24
Disc four
29 Stairway to the Stars (RKO Radio Networks: Captured Live) A. Bouchard, Roeser, Meltzer Bloom 4:30
30 Harvester of Eyes (RKO Radio Networks: Captured Live) Roeser, Bloom, Meltzer Bloom 3:38
31 Workshop of the Telescopes (RKO Radio Networks: Captured Live) Bloom, Roeser, A. Bouchard, J. Bouchard, Lanier, Pearlman Bloom 3:30
32 Before the Kiss, a Redcap (RKO Radio Networks: Captured Live) Lanier, Krugman, Roeser, Pearlman Bloom 6:30
33 Born to Rock (RKO Radio Networks: Captured Live)- Neal Smith, Roeser Roeser 3:41
34 Hot Rails to Hell (RKO Radio Networks: Captured Live) J. Bouchard J. Bouchard 4:58
35 7 Screaming Diz-Busters (RKO Radio Networks: Captured Live) A. Bouchard, J. Bouchard, Roeser, Pearlman Bloom 10:46
36 Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll (RKO Radio Networks: Captured Live) A. Bouchard, Roeser, Pearlman Bloom 5:57
37 Burnin' For You (RKO Radio Networks: Captured Live) Roeser, Meltzer Roeser 4:56
38 Joan Crawford (RKO Radio Networks: Captured Live) A. Bouchard, David Roter, Jack Rigg Bloom 5:54
39 Born to Be Wild (RKO Radio Networks: Captured Live) Mars Bonfire Bloom 7:05
40 (Don't Fear) The Reaper (RKO Radio Networks: Captured Live) Roeser Roeser 6:31
41 Roadhouse Blues (RKO Radio Networks: Captured Live)- Jim Morrison Bloom 10:40
Disc five
42 R.U. Ready 2 Rock (King Biscuit Flower Hour)+ Pearlman, A. Bouchard Bloom 5:55
43 Dominance and Submission (King Biscuit Flower Hour) A. Bouchard, Bloom, Pearlman Bloom 5:50
44 White Flags (King Biscuit Flower Hour) Hugh Leggatt, Gordon Leggatt Bloom 4:55
45 Take Me Away (King Biscuit Flower Hour) Bloom, Aldo Nova Bloom 7:20
46 Dancin' in the Ruins (King Biscuit Flower Hour) Larry Gottlieb, Justin Scanlon Roeser 4:20
47 Shadow Warrior (King Biscuit Flower Hour) Bloom, Roeser, Eric van Lustbader Bloom 5:44
48 Burnin' For You (King Biscuit Flower Hour) Roeser, Meltzer Roeser 5:19
49 Godzilla (King Biscuit Flower Hour) Roeser Bloom 10:57
50 (Don't Fear) The Reaper (King Biscuit Flower Hour) Roeser Roeser 8:09
51 Crowd (King Biscuit Flower Hour) N/A N/A 0:42
52 Wings of Mercury (King Biscuit Flower Hour) Karl Precoda Bloom 4:52
Studio albums Blue Öyster CultTyranny and MutationSecret Treaties
Agents of FortuneSpectresMirrorsCultösaurus Erectus
Fire of Unknown OriginThe Revölution by NightClub NinjaImaginosCult ClassicHeaven Forbid
Curse of the Hidden MirrorThe Symbol Remains
Live albums On Your Feet or on Your KneesSome Enchanted EveningExtraterrestrial LiveA Long Day's Night
Hard Rock Live Cleveland 2014
40th Anniversary - Agents of Fortune - Live 2016
iHeart Radio Theater N.Y.C. 2012
Other albums Bad ChannelsSt. Cecilia: The Elektra Recordings
The Columbia Albums Collectiön
(RaritiesRadios Appear: The Best of the BroadcastsHarvester of Lives)