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Imaginos is the eleventh studio album by Blue Öyster Cult. It was released in July 1988 by Columbia Records. It is the band's final record with Columbia.

Conceived as an Albert Bouchard solo project after Columbia rejected several of his and Sandy Pearlman's proposals for an album based on Pearlman's poetry, they began recording demos in 1981 after his departure from Blue Öyster Cult, having finally been given an advance by Columbia.

Personnel

Blue Öyster Cult

  • Albert Bouchard – vocals, guitar, percussion
  • Eric Bloom – vocals
  • Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser – guitar, vocals
  • Allen Lanier – keyboards
  • Joe Bouchard – keyboards, vocals

Additional musicians

  • Tommy Morrongiello – guitars
  • Jack Rigg – guitars
  • Phil Grande – guitars
  • Tommy Zvoncheck – keyboards
  • Kenny Aaronson – bass
  • Thommy Price – drums
  • Joey Cerisano – vocals
  • Jon Rogers – additional lead vocals ("Imaginos")
  • Jack Secret – additional vocals ("Les Invisibles")
  • Shocking U – backing vocals ("In the Presence of Another World")
  • Daniel Levitin – guitar sounds (uncredited)

Guitar Orchestra of the State of Imaginos

  • Marc Biedermann (lead guitar, "I Am the One You Warned Me Of")
  • Kevin Carlson
  • Robby Krieger (lead guitar, "Magna of Illusion," "Blue Öyster Cult")
  • Tommy Morrongiello
  • Aldo Nova
  • Jack Rigg
  • Joe Satriani (lead guitar, "The Siege and Investiture of Baron von Frankenstein's Castle at Weisseria")

Production

  • Sandy Pearlman – producer, engineer, mixing
  • Albert Bouchard – associate producer
  • Paul Mandl – chief engineer
  • Corky Stasiak – basic tracks engineer
  • Steve Brown – mixing
  • Steven Marcussen – mastering
  • Special thanks to Don DeVito, Denise Gatto, Andrea Finkelstein, George Geranios, Marsha Vlasic, Bruce Slayton, Nancy Evans, Neil Warnock, Jeff Jones, Paul Rappaport, Jim Delbalzo, Ron Timmons/A.I.C.
  • Arnold Levine – art direction, lettering
  • Constance Leete – lettering
  • Simon Marsden – sleeve photo

Track listing

# Title Writer(s) Lead vocals Length
Side one
1 I Am the One You Warned Me Of Pearlman, Roeser, A. Bouchard Bloom, Jon Rogers 5:04
2 Les Invisibles Pearlman, A. Bouchard Roeser 5:33
3 In the Presence of Another World Pearlman, J. Bouchard Bloom 6:26
4 Del Rio's Song Pearlman, A. Bouchard Bloom 5:31
5 The Siege and Investiture of Baron von Frankenstein's Castle at Weisseria Pearlman, A. Bouchard Joe Cerisano 6:43
Side two
6 Astronomy Pearlman, J. Bouchard, A. Bouchard Roeser 6:47
7 Magna of Illusion Pearlman, Roeser, A. Bouchard Roeser 5:53
8 Blue Öyster Cult Pearlman, Bloom A. Bouchard, Roeser 7:18
9 Imaginos Pearlman, A. Bouchard Rogers 5:46
Albums
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)