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Mirrors is the sixth studio album by Blue Öyster Cult. It was released on June 19, 1976, by Columbia Records. The album peaked at No. 44 on the Billboard Hot 200, and its second single, "In Thee," peaked at No. 74 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Mirrors' failure to attain Gold certification was attributed to their attempt at a more popular sound. This remains their only album produced by Tom Werman.

Personnel

Blue Öyster Cult

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

Additional musicians

  • Mickey Raphael – harmonica ("Dr. Music")
  • Jai Winding – strings ("In Thee")
  • Ellen Foley – backing vocals ("Dr. Music," "Mirrors")
  • Genya Ravan – backing vocals ("Dr. Music," "Mirrors")
  • Wendy Webb – backing vocals ("Lonely Teardrops")

Production

  • Tom Werman – producer
  • George Geranios – pre-production
  • Tony Cedrone – engineer
  • Gary Ladinski – engineer, mixing
  • Gary Pritikin – engineer
  • Geoff Sykes – engineer
  • Lou Schlossberg – engineer
  • Loren Salazar – cover art
  • Elliot Gilbert – back cover photo
  • Special thanks to Michael Skinclothes, Full Tilt Studios, Giuliano's Custom Guitar, Steve Schenck, Bruce Lundvall, Clive Davis, and Columbia Pictures

Track listing

# Title Writer(s) Lead vocals Length
Side one
1 Dr. Music Meltzer, J. Bouchard, Roeser Bloom 3:10
2 The Great Sun Jester Michael Moorcock, John Trivers, Bloom Bloom 4:48
3 In Thee Lanier Roeser 3:48
4 Mirrors Roeser, Bruce Abbott Roeser 3:44
5 Moon Crazy J. Bouchard J. Bouchard 4:06
Side two
6 The Vigil Roeser, Sandy Roeser Roeser 6:25
7 I Am the Storm J. Bouchard, Ronald Binder Bloom 3:42
8 You're Not the One (I Was Looking For) A. Bouchard, Caryn Bouchard A. Bouchard 3:14
9 Lonely Teardrops Lanier Roeser 3:37
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)