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The Columbia Albums Collectiön is a compilation album by Blue Öyster Cult. It contains every album produced under their contract to Columbia Records (Blue Öyster CultImaginos) , as well as two compilation discs and a digital download. It was released on October 30, 2012 by Columbia Records.

Rarities is a compilation of demos, old live sets, and pre-BÖC material that had yet to see an official release. Radios Appear: The Best of the Broadcasts is a disc compiling several live performances of their hits from the height of their career.

Harvester of Lives is a four-concert set of digital downloads available to those who purchased the collection. The concerts, though incomplete, took place from 1980 to 1986 and total five hours of material.


Blue Öyster Cult

  • Eric Bloom – lead vocals, stun guitar, keyboards, drums
  • Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser – lead guitar, vocals, drums
  • Allen Lanier – keyboards, guitar, vocals
  • Joe Bouchard – bass, vocals
  • Albert Bouchard – drums, vocals, guitar
  • Rick Downey – drums
  • Tommy Zvoncheck – keyboards
  • Jimmy Wilcox – drums
  • Jon Rogers – bass


  • Bruce Dickinson – producer
  • Steve Schenck – producer
  • Vic Anesini – mastering
  • Maria Triana – mastering
  • Darren Salmieri – Legacy A&R
  • Bryan Koniarz – project director
  • Edward O'Dowd – design
  • Sandy Speiser – photos (pages 2–3)
  • Don Hunstein – photos (pages 7, 16–17, 24, 28–29, 38)
  • Art Maillet – photos (pages 18–19)
  • Thanks to Sean Brennan, John Conroy, Jeff Frederick, Vanessa Gonzales, Jeremy Holiday, John Jackson, Matt Kelly, Donna Kloepfer, Mike Kull, Jim Lane, Mike Panico, Jeffrey Schulberg, Tim Sturges, Tom Tierney

Album listing

  1. Blue Öyster Cult
  2. Tyranny and Mutation
  3. Secret Treaties
  4. On Your Feet or on Your Knees
  5. Agents of Fortune
  6. Spectres
  7. Some Enchanted Evening
    1. Some OTHER Enchanted Evening (DVD)
  8. Mirrors
  9. Cultösaurus Erectus
  10. Fire of Unknown Origin
  11. Extraterrestrial Live
  12. The Revölution by Night
  13. Club Ninja
  14. Imaginos
  15. Rarities
  16. Radios Appear: The Best of the Broadcasts
  17. Harvester of Lives (digital download)

The Columbia Albums Collectiön Sampler

Prior to the release of the box set, a promotional sampler CD was released containing selected tracks from throughout the compilation. It also featured a track not found in the final box set, a cover of The Who's "Substitute" performed at the Civic Center in Providence, RI in 1980.

Track listing

  • - – cover song
  • * – incorrect credit
# Title Writer(s) Lead vocals Length
1 Godzilla Roeser Roeser, Bloom 3:41
2 I Want You (She's So Heavy) (Live) John Lennon, Paul McCartney Bloom 5:53
3 Wings of Mercury (Live) Karl Precoda Bloom 4:52
4 In Thee (Live) Lanier Roeser 3:53
5 (Don't Fear) The Reaper Roeser Roeser 5:08
6 Double Talk (Demo) J. Bouchard J. Bouchard 3:48
7 Veteran of the Psychic Wars J. Bouchard, P. Smith, Bloom, A. Bouchard, Roeser* Bloom 4:50
8 Burnin' For You Roeser, Meltzer Roeser 4:31
9 The Marshall Plan Blue Öyster Cult Bloom 5:23
10 Astronomy J. Bouchard, S. Bouchard, Pearlman* Bloom 6:28
11 Dancin' in the Ruins (Live) Larry Gottlieb, Justin Scanlon Roeser 4:19
12 O.D.'d on Life Itself Bloom, A. Bouchard, J. Bouchard, Pearlman Bloom 4:48
13 The Great Sun Jester (Live) Bloom, Michael Moorcock, John Trivers Bloom 5:49
14 Arthur Comics (Live) A. Bouchard, Meltzer Roeser 3:16
15 Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll Pearlman, Roeser, A. Bouchard A. Bouchard 4:03
16 Substitute (Live)- Pete Townshend Bloom 3:26
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)