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The Revölution by Night is the ninth studio album by Blue Öyster Cult. It was released in November 1983 by Columbia Records. It is the first album to not feature the original band lineup, as Albert Bouchard was replaced by Rick Downey during the Fire of Unknown Origin tour.

Despite the moderate success of "Shooting Shark" and its heavy radio airplay, the album failed to attain Gold status.


Blue Öyster Cult

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

Additional musicians

  • Larry Fast – synthesizers, programming
  • Aldo Nova – guitar, synthesizers ("Take Me Away")
  • Gregg Winter – backing vocals ("Eyes on Fire")
  • Randy Jackson – bass ("Shooting Shark")
  • Marc Baum – saxophone ("Shooting Shark")


  • Bruce Fairbairn – producer, mixing
  • Dave Wittman – engineer
  • Ken Kessie – engineer
  • Chris Isca – assistant engineer
  • Ron Coté – assistant engineer
  • Ray Pyle – assistant engineer
  • George Geranios – pre-production engineer
  • Tony Cedrone – logistics
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Sandy Pearlman – management, mixing
  • Steve Schenck – management
  • Greg Scott – illustration
  • John Berg – design
  • Special thanks to Spitzer Music S.F., Richie Cannata, Bill Ludwig III, Bruce Slayton, Fran Stoddard
  • Extra special thanks to Aldo Nova

Track listing

# Title Writer(s) Lead vocals Length
Side one
1 Take Me Away Bloom, Aldo Nova Bloom 4:31
2 Eyes on Fire Gregg Winter Bloom 3:56
3 Shooting Shark Roeser, Smith Roeser 7:09
4 Veins Roeser, Meltzer Roeser 3:59
Side two
5 Shadow of California J. Bouchard, Neal Smith, Pearlman Bloom 5:10
6 Feel the Thunder Bloom Bloom 5:48
7 Let Go Bloom, Roeser, Ian Hunter Bloom 3:28
8 Dragon Lady Roeser, Broadway Blotto Roeser 4:08
9 Light Years of Love J. Bouchard, Helen Robbins J. Bouchard 4:05
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)