BLUE OYSTER CULT TO RELEASE LIVE CD AND DVD/VHS 'A LONG DAY'S NIGHT' ON CMC
INTERNATIONAL AND SANCTUARY VISUAL ENTERTAINMENT;
CD COMING ON SEPT. 24, 2002; DVD/VHS TO FOLLOW ON OCT. 8, 2002
Blue Oyster Cult is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2002, and the
legendary hard-rock band is honoring the occasion by releasing the live CD 'A
Long Day's Night' on September 24 and a companion DVD/VHS home video on
'A Long Day's Night' is BOC's first live album in more than 20 years, and the
CD will be released on CMC International Records. The DVD/VHS is being issued
by Sanctuary Visual Entertainment. Both CMC International and Sanctuary
Visual Entertainment are divisions of the Sanctuary Records Group.
Lead vocalist/lead guitarist Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser, lead
vocalist/rhythm guitarist Eric Bloom, keyboardist/guitarist Allen Lanier,
bass guitarist Danny Miranda and drummer Bobby Rondinelli recorded and filmed
'A Long Day's Night' on June 21, 2002, at the Skyline Stage at the Navy Pier
in Chicago, IL. BOC fans from all across the country came to be a part of
this well publicized event. The performance featured songs spanning the
band's entire three-decade-long career, from 1972's self-titled debut album
to 2001's 'Curse of the Hidden Mirror.' Everything from major mainstream hits
to album tracks that appeal to die-hard BOC fans are highlighted. The CD and
DVD/VHS were produced by BOC manager Steve Schenck. The DVD/VHS was directed
by Mike Drumm.
The CD includes 13 tracks: "Stairway to the Stars," "Burnin' For You," "OD'd
on Life Itself," "Dance on Stilts," "Buck's Boogie," "Quicklime Girl,"
"Harvest Moon," "Astronomy," "Cities on Flame With Rock & Roll," "Perfect
Water," "Lips in the Hills," "Godzilla" and "Don't Fear the Reaper." The song
"Astronomy" is a bonus track not included on the DVD/VHS.
The DVD/VHS, which was shot on high-definition videotape, features 19 tracks:
"Stairway to the Stars," "Burnin' For You," "OD'd on Life Itself," "E.T.I.,"
"Dance on Stilts," "Harvester of Eyes," "Buck's Boogie," "Quicklime Girl,"
"Flaming Telepaths," "Harvest Moon," "Last Days of May," "Cities on Flame
With Rock & Roll," "M.E. 262," "Perfect Water," "Lips in the Hills,"
"Godzilla," "Don't Fear the Reaper," "Dominance and Submission" and "The Red
and the Black." The DVD and VHS are both presented in widescreen (letterbox)
format. The DVD sound is mastered in Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1 and Dolby 2.0
and the VHS is mastered in Dolby Stereo. Special bonus features on the DVD
are band interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, fan interviews and more.
'A Long Day's Night' will have its high-definition television broadcast
premiere on September 19, 2002, at 10:00 p.m. Eastern on HDNet's channel 199
Throughout Blue Oyster Cult's impressive career, the band has earned a
well-deserved reputation as "the thinking man's heavy metal band." BOC came
out of Long Island, NY, and immediately delighted critics and fans. Utterly
relentless touring developed and strengthened the fan base, and the band
remains a fearsome road warrior to this day. Not only was BOC's music
hard-hitting, the subject matter and lyrics of its songs were fresh and
clever -- particularly for a style of music not exactly revered for its
braininess. Science fiction, horror, violence and tongue-in-cheek humor are
common threads in much of BOC's material.
Albums like 'Blue Oyster Cult,' 'Tyranny and Mutation,' 'Secret Treaties' and
the live 'On Your Feet or On Your Knees' gradually built up BOC's fan base
and earned critical respect. The mainstream breakthrough was the explosion of
1976's 'Agents of Fortune' and the hauntingly immortal smash hit single
"(Don't Fear) The Reaper." The band began headlining arena and stadium
concerts worldwide. Subsequent albums like 'Spectres,' the live 'Some
Enchanted Evening,' 'Mirrors' and 'Cultosaurus Erectus' further cemented Blue
Oyster Cult's status as one of the finest hard-rock bands in history. Another
mainstream commercial tornado struck with 1981's 'Fire of Unknown Origin'
album and its mammoth hit single "Burnin' For You." The winning streak
continued through the years with the live 'Extraterrestrial Live,' 'The
Revolution By Night,' 'Club Ninja,' 'Imaginos,' 'Heaven Forbid' and 'Curse of
the Hidden Mirror.'
'A Long Day's Night' -- both the CD and DVD/VHS -- simply offers
unquestionable proof that Blue Oyster Cult has thrived for 30 years because
of the exciting evolution of its challenging music and its peerless ability
to present the music to worldwide audiences through consistently electrifying
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