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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 October 8.

'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 on DirecTV.

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 live performances.

For more information and a list of never-ending tour dates, check out www.blueoystercult.com
www.sanctuaryrecordsgroup.com

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