Secret Treaties Import
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For my money "Secret Treaties" is the best of their first three albums (often referred to as their "black-and-white" period). From the opening of "Career of Evil" (their second collaboration with Patti Smith) to the sounds of the wind dying away at the end of "Astronomy" the listener is entranced. Two of the songs on this album ("Astronomy" and "Subhuman") would reappear in different form more than a dozen years later on their "Imaginos" album. The song titles from this album read like a list of concert favorites for BÖC fans with songs like "Dominance and Submission", "ME 262", "Harvester of Eyes", and "Flaming Telepaths" joining those I already mentioned as songs often heard during their live shows. The remaining piece from the original release is the off-beat "Cagey Cretins", which falls short of the rest of the album but doesn't distract too much from the rest.
This remastered CD has five bonus tracks. The first three pieces ("Boorman the Chauffer", "Mommy", and "Mes Dames Sarat") are outtakes from the studio sessions for the album and none of them have been released before.Read more ›
"Secret Treaties": The music is dark, filled with bass and distorted guitar. The lyrics are some of the finest in true Blue Oyster Cult fashion.
Be sure to buy the re-mastered version of "Secret Treaties." The first release had numerous technical defects, including the sound of the master tape warbling during the guitar solo in "Harvester of Eyes!" ACK! Three (of the FIVE!) bonus tracks are absolutely as good as the songs that made it to the final cut on the original. If you've got the first release, but don't think you need the remaster, you should reconsider. Your stereo and your imagination will thank you.
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If you are a Blue Oyster Cult fan this is a must have! One of there best!!Published 20 days ago by Dan
Classic - stands alone - BOC at the top of their game - put this on - put on Floyd's Animals...Published 1 month ago by Richard Owens
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New, 5 bux for all the BOC remasters is a deal for me since I spent my early 20's slowly collecting the Bouchard discs at 10 to 12 bux a pop. Read morePublished 11 months ago by NigelY75