Blue Öyster Cult – Imaginos (1988/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 55:28 minutes | 1,26 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Artwork: Front cover | © Columbia/Legacy
The 11th album released by classic rock group Blue Oyster Cult, originally released in 1988.
Blue Öyster Cult went out with a bang as a major-label recording act on their 14th and last new Columbia album, Imaginos. The idea for this concept album came as early as Secret Treaties, on which some of its music appeared, and the recording took place over a six-year period. (As a result, album credits give the erroneous impression that the original band had reformed.) The story line, which is easier to appreciate in the liner notes than on the record, concerns a mysterious, protean 19th century figure who has a talent for turning up at key moments in history and influencing them for the worse. This is perhaps BÖC’s most consistent album, certainly its most uncompromising (none of its usual nods to pop accessibility), and also the closest thing to a real heavy-metal statement from a band that never quite fit that description. Unfortunately, this ambitious work came out as BÖC was dropping out of the frontline of the music business, so the album that comes closest to defining Blue Öyster Cult turned into its creative swan song.
01 – I Am the One You Warned Me Of
02 – Les Invisibles
03 – In the Presence of Another World
04 – Del Rio’s Song
05 – The Siege and Investiture of Baron von Frankenstein’s Castle at Weisseria
06 – Astronomy
07 – Magna of Illusion
08 – Blue Öyster Cult
09 – Imaginos