The Blue Oyster Cult Secret Treaties Numbered, Limited Edition Hybrid Multi-Channel & Stereo SACD
Numbered, Limited Edition Hybrid 4.0 Multichannel
Secret Treaties is the third studio album and final part of the powerful early
1970s trio of albums by Blue Öyster Cult. While the speed-freak adrenaline
heaviness and shrouded occult mystery of Tyranny and Mutation is the watermark
for the band's creative invention, it is Secret Treaties that is widely and
critically regarded as the band's classic.
The album spent 14 weeks in the US album charts, Melody Maker rated it "Top Rock
Album of All Time" in 1975 and in 2002 Rolling Stone magazine called it one of
"The 50 Coolest Records of All Time"
At least four of the tracks from Secret Treaties are featured in every Blue
Öyster Cult "best of" compilation ever released - that includes the mysterious
lead-off track "Career of Evil" which was written by punk poetess Patti Smith, a
longtime contributor to the band, the somewhat lyrically disturbing "Subhuman,"
the mischievous "Harvester of Eyes" and the exceptional epic closer "Astronomy."
The songs are expansive and lush in their textures. The BÖC flamboyance is all
here and so are the overdriven guitar riffs, the outpouring of urban
frustration, an offbeat sense of humor and an ability to rock with grandeur.
While elements of psychedelia have always been a part of the band's sound, it
was always enfolded in proto-metal heaviness and biker boogie. Here, Blue Öyster
Cult created their own brand of heavy psychedelic noir to diversify their
considerably aggressive attack.
• Super Audio CD
• SACD 4.0 Multi-Channel SACD Layer
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on
most conventional CD Players!
• Numbered, Limited Edition
1. Career of Evil
3. Dominance and Submission
4. ME 262
5. Cagey Cretins
6. Harvester of Eyes
7. Flaming Telepaths