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Blue Öyster Cult – Imaginos [1988; 2007 Reissue]

■ Genre: Extraterrestrial Music 😛
■ Audio Format: FLAC level 8, v1.2.1 / mp3 VBR V0, LAME v3.98.2
■ Included: nfo, log, sfv, m3u, Booklet, CD, Tray card
■ Playing Time: 00:55:31
■ Size: 414,38/120,16 ΜΒ
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  1. January 12th, 2010 at 21:00 | #1

    2009 leftovers…
    Due to unforeseen circumstances I’m posting “Imaginos” with a 2 week delay.
    What can I say? Holiday season is postal services’ nightmare and USPS was no exception.
    The CD arrived on December 31st, almost 3½ weeks after concluding the order.
    The quality of the album, though, is so high that the delay didn’t bother me at all.
    What did (and still does) bother me was the poor-looking 2-page booklet and, most importantly, the absence of lyrics.
    I picked this reissue in specific, expecting something better compared to earlier editions.
    It’s ironic you know, there’s a message printed saying “the reissue supervisor has gone to great lengths to find the correct credits etc”
    No point of complaining now I guess, so enough with the nagging.

    Just a few suggestions before playing the album:
    1. Shut the doors – place a “Do not disturb” sign if necessary 😛
    2. Deactivate all telecommunication devices
    3. Get yourselves a decent pair of headphones
    4. Remember: The moment you press play you’ll be transferred to another world – after the journey is finished you’ll need some time before returning to a *normal state*
    5. (Optional) Wait until another Record Label (preferably a Japanese one) releases a DECENT edition before investing any money

    Personal Rating:
    9 *hooks-and-crosses* out of 10, in my opinion BÖC’s magnum opus.
    [Too bad the band totally ignores it, I would kill to see them performing “In the presence of another world” live]

    Quite a few famous musicians contributed as sessions, among them Joe Satriani and Aldo Nova.
    You may want to have a look at the respective Wikipedia article.

    Blue Öyster Cult at Wikipedia
    “Imaginos” at RateYourMusic
    “Imaginos” at Discogs

    Record Label: American Beat Records/SONY BMG Music Entertainment
    Catalogue Number: 24682
    UPC: 783722246825
    Mastering SID Code: IFPI L028
    Matrix/Runout: Sonopress arvato + + GY24801 88697203062
    Mould SID Code: IFPI 1008

    01. I am the one you warned me of [5:06]
    02. Les Invisibles [5:34]
    03. In the presence of another world [6:29]
    04. Del Rio’s song [5:37]
    05. The siege and investiture of Baron Von Frankenstein’s castle at Weisseria [6:46]
    06. Astronomy [6:54]
    07. Magna of illusion [5:59]
    08. Blue Öyster Cult [7:19]
    09. Imaginos [5:47]
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  2. motorcycle_man
    January 15th, 2010 at 20:15 | #2

    Another excellent choice. I can only second your comment, this is their best album.
    Thanks for this upload and your work,

  3. Anonymous
    January 17th, 2010 at 06:10 | #3

    I have an older rip of this album and I’m looking forward to upgrading, thanks for the upload.
    Hopefully, this reissue isn’t a victim of the loudness/brickwall wars – I’ll keep my fingers crossed!
    Thanks again.

  4. March 3rd, 2010 at 15:50 | #4

    Yum, that was an enticing review and impossible not to rush and get this in order to digest it fully in just the way you suggest!

  5. Anonymous
    July 13th, 2010 at 04:45 | #5

    Awesome, thank you.

  6. December 1st, 2010 at 00:55 | #6

    Sorry to say the Loudness Wars claimed this Remaster, DR [Dynamic Range] value of 7!

    I ripped the vinyl [24-bit 96kHz] and posted it on Avax.ws
    Not stellar, but a DR of 11 which was pretty surprising to me. Great record nonetheless.
    You can find my vinyl rips here.

  7. Anonymous
    February 9th, 2011 at 06:40 | #7

    In my opinion, one of THE greatest Hard Rock albums of all time. Forgotten, waiting to be rediscovered at a later date. I can still see the old “Columbia” red label vinyl spinning away on my Technics SL1200 MkII.

    Nice version of this album. I notice, when compared to the original vinyl version and the import CD I stumbled across years ago, that this version is much less muddy than either of those.
    I always felt that it was one of the muddiest recordings of all time. Then again, there’s a lot going on there.

  8. Frankenstein
    September 17th, 2011 at 12:20 | #8

    RESPECT. This is the No. 1 theme album ever!

  9. Nibbler
    August 1st, 2012 at 07:35 | #9

    Awesome! Still looking for a better edition of this gem. It looks like it wasn’t very well produced at the time, and always sounded flat and muddy to me.
    A shame, because these mammoth songs deserve a perfect sound. Especially on rhythm section.
    Even the vinyl edition is poor. We hope someday someone will unfold the original tapes and make “Imaginos” as it should be made.

    Probably my favourite BÖC album, it beats the Hell out of many Heavy Metal Gods. But sounds awful.
    Not a reason to stop listening to it, that’s for sure.

  10. Friedrich
    October 21st, 2015 at 08:35 | #10

    Thank you ♡♥♡

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