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Boxset/Compilation, released in 2017

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Donovan's Monkey (Demo) (3:50)
2. What is Quicksand (Demo) (3:40)
3. A Fact About Sneakers (Demo) (2:50)
4. Betty Lou's Got a New Pair of Shoes (Demo) (2:34)
5. I'm On the Lamb But I Ain't No Sheep (Demo) (2:57)
6. John L. Sullivan (Demo) (1:34)
7. Buck's Boogie (Studio Version) (5:22)
8. 7 Screaming Diz-Busters (Live) (14:01)
9. O.D.'d on Life Itself (Live) (4:52)
10. Boorman the Chauffer (3:13)
11. Mommy (3:32)
12. Mes Dames Sarat (4:07)
13. Born to Be Wild (Single Version) (3:40)
14. Career of Evil (Single Version) (3:00)
15. Steppin' Razor (Rehearsal Demo) (2:54)
16. Fire of Unknown Origin (Original Version) (3:30)
17. Sally (Demo) (2:40)

Line-up / Musicians

- Band line-up varies.

Releases information

Real Gone Music (RGM-0633), Columbia (88985453241)
2x vinyl LP
Released Nov. 24, 2017

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Review by Warthur
4 stars Originating in the Columbia Albums boxed set and then re-emerging in various configurations since (including a two- volume set), this Blue Oyster Cult rarities collection seriously cooks. In some versions including the bonus tracks previously appended to recent remasters of that albums from the debut to Spectres, it also includes some obscure live cuts and demos which would likely have made it as bonus tracks on the rest of their Columbia-era discography, had Columbia Records not just decided "Eh, toss 'em all in one box and call the job done".

This first volume of the set focuses on the earlier period of BOC's career.

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