Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Blue Oyster Cult|
Workshop of the Telescopes
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
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Great Collection but this is not Remastered...
Chris Jordan | Surrey, B.C. Canada | 08/06/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Why buy a compilation of of 70's and 80's music, no matter how good, when it has not been remastered? This is an excellent collection of songs, probably the best and most complete reflection of BOC's work, but it is not up to par in terms of sound quality. It is not a remaster and it should be. Buyer beware. I hold back a star for a five star compilation only because it is not a remaster. Check out some more current best of collections like "Don't Fear the Reaper" and you will hear the difference in sound quality, even though, once again, they are not the most complete collections. You might read a review somewhere online that states this is a remaster. It is not."
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Kid Prometheus | The "I ain't welcome on this here private land" ar | 02/28/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"if you were never familiar with Oyster songs(other than the Reaper) and want to know just what they are this will certainly tell ya what they are! This collection will introduce you quite well to a great band of monstrously hard songs. The rytymn is very strait foreward but good listen'n! I would certainly take tips from the drummer and bass. But the revolutionary part is the gitar work(Bucks) and unlike most gitarists, he plays to play rather than to just motion for rock and show. very bazaar at times and very refreshing. the bass and drums play a part too and the reason I mention this is that most bands(today and recently) don't enfasise anything except what is commonly known in R&R(yes, pun IS quite intended here) and simply go through the motionas and no emphaiss on melody of backing instruments(Steve Howe's own quote is strongly supported in hopes of unimelody comeback, I know of no other terminologgy to discribe it so whateva! anyway a band is music of all supporting roles, not just the highlight gitar solos). that being said, the highlights are what take the cake on an already well-grounded band(no pun intended). if your music is gonna have brains, why not top it with a mein of red hair and a bod(is in a girlie-pie). that came out wrong didn't it but that is what all music is supposed to be."
Great deal for the price I paid!
KathyE NJ | Union, NJ USA | 09/14/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I always loved BOC's "Don't Fear the Reaper" and "Burnin' for You" and was looking for a decently priced CD that had both of these songs. When I found this 2 CD set that had BOTH of my favorites, I just had to have it! Better yet, I did NOT pay full price (I bought it Used)!!
Some die hard BOC fans have panned the recording, but I'm not that particular -- digital clarity is nice, but not always essential for a recording to be worthy.
I must admit, I do enjoy (and I'm more familiar with) the songs on Disc 2. And if it wasn't for this CD, I would not have recognized the song "Godzilla" that is now airing on a TV commercial for [...]! Guess I lead a sheltered life, huh?"