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Don't Fear the Reaper:
The Best of Blue Öyster Cult
Greatest hits album by Blue Öyster Cult
Released 1983
Recorded 1971–1983
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 76:07
Label Columbia
Producer Murray Krugman
Sandy Pearlman
David Lucas
Tom Werman
Martin Birch
Bruce Fairbairn
Album chronology
Heaven Forbid
Don't Fear the Reaper:
The Best of Blue Öyster Cult

St. Cecilia: The Elektra Recordings

Don't Fear the Reaper: The Best of Blue Öyster Cult is a compilation album by the American hard rock band Blue Öyster Cult. The album was released in 1983 and features songs from the band's 1972 debut album up through The Revölution by Night (1983).

Track listing

No. Title Written by Length
1. "Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll" Albert Bouchard, Sandy Pearlman, Donald Roeser 4:04
2. "The Red & the Black" Eric Bloom, Albert Bouchard, Sandy Pearlman 4:28
3. "Flaming Telepaths" Eric Bloom, Albert Bouchard, Sandy Pearlman, Donald Roeser 5:18
4. "Astronomy" Albert Bouchard, Joe Bouchard, Sandy Pearlman 6:26
5. "This Ain't the Summer of Love" Albert Bouchard, Murray Krugman, Don Waller 2:22
6. "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" Donald Roeser 5:09
7. "I Love the Night" Donald Roeser 4:26
8. "Goin' Through the Motions" Eric Bloom, Ian Hunter 3:13
9. "Godzilla" Donald Roeser 3:42
10. "In Thee" Allen Lanier 3:50
11. "The Marshall Plan" Eric Bloom, Albert Bouchard, Joe Bouchard, Allen Lanier, Donald Roeser 5:26
12. "Black Blade" Eric Bloom, Michael Moorcock, John Trivers 6:29
13. "Joan Crawford" Albert Bouchard, Jack Rigg, David Roter 4:56
14. "Burnin' for You" Richard Meltzer, Donald Roeser 4:31
15. "Shooting Shark" Donald Roeser, Patti Smith 7:11
16. "Take Me Away" Eric Bloom, Aldo Nova 4:30

Original album releases

  • Track 1 from Blue Öyster Cult (1972)
  • Track 2 from Tyranny and Mutation (1973)
  • Tracks 3-4 from Secret Treaties (1974)
  • Tracks 5-6 from Agents of Fortune (1976)
  • Tracks 7-9 from Spectres (1977)
  • Track 10 from Mirrors (1979)
  • Tracks 11-12 from Cultösaurus Erectus (1980)
  • Tracks 13-14 from Fire of Unknown Origin (1981)
  • Tracks 15-16 from The Revolution by Night (1983)