BOC: Setlist: The very best of... review

Jason Scruton js3619 at ACMENET.NET
Sat Jul 10 15:16:41 EDT 2010

by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Sony’s Setlist series isn’t a standard budget-line compilation: these
discs bypass hits in favor of live tracks cut throughout the years, mixing
up highlights from classic live albums with a handful of rarities,
including some unreleased cuts. In the case of Blue Öyster Cult’s entry,
this combines selections from 1977’s On Your Feet or on Your Knees,
1978’s Some Enchanted Evening, and 1982’s Extraterrestrial Live, adding
several rarities and previously unreleased cuts from the same era to the
mix, including a promo single of “Godzilla” from Detroit’s Cobo Arena
in 1977, a 1979 version of “The Vigil,” and the 1981 U.K. single,
“Flaming Telepaths.” This may not quite be enough rarities for the
hardcore, but they’d want nothing but unreleased material. What Setlist
does present is a snapshot of BÖC at their prime and it’s a strong,
unfussy rock & roll album. 

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