(Don’t Fear) The Reaper – Blue Öyster Cult (1MS#000074)

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(Don’t Fear) The Reaper – Blue Öyster Cult

As one of the most popular songs of the 1970’s, covered dozens of times, named Rolling Stone magazine’s song of the year, and the inspiration for one of the most popular Saturday Night Live skits of all time, this song doesn’t really need this introduction.

Personnel:

Written By: Donald Roeser
Guitar, Synthesizer, Percussion, Vocals: Donald Roeser
Guitar, Percussion, Backing Vocals: Eric Bloom
Keyboards, Guitar, Bass: Allen Lanier
Bass, Piano: Joe Bouchard
Drums, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Harmonica: Albert Bouchard
Backing Vocals, Keyboards, Percussion, Cowbell: David Lucas
Horns: Michael & Randy Brecker
Producer: David Lucas, Murray Krugman, & Sandy Pearlman
Studio: The Record Plant – NYC
Record Label: Columbia

Lyrics:

Genius
Song Meanings

Releases

Original Release: Blue Öyster Cult – Agents Of Fortune
Original Release Date: 1976.05.21

Additional Releases:

1990 – On Flame With Rock And Roll
1994 – Cult Classic
1995 – Workshop Of The Telescopes
1998 – Don’t Fear The Reaper
2000 – Don’t Fear The Reaper: The Best Of Blue Öyster Cult
2003 – Essential Blue Öyster Cult
2005 – The Singles Collection
2007 – Super Hits
2012 – The Columbia Albums Collection

Alternate Versions:

2001 – Demo Version

Live:

1978 – Some Enchanted Evening
1982 – Extraterrestrial Live
1991 – Live 1976
2010 – Setlist: The Very Best Of Blue Öyster Cult Live
2015 – Forbidden Delights

Soundtrack Appearances:

2004 – Miracle
2009 – Zombieland
2014 – Gone Girl

Covers:

1987 – Goo Goo Dolls – (Goo Goo Dolls)
1991 – Clint Ruin & Lydia Lunch – (Don’t Fear The Reaper (EP))
1993 – Big Country – (Ships (Where Were You) (Single))
1994 – Apollo 440 – (Millennium Fever) 
1996 – Gus Black – (OST-Scream)
1996 – The Mutton Birds – (OST-The Frighteners)
1997 – HIM – (Greatest Love Songs, Vol. 666)
1998 – Jive Bunny & The Mixmasters – (Rock The Party)
2003 – Unto Ashes – (Empty Into White)
2004 – The Beautiful South – (Golddiggas, Headnodders And Pholk Songs)
2005 – Caesars – (OST-Six Feet Under) 
2005 – Heaven 17 – (Before After)
2005 – My Morning Jacket (with Wilco) – (Live)
2005 – Snuff – (Six Of One, Half A Dozen Of The Other: 1986-2002)
2006 – Pat DiNizio – (This Is Pat DiNizio)
2009 – moe. – (Dr. Stan’s Prescription, Volume 2)
2010 – Candlemass – (Don’t Fear The Reaper (EP))
2010 – L.A. Guns – (Covered In Guns)
2010 – Pierce The Veil – (VA-Punk Goes Classic Rock)
2013 – Wilco – (Live)
2015 – Hayseed Dixie

Remixes:

2015 – Groovefunkel

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