"Agents of Fortune is a startlingly excellent album--startling because one does not expect Blue Öyster Cult to sound like this; loud but calm, manic, but confident, melodic but rocking."
"I still consider Agents of Fortune to be perhaps the greatest Heavy Metal album of all time, mainly for its intelligence."
|From the Agents press kit, here is the Columbia Records Biography on Blue Öyster Cult, and the press release announcing the new laser show!||Agents of Fortune has been recently re-released by Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs as a remastered gold CD.|
|Billboard's Top 200 albums:
35 weeks on the chart.
Entered Jun 19, 1976, last appearance Feb 12, 1977
(Don't Fear) The Reaper / Tattoo Vampire
20 weeks on Billboard's Hot 100 Chart. Peaked and held at #12 for two weeks: Nov 6 & 13.
|This Ain't the Summer of Love||Murray Krugman, Albert Bouchard, Donald Waller|
|True Confessions||Allen Lanier|
|(Don't Fear) The Reaper||Donald Roeser|
|E. T. I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence)||Donald Roeser, Sandy Pearlman|
|The Revenge of Vera Gemini||Albert Bouchard, Patti Smith|
|Sinful Love||Albert Bouchard, Helen Robbins|
|Tattoo Vampire||Albert Bouchard, Helen Robbins|
|Morning Final||Joe Bouchard|
|Debbie Denise||Albert Bouchard, Patti Smith|