The Revölution by Night

The Revölution By Night is a Blue Öyster Cult album released in 1983.

Track listing

Side one

  1. "Take Me Away" (Eric Bloom, Aldo Nova) – 4:31
  2. "Eyes on Fire" (Gregg Winter) – 3:56
  3. "Shooting Shark" (Donald Roeser, Patti Smith) – 7:09
  4. "Veins" (Roeser, Richard Meltzer) – 3:59

Side two

  1. "Shadow of California" (Joe Bouchard, Neal Smith, Sandy Pearlman) – 5:10
  2. "Feel the Thunder" (Bloom) – 5:48
  3. "Let Go" (Bloom, Roeser, Ian Hunter) – 3:28
  4. "Dragon Lady" (Roeser, Broadway Blotto) – 4:08
  5. "Light Years of Love" (Bouchard, Helen Robbins) – 4:05


Additional personnel



  • This was the first album not to feature all of the band's founding members. Drummer Albert Bouchard was fired during the previous tour.
  • This was the first Blue Öyster Cult album longer than 42 minutes (discounting double live albums).
  • This album was produced by Bruce Fairbairn, who would later go on to produce three of the most popular albums by the band Aerosmith - Permanent Vacation, Pump, and Get a Grip.
  • Aldo Nova is a guest guitarist on, and co-writer of, the track "Take Me Away."
  • Randy Jackson, of American Idol fame, plays the bass part on "Shooting Shark."
  • The lyrics to "Shooting Shark" were based on a poem by Patti Smith.

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