Blue Oyster Cult – Agents of Fortune original Japan LP with obi


An original Japanese pressing of Agents of Fortune by the Blue Oyster Cult, complete with obi.

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Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of the 1976 LP Agents of Fortune by the Blue Oyster Cult, complete with obi.

About this copy: This copy of Agents of Fortune is an original Japanese pressing, complete with the original obi and lyric insert.  The album was only released once in Japan, in 1976, and as far as we know, was never reissued.

The cover is VG++, with bits of wear at the edges.  The obi is M-.

The disc is M- and appears to have had little play.

A nice copy of a terrific record.

Background:  Agents of Fortune was the fourth studio album by the Blue Oyster Cult, and it did, indeed, bring fortune to the band, as the album reached #29 on the U.S. album charts and spawned a #12 hit single with “(Don’t Fear) the Reaper.”  That track turned out to be the biggest hit the band would ever have. gave Agents of Fortune a 4 1/2 star review:

The album yielded the band’s biggest single with “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper,” a multi-textured, deeply melodic soft rock song with psychedelic overtones, written by guitarist Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser. The rest of the album is ambitious in that it all but tosses aside the Cult’s proto-metal stance and instead recontextualizes their entire stance. … Ultimately, Agents of Fortune is a solid record, albeit a startling one for fans of the band’s earlier sound.

You can listen to “This Ain’t the Summer of Love” here:


Additional information

Weight 24 oz
Dimensions 15 × 13 × 1 in
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