Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Fear the Reaper sheet music

The American rock band Blue Oyster Cult presents us their best single to date - Don't Fear the Reaper.

Blue Oyster Cult was formed in New York in 1967 and they have sold 25 million records worldwide in all these years.

The band plays mostly rock and roll, but also hard rock, heavy metal, occult and progressive rock.

The most successful lineup included Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser with the lead guitar, vocals, Eric Bloom with the lead vocals, "stun guitar", Allen Lanier with the keyboards, rhythm guitar, backing vocals, Joe Bouchard with the bass, vocals, and Albert Bouchard with the drums, percussion, vocals.

Don't Fear the Reaper was released by Blue Oyster Cult in July 1976, as part of the band’s album named Agents of Fortune, and as a single too, having on its B-side the song Tattoo Vampire.

The free Don't Fear the Reaper piano sheet music was released as a hard rock song, having a length of 5:08 minutes in the original version and 3:45 minutes in the single edit.

The song was written by Donald Roeser and produced by a team of great artists – David Lucas, Murray Krugman, and Sandy Pearlman.

The story behind the lyrics of the free Don't Fear the Reaper piano sheets reveals the eternal love theme and the inevitability of death, and it was written as Dharma was picturing an early death for himself.

He was thinking of what would happen if he died at a young age and included in the song lyrics such as Romeo and Juliet are together in eternity, revealing the fact that he refers to the desire of couples to be together in the afterlife.

Once released, the song achieved incredible success, reaching number 7 in Cash Box and number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100, being loved by critics and the public.

The song incorporates beautiful elements like guitar, keyboards, bass, horns, cowbell, and drums.

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