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Boston Greatest Hits [Original recording remastered]

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Formed by M.I.T. grad Tom Scholz, Boston quickly became one of the select few bands to define ‘70s rock. Featuring Scholtz’s guitar work, along with the soaring lead vocals of Brad Delp, Boston created a unique hybrid of complex layered guitars and shimmering pop harmonies. Their eponymous debut album, featuring the hits “More Than A Feeling” and ... Read more in Amazon's Boston Store

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  • Audio CD (January 27, 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Sony Legacy
  • ASIN: B001N26GG6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (265 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #630 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. I Had A Good Time
2. Higher Power
3. More Than A Feeling
4. Peace Of Mind
5. Don't Look Back
6. I Need Your Love
7. Cool The Engines
8. Party
9. Feelin' Satisfied
10. Foreplay/Long
11. Amanda
12. Rock & Roll Band
13. Smokin'
14. A Man I'll Never Be
15. The Star Spangled Banner/4th of July Reprise

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86 of 91 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Boston Greatest Hits 2.0 January 27, 2009
Format:Audio CD
Before my review I want to answer a question that comes up a lot about greatest hits albums:

In the days of Digital Downloads why do people buy greatest hits?

Here are some of the reasons why I still like Greatest Hits packages: 1) The best songs remastered; 2) A great way to thin out my collection by replacing albums I may have liked just one or two songs from anyway; 3) The liner notes; 4) In the days of shuffling music on iTunes it is nice to have the volume at the level of most modern CDs; 5) The compulsion to buy something "new" from a favorite band.

I think Boston's Greatest Hits fits all of those reasons I listed above. For those of you who may not know, the leader of this band Tom Scholz recently remastered his first two albums and now he went back and remastered this Greatest HIts that was originally released in 1997. Also included are great liner notes and it's fun to read his commentary of the tracks he selected. The remastering does sound pretty good but it is just a subtle difference considering these tracks were already remastered in 1997.

The track list from this set is a little different from the original list. Some of the tracks were dropped and replaced by other tracks that more accurately represent Boston's history. The tracks added to this set are "I Had A Good Time" form Boston's last album "Corporate America" and this song is by far the only real classic Boston track from that album and is a very welcome addition. The other added track is from the "Walk On" album, "I Need Your Love". Though it doesn't feature Boston's long time lead vocalist, Brad Delp, it has a classic Boston sound and really keeps this set rockin'. Another change is none of the songs bleed into each other.
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88 of 96 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Uneven, Yet Still Rocks February 8, 2003
Format:Audio CD
A compilation of greatest hits should be just that: greatest hits. Having stated that, now I'll contradict myself by thanking Boston for including "Higher Power" (both tracks)and an energized, well vibed "Star Spangled Banner/4th of July Reprise" on this CD. Both cuts are soothing nirvana for those of us who appreciate clean, powerful guitar rifts.
BOSTON - GREATEST HITS contains several of the band's most memorable hits, including "More Than A Feeling," "Don't Look Back," "Amanda," and several others. I'll respectfully disagree with another reviewer who lamented the inclusion of "Rock & Roll Band" on this album; to the contrary, this is one of the band's signature songs in terms of style, instrumentation, and energy. What I don't get is the inclusion of tracks that fall remarkably short when compared to the rest of the music on the CD--singles like "A Man I'll Never Be" and "Tell Me," the very first song.
Overall, BOSTON - GREATEST HITS will placate and please the band's legions of fans, but this must be said: if you really want to listen to Boston's "greatest hits," look no farther than the group's debut album, aptly titled "Boston."
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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Higher Power, Lower Expectations. April 30, 1999
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Format:Audio CD
I've been a Boston fan for 23 years. It's too bad that it took them so long to come out with a Greatest Hits album. The album is fine, but I personally think they missed quite a few classic cuts such as "Hitch A Ride", "Let Me Take You Home Tonight", "Can'tcha Say/Still In Love" and "We're Ready". Their fourth effort,"Walk On" didn't impress me much, which explains why G.H. contains only one song from that album "Livin' Without You". It's great to here Brad Delp's harmonious voice on "Higher Power".Fran Cosmo and David Sikes have good voices, but could never compare to Brad's. Tom Scholz has a creative twist on "The Star Spangled Banner/4th Of July Reprise". Little disappointed,but long live Boston!
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Guitar Greats April 23, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Boston's Greatest Hits collects all the band's best and it is a tremendous group of songs. "More Than A Feeling", "Don't Look Back", "Long Time", "Cool The Engines", "Amanda" and the rest are FM rock radio staples and classic all. The new songs don't add anything to the mix (although the "Star Spangled Banner" is interesting), but the rest is pure cream. since the band only has four studio albums, I would suggest for a few extra bucks you buy their first three, Boston, Don't Look Back & Third stage (Their fourth, Walk On is not needed) and you will get the full scope of their guitar pyrotechnics and vocal histrionics.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but could be better March 26, 2009
Format:Audio CD
A good compilation, with all the Boston songs that most people would know. But as a major fan, it would have been nice to fill the extra 10+ minutes of the CD with another song or two. I'm still not sure why the #9 hit "We're Ready" from the Third Stage album was left off, unless Sony didn't want to pay MCA the rights to use it. It would have been nice to include "Hitch A Ride" from the debut, too, but I guess they couldn't have TOO many songs from the debut, else there'd be no reason for people to buy it! I also would have hoped that the re-release would have had a new cover, as I don't care much for it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great band
Love it
Published 6 days ago by peter l ashby jr
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Best band ever. I've listened to this album many, many times. Money well worth spent.
Published 10 days ago by Garrett Harper
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Not nearly as good as I expected
Published 14 days ago by Mark Loughnane
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
thanks
Published 19 days ago by Tammy
5.0 out of 5 stars Stop complaining. Start loving.
I keep seeing all these reviews about how people "don't like the song selection", or how "this song is re-mastered and this one isn't".
Hey, guys: Stop. Read more
Published 1 month ago by HaileyE
4.0 out of 5 stars Boston.....Greatest Hits... Say no more!
Boston, that distictive and unique guitar sound is the foundation of all thier great songs. This album pulls them all together.
Published 1 month ago by Prodiver40
3.0 out of 5 stars so so
Not what I expected. Only 2 great songs on the entire album
Published 1 month ago by Virginia A. Ciaccio
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love love love
Published 1 month ago by Angelica monge-medina
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
for me this was a must have in vinyl and digital. I mean cmon,,,,, it's boston.lol
Published 1 month ago by richard
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the greatest rock and roll albums of all time - when music was...
One of the greatest rock and roll albums of all time that was produced when I was in high school. It has always been one of my favorites. A great trip down memory lane.
Published 1 month ago by Robert Mebane
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