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BostonAudio CD
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  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Original Release Date: 2000
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Epic
  • ASIN: B000002572
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (529 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #103,968 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. More Than A Feeling
2. Peace Of Mind
3. Foreplay/Long Time
4. Rock & Roll Band
5. Smokin'
6. Hitch A Ride
7. Something About You
8. Let Me Take You Home Tonight

Editorial Reviews


"Better music through science" was the Epic Records-coined slogan that Boston leader Tom Scholz hated, but this masterwork of studio-happy, high-school-parking-lot music earned it. Scholz fine-tuned his overdubbed guitar orchestra to a pitch that a thousand subsequent album-rockers couldn't resist. And why should they? Where the band's later records were hardly worthy of note, Boston pulls together classic after classic: "More Than a Feeling," "Peace of Mind," "Hitch a Ride." The pseudo-cosmic ambience invites scoffs as the year 2000 approaches, but it's really just part of the disc's charm. Let it take you home tonight. --Rickey Wright

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133 of 139 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great remaster!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! June 15, 2006
By Chi Fan
Format:Audio CD
Below is a letter from Tom Scholz posted on Boston.org regarding the remastering of this album and the follow-up, Don't Look Back, but before I get to that I have a few comments.

I have loved this album since it's debut in 1976 and I have always felt that the last song "Let Me Take You Home Tonight" sounded different from the other songs and now the liner notes of the remastered "Boston" verify that belief. On all of the other songs, with few exceptions, Tom Scholz played all instruments except drums. Barry played a lead here and Fran played a bass there, but that is about it. That is, except for "Let Me Take You Home Tonight" where Tom only played the organ. I mention this because I remember folks complaining about "Third Stage" and "Walk On" stating that they could tell a difference between these latter albums, which noted Tom as the player of most of the instruments, and the earlier ones where Boston was "a band." Little did they know that it was the same method.

A letter from Tom Scholz regarding the newly remastered Debut album and Don't Look Back!

What the Deuce IS UP With Boston?

My apologies to you all for the unintentional silence about Boston activities and plans, especially concerning a reissue of the first two Boston albums. Oddly enough I was just beginning a letter like this, when that topic jumped onto my computer, forcing me to drop everything, including communicating with all of you.

So now you know I do see postings on these sites! Not all of them, but enough to know your collective feelings about Boston, and btw, thank you.

Even though half of what I read is dead wrong and the other half I disagree with (you knew I was hard to please...
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221 of 236 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A 70's touchstone, perfectly remastered. June 23, 2006
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
You are reading this, I hope, in order to decide whether or not to purchase this CD.

You are probably inordinately familiar with the album. It is an album, like "Rumours" or "Saturday Night Fever" or "Frampton Comes Alive", which captures and defines the best and worst of an era. It sounds like nothing else of the time.

Sure, it has a little Queen, a little southern boogie, a little ELO even...but it's a "Boston" sound, through and through.

There's no need to address the individual songs.

You know them. You love them. You have them memorized.

You know that the end of the album gets a little weak, but you probably kept replaying that one side anyways. Or at least MOST of the time.

So, the BIG question is...how well is the remastering done?

Well, you know how some remastering cleans things up with such detail and precision you feel like you are in the studio?

Or they expand the soundstage that you can "see" the players in their respective position?

Or the studio trickery comes alive inside your headphones, making your eyeballs swirl?

Not here. Which is perfect.

What Scholz and company have done is restore and preserve the original warm sound. No more pops, clicks or scratches. No more tape hiss from your old 8-tracks or cassettes.

The album never sounded "live" to begin with. There are no dramatic swoops, no bizarre effects.

The songs are mixed as a whole. Vocals are overdubbed, guitars are processed...this is not an attempt at reality, this is rock and roll fantasy.

And as such, it works phenomenally well. The instruments are warm and clear. The vocals soar operatically.
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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An enduring classic for all time May 12, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Classic 70's albums bring into mind Fleetwood Mac's Rumours, Led Zeppelin's fourth album, and Blondie's Parallel Lines, to name a few. Add to that Boston's debut album, which sold 16 million copies in the US and was in the album charts for two years. Much of the success was due to the intelligent songwriting of Tom Scholz and rock vocals of Brad Delp, who by the time of their third album Third Stage, were the only two from the original lineup left.

The remembrances of summers past and a girl named Marianne is embodied in their first single "More Than A Feeling," one of the best known rock singles of the 70's. Reaching #5 in 1976, it featured all the components that made Boston a force to be reckoned with. Delp's soaring vocals, accompaniment from other members, and Tom Scholz's distinctive squealing and revved guitars, particularly during the chorus.

"Peace Of Mind," the third single, which barely showed its face in the Top 40 (#38), is more a rocker throughout. It's a song showing the wisdom of not getting caught up with the fierce competition in the music world: /Can'tcha you see there'll come a day when it won't matter/Come a day when you'll be gone/ I sometimes find myself liking this song more than "More Than A Feeling." Why didn't this get into the Top 5 as well?

The second single, "Long Time," has as an accompanying prelude "Foreplay," with its rambling organ solo and snarling guitars. After 2 mins 23 seconds, "Long Time" begins with a squealing guitar and Brad singing. This #22 song has the long-term dream or vision, much like "Peace of Mind" and the need to move on from one place to another to find it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars You like Boston? Get the album!
My only complaint about Boston's music is that it's too short. This album is only 38 minutes so it flies back really quick. Read more
Published 3 days ago by KC
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure 70's perfection
Has there ever been a debut album that was more perfect than this one? I don't think so. Buy it, chase the wife and kids out of the house and crank it up.
Published 8 days ago by Michael DiTullio
4.0 out of 5 stars cd review
Replacement for a cassette of this. I like Boston, I grew up listening to their music and partying to it.
Published 9 days ago by Brenda Draper
5.0 out of 5 stars found my jam
I love this album and had lost it to a daughter that loved it too. Now have my own copy and play it on the way to work or just dance with my dogs!
Published 11 days ago by deborah clark
5.0 out of 5 stars Great All around record
Great All around record. Awesome sound. The songs are all excellent. I always like Tom
's guitar sounds and effect products! This is hands down their best album!
Published 18 days ago by War921
5.0 out of 5 stars Boston ==> Genuine Symphonic Rock at its Best & Most Visionary!
The first `Boston' album was my favorite for many years! Tom Scholz was a highly gifted song-writer, musician and even visionary (in terms of production/ arrangements) - this... Read more
Published 19 days ago by Book & Music thief, from HI
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic album.
Fantastic album. This was the first, and last, that Boston did that was any good. They tried again later but it was a flop.
Published 26 days ago by LittlestMac
5.0 out of 5 stars It's Boston
I don't even remember when this first came out. If you're looking at this then you probably already know if its something you want or not. Read more
Published 26 days ago by Bruce E Walker
5.0 out of 5 stars exceptional
Gave a great new sound to where they started. .. pops age show ing. I don't like your word requirements rate 0
Published 28 days ago by Steven Barton
5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic
A True Classic seventies album cd excellent remastered. One World Buy it!!! The first Boston album still sound brilliant and fresh
Published 1 month ago by Humberto Pereira
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