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Audio CD, Original recording remastered, Original recording reissued, June 13, 2006
Remastered from original masters and new 12-page booklet that contains new photos, new liner notes. Previously unreleased bonus tracks recorded live December 18, 1976 by King Biscuit Flower Hour at The Spectrum in Philadelphia, PA. Live tracks produced by Boston. Mixed in 2006 by Niko Bolas. 'Boston' is the self-titled debut album by American rock band Boston, released in 1976. The album broke the band into the mainstream, with several blockbuster hard rock hits.
"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 recedes into the past, but it's really just part of the disc's charm. Let it take you home tonight. --Rickey Wright
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 5.6 x 4.9 x 0.4 inches; 3.2 Ounces
- Manufacturer : Sony Legacy
- Item model number : 2110420
- Original Release Date : 2006
- Run time : 38 minutes
- SPARS Code : DDD
- Date First Available : July 25, 2006
- Label : Sony Legacy
- ASIN : B000EQ47GS
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,070 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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By luke jackson on January 5, 2019
Absolutely atrocious execution. Buy another version, please. I will not be buying any of these editions again.
Sit back, relax, and drift away. This is a great album that never gets old.
Now at 56 I've owned this album in a ton of different formats including cassette, the first pressings of the cd version, and when I found out that Tom Scholz had remastered this in 2006, I thought...where in the heck have I been? For the most part, I'm pretty fed up with buying the same album in every new format that comes along, but this is an exception.
Scholz does a great job, and why wouldn't he, on remastering this compact disc. It sounds great. I loved the liner notes. I'm an old school guy, not much into MP3's or Flacs or Kindles, I like holding something in my hands to read when I'm listening to my music. It's a throwback to the old album days when you could read the album covers, read the lyrics, look at what musician or guest musician played a respective instrument. And this has it.
It felt like I was 18 and in that basement again hearing it for the first time. Love the remaster! Sorry so late in picking it up.
The recording quality of the record was very poor, it sounded like the gain was way too high when recorded on the record. At low volume levels, like below 50% volume, it was ok. When turned up higher than that there was a lot of distortion. This was on an Elac turntable with Edifier speakers/amp. On this same setup all my other records sounds fine without this same issue. I would find another version of this from another source and skip this one.
I have not played the actual album yet, so I can update this listing once Ive listened to the whole album.
UPDATE: I listened to the whole album...sounds good.
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It has a bright aura of enthusiasm and triumph over adversity.
Played it throughout the blistering summer of 2018.
A wonderful, wholesome sounding recording, lovingly remastered to perfection by the original artist.
A stunning breath of fresh air to any lover of great guitar music.
Sits well in the present, and future probably, not fading away.......
It has most of my favourite Boston tracks on it and is now in constant rotation in my car.