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Boston - Boston

Genre: Rock



Year: 1976

Grading: EX/EX LP

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Boston is the debut studio album by American rock band Boston. Produced by Tom Scholz and John Boylan,[1] the album was released on August 25, 1976, in the United States by Epic Records. Scholz had studied classical piano in his childhood and became involved in the Boston music scene in the late 1960s. He subsequently started to concentrate on demos recorded in his apartment basement with singer Brad Delp, and although their previous group, Mother's Milk, had received numerous rejection letters from major record labels in the early 1970s, by 1975, the demo tape had fallen into the hands of CBS-owned Epic Records, who signed the band.

Epic wanted the band to record in Los Angeles with a record producer, but Scholz was unwilling and wanted to record the album in his basement studio, so he hired Boylan to run interference with the label. In an elaborate ruse, Scholz tricked the label into thinking the band was recording on the West Coast, when in reality, the bulk was being tracked solely by Scholz at his Massachusetts home. The album's contents are a complete recreation of the band's demo tape, and contain songs written and composed many years prior. The album's style, often referred to as the "Boston sound", was developed through Scholz's love of classical music, melodic hooks and guitar-heavy rock groups such as the Kinks and the Yardbirds.

The album was released by Epic in August 1976 and sold extremely well, breaking sales records, becoming the best-selling debut album in the US at the time, and winning the RIAA Century Award as best selling debut album.[2] Boston's style was appropriated by label executives and imitated by bands to create radio-friendly "corporate rock", the creation of which the band was also accused of. The album's singles, most notably "More Than a Feeling" and "Long Time", were both AM and FM hits, and nearly the entire album receives constant rotation on classic rock radio. The album has been referred to as a landmark in 1970s rock and has been included on many lists of essential albums. The album has sold 17 million copies in the United States alone and 25 million worldwide.

 

Tracklist

A1 More Than A Feeling 4:44
A2 Peace Of Mind 4:55
A3 Foreplay / Long Time 7:56
B1 Rock & Roll Band
Drums – Jim Masdea
2:59
B2 Smokin' 4:44
B3 Hitch A Ride 3:18
B4 Something About You 4:19
B5 Let Me Take You Home Tonight 4:12

Companies, etc.

  • Published By – Screen Gems-EMI Music Ltd.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.
  • Made By – Shorewood Packaging Co. Ltd.
  • Recorded At – Foxglove Studios, Watertown, MA
  • Recorded At – Capitol Studios
  • Recorded At – Record Plant, Los Angeles
  • Mixed At – Westlake Audio
  • Mastered At – Capitol Mastering

Credits

  • Bass – Fran Sheehan
  • Design – Paula Scher
  • Drums, Percussion – Sib Hashian
  • Engineer – Tom Scholz, Warren Dewey
  • Illustration – Roger Huyssen
  • Lacquer Cut By – TY*, timtom*
  • Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar – Barry Goudreau
  • Lead Vocals, Harmony Vocals, Twelve-String Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Percussion – Brad Delp
  • Mastered By – Wally Traugott
  • Photography By [Back Cover Photo] – Jeff Albertson
  • Producer – John Boylan
  • Producer, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar [Special Effects], Bass, Organ, Clavinet, Percussion – Tom Scholz
  • Written-By – B. Delp* (tracks: B2, B5), T. Scholz* (tracks: A1 to B4)

Notes

© 1976 CBS Inc. / ℗ 1976 CBS Inc.
Shorepak by Shorewood Packaging Co. Ltd., England.
Made in England.

Mid 1980's reissue with white labels. Issued with CBS Nice Price inner sleeve.

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