Boston — Boston (First Album)

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180g Vinyl, Digital Download

Boston’s multi-platinum 1976 debut is an inventive tour-de-force, full of crystal-clear harmonies, bone-crunching guitars and intricate melodies. It was hard enough for the rockers, melodic enough for the proggers, and with more than enough hooks for pop fans. A landmark album that dominates classic rock radio to this day.

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“It’s Been Such a Long Time ...”

Tom Scholz famously recorded Boston’s debut album in his Massachusetts basement — obsessing over the sonic details for five years while holding down his day job as an engineer for Polaroid. Using new recording technology that he invented, he layered instruments and harmonies for a sound that can’t be mistaken for anyone else.

Boston’s fist album sounds as brilliant and sharp today as it was in 1976, when Boston established the record for the biggest-selling debut of all time — a distinction that held until Guns N’ Roses came along 11 years later with Appetite for Destruction. Check out this list of The 10 Greatest Debut Albums from Rolling Stone readers.

Side 1:

  1. More Than a Feeling (4:44)
  2. Peace of Mind (4:55)
  3. Foreplay/Long Time (7:56)

Side 2:

  1. Rock & Roll Band (2:59)
  2. Smokin’ (4:44)
  3. Hitch a Ride (3:18)
  4. Something About You (4:19)
  5. Let Me Take You Home Tonight (4:12)

Boston:
Tom Scholz (Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Special Effect Guitar, Bass, Organ, Clavinet, Percussion)
Brad Delp (Lead Vocals, Harmony Vocals, Acoustic 12-String Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Percussion)
Barry Goudreau (Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar)
Fran Sheehan (Bass)
Sib Hashian (Drums, Percussion)
Jim Masdea (Drums on “Rock & Roll Band”)

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