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Boston – Boston (1976, Epic Records)

1.”More Than a Feeling” … 4:45
2.”Peace of Mind” … 5:02
3.”Foreplay/Long Time” … 7:48
4.”Rock & Roll Band” … 3:00
5.”Smokin'” … 4:20
6.”Hitch a Ride” … 4:12
7.”Something About You” … 3:48
8.”Let Me Take You Home Tonight” … 4:13

Brad Delp – Vocals, Guitar (“Let Me Take You Home Tonight”)
Tom Scholz – Guitar, Clavinet, Organ, Bass
Barry Goudreau – Guitar (“Foreplay/Long Time”, “Let Me Take You Home Tonight”)
Fran Sheehan – Bass (“Foreplay”, “Let Me Take You Home Tonight”)
Sib Hashian – Drums
Jim Masdea – Drums (“Rock N Roll Band”)

Producer: John Boylan and Tom Scholz

This album is a juggernaut in terms of achievements. ALL EIGHT SONGS receive radio play on rock stations to this day, it was the fastest selling debut for its time (going gold in two months, platinum in three) and by my count, it currently is the #12 best selling album in the U.S. with 17 million copies sold.

It is that very commercial success that has lessened the impact of this album. I knew these songs for YEARS along with everyone else before ever buying this album (which I think I only did to fulfill my Columbia House requirements). I believe this is a must-own for any fan of rock ‘n’ roll. These are great songs, truly classic rock, but to be honest, having been exposed to these songs my whole life, I could carry on just as well never hearing them again.

Highlights: “More Than A Feeling”, “Peace of Mind”, “Foreplay/Long Time”, “Rock and Roll Band”

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