Debut album from the American rock band, and what an album it is! 17 Times Platinum, fastest selling rock album ever on its release. All eight tracks are still regulars on classic rock radio.
When the polished melodic rockers Boston released their debut album Boston in 1976 to massive success, it was no mean feat in a world which was donning leg-warmers for roller disco or pogoing to punk.
They had been formed when Tom Scholz and Barry Goudreau (guitar), Jim Masdea (drums) and Ron Patti (vocals) put together the demos that were to include the seminal "More Than a Feeling". Masdea and Patti were soon replaced by Sib Hashian and Brad Delp respectively and, after a number of false starts and the addition of bassist Fran Sheehan, the first album made it to vinyl.
Their big wall of sound ensured that enormous success followed in a short space of time.
With hard-rock guitar riffing and vocal melodies with pop sensibility and memorable choruses, technician/guitarist/composer Tom Scholz and his band Boston topped the international charts with this debut. Until 1986 Boston's debut album was the best selling debut album ever (only to be dethroned by Whitney Houston) with over 17 million units sold in the USA alone.
This album contains the international chartbuster "More Than A Feeling". When Epic (who signed the band in 1975) demanded the songs should be re-recorded, Tom just rented an L.A. Studio and recorded Brad Delp's vocals there. The rest of the album is just derived from his basement studio demos.
- 180g Vinyl
- Deluxe Audiophile Pressing
- Multi-Platinum Album (17 Times)
- 2nd Best Selling Debut Album Ever
|electric guitars, acoustic guitars, clabinet, organ, bass guitar
|lead vocals, harmony vocals, acoustic guitar
|drums ("Rock & Roll Band")
|lead guitars, rhythm guitars
- More Than A Feeling
- Peace Of Mind
- Foreplay/Long Time
- Rock & Roll Band
- Hitch A Ride
- Something About You
- Let Me Take You Home Tonight