Mastered from the Original Epic Records Tapes by Joe Reagoso and Kevin Gray at AcousTech/RTI
180g LP Pressing Features a Gatefold Cover: A First for This Incredible Debut
Classic Rock Landmark Has Sold More Than 17 Million Copies: Experience the Pioneering Production
As It's Always Been Meant to Be Heard on Vinyl
Spearheaded by MIT graduate and studio enthusiast Tom Scholz, Boston almost single-handedly created arena rock on its 1976 debut. A classic rock juggernaut that has sold more than 17 million copies in America alone, Boston soars on the strength of reflective lyrics, contagious melodies, towering vocals, and one delicious hook after another.
And was Boston ever a unit. Scholtz's strong masterful guitar chops, the late Brad Delp's powerhouse vocals, Barry Goudreau's rhythm guitar playing, Fran Sheehan's bass action, and Sib Hashian's dynamite drumming propelled the band to unforeseen heights. If a group's legacy can be determined on the basis of how long its music holds up, Boston's ranks with the best. Smash songs such as "More Than A Feeling," "Smokin'," and "Long Time" remain staples on radio stations around the world. They are immediately distinctive and unfailingly uplifting.
Part of the appeal directly concerns Boston's unduplicated sound. Scholtzs pioneering 12-track recording devices allowed him to create layered sounds whose depth, width, and height know no limits. And now, more than 30 years later, his production genius can finally be heard as originally intended.
Mastered from the original Epic Records tapes by Joe Reagoso and Kevin Gray at AcousTech/RTI, Boston reaches new-found glory here with amazing sonics that possess phenomenal clarity and detail.
Friday Music's 180g LP also features a gatefold cover, a first for this classic.
LP Track Listing:
1. More Than A Feeling
2. Peace of Mind
3. Foreplay/Long Time
4. Rock & Roll Band
6. Hitch a Ride
7. Something About You
8. Let Me Take You Home Tonight