Boston Discography
Boston

Released: 1976
Epic Records
EK 34188
Track Listing:
01. More Than a Feeling
02. Peace of Mind
03. Foreplay/Long Time
04. Rock and Roll Band
05. Smokin'
06. Hitch a Ride
07. Something About You
08. Let Me Take You Home Tonight

Produced By: John Boylan, Tom Scholz
Engineered By: Tom Scholz, Warren Dewey
Mastered By: Wally Traugott
Mastered At: Capitol Records
Cover Illustration: Roger Huyssen
Design: Paula Scher
Back Cover Photo: Jeff Albertson

Approx. # of Copies Sold: 17 Million

Singles:
More Than a Feeling
Peace of Mind
Foreplay/Long Time

Facts about "Boston"

  • Sold over 17 million copies making it one of the largest selling debut albums by a band
  • Certified diamond by the RIAA Mar. 16, 1999
  • #5 in top 5 albums of 1976
  • Tom Scholz had the time for Rock and Roll Band listed on the back cover as 2:60, instead of 3:00
  • Songs from this album appear on over 50 compilation albums
 
Don't Look Back

Released: 1978
Epic Records
EK 35050
Track Listing:
01. Don't Look Back
02. The Journey
03. It's Easy
04. A Man I'll Never Be
05. Feelin' Satisfied
06. Party
07. Used to Bad News
08. Don't Be Afraid

Produced By: Tom Scholz
Engineered By: Tom Scholz
Mastered By: Wally Traugott
Mastered At: Capitol Records
Cover Illustration: Gary Norman
Design: Tom Scholz

Approx. # of Copies Sold: 7 Million

Singles:
Don't Look Back
A Man I'll Never Be
Feelin' Satisfied

Facts about "Don't Look Back"

  • Peaked #1 on the US music charts (1978)
  • CD cover seen in movie "Like Father Like Son"
  • "Feelin' Satisfied" played during game 3 of Stanley Cup playoffs (2000)
 
Third Stage

Released: 1986
MCA Records
MCAD 6188
Track Listing:
01. Amanda
02. We're Ready
03. The Launch
04. Cool The Engines
05. My Destination
06. A New World
07. To Be a Man
08. I Think I Like It
09. Can'tcha Say/Still in Love
10. Hollyann

Produced By: Tom Scholz
Engineered By: Tom Scholz
Mastered By: Bob Ludwig
Mastered At: Master Disk
Cover Illustration: Chris Serra
Final Art Work: John Salozzo

Approx. # of Copies Sold: 4 Million

Singles:
Amanda
We're Ready
Can'tcha Say (You Believe in Me)/Still in Love
Hollyann
Facts about "Third Stage"
  • #5 of top 5 albums of 1986
  • Peaked #1 on US music charts (1986)
  • First Boston album to use the Rockman (Tom Scholz's invention)
  • Gerry Green was the first person outside of the band to be given co-writing credit (for Can'tcha Say) I Think I Like It was originally written by Jon English. At the time of the release of Third Stage, Jon English had not recorded it. He did however, record and release it in 2000 on his Live & Learn album
  • Jon English is not the actual name of I Think I Like It writer -- it's actually Jon DeBrigard. Tom did not know his last name and could not track him down, so he used the last name English since Tom apparently thought he looked English
 
Walk On

Released: 1994
MCA Records
MCAD 10973
Track Listing:
01. I Need Your Love
02. Surrender to Me
03. Livin' For You
04. Walkin at Night
05. Walk On
06. Get Organ-ized
07. Walk On (Some More)
08. What's Your Name
09. Magdalene
10. We Can Make It

Produced By: Tom Scholz
Engineered By: Tom Scholz
Mastered By: Ted Jansen
Mastered At: Sterling Sound
Cover Art Design: Andy Engel
Final Art Work: Michael Bryon
Design and Back Cover: Ron Larson

Approx. # of Copies Sold: 1 Million

Singles:
I Need Your Love
Surrender to Me (promo)
Livin' For You (promo)
What's Your Name (promo)

Facts about "Walk On"
  • Peaked #5 on US music charts (1994)
  • Magdalene, which is a rewrite of Magdelene by Hybrid Ice, was originally intended to be recorded and released on Third Stage.
  • According to the liner notes, the version of We Can Make It that appears on this album was version #87
 
Greatest Hits

Released: 1997
Epic Records
EK 67622
Track Listing:
01. Tell Me
02. Higher Power
03. More Than a Feeling
04. Peace of Mind
05. Don't Look Back
06. Cool the Engines
07. Livin' For You
08. Feelin' Satisfied
09. Party
10. Foreplay/Long Time
11. Amanda
12. Rock and Roll Band
13. Smokin'
14. A Man I'll Never Be
15. Star Spangled Banner
16. Higher Power (Kalodner Edit)

Produced By: Tom Scholz
Engineered By: Tom Scholz
Mastered By: Larry Clawson
Mastered At: East Coast Digital
Cover Art Work: Peter Bollinger
Art Work (Back Cover): W. Siudmak
Art Direction: David Coleman
Design and Back Cover: Ron Larson

Approx. # of Copies Sold: 2 Million

Singles:
Higher Power (promo)

Facts about "Greatest Hits"

  • Star Spangled Banner .wav file has been heavily used by Gateway on their display computers to advertise Boston brand speakers on their systems (Foreplay/Long Time has also been used)
 
Corporate America

Released: 2002
Artemis Records
751142-2
Track Listing:
01. I Had a Good Time
02. Stare Out Your Window
03. Corporate America
04. With You
05. Someone
06. Turn it Off
07. Cryin'
08. Didn't Mean to Fall in Love
09. You Gave Up On Love
10. Livin' For You (Live)

Produced By: Tom Scholz
Engineered By: Tom Scholz
Mastered By: Toby Mountain
Mastered At: Northeastern Digital Recording
Art Work (Front Cover): Darryl Hirschler
Art Work (Back Cover): Darvin Atkeson
Art Direction: Tom Scholz

Approx. # of Copies Sold: (unknown)

Singles:
I Had a Good Time

Facts about "Corporate America"

  • First Boston album to feature a woman on lead vocals (Kimberley Dahme)
  • Before the album release, the song Corporate America was released to the public through mp3.com under the band name Downer's Revenge.
  • First Boston release to be fully leaked over 2 months before release
  • The live version of Livin' For You that appears on this album was recorded at the Kingswood Music Theatre in Toronto (June 02/95), and was first released on WZLX's From the Vaults CD; a disc which was released in 2000 to benefit two Boston area charities and included live recordings from various artists.
  • Darryl Hirschler and Darvin Atkeson (cover art designers), are well known to many Boston fans, as they have been active in the online Boston communiities
 
Boston (Remaster)

Released: 2006
Sony Legacy Records
69699 86322 2
Track Listing:
01. More Than a Feeling
02. Peace of Mind
03. Foreplay/Long Time
04. Rock and Roll Band
05. Smokin'
06. Hitch a Ride
07. Something About You
08. Let Me Take You Home Tonight

Produced By: John Boylan, Tom Scholz
Engineered By: Tom Scholz, Warren Dewey
Mastered By: Wally Traugott
Mastered At: Capitol Records
Cover Illustration: Roger Huyssen
Design: Paula Scher
Back Cover Photo: Jeff Albertson


Facts about "Boston"

  • Two versions of this remaster were made. The first one, remastered by Sony had limited sales in Canada before they were pulled. The original version included two live tracks, Smokin' and Foreplay/Long Time. Both live tracks were recorded December 18, 1976 by King Biscuit Flower Hour at The Spectrum in Philadelphia, PA.
 
Don't Look Back (Remaster)

Released: 2006
Sony Legacy Records
82876 82241 2
Track Listing:
01. Don't Look Back
02. The Journey
03. It's Easy
04. A Man I'll Never Be
05. Feelin' Satisfied
06. Party
07. Used to Bad News
08. Don't Be Afraid

Produced By: Tom Scholz
Engineered By: Tom Scholz
Mastered By: Wally Traugott
Mastered At: Capitol Records
Cover Illustration: Gary Norman
Design: Tom Scholz


Facts about "Don't Look Back"

  • Two versions of this remaster were made. The first one, remastered by Sony had limited sales in Canada before they were pulled. The original version included one live track called Help Me (which is actually called Shattered Images). This track was recorded December 18, 1976 by King Biscuit Flower Hour at The Spectrum in Philadelphia, PA.
 
Greatest Hits (Remaster)

Released: 2008
Sony Legacy Records
88697 33343 2
Track Listing:
01. I Had a Good Time
02. Higher Power
03. More Than a Feeling
04. Peace of Mind
05. Don't Look Back
06. Cool the Engines
07. I Need Your Love
08. Feelin' Satisfied
09. Party
10. Foreplay/Long Time
11. Amanda
12. Rock and Roll Band
13. Smokin'
14. A Man I'll Never Be
15. Star Spangled Banner

Produced By: Tom Scholz
Engineered By: Tom Scholz
Mastered By: Larry Clawson
Mastered At: East Coast Digital
Cover Art Work: Peter Bollinger
Art Work (Back Cover): W. Siudmak
Art Direction: David Coleman
Design and Back Cover: Ron Larson


Facts about "Greatest Hits"

  • This version of Greatest Hits had some changes to the lineup. Tell Me, which was a new song that appeared on the original version of this album, was replaced by I Had a Good Time. Livin' For You was replaced with I Need Your Love. As well, this version omitted the Kalodner Edit of Higher Power.
 
Life, Love & Hope

Released: December 03, 2013
Frontiers Records

Track Listing:
01. Heaven on Earth
02. Didn't Mean to Fall in Love
03. Last Day of School
04. Sail Away
05. Life Love and Hope
06. If You Were in Love
07. Someday
08. Love Got Away
09. Someone (2.0)
10. You Gave Up on Love (2.0)
11. The Way You Look Tonight
Producer: Tom Scholz
Recorded at Hideaway Studio II
Digital Editing Engineer: Bill Ryan
Mastered by: Toby Mountain - Northeastern Digital
Cover Art: Darvin Atkeson
Art Direction: Kim Scholz
Layout: Gary Pihl


 
Life, Love & Hope [Best Buy Exclusive]

Released: December 03, 2013
Frontiers Records

Track Listing:
01. Heaven on Earth
02. Didn't Mean to Fall in Love
03. Last Day of School
04. Sail Away
05. Life Love and Hope
06. If You Were in Love
07. Someday
08. Love Got Away
09. Someone (2.0)
10. You Gave Up on Love (2.0)
11. Te Quiero Mia
12. The Way You Look Tonight
Producer: Tom Scholz
Recorded at Hideaway Studio II
Digital Editing Engineer: Bill Ryan
Mastered by: Toby Mountain - Northeastern Digital
Cover Art: Darvin Atkeson
Art Direction: Kim Scholz
Layout: Gary Pihl


 
Life, Love & Hope [Canadian Release]

Released: December 03, 2013
Frontiers Records

Track Listing:
01. Heaven on Earth
02. Didn't Mean to Fall in Love
03. Last Day of School
04. Sail Away
05. Life Love and Hope
06. If You Were in Love
07. Someday
08. Love Got Away
09. Someone (2.0)
10. You Gave Up on Love (2.0)
11. The Way You Look Tonight
12. O Canada
Producer: Tom Scholz
Recorded at Hideaway Studio II
Digital Editing Engineer: Bill Ryan
Mastered by: Toby Mountain - Northeastern Digital
Cover Art: Darvin Atkeson
Art Direction: Kim Scholz
Layout: Gary Pihl


 
Life, Love & Hope [Japanese Release]

Released: December 18, 2013
Frontiers Records

Track Listing:
01. Heaven on Earth
02. Didn't Mean to Fall in Love
03. Last Day of School
04. Sail Away
05. Life Love and Hope
06. If You Were in Love
07. Someday
08. Love Got Away
09. Someone (2.0)
10. You Gave Up on Love (2.0)
11. The Way You Look Tonight
12. Someday (Tom Scholz vocal version)
Producer: Tom Scholz
Recorded at Hideaway Studio II
Digital Editing Engineer: Bill Ryan
Mastered by: Toby Mountain - Northeastern Digital
Cover Art: Darvin Atkeson
Art Direction: Kim Scholz
Layout: Gary Pihl


 


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