BOSTON – Classic Self Titled/Debut Album On 180 Gram Vinyl Releases December 7, 2010!


BOSTON – Attention audiophiles worldwide! The self titled/debut Rock Classic from Boston will be released on 180 Gram Vinyl, (Friday Music), on December 7, 2010. Yes, I will readily admit to playing the debut Boston album more times than I could ever remember, so many years ago. I can recall having this album on my turntable for days, being the only album I was listening to. Personally, the songs on this album Rocked my head off as a young lad. My favorite song on this Boston album was and to this very day is… Something About You. I extremely dig Rock And Roll Band too… oh yeah I do. Gee Metal whiz, this entire Boston album has never grown stale for me.

There was and still is something mystical about hearing my favorite albums on vinyl. Just seeing vinyl spinning on a turntable today, brings me back to a time when “holding” and looking at an album jacket was part of the listening experience. The whole connection to a band I was listening to was through their music and the album jacket… with whatever artwork and liner notes that was part of it. There was no myspace music, MTV or youtube videos back in those late 70’s, … just the needle on the vinyl and my ears listening intently.

Loaded with more amazing melodies and vocal harmonies than I can count, this Boston album is a monumental Rock Classic. Plus… Boston belongs in that absent minded place that’s called The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.Β This Boston debut was one of the first albums I ever owned, well before I became a Metalhead… Metal be thy name. Do I feel old stating this? Heck no. Feeling old is a state of mind and I’m not approaching 90 anytime soon. I’ll be blabbing, ranting, writing and raving about the music I love when I do hit 90 years of age… I hope.

* Boston was released back in America’s Bicentennial Year of 1976, during the month of July.

* Boston was originally released on Epic Records.

* This 180 Gram Vinyl of Boston will be a “limited edition”… so I guess the number of pressings are low, just how low is the million dollar question.

Track Listing For Boston:

More Than A Feeling

Peace Of Mind

Foreplay/Long Time

Rock And Roll Band

Smokin’

Hitch A Ride

Something About You

Let Me Take You Home Tonight

LONG LIVE THE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL OF BOSTON.

Rest In Peace, Brad Delp.

Stone.

13 Responses to “BOSTON – Classic Self Titled/Debut Album On 180 Gram Vinyl Releases December 7, 2010!”

  1. Love that LP.

    That was one of my first “real” albums purchased at the store (along with Jethro Tull). Of course I had many singles or 45’s and ‘hand-me-down’ records.

    Love the guitars (i.e. “space ships”) on the album cover art! wanting to be an artist at the time -this really hit home with me. Excellent work…

    • metalodyssey Says:

      Jethro Tull… ROCKS. Regardless of what Metallica may think! πŸ˜‰

      “Hand-me-down” albums are super cool… I buy ’em up now at the thrift stores!

  2. Metal lives in many different evolving forms. Check out http://www.killthecomplex.com and keep up the good wok.

    • metalodyssey Says:

      Thanks for the visit, comment and link! Man, that is one fabulous website you guys have… and your music I hear over there is simply put… terrific! πŸ™‚

      Whoa, Kill The Complex is not just onto something… they’ve created some original cool sound and vibes.

      – Stone

  3. There were three albums back when I was a 10 year old kid that I thought were the Greatest albums of all time. The only way I could listen them was to sneak into my older brothers room grab them while he was at basketball practice, then return them before he got home. The other two albums were Foreigner “Foreigner” and Rush “2112” And yes I did get caught a couple of times!!

  4. Completely6 off topic but why is it snowing on here and how? Anyways this is such a great album, every song on here is a classic, my favorite being Piece of Mind

    • metalodyssey Says:

      Aren’t you in a warm climate? Whoa… snow where U are? Maybe it is the beginning of the end of the world! “Piece Of Mind” is unreal… Stryper covered it really cool too on their last album.

    • metalodyssey Says:

      Oh, I thought it was snowing where you lived. Go under “appearance” and then click on “extras”. You just have to check “make it snow”. It’s only available until early January.

  5. When I was a young metal head I did not really give this album the time of day, owned it and then I gave it away. Despite my then mixed feelings about the album I still went to see Boston on their ‘Third Stage’ tour where they performed ‘Third Stage’ in its entirety and in sequence, since I did not care for the album I was disappointed.

    Now it is two decades removed from that teenage metal head, and now I have not only learned to appreciate the album, but I have learned to love it, I just wish I had a time machine to go back in time and tell my teenage self to take in that concert and enjoy it, you will not get an opportunity to hear this unique band live again with Brad Delp.

    • metalodyssey Says:

      YOU LUCKY you saw that Boston lineup live. I was never a big fan of the ballad “Amanda”… although, I never turn it off when it comes on the radio. I’ll skip over it when I play the CD, however. Overall, the “Third Stage” album ROCKS for me, with “We’re Ready” and “Cool The Engines” never failing to psyche-me-out. πŸ™‚

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