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220. BOSTON (self-titled)

220. BOSTON (self-titled)
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The best fade-in of the classic rock era? That's kind of what I think of the opening track from Boston's 1976 debut. If you're familiar with this song the second you hear the subdued guitar picking sliding in from your car radio's speakers you are guaranteed to get a smile on your face and your adrenaline pumping for you already know what you're in store for.

So many of the tracks on this record went on to become hits and get tons of radio airplay back in the 70's and even to this day on legacy classic rock stations. If you're familiar with this album, take a walk down memory lane and, if not, enjoy for the first time what was one of the biggest rock records to come out in the late 70's. On a side note, although Boston was the brainchild of songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tom Scholz, that smooth voice you hear is that of Brad Delp. Sadly, Delp committed suicide in 2007.

You can't go wrong listening to the first half of the record which equates to the aforementioned alluded to 'More Than A Feeling,' then 'Peace Of Mind,' 'Foreplay / Long Time' and finally 'Rock & Roll Band.'

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