I have to agree with some of the reviewers here. This IS Boston's best album, imo, and has always been extremely underrated. Yes, I own all 6 of their albums, and I love them all for what they are worth, but this one is worth its weight in gold.
From 'Don't Look Back' to 'Don't Be Afraid', every song on this release is excellently done. I find it ironic that Tom Scholz has been quoted as saying that this is the least favorite of all his releases, but he was also quoted as saying that his favorite Boston song is on this album: 'The Journey'.
This album might as well be called 'Boston II', for several reasons. All of the music carries the same spirit as the first album, and with good cause. This was the last album in which the original members played (Delp, Scholz, Sheehan, Gordreau and Hashib), and it was the last album in which Scholz used the old Marshall/tube amps and power soak technology.
5 out of 5 stars. I recommend this album as required listening for any Boston fan. If you can get it on vinyl, the older, rawer sound or the original release before Scholz remastered it for CD is even better. I have this album on both formats.