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Greatest Hits (W/3 New Tracks) Best of
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|1. Tell Me|
|2. Higher Power|
|3. More Than A Feeling|
|4. Peace Of Mind|
|5. Don't Look Back|
|6. Cool The Engines|
|7. Livin' For You|
|8. Feelin' Satisfied|
|10. Foreplay/Long Time|
|12. Rock & Roll Band|
|14. A Man I'll Never Be|
|15. The Star Spangled Banner/4th Of July Reprise|
|16. Higher Power (Kalodner Edit)|
It's more than a feeling Boston's back! Yes, the band that did as much as anybody to define the guitar sound of the late '70s and '80s is back with three new tunes and a 16-cut collection containing their chart-toppers More Than a Feeling; Don't Look Back; Amanda; Peace of Mind; Feelin' Satisfied; Foreplay/Longtime , and more.
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Through it all, as this cohesive collection shows, the sound remains the same, layered, harmonized, smooth, crisp. Best of Boston collects 5 songs from their debut, a few more each from Don't look Back and Third Stage, and one from the underrated '94 release, Walk On. It flows like a good album should, with some songs going right into the next just as they did on the original albums. Very few things are missing except notably, Hitch a Ride, but that would have placed too much reliance on their debut. Another song from Third Stage and Walk On would've also been nice, they're underrepresented here.
The new songs are considerably more problematic. Higher Power is a great song, bringing back original vocalist Brad Delp back into the mix, but two versions of it are unneccesary. The Sholtz-sung Tell Me is very weak, meandering, and uninteresting, and The Star Spangled Banner? What? Didn't Hendrix already do this? It should've been left in the history books. Removing the SSB and the second Higher Power would've cleared way for a couple more late-period songs that deserved it.
This collection serves as a fine introduction to Boston.Read more ›
Now, to this album. Not a greatest hits album in the truest sense because not all of the band's best are here such as, "Hitch a Ride" and "Let Me Take You Home Tonight". To include those two songs, however, would give the listener a duplicate copy of the first album (minus one song). Probably not a good way to try and sell new albums. New songs, "Tell Me" and "Higher Power" are very good and the addition of "The Star Spangled Banner/4th of July Reprise" is a nice touch. The other selections "More Than a Feeling", "Foreplay/Long Time", "Amanda", "Rock & Roll Band", etc., are well-known Boston standards that won't disappoint.
As Boston followers have found out, it's tough to be a fan of an under-achieving, perfectionist band. They always leave you wanting more. That's still the case with Boston and their "Greatest Hits" album. But, as those same fans have found out, what Boston does ... they do well! They certainly have stayed true to form with this album.
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What needs to be said for excellent music that takes us back to the days when music was real art?????Published 22 months ago by Daniel
One of the pioneers of music-making. One performer lays down multiple tracks. Very radio-friendly stuff, but amazing compilation here. Read morePublished on Nov. 27 2012 by Langer
How often can you claim that Rock 'n Roll songs are 'composed' with brilliance. That's what Boston has done. Read morePublished on Jan. 8 2012 by Juergen Schmidt
This CD sounds amazing.!! It is a revised version of the original Greatest Hits but re-mastered. There are now songs from all Boston studio albums..!! Read morePublished on Dec 30 2009 by C. Michael