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Greatest Hits (W/3 New Tracks) [Best of]

Boston Audio CD
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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
9. Party
10. Foreplay/Long Time
11. Amanda
12. Rock & Roll Band
13. Smokin'
14. A Man I'll Never Be
15. The Star Spangled Banner/4th Of July Reprise
16. Higher Power (Kalodner Edit)

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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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Being a Boston fan from day one must have been very tough on the devoted. Tom Sholtz, guitarst, keyboardist, and a meticulous studio wizard that makes Mutt Lange recordings sound like Nirvana, worked at a snail's pace, taking almost 3 years to record their follow-up to their mega-hit debut, and calling that 'rushed'. It took 6 years each for the next two albums to be recorded and released, and by that time, Boston was basically Sholtz's solo project.
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.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Stick with Styx or something better Oct. 2 1999
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If you're looking for good old bread and butter American rock, stick with the likes of Styx or REO, not the over-porduced Boston. Ever notice how Boston NEVER released a live album? Because they are NOT capable of pulling these songs off live. Tom Sholtz is a smart man in the studio but it's obvious he could never pull these off live and maybe that's why all the talented members left the band over the years. Buy the first CD and you'll have the only "Greatest Hits" you need.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Alternative To Buying Boston's Albums... July 11 2004
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Boston-Greatest Hits(1997). Boston's First Compilation.
Boston, between 1976 and 1986, was arguably one of the most popular rock bands around, with Boston, Don't Look Back, and Third Stage all breaking waves on the Billboard Charts, solidifying their place in Rock N Roll history. On a regular basis, Boston's songs can be heard on the radio, and tracks like "More Than A Feeling","Dont Look Back","Peace Of Mind", and "Foreplay/Long Time" are recognizable to almost anybody, and were huge hits back in the Late 70's-Early 80's, so it's only fitting that a compilation was released. So How does Boston-Greatest Hits Stack Up? Read On To Find Out...
-CONTAINS ALL OF BOSTON'S BIGGEST HITS- When you get Boston- Greatest Hits, you can expect such huge Boston hits as "More Than A Feeling","Dont Look Back","Peace Of Mind","Foreplay/Long Time", "Amanda", "Smokin'", "Rock N Roll Band", and "Feelin' Satisfied".
-MANY GREAT NON-HITS ARE HERE- "Cool The Engines", "Livin' For You", "Party", and "A Man I'll Never Be" are all Very Good songs that weren't hits, yet were included.
- CONTAINS SONGS FROM ALL OF BOSTON'S ALBUMS- With Boston's Greatest Hits, you get songs from Boston, Don't Look Back, Third Stage, Walk On, and Corporate America(It has a remix of "Livin' For You"), so Boston's Greatest Hits provides a career spanning retrospective perfect for those who don't want the albums.
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4.0 out of 5 stars No question, this is a very good album, but... Dec 28 2003
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if you're just a casual fan of Boston, you might want to just stick with their first album, "Boston". As one reviewer has already pointed out, Boston wasn't exactly a "hit machine". There is a reason for that and it's not due to "writer's block". Tom Scholz was (is) a victim of his own perfectionism. He just can't "sign-off" on an album until it meets his demanding standards. It's those standards that (at least partly) have kept Boston from cranking out album after album. But, to the discriminating listener, that's not all bad because the professional crafting of Boston albums set the bar for the industry.
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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5.0 out of 5 stars What's to say!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 1 month ago by Cathy
5.0 out of 5 stars Boston!!
What needs to be said for excellent music that takes us back to the days when music was real art?????
Published 4 months ago by Daniel
5.0 out of 5 stars Hit after Hit
One of the pioneers of music-making. One performer lays down multiple tracks. Very radio-friendly stuff, but amazing compilation here. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Langer
5.0 out of 5 stars Tom Scholz is Mozart reincarnated
How often can you claim that Rock 'n Roll songs are 'composed' with brilliance. That's what Boston has done. Read more
Published on Jan. 8 2012 by Juergen Schmidt
5.0 out of 5 stars Sounds Amazing..!!
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 more
Published on Dec 30 2009 by C. Michael
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST for BOSTON Fans
This is a fantastic collection of songs representing the storied recording career of BOSTON. Mastermind Tom Scholz delivers the goods in a big way. Read more
Published on May 1 2009 by Nick B.
5.0 out of 5 stars Puissant :-)
Comment un groupe puissant quand ils arrives sur scène! "More than a Feeling" stimule en suivant le monde. Read more
Published on Dec 27 2008 by Markyoloup
3.0 out of 5 stars Another Sony Greatest Hits With Significant Omissions
Maybe I'm flogging a dead horse - but once again I reiterate what I have said time and time before when it comes to oldies compilations [and, like it or not, Boston now qualifies... Read more
Published on July 16 2004 by AvidOldiesCollector
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful
What a powerful group when they came on the scene!! "More than a Feeling" boosted them into worldwide following. Read more
Published on July 16 2004 by J. McAndrew
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