Greatest Hits [Epic/Legacy]

Greatest Hits [Epic/Legacy]

by Boston


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Since Tom Scholz is such a slow worker, there were only four Boston albums between the group's 1976 debut and this Greatest Hits collection in 1997. That may mean that there isn't much music to compile, as the reliance on their biggest-selling album, Boston, suggests, but that doesn't matter for most casual fans, since Greatest Hits gathers all of their best songs, from "More Than a Feeling" to "Amanda," on one compact disc. For the collector, the record isn't quite as appealing, even if it contains three new songs as bait. These three songs simply don't deliver the melodic punch or guitar crunch that distinguishes the group's best work. It's nice to hear original vocalist Brad Delp on "Higher Power," but "Tell Me" is slight, and an instrumental version of "The Star Spangled Banner" is nearly an insult. So, for the devoted, Greatest Hits is a mixed bag, but for less dedicated listeners, it may be all the Boston they need. [Epic/Legacy reissued the collection in 2009.]

Product Details

Release Date: 01/12/2009
Label: Epic
UPC: 0886973334324
catalogNumber: 733343
Rank: 9291

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Boston   Primary Artist
Barry Goudreau   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Fran Cosmo   Vocals
Brad Delp   Vocals
Jim Masdea   Drums
Gary Pihl   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Fran Sheehan   Bass
Michael Shotton   Vocals
David Sikes   Vocals
Curly Smith   Harmonica
Sib Hashian   Drums
Kimberly Jorgensen   Recitation
Tom Scholz   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Piano,Drums,Rhythm Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Clavinet

Technical Credits

John Boylan   Producer,Audio Production
Brad Delp   Composer
Warren Dewey   Engineer
Fran Sheehan   Composer
Fred Sampson   Composer
Peter Bollinger   Cover Art
Kim Scholz   Art Direction
W. Sludmak   Artwork
Tom Scholz   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer,Liner Notes,Audio Production,Instrumentation

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Greatest Hits 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Unbelievable, Boston is the ONLY band I have never gotten tired of. Amazing vocals, absolutely brilliant instrumentals. You can't beat Boston, for they are the BEST, hands down. Unfortunately, I could only give it a 5 star rating, Boston is more than 2,000 stars out of 5. Boston is off the charts, they cannot be topped.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great classic rock CD. "More than a Feeling" and "Higher Power" are possibly some of the best songs ever written.