BOSTON Guitarist TOM SCHOLZ signed BOSTON 1976 Record / Album Picture Disc signed on the front cover in Black Sharpie by TOM SCHOLZ in fine condition. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Boston is the debut studio album by Boston-based American rock band Boston.
Produced by Tom Scholz and John Boylan, the album was released on August 25, 1976 in the United States by Epic Records. Scholz had first begun playing music in the late 1960s after graduating from MIT with a master's degree, which led to a senior position at Polaroid.
After being involved in the Boston music scene for several years, Scholz concentrated on demos recorded in his apartment basement with singer Brad Delp. His previous group, Mother's Milk, had received numerous rejection letters from major record labels in the early 1970s. By 1975, the demo tape had fallen into the hands of CBS-owned Epic Records, who signed the band. Epic wanted the band to record in Los Angeles with a record producer, but Scholz was unwilling and wanted to record the album in his basement studio, so he hired Boylan to run interference with the label.In an elaborate ruse, Sholz tricked the label into thinking the band was recording on the West Coast, when in reality, the bulk was being tracked solely by Scholz at his Massachusetts home. The album's contents are a complete recreation of the band's demo tape, and contain songs written and composed many years prior.
The album's style, often referred to as the "Boston sound", was developed through Scholz's love of classical music, melodic hooks and guitar-heavy rock groups such as the Kinks and the Yardbirds. Boston's style was appropriated by label executives and imitated by bands to create radio-friendly "corporate rock", the creation of which the band was also accused. The album has been referred to as a landmark in 1970s rock and has been included on many lists of essential albums.
"More Than a Feeling" 4:46 2. "Peace of Mind" 5:02 3. "Rock & Roll Band" 3:00 5. "Smokin'" (Brad Delp, Scholz) 4:22 6.
"Hitch a Ride" 4:12 7. "Something About You" 3:48 8. "Let Me Take You Home Tonight" (Brad Delp) Obtained in person at during there 40th Anniversary tour through Boston in 2016.
A ll Autographs obtained in person through Show Signings, Before at Sporting Event, Golf Tournaments and Special Dinner & Charity Events. Comes with My Certificate of Authenticity (COA) from Glenn's Stadium Heroes. The item "BOSTON Guitarist TOM SCHOLZ signed BOSTON 1976 Record / Album Picture Disc COA" is in sale since Monday, November 28, 2016.
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