Complete List Of Boston Albums And Songs

Boston Albums

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Boston is one of the most unique sounding bands in classic rock history. They also released maybe the greatest debut album of all time. Some will debate that argument, but there is no doubt that it was at least one of the best. I will never forget being 15 years old when it first came out and being blown away by what I heard. This Complete List Of Boston Albums And Songs presents the full discography of Boston studio albums. The band was first formed in 1975.  The group hails from the area of Boston, Massachusetts

All these unique Boston albums have been presented below in chronological order. We have also included all original release dates with each Boston album as well as all original Boston album covers. Every Boston album listed below showcases the entire album tracklisting.

BOSTON STUDIO ALBUMS

Boston (1976)

Released August 25, 1976

Boston is the debut album by the American rock band Boston, renowned for its refined sound, combining hard rock with a melodic sensibility. The album was produced by Tom Scholz and John Boylan and recorded at Foxglove Studios, Capitol Studios, and The Record Plant. Tom Scholz’s innovative studio techniques and the band’s melodic approach resulted in timeless hits like “More Than a Feeling” and “Peace of Mind.” The album’s blend of rock vigor and intricate arrangements set a new standard in rock music and remains a landmark in the genre. This is one of the greatest rock and roll records of all time. You can take that to the bank my friends.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “More Than a Feeling” – 4:45
  2. “Peace of Mind” – 5:02
  3. “Foreplay/Long Time” – 7:47
  4. “Rock & Roll Band” – 2:59
  5. “Smokin'” – 4:20
  6. “Hitch a Ride” – 4:10
  7. “Something About You” – 3:47
  8. “Let Me Take You Home Tonight” – 4:43

Don’t Look Back (1978)

Released August 2, 1978

Don’t Look Back is Boston’s second studio album, following the massive success of their debut. Produced by Tom Scholz, the album continues the band’s signature sound of layered guitars, harmonized vocals, and intricate compositions. Two years was a long time to wait for this one.  Recorded at Tom Scholz’s home studio, the album features tracks like “Don’t Look Back” and “A Man I’ll Never Be.” While not as strong as the first Boston album, it was still a wonderful follow-up and well worth the wait,

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Don’t Look Back” – 5:57
  2. “The Journey” – 1:46
  3. “It’s Easy” – 4:26
  4. “A Man I’ll Never Be” – 6:37
  5. “Feelin’ Satisfied” – 4:11
  6. “Party” – 4:07
  7. “Used to Bad News” – 2:57
  8. “Don’t Be Afraid” – 3:48

Third Stage (1986)

Released September 23, 1986

We thought the wait between the first two albums was long; we never expected the wait for the third albums to be three times as long. Third Stage is Boston’s third studio album, released after an eight-year hiatus. This album marked a departure from the band’s earlier sound, incorporating more synthesizers and a concept album format that narrates the journey of life from birth to death. Produced and almost entirely recorded by Tom Scholz, the album was known for its meticulous production that spanned several years. Third Stage included the hit singles “Amanda,” “We’re Ready,” and our favorite track on the album “Cool The Engines.”

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Amanda” – 4:16
  2. “We’re Ready” – 3:58
  3. “The Launch” – 2:55 a. “Countdown” b. “Ignition” c. “Third Stage Separation”
  4. “Cool the Engines” – 4:23
  5. “My Destination” – 2:19
  6. “A New World” – 0:37
  7. “To Be a Man” – 3:30
  8. “I Think I Like It” – 4:06
  9. “Can’tcha Say (You Believe in Me)/Still in Love” – 5:13
  10. “Hollyann” – 5:09

Walk On (1994)

Released June 7, 1994

Walk On is the fourth studio album by Boston, showcasing the band’s evolution in sound and the first without original lead singer Brad Delp, featuring Fran Cosmo on lead vocals. Tom Scholz’s production and songwriting remain central to the album’s sound, characterized by layered guitars and complex harmonies. The title track “Walk On” and “I Need Your Love” are standout tracks.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “I Need Your Love” – 5:33
  2. “Surrender to Me” – 5:33
  3. “Livin’ for You” – 4:58
  4. “Walkin’ at Night” – 2:02
  5. “Walk On” – 2:58
  6. “Get Organ-ized” – 4:27
  7. “Walk On (Some More)” – 2:55
  8. “What’s Your Name” – 4:28
  9. “Magdalene” – 5:58
  10. “We Can Make It” – 5:30

Corporate America (2002)

Released November 5, 2002

Corporate America is Boston’s fifth studio album, featuring a more socially conscious theme that critiques corporate practices and advocates for environmentalism and social justice. The album sees the return of Brad Delp on lead vocals and introduces new band members, including Kimberley Dahme. The title track “Corporate America” and “I Had a Good Time” highlight the band’s foray into lyrical themes of social commentary, alongside their well-known melodic rock sound.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “I Had a Good Time” – 4:14
  2. “Stare Out Your Window” – 3:19
  3. “Corporate America” – 4:37
  4. “With You” – 3:27
  5. “Someone” – 4:10
  6. “Turn It Off” – 4:36
  7. “Cryin'” – 5:18
  8. “Didn’t Mean to Fall in Love” – 5:13
  9. “You Gave Up on Love” – 4:21
  10. “Livin’ for You” (Live) – 4:58

Life, Love & Hope (2013)

Released December 3, 2013

Life, Love & Hope is the sixth studio album by Boston, featuring a mix of tracks with Brad Delp’s posthumous vocals and new material with Tom Scholz and other band members sharing lead vocal duties. The album continues Boston’s tradition of polished rock with a blend of guitars and harmonies, while also experimenting with new sounds and production techniques. Tracks like “Heaven on Earth” and “The Way You Look Tonight” were album standouts.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Heaven on Earth” – 3:37
  2. “Didn’t Mean to Fall in Love” – 5:13
  3. “Last Day of School” – 2:02
  4. “Sail Away” – 3:42
  5. “Life, Love & Hope” – 3:57
  6. “If You Were in Love” – 4:10
  7. “Someday” – 3:44
  8. “Love Got Away” – 4:28
  9. “Someone” (2.0) – 4:00
  10. “You Gave Up on Love” (2.0) – 4:07
  11. “The Way You Look Tonight” – 3:52

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