Greatest Hits (Boston album)

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Greatest Hits
Greatest hits album by Boston
Released June 3, 1997 (1997-06-03)
Recorded 1976 - 1997
Genre Hard rock
Length 75:23
Label Epic
Producer Tom Scholz
Boston chronology
Walk On
(1994)
Greatest Hits
(1997)
Corporate America
(2002)

Greatest Hits is the first greatest hits album by American rock band Boston. The album released on June 3, 1997 features songs originally released on both the Epic and MCA labels, as well as three previously unreleased recordings ("Higher Power", "Tell Me", and "The Star-Spangled Banner"). Tom Scholz, the band's leader, felt that the album's sound quality was not up to his standards, so a remastered version of the album was released in 2009 with a slightly different track listing.

The album was certified double platinum by the RIAA on December 4, 2003, and it has sold 2,234,000 copies in the US as of August 2014.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Tom Scholz, except where noted. 

1997 Original
No. Title From album Length
1. "Tell Me"   Previously Unissued, 1997 4:04
2. "Higher Power" (Scholz, David Sikes) Previously Unissued 5:06
3. "More Than a Feeling"   Boston, 1976 4:45
4. "Peace of Mind"   Boston, 1976 5:05
5. "Don't Look Back"   Don't Look Back, 1978 5:57
6. "Cool the Engines" (Brad Delp, Fran Sheehan, Scholz) Third Stage, 1986 4:35
7. "Livin' for You"   Walk On, 1994 4:55
8. "Feelin' Satisfied"   Don't Look Back, 1978 4:11
9. "Party" (Scholz, Delp) Don't Look Back, 1978 4:08
10. "Foreplay/Long Time"   Boston, 1976 7:48
11. "Amanda"   Third Stage, 1986 4:15
12. "Rock & Roll Band"   Boston, 1976 3:00
13. "Smokin'" (Scholz, Delp) Boston, 1976 4:20
14. "A Man I'll Never Be"   Don't Look Back, 1978 6:32
15. "Star-Spangled Banner/4th Of July Reprise" (Francis Scott Key, Tom Scholz) Previously Unissued 2:44
16. "Higher Power [Kalodner edit]" (Scholz, Sikes) Previously Unissued 3:52
2009 reissue
No. Title Length
1. "I Had a Good Time" (from Corporate America, 2002) 4:15
2. "Higher Power" (Scholz, David Sikes) 5:06
3. "More Than a Feeling"   4:45
4. "Peace of Mind"   5:05
5. "Don't Look Back"   5:57
6. "I Need Your Love" (Fred Sampson, Scholz; from Walk On, 1994) 5:22
7. "Cool the Engines" (Delp, Sheehan, Scholz) 4:35
8. "Party" (Scholz, Delp) 4:08
9. "Feelin' Satisfied"   4:10
10. "Foreplay/Long Time"   7:48
11. "Amanda"   4:15
12. "Rock & Roll Band"   3:00
13. "Smokin'" (Scholz, Delp) 4:20
14. "A Man I'll Never Be"   6:32
15. "The Star Spangled Banner/4th Of July Reprise" (Key, Scholz) 2:44

Personnel[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Charts
Chart (1997) Peak
position
Canadian Top Selling Albums[2] 61
US Billboard 200[3] 47
Chart (2008) Peak
position
US Catalog Albums[3] 12
Certifications
Organization Level Date
RIAA – US Gold[4] April 20, 1999
Platinum[4] May 15, 2000
2x Multi-Platinum[4] December 4, 2003

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paul Grein (August 13, 2014). "Chart Watch: Back To The '70s With 'Guardians' Soundtrack". Yahoo! Music. 
  2. ^ "Top Selling Albums" (PHP). RPM 65 (15). June 16, 1997. ISSN 0315-5994. Retrieved June 29, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Greatest Hits – Boston". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 29, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c "Gold & Platinum Searchable Database" (PHP). Recording Industry Association of America.