Walk On (Boston album)

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Walk On
Studio album by Boston
Released June 7, 1994
Recorded November 1990–December 1993
Genre Hard rock
Length 44:24 (43:59 on LP)
Label MCA
Producer Tom Scholz
Boston chronology
Third Stage
(1986)
Walk On
(1994)
Greatest Hits
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]

Walk On is the fourth studio album by American hard rock band Boston. The album was released in 1994.

History[edit]

After the success of their 1986 album Third Stage, the band began planning a follow-up and writing for Walk On, which began in 1988. However, due to the increased friction and disagreements between himself and Tom Scholz, Brad Delp left the band in 1989 to join original Boston guitarist Barry Goudreau in forming a new band, named RTZ. Soon after Fran Cosmo was hired and introduced as the new lead singer, Delp did return to Boston to assist in the recording for the album and also shared lead vocals on the subsequent Walk On Tour.

After its release, the album "Walk On" peaked at #7 on the Billboard 200 and yielded the hit "I Need Your Love." It was certified Platinum by the RIAA on September 8, 1994.[2][3]

The final eight pages of the album's booklet are titled "Walk On -- Against Violence and Cruelty" and are dedicated to preventing domestic abuse and animal cruelty, providing contact information of numerous organizations, including the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Humane Society. It is noted that Delp himself was a huge contributor to these causes.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I Need Your Love"   Tom Scholz, Fred Sampson 5:33
2. "Surrender to Me"   Tom Scholz, David Sikes, Bobby Laquidara 5:34
3. "Livin' for You"   Tom Scholz 4:58
4. "Walkin' at Night" (Instrumental) Tom Scholz 2:02
5. "Walk On"   Tom Scholz, Brad Delp, David Sikes 2:58
6. "Get Organ-ized/Get Reorgan-ized" (Instrumental) Tom Scholz 4:28
7. "Walk On (Some More)"   Tom Scholz, Brad Delp, David Sikes 2:55
8. "What's Your Name"   Tom Scholz 4:28
9. "Magdalene"   Tom Scholz, David Sikes, Galen "Rusty" Foulke 5:58
10. "We Can Make It"   Tom Scholz, David Sikes, Bob Cedro 5:30
  • Tracks 4, 5, 6, and 7 are all part of one long song (Walk On Medley), but are separate indexes on the CD.
  • "Walkin' at Night" and "Get Organ-ized" are instrumentals.
  • On the LP release, "Get Organ-ized" was split across the two sides of the record, with the portion on Side Two named "Get Reorgan-ized".
  • "Magdalene" was originally written by the little-known central Pennsylvania band Hybrid Ice.
  • A live version of track 3, "Livin for You" was included on the band's next album Corporate America.

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producer: Tom Scholz
  • Engineer: Tom Scholz
  • Assistant Engineers: Gary Pihl, David Sikes
  • Mastering: Ted Jensen
  • Arranger: Tom Scholz
  • Design: Ron Larson
  • Cover Art Concept: Andy Engel
  • Illustrations: Ron Larson

Charts[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
position
Canadian Albums (RPM)[4] 10
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[5] 25
German Albums (Official Top 100)[6] 40
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[7] 16
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[8] 16
UK Albums (OCC)[9] 56
US Billboard 200[10] 7

Singles

Year Single Chart Position
1994 "I Need Your Love" Mainstream Rock Tracks 4
1994 "I Need Your Love" The Billboard Hot 100 51
1994 "I Need Your Love" Top 40 Mainstream 35
1994 "Walk On Medley: Walk On" Mainstream Rock Tracks 14

Certifications[edit]

Organization Level Date
RIAA – United States Gold August 11, 1994
Platinum September 08, 1994
CRIA – Canada Gold Jun 14, 1994
Platinum Jun 14, 1994

References[edit]

  1. ^ Walk On (Boston album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ Billboard Charting History - Walk On. Retrieved on January 12, 2010.
  3. ^ "Gold and Platinum Database Search". Retrieved 2010-01-12. 
  4. ^ "Item Display – RPM – Library and Archives Canada". Library and Archives Canada. March 31, 2004. Retrieved October 7, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Boston – Walk On" (in Dutch). Dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved October 7, 2012.
  6. ^ "Boston – Walk On". Officialcharts.de. GfK Entertainment. Retrieved October 7, 2012.
  7. ^ "Boston – Walk On". Swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved October 7, 2012.
  8. ^ "Boston – Walk On". Swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved October 7, 2012.
  9. ^ "Boston | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 7, 2012.
  10. ^ "Boston Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Boston. Prometheus Global Media.