Walk On (Boston album)

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Walk On
Boston - Walk On.jpg
Studio album by Boston
Released June 7, 1994 (1994-06-07)
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)Third Stage1986
Walk On
(1994)
Greatest Hits
(1997)Greatest Hits1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars[1]

Walk On is the fourth studio album by American hard rock band Boston, released on June 7, 1994 by MCA Records.[1]

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 Tom Scholz and Brad Delp, the latter 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 writing but did not sing on the album, though he shared lead vocals on the subsequent Walk On Tour. Delp and Cosmo also shared leads on Boston's next album, Corporate America

After its release, 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 were titled "Walk On -- Against Violence and Cruelty" and were 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 was 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" Scholz, David Sikes, Bobby Laquidara 5:34
3. "Livin' for You" Scholz 4:58
4. "Walkin' at Night" (Instrumental) Scholz 2:02
5. "Walk On" Scholz, Brad Delp, Sikes 2:58
6. "Get Organ-ized/Get Reorgan-ized" (Instrumental) Scholz 4:28
7. "Walk On (Some More)" Scholz, Delp, Sikes 2:55
8. "What's Your Name" Scholz 4:28
9. "Magdalene" Scholz, Sikes, Galen "Rusty" Foulke 5:58
10. "We Can Make It" Scholz, Sikes, Bob Cedro 5:30
  • Tracks 4, 5, 6 and 7 are all part of one long song ("Walk On Medley"), but were indexed separately 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 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 (Offizielle 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 8, 1994
CRIA – Canada Gold Jun 14, 1994
Platinum Jun 14, 1994

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Walk On - Boston". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2015-04-12.
  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. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Boston – Walk On" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved October 7, 2012.
  6. ^ "Officialcharts.de – Boston – Walk On". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved October 7, 2012.
  7. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Boston – Walk On". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 7, 2012.
  8. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Boston – Walk On". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 7, 2012.
  9. ^ "Boston | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart Retrieved October 7, 2012.
  10. ^ "Boston – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Boston.