Don't Look Back

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All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
The follow-up to Boston's mega-hit first album, Boston, Don't Look Back took two long years to complete, and it's hard to figure out why because it's almost exactly the same as their debut. The guitars still sound like they are being fed through computers and stacked into great walls of sound by robots, lead singer Brad Delp still sounds like he is ripping his throat out, and the harmony vocals still sound like a choir of androids warbling angelically. Most importantly, the songs are overflowing with hooks, there are plenty of riffs to air guitar to, and the songs stick in your head like dirt on a dog. The main difference lies in the semi-melancholy tone of the record. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
The follow-up to Boston's mega-hit first album, Boston, Don't Look Back took two long years to complete, and it's hard to figure out why because it's almost exactly the same as their debut. The guitars still sound like they are being fed through computers and stacked into great walls of sound by robots, lead singer Brad Delp still sounds like he is ripping his throat out, and the harmony vocals still sound like a choir of androids warbling angelically. Most importantly, the songs are overflowing with hooks, there are plenty of riffs to air guitar to, and the songs stick in your head like dirt on a dog. The main difference lies in the semi-melancholy tone of the record. Boston was a nonstop party of a record but one look at the song titles lets you know that Don't Look Back is a little different: "A Man I'll Never Be," "Used to Bad News," "Don't Be Afraid." These songs reveal a reflective side that was nowhere to be found on Boston. Not to say the record doesn't rock because it does mightily. "Don't Look Back" has a killer riff that's very similar to the timeless riff in "More Than a Feeling," "Party" is a storming rocker much like "Smokin'" and "It's Easy" is mellow 70's AOR at its absolute best. Don't Look Back is basically Boston, Pt. 2, but don't let that put you off because even though the band was treading water they were treading it like Esther Williams. This record is better than 96.7% of the AOR records released in the 1970s, combine it with Boston and you are looking at two tickets to AOR paradise.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/25/2008
  • Label: Imports
  • UPC: 886971840124
  • Catalog Number: 1329160
  • Sales rank: 134,966

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Don't Look Back (5:57)
  2. 2 The Journey (1:46)
  3. 3 It's Easy (4:26)
  4. 4 A Man I'll Never Be (6:37)
  5. 5 Feelin' Satisfied (4:11)
  6. 6 Party (4:07)
  7. 7 Used to Bad News (2:56)
  8. 8 Don't Be Afraid (3:48)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Boston Primary Artist
Barry Goudreau Guitar, Percussion, Rhythm Guitar, Slide Guitar
Brad Delp Guitar, Percussion, Vocals, Harmony, Vocal Harmony
Fran Sheehan Bass, Percussion, Bass Guitar
Sib Hashian Percussion, Drums
Tom Scholz Organ, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Bass Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Keyboards, 12-string Guitar, Guitar Effects
Technical Credits
Brad Delp Composer, Hands
Toby Mountain Remastering
Fran Sheehan Hands
David Wild Liner Notes
Bill Ryan Remastering
Sib Hashian Hands
Joel Zimmerman Reissue Design
Tony Lane Art Direction
Paul Ahern Management
Dave Butler Engineer
Kim Hart Artwork, Design Consultant
Gary Norman Cover Art
Tom Scholz Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer, Artwork, Concept, Remastering, Design Consultant, Hands
Dave Butler Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    My head is full

    Dont look Back is an exquisite work from Tom Sholtz. The opening track just FILLS your senses from all sides of the spectrum. Track 2 will give you butterflies in your tummy if you have on headphones with the volume up just under that hissing noise. I think that this album outputs alot of emotion that you the listener can TRULY feel. on track 4 with (a man ill never be) Have a box of tissues ready..youll need'em. those first 4 tracks are the greatest works on this album.

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