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Watch list is full. No additional import charges at delivery! The first week the album came out, it did better than I expected. Boston sold six million albums, 8-tracks and cassettes by December By , the album had been certified for over nine million sales domestically, and Boston went diamond in By November , the album was certified by the Recording Industry Association of America for sales of 17 million. The album soared, with three singles becoming Top 40 hits. All eight of the songs on the album receive regular airplay on classic rock radio decades later.
Taking a mere three weeks to earn an RIAA Gold Record Award , in unit sales in , and a Platinum Award 1,, in unit sales after three months on November 11, , it was the fastest selling debut album for any American group.
It has continued to sell very well, accumulating 9 million in sales by the 10th anniversary in , reaching diamond in , and 17x platinum by The first tour in support of the album was a short six-week promotional club tour throughout the Midwest. Boston soon found themselves on a nationwide tour that lasted 10 months. The response was great, I was amazed that people were singing along with all the songs. It really impressed upon me the power of radio, the fact that wherever we went, they were just playing the record and people just came, and it was great.
At one point, they were opening for Foghat , but lost the gig when a Milwaukee disc jockey introduced Boston, not headliner Foghat, as the best rock and roll band in the world.
Boston eventually began headlining shows in , and sold out four Southern California concert halls within a one-week span. On their swing back to the Northeast , they sold out two nights in the Philadelphia Spectrum —and in their New York City debut, three sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden.
Even the biggest acts usually don't do so well in every market. Boston has been described as a pivot in the transition of mainstream American rock from blues-based proto-metal to power pop , "combining some of the ebullience of the rock era's early days with the precision and technology that would mark rock record productions from then on.
Following the album's success, its sound became imitated by several other prominent rock bands of the era. Per reissue liner notes. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. John Boylan Tom Scholz. What they didn't know wouldn't hurt them. We told them we were working on the album with Boylan, that was all true — Tom still had stuff to do back home.
A lot of bands were signed and get put in with a producer, and then all of a sudden it's the producer's project. Before you know it, it doesn't resemble anything of what you were doing.
We were very fortunate that that didn't happen to us. Boylan had the ears to know that Tom knew his way around a studio. We gave them a complete tape, and they thought, 'Man, these guys work fast. Boston at AllMusic.
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