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Walk On - 1994

BOSTON WALKS ON

VOCALS: Fran Cosmo, David Sikes, Tommy Funderburk
ORGAN, PIANO, CLAVINET, KEYBOARD STRINGS: Tom Scholz
LEAD AND RHYTHM GUITARS: Tom Scholz, Gary Pihl
BASS GUITAR: Tom Scholz, David Sikes
DRUMS: Doug Huffman, Tom Scholz

ALSO: Bob Cedro: arpeggio guitar on "We Can Make It". Gary Pihl: footsteps Walking On in time and Mothership on final approach. Michael Shotten: a few tweeter frying high notes sung with Fran in "I Need Your Love" and "Walk On". Tom Scholz: subsonic bass vocals, subaudible Portugese narratives and subliminal extraterrestrial vehicles. Tom, Gary, Bob, and Matt Beleya: clapping hands till it hurt

PRODUCED AND ENGINEERED by Tom Scholz with assistance from David Sikes and Gary Pihl

ARRANGED by Tom Scholz with a little help from his friends

SONGS WRITTEN by Tom Scholz, David Sikes, Fred Sampson, Galen Toye Foulke, Joe and Bobby Laquidara, Bob Cedro and Brad Delp

RECORDED AND MIXED at Tom Scholz Hideaway Studio II. A few vocal tracks recorded at One World Productions in Boston, and a few bass and guitar tracks recorded at David and Gary's home studios.

MASTERED pariently by Ted Jansen at Sterling sound in NYC

ART DIRECTION: Vartan

DESIGN and BACK COVER ILLUSTRATION: Ron Larsen

COVER ART Conceived by Andy Engel

COVER ILLUSTRATION: Michael Bryon


WALK ON - BETWEEN THE LINES

I NEED YOUR LOVE
(Scholz - Sampson)
Fiction that becomes reality. Emotions can catch you by surprise, just like that first chord.

SURRENDER TO ME
(Sikes - Scholz - Laquidara)
Self-explanatory.

LIVIN' FOR YOU
(Scholz)
This song is about loving someone, not losing someone. Sung by Fran, from the heart. (Sting prelude by the BOSTON Fill-harmonic)

WALK ON MEDLEY:

WALKIN' AT NIGHT
(Scholz)
Some people walk their dog at night, some people walk their guitar.

WALK ON
(Scholz - Sikes - Delp)
Dedicated to those who stand up for what's right when the rest of the world sits down.

GET ORGAN-IZED
(Scholz)
A Hammond B-3 is a BIG organ.

WALK ON (some more)
(Scholz - Sikes - Delp)
Walk on a little more - for what you believe in.

WHAT'S YOUR NAME
(Scholz)
For science fiction freaks (and people who think "E.T." was a true story).

MAGDELINE
(Scholz - Foulke - Sikes)
Harmonies from another galaxy by Dave and Tommy. Big "cellos" are played on a Les Paul through a Rockman.

WE CAN MAKE IT
(Sikes - Cedro - Scholz)
From a father to his son. Think positively and we can make it.


WALK ON -- IN REEL TIME

This album was recorded on reel - to - reel analogue tape. Most of the parts were performed in real time on vintage instruments, rather than digitally sampled, sequences, edited, and "flown in" by computer.

The hand claps are actually people clapping, not a drum machine!

The Hammond and Leslie are actually Hammond and Leslie, not a synthesizer!

The piano is actually a piano, not a sampler!

The wind is actually wind in real trees, not a noise generator!

The Clavinet and strings are actually... well, nobody's perfect!



WALK ON -- FOUR REAL

Walk on is the 4th BOSTON album, completed 7 years after the release of "Third Stage". Following the end of BOSTON's 1987 U.S. tour, work was started on several new studio devices that would eventually be used to record this album. Development time stretched into years, including 2 years to design and build Hideaway Studio II. Progress was interrupted by a lengthy trial where BOSTON had to defend its right to make the best recordings possible, rather than fit the business plans of CBS Records, Inc. It was like David against Goliath without a sling, but the CBS lawsuit was finally defeated with a jury decision. Work on the studio was then completed, and recording began in November of 1990. 3 years later, after many all-nighters, a lot of heartbreak, and a mountain of tapes that didn't make it, the 87th version of "We Can Make It" came together and we were finished in December of 1993 -- piece of cake.


TECHNO - WALK NOTES

All guitars recorded direct through a Rockman or Ultimatum preamp.
Bass recorded direct through a bass Rockman.

Acoustic guitars: Guild G212NT, Yamaha APX9-12.

Organ: Hammond B-3 and Leslie 147.

Piano: Yamaha CP-70 through a Rockman Sustainer and Chorus.

Drum triggers: Sapphire Percussion.

Cymbals: Zildjians through AKG 414's and custon sustaining system.

Multi-track master: Scotch 226 analogue tape (3M M79).

Mixdown master: Scotch 996 analogue tape (Scully 280-B).

Chorusing and Echo: all analogue Rockman.

Vocals: RE-20 mic, DBX compression and D-S.

Noise gating: Rockman Smart Gete.

Reverb: EMT gold plate, Lexicon 300


BOSTON doesn't take along sampler / computer / tape stored studio recordings of vocals or other parts to fake it when we perform on stage. We actually bring instruments and play them. See you soon...
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