Corporate America Import
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Corporate America was Boston's first release on a minor label, previous albums having been issued by CBS, MCA and Sony. Now defunct, Artemis Records was an independent label specializing in niche marketing of recordings by bands and musicians past their prime. Boston fit the profile perfectly, having sold fewer and fewer albums with each successive release, relying for financial survival on 30 and 40 years old that grew up to Boston's music in the 70's and 80's.
The album that composer, guitarist, engineer, and producer Tom Scholz delivered to Artemis featured the largest collection of musicians yet assembled for a Boston recording. Returning were stalwart vocalist and alter-ego, Brad Delp, and his sound-alike from Walk On, Fran Cosmo, as well as guitarist Gary Phil. New members included Cosmo's son, guitarist Anthony, country/blues songwriter and bassist Kimberly Dahme and history teacher/drummer Jeff Neal. Besides recording their performances, Scholz also recorded several of their compositions, making Corporate America the least Boston-like album in the band's abbreviated discography.
Of the 10 songs, five sound like classic Boston - song structure built on melody and hooks and embellished with carefully crafted guitar and vocal harmonies.Read more ›
If you're a Boston-fan from the past you'd probably really like I Had A Good Time, Someone, Didn't Mean To Fall In Love and You Gave Up On Love. The title-track Corporate America is sort-of a modern sounding BOSTON-track with a very polished production. Stare Out Your Window isn't a Scholz-track, but sounds more like Oasis with the addition of pretty strong backing-vocals. Turn It Off is different too and rocks pretty hard. Originally it was much shorter and monotonous, but Scholz opened it up with the addition of a midsection and a soaring guitarsolo. Judge for yourself. Cryin' is also different from the usual Boston and sounds like something else...
I don't like the country-song called With You and thinks it's totally misplaced on this album. However they did record a rockin' version of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen which was downloadable on the record-company's website at some point. It's much much better than With You and should have been included on this instead...
The main review for this CD rates tracks 1, 8 & 9 - that's no coincidence as original vocalist Brad Delp sings tracks 1 & 8. No doubt Tom Sholtz feels that he "is" Boston and any vocalist with his (no arguments here) fantastic guitar sound and technique will do, but I'm sorry to say that it's the combination of Tom Sholtz guitar work and Brad Delp's amazing vocals that really "IS" Boston and that will never change for any seasoned Boston Fan.
In conclusion, if you're expecting another "Boston", "Don't Look Back" or even "Third Stage" you WILL be disappointed (It's also very interesting to see that a copy of this CD is already for sale second hand on this site and it hasn't even been officially released in the UK yet!). If you have wide musical tastes and can bear to hear other vocalists plying their trade on tracks that were crying out for Brad Delp, give it a try. The CD overall deserves 2 stars, but I have given it 3 stars as at least Brad Delp had the opportunity to remind us of better days. Shame the reality didn't live up to the hype.
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It's difficult to know how to rate this as a 'product' because I've never played it. It arrived with a broken case and a booklet which looked like it had been screwed up in to a... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Mr. S Bailey
This might not be classic Boston however there are some killer songs here and Scholz makes a bold statement on the title track.Published on 11 Dec. 2013 by Troels Rasmussen
Deeply unsatisfactory album from one of the great pioneers of American rock. Bought it on a whim, but not happy. Few redeeming features......Published on 15 July 2013 by RichieP
Not as many great tracks as I was expecting from the mighty Boston. I Has A Good Time is by far the best track. Read morePublished on 5 Aug. 2012 by D Young
Corporate America [Us Import]This album was the last one on which Brad Delp (Boston lead singer) sung on with Boston before his death in 2007. Read morePublished on 19 Oct. 2011 by ianwas
I purchased the first and second albums by Boston when they first came out on vinyl (too many years ago !). I thought there's a third album, i'll give it a go. Read morePublished on 3 Oct. 2010 by Chris Thwaite