Walk On – Boston – 1994

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Album Walk On by the band Boston
Album Walk On by the band Boston

Walk On is the title of the fourth studio album by the American rock band Boston, released in 1994 by MCA Records.

It was the first album to feature Fran Cosmo as the lead vocalist, replacing Brad Delp who had left the band in 1989. However, Delp still contributed as a songwriter and co-lead singer on the album’s tour. The album contains ten tracks, all written by Tom Scholz, the band’s founder and main producer. The album’s style is a blend of hard rock and AOR, with Scholz playing every instrument on the album except for drums.

The album received mixed reviews from critics, but was a commercial success, reaching No. 7 on the Billboard 200 chart and earning a platinum certification from the RIAA. The album’s lead single, “I Need Your Love”, was a hit on both rock and pop radio stations. The album also features a four-part instrumental suite titled “Walk On Medley”, which showcases Scholz’s musical skills and creativity. The album’s booklet includes a section dedicated to raising awareness about domestic violence and animal cruelty, two causes that Delp was passionate about.

Walk On is an essential album for any fan of Boston or classic rock music. It is a catchy and well-crafted album that features some of the band’s best songwriting.

 

Here’s the tracklist for the “Walk On” album:

1. I Need Your Love (Written by Fred Sampson) – 5:33
2. Surrender to Me (Written by David Sikes and Bobby Laquidara) – 5:34
3. Livin’ for You – 4:58
4. Walkin’ at Night (Instrumental) – 2:02
5. Walk On (Written by Brad Delp and Fran Cosmo) – 2:58
6. Get Organ-ized/Get Reorgan-ized (Instrumental) – 4:28
7. Walk On (Some More) (Written by Brad Delp and Fran Cosmo) – 2:55
8. What’s Your Name – 4:28
9. Magdalene (Written by David Sikes and Galen “Rusty” Foulke) – 5:58
10. We Can Make It (Written by David Sikes and Bob Cedro) – 5:30

Tracks 4, 5, 6, and 7 are all part of one long song called the “Walk On Medley,” but they were indexed separately on the CD. On the LP release, “Get Organ-ized” was split across both sides of the record, with the portion on Side Two named “Get Reorgan-ized.”

The album peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 chart and yielded the hit “I Need Your Love.” It was certified platinum by the RIAA on September 8, 1994 . The final eight pages of the album’s booklet were titled “Walk On — Against Violence and Cruelty,” dedicated to preventing domestic abuse and animal cruelty, providing contact information for various organizations.

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