November 19, 2014 – 1:52 pm

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Boston Trilogy/Destination Osaka [T&J-TWOSP-80/81, 2CD]

Live at the Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium, Osaka City, Osaka, Japan; October 6, 2014. Fairly to very good audience recording.

Posted by guitarist Tom Scholz at

Just got home from our amazing 68-show 2014 BOSTON summer tour. The trip opened with a sold out performance at the beautiful Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida, and ended four months later with two sold out shows at Tokyo’s iconic Budokan in Japan.

This was simply the most amazing BOSTON tour I have ever experienced - the best live performances by the band in our history, the best sound, amazing lights from our LD Gregg Maltby, exciting venues, wide screen panoramic videos and, of course, most important of all, the best and most enthusiastic fans ever!

Our tour this year also raised over $70,000 for the Sea Shepherds to help them in their heroic efforts to end the horrifying slaughter of whales and other defenseless sea dwellers, and over $70,000 for the Shriner’s Hospital for Children which provides medical care for underpriveledged children…

Finally, here are a few of my own favorite memories from the tour:

Seeing thousands of people sing along with the band at every show. After the long hours of practice and rehearsal in solitude, the thrill of BOSTON’s music bringing a crowd to life is hard to describe. Watching Siobhan Magnus electrify the crowd with her vocal performance of “Walk On” every night. Tommy DeCarlo bashing the giant gong at the start of “Rock n’ Roll Band,” then leading the charge from center stage… Listening to Gary Pihl’s guitar lead take off in the middle of “Walk On,” while Jeff, Tracy, Kimberley and I laid down the pounding “Bolero” rhythm. Speaking Japanese (badly) in Tokyo for the first time and having thousands of people understand it!

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Thanks to The Wall of Sound Project production team: tapers Tom & Jerry; The Naniwa Hot Brothers (sound editing); and to Mickey Jaggar for the artwork and for sharing the show at Dime.

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Disc 1
Track 100. Pre-Show Announcement 4:41 (7.9MB)
Track 101. Intro 1:06 (1.8MB)
Track 102. Rock & Roll Band 3:18 (5.5MB)
Track 103. Smokin’ 4:28 (7.5MB)
Track 104. Feelin’ Satisfied 5:07 (8.6MB)
Track 105. The Last Day Of School 1:49 (3.1MB)
Track 106. Life, Love & Hope 4:00 (6.7MB)
Track 107. Peace Of Mind 5:00 (8.4MB)
Track 108. It’s Been Such A Long Time 1:38 (2.7MB)
Track 109. Cool The Engines 4:47 (8.0MB)
Track 110. Surrender To Me 5:23 (9.1MB)
Track 111. Don’t Look Back 6:59 (11.7MB)
Track 112. Something About You 3:54 (6.6MB)
Track 113. Amanda 4:15 (7.2MB)
57 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. The Launch 3:25 (5.7MB)
Track 202. More Than A Feeling 4:34 (7.7MB)
Track 203. Guitar Solo/Unknown Instrumental 7:13 (12.1MB)
Track 204. A New World 0:39 (1.1MB)
Track 205. To Be A Man 4:16 (7.2MB)
Track 206. Walk On 13:50 (23.3MB)
Track 207. Foreplay 3:28 (5.8MB)
Track 208. Long Time 8:22 (14.1MB)
Track 209. Band Introduction 1:30 (2.5MB)
Track 210. I Think I Like It 4:30 (7.6MB)
Track 211. Party 5:08 (8.6MB)
Track 212. After-Show Announcement 1:36 (2.7MB)
59 mins

Tom Scholz - lead and rhythm guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
Gary Pihl - lead and rhythm guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
Kimberley Dahme - rhythm guitar, vocals
Jeff Neal - drums, percussion, backing vocals
Tommy DeCarlo - lead vocals, keyboards, percussion
Tracy Ferrie - bass guitar, backing vocals
Siobhan Magnus (special guest) - vocals

Click here to order Boston’s Life, Love & Hope, the group’s sixth studio album, released in December 2013.

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  1. 14 Responses to “BOSTON - OSAKA 2014”

  2. Thanks to Big O and everyone that made this possible. I lost my wife Marianne 4 years ago and I heard More Than A Feeling for the first time a year before I met her. I was working in the record department of a super department store when my boss Marty brought in their pre-release first LP and played parts of it immediately for me, because he was so jazzed to hear it. When Marianne and I drove to the redwoods on our honeymoon in Nov 76, a tape of that album came with us, and we played it a lot. Music means things and adds emotion and meaning to life. It is a companion and friend, even when you are forced to live alone at times.

    By Job Hunter on Nov 19, 2014

  3. 68 shows and they didnt do a single fm or tv brdcst in the entire tour? not one show recorded off the sbd leaked out. i am hoping that perhaps even tho its been 6 weeks since this show that perhaps a sbd or tv audio or fm recording will surface. and i know.. if one does.. bigo will jump on it.. for us faithful. please.

    By darth on Nov 19, 2014

  4. Admire Tom Scholz for keeping the spirit of this great band alive. Boston’s first album is a magic moment and the only LP I can think of where every song on it is still played in rotation on classic rock radio. They approximately the sound of those classics, but Brad Delp is sorely missed.

    By Tony on Nov 19, 2014

  5. akin to the sound of digital hornets

    By darth coroner to the stars on Nov 19, 2014

  6. Deepest condolences, Jobhunter. Music truly is the sountrack of our lives

    By DanC on Nov 19, 2014

  7. Thank you Big O Amigos. As with Job Hunter, some of these songs were important pieces of an earlier, more naive portion of life.

    Going to catch the Creative Animation Festival at Columbia’s only quadraphonic, curved screen theatre on a first date in the back seat of an old Delta 88, mother’s Sunday morning breakfasts, etc.

    People have moved on to other locales, other states of being, what’s left of Thompson remains. Be well my friends and have a wonderful Thanksgiving, This will likely be part of a sunset soundtrack. As always, James

    By James on Nov 20, 2014

  8. Thanks Danc and James. Tony, you are so right. Without Brad Delp, it is like Beatles without John.

    By Job Hunter on Nov 20, 2014

  9. you’ve piqued my curiosity! i can only hope this will sound as good as it looks…them 1st 2 albums were certainly a part of MY own life soundtrack as they were for countless others…thanks, bigO!

    By metaljohn333 on Nov 20, 2014

  10. if boston was the soundtrack to my life i would cry

    By darth coroner to the stars on Nov 20, 2014

  11. Thanks Bigo, lots of memories growing up with the first 2 albums also. One of my best friend’s cousin was married to Tom Sholz back in the 70’s, and I actually got him to autograph the first album for me. Sorry for your loss Job Hunter, hope the music brings back good times.

    By deadwing on Nov 20, 2014

  12. Thanks BigO! Great sound, excellent show!

    By Josef (Czech republic) on Nov 20, 2014

  13. No “Hitch a Ride”??? THAT is a crime.

    By soysalami on Nov 20, 2014

  14. there will be mashed taters at the mouse party

    By walt dizzy on Nov 24, 2014

  15. Thanks, deadwing.

    By Job Hunter on Dec 2, 2014

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