Boston released their 2nd LP titled “Don’t Look Back” on Aug. 2, 1978. The title…

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Boston released their 2nd LP titled “Don’t Look Back” on Aug. 2, 1978. The title track was one of the band’s biggest hits, reaching #4 in 1978 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album sold over four million copies in the first month of its release, and was certified 7x platinum by the RIAA in the US.

The album was originally planned to be titled “Arrival”, but Boston members discovered that ABBA had already released an album by that name, so “Don’t Look Back” was chosen instead. The album was listed erroneously as “Arrival” in the cassette inserts of some other CBS releases at the time promoting albums available from the record company and its associated labels.

This album also marked the beginning of the band’s legal fight with its record label Epic Records. Scholz claimed that Epic executives pushed him and the band into releasing the album before they felt it was ready. He also said that the album “was ridiculously short. It needed another song.” Their next album, Third Stage, was not released for another eight years, by which time the band and record label had parted ways and were fighting a courtroom battle that Boston ultimately won.

Do you think that this album was as good as their first?

Happy 40th Birthday to “Don’t Look Back”!!




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