Boston: Tom Scholz (vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, piano, electric piano, keyboards, organ, bass, drums, special effects); Brad Delp (vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, percussion); Fran Cosmo, David Sikes (vocals); Kimberly Jorgensen (spoken word); Barry Goudreau (guitar); Fran Sheehan (bass, percussion); Sib Hashian (drums, percussion); Jim Maseda (drums).
Recorded at Foxglove Studios, Watertown, Massachusettes in winter 1975; Capitol Studios, Hollywood, California; The Record Plant, Los Angeles, California in spring 1976.
Personnel: Tom Scholz (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, piano, Clavinet, organ, keyboards, drums); David Sikes, Fran Cosmo, Michael Shotton, Brad Delp (vocals); Gary Pihl, Barry Goudreau (guitar); Curly Smith (harmonica); Jim Masdea, Sib Hashian (drums).
Liner Note Author: Tom Scholz.
Recording information: Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA; Northern Studio, Maynard, MA; Tom Scholz' Foxglove Studios, Watertown, MA; Tom Scholz' Hideaway Studio.
Arranger: Tom Scholz.
Though Boston's GREATEST HITS package does a fine job of compiling the AOR staple's most-well known tracks ("More Than a Feeling," "Don't Look Back," "Rock & Roll Band"), collectors will want to own this album for the three new songs. "Higher Power" adds a metallic, Blue Oyster Cult-ish spooky edge to the classic Boston formula while "Tell Me" recalls the classic ballad "Amanda." The standout, however, is the multi-layered take on "The Star Spangled Banner," which shows Tom Scholz can Boston-ify even the most well-worn chestnuts.