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Boston - More Than A Feeling





More Than a Feeling (Remastered) performed by the band Boston (1976) is #5 on 2020 Hard Rock's Ten Most Perfect Songs. An instant classic rock staple, "More Than a Feeling" was beautifully written, beautifully performed, and beautifully recorded.


Epic Records was shocked that this music just fell on their lap. After hearing two songs written and recorded by Tom Scholtz over six years, they invited Scholtz, singer Brad Delp, and the other local Boston musicians to their Los Angeles studio and prove they could perform the music live.


Next, Boston was signed on the spot following their live audition. Their debut album Boston was one of the fastest-selling records of all time and today has sold over 17 million copies. "More Than a Feeling" was the first release. Boston may be best known as the band that taught other bands how not to sign record contracts. Had they not been caught up in legal issues with management that sent them into obscurity almost as fast as fame found them, we would probably have a much longer inventory of Boston songs, but by 1981 the band was done. - Ken Pittman 1420 WBSM April 2020


Boston band member line-up at Giants Stadium on June 17, 1979 is Tom Scholtz - lead guitar, Brad Delp - lead vocals/guitar, Fran Sheehan - bass, Sib Hashian - drums, Barry Goudreau - guitar. Performance is the only existing concert video of BOSTON in their prime during the '70s.




Lyrics


I looked out this morning and the sun was gone Turned on some music to start my day I lost myself in a familiar song I closed my eyes and I slipped away

It's more than a feeling (more than a feeling) When I hear that old song they used to play (more than a feeling) And I begin dreaming (more than a feeling) Till I see Marianne walk away I see my Marianne walkin' away

So many people have come and gone Their faces fade as the years go by Yet I still recall as I wander on As clear as the sun in the summer sky

It's more than a feeling (more than a feeling) When I hear that old song they used to play (more than a feeling) And I begin dreaming (more than a feeling) Till I see Marianne walk away I see my Marianne walkin' away

When I'm tired and thinking cold I hide in my music, forget the day And dream of a girl I used to know I closed my eyes and she slipped away She slipped away

It's more than a feeling (more than a feeling) When I hear that old song they used to play (more than a feeling) And I begin dreaming (more than a feeling) Till I see Marianne walk away




Songwriters: Tom Scholz

More Than a Feeling lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Next Decade Entertainment, Inc