Boston ‎– Third Stage

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MCA Records ‎– MCA-6188
Vinyl, LP, Album
Hard Rock, Classic Rock


A1 Amanda
Written-By – T. Scholz*
A2 We're Ready
Written-By – T. Scholz*
The Launch
Written-By – T. Scholz*
A3a Countdown
A3b Ignition
A3c Third Stage Separation
A4 Cool The Engines
Written-By – B. Delp*, F. Sheehan*, T. Scholz*
A5 My Destination
Written-By – T. Scholz*
B1 A New World
Written-By – J. Masdea*
B2 To Be A Man
Written-By – T. Scholz*
B3 I Think I Like It
Written-By – J. English*, T. Scholz*
B4 Can'tcha Say (You Believe In Me) / Still In Love
Written By [Can'tcha Say (You Believe In Me)] – G. Green-T. Scholz-B. DelpWritten By [Still In Love] – T. Scholz-B. DelpWritten-By – B. Delp*, G. Green*, T. Scholz*
B5 Hollyann
Written-By – T. Scholz*

Companies, etc.


  • Drums [On Numerous Tracks], Percussion [On Numerous Tracks]Jim Masdea
  • Lead GuitarGary Pihl (tracks: B3)
  • Lead Vocals, Harmony VocalsBrad Delp
  • Mastered ByBob Ludwig
  • Producer, Engineer, Arranged By [With A Little Help From His Friends], Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Guitar [Guitar 'violins'], Acoustic Guitar, Grand Piano, Electric Piano [Electric Pianos], Bass Guitar, Organ [Hammond, Theatre], Drums [Some Drums], Sounds [Rocket Ignition, Thunderstorms, Unidentified Flying Objects], Liner NotesTom Scholz


Housed in a gatefold sleeve and released with an inner lyric sleeve.

Sub-tracks A3a to A3c are listed on the label but not the jacket or sleeve.

©1986 MCA Records, Inc.
℗1986 MCA Records, Inc.

Recorded at Tom Scholz Hideaway Studio between floods and power failures. Mastered at Masterdisk, NYC.

An all-analog recording with no synthesizers. Musical equipment used for this release includes: Les Paul Goldtop with DiMarzio Supers: Gibson bass with Fender Jazz pick-up; Hammond M-3 and Leslie; Conn theatre organ ("The Launch"); Old Wurlitzer piano and CP70 electric grand; Rockman Chorus; A real Steinway (thanks Blue Jay); Off-brand drums with Zildjian overhead; Custom prom-stored drums (Thanks Neil, Digi drums) used on a couple of cuts; Rockman IIB, X100 and Sustainor.

Tracks A1 to B3, B5, B6 ©1986 Hideaway Hits (ASCAP).
Track B4 ©1986 Gerry Green DBA Perceptive Music (ASCAP)/Hideaway Hits (ASCAP).
Track A1 recorded in 1980-81.
Tracks A2, A4 recorded in 1981.
Track A3 recorded in 1981-82.
Track B1 recorded in 1982, 85.
Track B2 recorded in 1984-85.
Track B3 recorded in 1985-86.
Track B4 recorded in 1981, 82, 83.
Track B5 recorded in 1983
Track B6 recorded in 1980, 81, 82, 1984-85.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): MCA5948
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): MCA5949
  • Pressing Plant ID (Runout and pressing ring): CR
  • Price Code (On Spine): H
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runouts, Variant 1): MCA 6188 A MCA-5948-MD-3 MASTERDISK
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runouts, Variant 1): MCA-5949-MD-1 MASTERDISK
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runouts, Variant 2, etched, MASTERDISK and 回-G-回 are stamped): MCA 6188 A x MCA-5948-MD-3 MASTERDISK CR 回-G-回 C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runouts, Variant 2, etched, MASTERDISK and 回-G-回 are stamped): MCA 6188 B x MCA-5949-MD-3 MASTERDISK CR 回-G-回 C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runouts, Variant 3, etched, MASTERDISK and 回-G-回 are stamped): MCA 6188 A x MCA-5948-MD-3 MASTERDISK CR 回-G-回 2C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runouts, Variant 3, etched, MASTERDISK and 回-G-回 are stamped): MCA-5949-MD-1 MASTERDISK 回-G-回
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 4): MCA 6188-A x MCA-5948-MD-3 MASTERDISK CR 回-G-回 JC
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 4): MCA 6188-Bx MCA-5949-MD-3 MASTERDISK CR 回-G-回 C

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