Corporate America
Boston - Corporate America.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 5, 2002
Recorded1998–2002
GenreHard rock
Length47:28
LabelArtemis
ProducerTom Scholz, Gary Pihl, Fran Cosmo, Anton Cosmo
Boston chronology
Greatest Hits
(1997)
Corporate America
(2002)
Life, Love & Hope
(2013)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic [1]
Rolling Stone [2]

Corporate America is the fifth studio album by American hard rock band Boston, released in 2002. Most editions feature a live version of "Livin' for You". The original version of "Livin' for You" is from Boston's previous full-length album Walk On (1994).

The album also introduced both Anton Cosmo and Kimberley Dahme as both band members and songwriters. This is the last Boston album to feature lead vocalist and founding member Brad Delp, during his lifetime before his death in 2007. It also marked the final appearance of Fran Cosmo.

The album sold 32,000 copies in its first week of release and charted at 42 on the Billboard 200. The album was later pulled from all digital and retail markets by founding member Tom Scholz due to a record company dispute with Artemis.

The final page of the CD booklet is dedicated to preserving the environment, providing web links to such organizations as PETA.

An instrumental song called "Crystal Love", which often was declared on the internet to be a bonus track for Corporate America, is actually a song of the South-Korean guitarist Lee Hyun Suk and appeared on his album 3 which was released in 1995.[3]

The bonus track "Livin' for You (Live)" is on all releases of the album.

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."I Had a Good Time"Tom Scholz4:15
2."Stare Out Your Window"Anthony Cosmo3:19
3."Corporate America"Scholz4:37
4."With You"Kimberley Dahme3:28
5."Someone"Scholz4:10
6."Turn It Off"A. Cosmo4:37
7."Cryin'"A. Cosmo5:19
8."Didn't Mean to Fall in Love"Scholz, Curly Smith, Janet Minto5:14
9."You Gave Up on Love"Scholz4:22
Bonus track
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
10."Livin' for You" (Live)Scholz5:07

Personnel

Boston

Additional musicians

Production

Charts

Chart (2002) Peak
position
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[4] 29
US Billboard 200[5] 42
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[6] 3

"I Had a Good Time" peaked at #30 on the Billboard Heritage Rock Chart on November 11, 2002.

References

  1. ^ Corporate America at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Boston: Corporate America". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on January 10, 2008.
  3. ^ metal-archives.com – Lee Hyun Suk – Lee Hyun Suk 3.
  4. ^ Oricon Album Chart Book: Complete Edition 1970–2005 (in Japanese). Roppongi, Tokyo: Oricon Entertainment. 2006. ISBN 4-87131-077-9.
  5. ^ "Boston Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved April 22, 2018.
  6. ^ "Boston Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved April 22, 2018.