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Released: June 7, 1994

Rating: 2.801 (average of 13 ratings)

Genre: classic rock

Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  1. I Need Your Love
  2. Surrender to Me
  3. Livin’ for You
  4. Walk On Medley: Walkin’ at Night
  5. Walk On Medley: Walk On
  6. Walk On Medley: Get Organ-ized
  7. Walk On Medley: Walk On (Some More)
  8. What’s Your Name
  9. Magdalene
  10. We Can Make It


sales in U.S. only 1 million
sales in U.K. only - estimated --
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 2 million


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 7
peak on U.K. album chart --

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • I Need Your Love (6/4/94) #51 US, #4 AR
  • Walk On Medley (7/30/94) #14 AR

Walk On
“Boston’s long-awaited fourth album, Walk On, which this time took Tom Scholz a full seven years to complete, failed to capture the attention of most AOR fans” (Erlewine). It was hard enough on fans to wait eight years between 1978’s Don’t Look Back and 1986’s Third Stage. However, those were at least multi-platinum #1 albums that each produced top 5 pop hits. This time around, the wait proved too much and bandleader Tom “Scholz’s legendary perfectionism didn’t yield the same results it did in the past” (Erlewine).

This album was still a top 10 platinum seller, but that was a far cry from Boston’s previous commercial success. “The production is certainly state of the art and is overflowing with detail, there aren’t any memorable songs or hooks to justify such extravagance. On the surface, the record sounds fine, but there is no substance beneath the layers of gloss” (Erlewine).

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previous Boston-related album: RTZ’s ‘Return to Zero’ (1991) Boston’s DMDB page next Boston album: Greatest Hits (1997)

Last updated April 5, 2008.