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  1. Cinna
    May 12, 2014 @ 9:34 pm

    Wow. This is a pathetic review. There’s absolutely zero mention of any of the instrumental tracks. Some may deem instrumentals unimportant, but Boston instrumentals are other-wordly.


    • Billy
      April 13, 2019 @ 8:01 am

      Boston I grew up listening to this music and I think this is one of the best albums to ever grace the airwaves of FM radio sad you don’t hear anything from this band anymore but with Brad delps passing it’s not hard to see why rock on Mr scholz


    • Don Stratt
      December 2, 2019 @ 8:28 pm

      Hey. Imagine being reminded of this comment 5 years later. Hi from the future!


  2. Glyn Perris
    July 4, 2019 @ 3:21 pm

    I remember buying the album in 1986, I like many fans was curious as to quite how it had taken that long to make and I suppose I kind of expected something that would be akin to perfection and eclipse the first two albums.
    Apart from ‘Amanda’ and maybe a couple of others from the first side, the album falls flat on its face, I remember fast forwarding most of the songs and playing the last couple. It was soon forgetten in my record collection, it was a total mystery to me how it managed to do so well commercially, I think many people went out and bought it out of curiosity.


    • Tom Haviland
      April 11, 2020 @ 12:37 pm

      Totally agree with your comment. Except for Amanda, I was totally disappointed with the 3rd album and all of their stuff after that. There were so many great kick-ass songs on the first two albums featuring great guitar riffs and that awesome organ sound. I was really disappointed that Tom S. and Brad D. could never again recreate that rare triad of interesting songs with high energy and great harmony. It’s very frustrating because they already had the perfect sound “locked down” after the first 2 albums. Maybe Tom should have hired a writer to help out if he was running out of ideas for new songs. Oh well, at least we got the first two albums, and I think that they were so great that Boston deserves its place in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on just that work by itself.


    • Chris
      June 22, 2021 @ 3:26 am

      Damn if you don’t like this album you have a problem!!! It is their best!!!You just didn’t get it at all


  3. Jrs
    August 29, 2019 @ 11:13 pm

    So maybe it wasn’t there best, (Third Stage) but it was still put together well, with alot of heart and emotion, I never forgot this album at all, it brings back alot of memories for me, also it’s the last album with that nostalgic Boston sound, not every song can be great, but for it’s time it was enough, I say “way to go” Tom Scholz, for this amazing and classic production of it’s time !!


    • 80's Tecky
      December 2, 2019 @ 8:26 pm

      So its 2019. And i found this album “Boston: 3rd Stage” at a thrift store. Like many people back in the 1980’s I purchised it out of curiosity, and I must say I am very impressed. See, I was born in 2000. But my heart lies in the 1980’s. My music choices, gaming chooses, clothing choices, all 1980 – 1990 oriented. This was a spectacular album and it bleeds passion. So many years later. Beats some of the best like AC-DC and Led Zepplin in my opinion. I’m in awe.


      • Santana
        February 22, 2021 @ 2:22 am

        I was born in 2001. I love the music and the style from the 70s, 80, & 90s. I wish I could find the Third Stage album at my local thrift store!


  4. fernando alarcon
    June 25, 2020 @ 11:35 am

    Eu conheci o Boston por este disco e um comentário da Rock brigade,o disco é bom no geral e sim tem umas musicas um pouco maçantes,mas resume se ao fato do estilo que o Boston tem e que fica preso nele,nao da para fazer muitos virtuosismo no Pop ainda mais em musica que vai tocar em rádios,Tom Sholz é um gênio,mas dentro do seu estilo e como apareceram muitas bandas influenciadas por eles,nada do que fazem pode parecer novo porque ja foi feito por outros.


  5. Dustin Blythe
    November 6, 2021 @ 10:07 pm

    I think it’s a good album with more good tracks than bad. I could do without the rocket sound effects though. For my money, “Amanda” is one of the best songs of the 80s but it’s one flaw hangs over the whole album: The dated production. The drums sound funny and where’s the bass?!?


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