Foreplay/Long Time

Foreplay/Long Time

Song infobox
Name = Foreplay


Artist = Boston
Album = Boston
Released = 1976
track_no = 3A
Recorded = 1975
Genre = Rock
Hard rock
Progressive rock
Length = 2:25/7:47 (with Long Time)
Writer = Tom Scholz
Label = Epic
Producer = John Boylan & Tom Scholz
[ Chart position = ]
prev = Peace of Mind
prev_no = 2
next = Long Time
next_no = 3B
Single infobox
Name = Long Time


Artist = Boston
from Album = Boston
Released = 1977
Format =
Recorded =
Genre = Rock
Hard rock
Length = 5:22
Label = Epic
Producer = John Boylan & Tom Scholz
Chart position = * #22
Reviews =
Last single = "More Than a Feeling"
(1976)
This single = "Long Time"
(1977)
Next single = "Peace of Mind"
(1977)
Misc = Extra tracklisting
Album = Boston
Type = studio
prev_track = "Foreplay"
prev_no = 3A
this_track = "Long Time"
track_no = 3B
next_track = "Rock and Roll Band"
next_no = 4

"Foreplay/Long Time" are two popular rock songs commonly grouped together from the classic rock band Boston, on the 1976 eponymous "Boston" album. It combines two songs, "Foreplay" and "Long Time" which are generally played as one on radio and are listed as "Foreplay/Long Time" on the album, as one track.

"Foreplay" is a progressive instrumental prelude, primarily consisting of rapid triplet arpeggios on Hammond M3 organ with a bass part doubled by a clavinet, and drums, with lead guitar joining at the end. According to Tom Scholz, leader and producer of Boston, the synthesizer-like swoops were not produced with synthesizers, but rather by scraping a pick along a string of a guitar. It was written in 1969. In February of 1977, the song hit #22 on the U.S. charts, and #11 on charts in the UK . [Rock Movers & Shakers by Dafydd Rees & Luke Crampton, 1991 Billboard Books.]

"Long Time" is a lyrical song released as a single. It was one of the band's biggest hits.

"Long Time" was used as the background music for a series of television commercials, titled "Timeless," for NASCAR in 2004, featuring a hypothetical race between drivers and cars of all eras of NASCAR competition.

"Foreplay/Long Time" is featured as a playable track in the video game "Rock Band". It is the last track that the player must beat on the vocal solo tour.

"Foreplay/Long Time" is played during Part 1 of the Season 2 finale of the television show Supernatural.

"Foreplay" was originally a non-lyrical song released by Boston.

Cover versions

* Rascal Flatts played a cover version of "Foreplay/Long Time" in concert, which was released on the album "Rascal Flatts LIVE". [ [http://www.rascalflatts.com/site.php?em1324=54021_-1__0_~0_-1_9_2008_0_0&content=music "Rascal Flatts LIVE" track listing] ]

Personnel

* Brad Delp - vocals, all singing parts and harmony underdubs
* Sib Hashian - drums
* Barry Goudreau - lead guitars, rhythm guitars (electric)
* Tom Scholz - rhythm guitars (acoustic), organ, clavinet, bass guitar

References


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