Thanks Brad, I really enjoyed reading about these diverse artists linked by a common thread. While I can’t call myself a fan of Boston, as I listened to very little of their later output, that first album is an amazing piece of work. Just fired it up on Spotify to soundtrack my early afternoon. For me it’s one of those pieces of art that is greater than the sum of its parts. Every song is great but as an overall collection of songs it approaches the sublime.

I’m fascinated by these sampler records. I’d never thought about it before but I imagine it would have been a pretty practice for labels to bundle up artists on to these sampler records for radio stations. I wonder what became of all those samplers and whether there’s a niche market of collectors that actively seek them out.

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