"Foreplay/Long Time" is a song by the rock band Boston, released on the band's eponymous debut album, and as their second single, on Epic Records in 1976. It combines an instrumental introduction, "Foreplay," to the main song "Long Time," generally played as one on the radio and listed as one track on the album. It peaked at #22 on the Billboard Hot 100 in February of 1977, and #11 on the singles chart in the United Kingdom. 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. Boston is an American rock band from Boston; Massachusetts that achieved.
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