Boston latest studio album, Life, Love & Hope, will be released in the UK by Frontiers Records and â€“ contrary to earlier reports â€“ it DOES feature contributions from late singer Brad Delp. Delp took his own life in March 2007. His vocals appear on THREE tracks on the album. Other vocalists include David Victor (who joined Boston in 2012, after singing for a Boston tribute band), Kimberley Dahme (who joined the band in 2001), Tommy DeCarlo (who Boston mainman Tom Scholz first heard singing Boston songs on MySpace) and Scholz himself.
Scholz recently sued the Boston Herald newspaper, accusing them of blaming him for Delpâ€™s suicide. He lost the case.
Scholz says: â€œThese are songs from the heart, each of them taking many months of effort to write, arrange, perform and record, always up to the demands of Bostonâ€™s harshest critic â€“ me. The songs have been meticulously recorded to analogue tape on the same machines and equipment used for Bostonâ€™s hits for the past 35 years.â€
Delp sings vocals on three tracks: Didnâ€™t Mean To Fall In Love, Sail Away and Someone 2.0.
1. Heaven on Earth
2. Didnâ€™t Mean To Fall In Love
3. Last Day Of School
4. Sail Away
5. Life, Love & Hope
6. If You Were In Love
8. Love Got Away
9. Someone (2.0)
10. You Gave Up On Love (2.0)
11. The Way You Look Tonight
From Boston's website:
More than 10 years in the making, BOSTON's new studio album, "Life, Love & Hope" is ready for release! Finally emerging from his Hideaway Studio II, Tom Scholz says, "These are songs from the heart, each of them taking many months of effort to write, arrange, perform and record, always up to the demands of BOSTON's harshest critic, me. They have all been meticulously recorded to analogue tape on the same machines and equipment used for BOSTON's hits for the past 35 years."
Available on December 3 on Frontiers Records, this album includes lead vocals from Brad Delp, Tommy DeCarlo, Kimberley Dahme, David Victor, and Tom Scholz, and features tracks with the classic BOSTON sound, as well as the latest in the evolution of Scholz' musical artistry. "I intentionally stayed close to the early BOSTON style on some of the songs, even using the same amps and instruments; on others I let my imagination run wild," says Tom.
All the tracks have the characteristic BOSTON trademark guitars, harmonies, and immaculately-crafted sound. Tom worked very hard to fulfill the expectations of BOSTON fans new and old, and has created a diverse yet cohesive album that truly has something for everyone.