Boston Life, Love And Hope on Import Colored 180g 2LP
First New Album In Over 10 Years
Featuring 2 Vinyl-Only Bonus Tracks
More than a decade in the making, Boston's latest effort, Life, Love & Hope features 11 tracks replete with the classic and beloved Boston sound, as well as the latest in the evolution of Tom Scholz' musical artistry. Diverse yet cohesive, this long-awaited album has something for everyone and will fulfill the expectations of existing fans, while exposing a new generation to one of rock and roll’s great acts.
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."
Life, Love & Hope includes lead vocals from Brad Delp and prodigy Tommy DeCarlo, as well as Kimberley Dahme, David Victor, and songwriter Scholz himself. This release features tracks that have the characteristic Boston trademark guitars, harmonies, and immaculately-crafted sound. "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," adds Scholz.
Boston burst onto the music scene with their eponymous best-selling debut album in 1976, and never looked back. With over 17 million copies sold, Boston generated hits such as "More Than a Feeling," "Peace of Mind," and "Smokin'," rock staples that are still in heavy rotation today.
Their second effort, Don't Look Back was another chart-topper that confirmed their place in rock history, followed by Third Stage, which hit #1 on the charts, with the top single of 1986, "Amanda." With over 31 million albums sold to date, Boston's music has stood the test of time, as evidenced by live Boston audiences that span generations.
Rock Classics' deluxe colored double vinyl version of Boston's Life, Love & Hope also features the two bonus tracks, "Te Quiero Mia" and "Oh Canada," not included on the Frontiers Records CD version.
Boston Life, Love And Hope Track Listing:
1. Heaven On Earth
2. Didn’t Mean To Fall In Love
3. Last Day Of School
4. Sail Away
5. Life, Love & Hope
6. If You Were In Love
2. Love Got Away
3. Someone (2.0)
4. You Gave Up On Love (2.0)
5. Te Quiero Mia (bonus track)
6. The Way You Look Tonight
7. Oh Canada (bonus track)