On Dec. 3, Boston’s upcoming studio album, Life, Love & Hope will be released in the United States on Frontier Records. More than a decade in the making, Life, Love & Hope features 11 new tracks.
Leader 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 analog tape on the same machines and equipment used for Boston's hits for the past 35 years."
Boston's eponymous debut album in 1976 sold over 17 million copies and generated hits such as "More Than a Feeling," "Peace of Mind," and "Smokin.' Second effort Don't Look Back was another chart-topper and followed by Third Stage, which hit #1 on the charts, with the top single of 1986, "Amanda." The classic rock band has sold over 31 million albums to date.
Life, Love & Hope includes vocals from the late Brad Delp (a longtime contributor), Tommy DeCarlo, Kimberley Dahme, David Victor and songwriter Scholz himself. The songs have the characteristic Boston 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," says Scholz.
A full-color booklet with notes from Scholz and detailed song credits accompanies Life, Love & Hope, available for pre-order at Amazon and iTunes. Albums purchased at Best Buy will contain a bonus track titled “Te Quiero Mia.”