Released: 2013

 

Track Listing:
01. Heaven on Earth
02. Didn't Mean to Fall in Love
03. Last Day of School
04. Sail Away
05. Life Love and Hope
06. If You Were in Love
07. Someday
08. Love Got Away
09. Someone (2.0)
10. You Gave Up on Love (2.0)
11. Te Quiero Mia [Best Buy Bonus Track]
12. The Way You Look Tonight
13. O Canada [Canadian Digital Bonus Track]
14. Someday (Tom Scholz Vocal Version) [Japan Bonus Track]

 

Frontiers Records

Release Date: December 03, 2013 (Japan Edition Released December 18, 2013)

Producer:
Tom Scholz
Recorded at Hideaway Studio II
Digital Editing Engineer: Bill Ryan
Mastered by: Toby Mountain - Northeastern Digital
Cover Art: Darvin Atkeson
Art Direction: Kim Scholz
Layout: Gary Pihl

 

Liner Notes:

 

When I started recording this album over ten years ago, who'd have thought I'd still be working on it in 2013? OK, don't answer that. These are all 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.

After the internet and digital file sharing knocked the foundation out from under the music business, it no longer became possible to record a full production analogue album like this one, unless you were willing to do it purely for the art. I found out that I was. But as the years wore on, struggling with obstinate pieces, over-stressed gear, and my own uncertainty, I sometimes wondered of these songs would ever see the light of day. Now, listening to the album, I feel like I have burst from a dark tunnel of seemingly endless solitary work and self-doubt into a bright new world. If any of these songs can brighten your day for a few minutes, it was worth it.

-Tom Scholz

About the songs...


Heaven on Earth - Doesn't happen very often; hang on to it if you find it.

Written by Tom Scholz
All Instruments: Tom Scholz
Lead Vocals: David Victor with special guest Louis St. August
Harmony & Backing Vox: Tom Scholz

Didn't Mean to Fall in Love - As they say, love happens when you least expect it. This was remastered from the original 2002 recording; released again here because I just really like this song.

Written by Tom Scholz, Curly Smith, Janet Minto
All Instruments: Tom Scholz
Lead Vocals: Brad Delp
Harmony & Backing Vox: Tom Scholz

Last Day of School - This instrumental was performed publicly for the first time on the huge pipe organ at Boston's Symphony Hall for MIT's 150th anniversary celebration, with the Boston Pops.

Written by Tom Scholz
All Instruments: Tom Scholz

Sail Away - A retrospective of Katrina and the devastation endured by the poor, swept under the rug by the rich. Sail Away to a better place.

Written by Tom Scholz
All Instruments: Tom Scholz
Lead Vocals: Brad Delp, Kimberley Dahme
Harmony Vox: Brad Delp, Kimberley Dahme, Tom Scholz

Life, Love & Hope - The three most valuable possessions. Sometimes it takes a traumatic event to make us realize what's really important.

Written by Tom Scholz
Drums, Bass, Organ, Rthm Guitars: Tom Scholz
Lead Guitars: Tom Scholz, Gary Pihl
Lead Vocals: Tommy DeCarlo
Harmony Vox: Tom Scholz, Jeff Neal

If You Were in Love
- We've all been there and we can all dream.

Written by Tom Scholz
All Instruments: Tom Scholz
All Vocals: Kimberley Dahme

Someday - A shout out to all those who stand up to bullying; malicious people make life worse for everyone.

Written by Tom Scholz
All Guitars, Keys, Bass, Drums: Tom Scholz
Harmonica: Curly Smith
Lead Vocals: Tommy DeCarlo, Tom Scholz with special guest: Jude Nejmanowski
Harmony Vox: Tom Scholz

Love Got Away - A story from personal experience. I had to sing this one myself.

Written by Tom Scholz
All Instruments: Tom Scholz
Lead Vocals: Tom Scholz
Harmony Vox: Tom Scholz, Gary Pihl

Someone (2.0) - The song is "Someone," but most everyone who's been in love can relate to this song, a version of which was first heard on Corporate America in 2002. This was my chance to release an arrangement more like my original concept, which somehow got lost the first time around.

Written by Tom Scholz
All Instruments: Tom Scholz
Lead Vocals: Brad Delp, Tom Scholz
Harmony Vox: Tom Scholz

You Gave Up on Love (2.0) - It's too precious, don't do it. This is a new arrangement and a rerecording of the song originally released on Corporate America.

Written by Tom Scholz
All Guitars, Keys, Bass, Drums: Tom Scholz
Flute: Kimberley Dahme
Lead Vocals: Kimberley Dahme, Tommy DeCarlo, Tom Scholz
Harmony Vox: Kimberley Dahme, Tom Scholz, Beth Cohen

The Way You Look Tonight - To my wife, Kim, a very good ending after letting love get away.

Written by Tom Scholz
All Instruments: Tom Scholz
Lead Vocals: Tommy DeCarlo
Harmony Vox: Tom Scholz, David Victor

Harp solo in "Someday" recorded in Curly Smith's personal studio.
Gary Pihl's lead guitar in "Life, Love & Hope" recorded at his home.
Digital Editing Engineer: Bill Ryan
Mastered by: Toby Mountain - Northeastern Digital
Cover art: Darvin Atkeson
Art direction: Kim Scholz
Layout: Gary Pihl
Photos: Kamal Asar p2, 12 - Ron Pownall p6, 13, 15
Bob Summers p4 - Jon Viscott p10 - NASA p8, 14

Produced, Arranged, and Engineered by Tom Scholz
Recorded at Hideaway Studio II

Live Vegetarian;
One of the lives you save may be your own!


Special thanks to: Irving Azoff, Steve Simon, Kim Scholz, Beth Simon, Bill Ryan, Gary Pihl, Gail Parenteau, Troy Blakley, the team at Frontiers Records, all the performers who contributed to this album, and especially our fans. ~ Tom Scholz

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Lyrics:


Heaven on Earth


Once I thought that life was easy
I thought love would be enough
Now I can't believe I'm on my own

I'm leaving on a jet plane
I'll wait in case you change you mind
You're all I can see when I'm all alone, ooh

Heaven on Earth.
Couldn't we talk about it?
I didn't know what to say.
For what it's worth
I can't go on without it
I never wanted to see you walk away

The sky is dark and angry
But I don't feel the rain
It's all the same, I miss your touch ... ooh

I feel like running somewhere
But I can't lose the pain I feel
I'm so far away, but I'm still in love, oh

Chorus

Are you looking for love?
Are you looking for love?
Are you even there?
I would come running from anywhere
Please say you won't give up

They tell me I'm no angel
But I've been waitin' long enough
We made it so far, I can't give up, ooh

Chorus

Hey, love should be enough
Oh, heaven on earth.
Seems so easy
Heaven on earth, ooh

Didn't Mean to Fall in Love

I didn't mean to fall in love
I didn't mean to fall in love

And all I mean to say,
I can't go on the way things are
How can I lead the way?
It feels so wrong to be so far away,
Ooh, from you tonight
If I, if I lose you, I can't survive

Didn't know you wouldn't come tonight
Didn't hang on long enough
Didn't want to go and start a fight
Didn't mean to go, go and fall in love

It's like an avalanche
Once you fall, you're swept away
I didn't stand a chance
Hangin' on every word you say

Hey, we can find a place for love
Ooh, do you want it bad enough?

I didn't mean to fall in love
I didn't mean to fall in love

So could you catch a plane?
Come back home for one more try
I'll never be the same, ooh
I fell so hard out of the sky today

For you, you see
And you would never believe
What you do for me
Can't you see you're all I need?

Chorus

Sail Away

They're flying, they're styling, the President is smiling
We're losin', it's confusin', we're beggin', they're refusin'
Can't replace it, erase it, come back to hell and face it
Without lying, we're dying, the choppers keep on flying
Like they're playin', who're they saving?
The President is waving

Ooh, sometimes I see the faces, so real to me
Can you see anything you recall?
Big shots in helicopters on my TV
Can you feel anything after all?

And everyone is telling me
This is just the way it's meant to be
You're living in a world of fantasy
And there we waited
Each wasted day, hope devastated

Sail away, sail away
For the human race we're gonna leave disgrace behind
Sail away, sail away
From the jaws of hate we'll take control of fate this time

Sometimes I hide the feelings I'm going through
You can lie, but you know no one cares
Outside the waves are crashing, the piper's due
Here inside you can't go anywhere

And everyone keeps telling me
God will save us all eventually
This is just the way it's meant to be
Just scared of thinking ... the angry seas
Our ship is sinking

Life, Love & Hope

Everybody says they do, but you know they don't
They say they're looking out for you, but you know they won't
Can't you see I believe ... I'm living on faith
On my knees, and I can see the promise I can make

And life has taken me so far from shore
And I, I'm breaking free, I see what life is for
You take a little time for love but don't give in
And never open up the door, how can you win? Yeah,
Can't you see I survive ... just living on faith
On my knees but I'll arrive, and stand by your side

'Cause love has taken me, it's opened the door
And I, I'm breaking free, I see what love is for
Oh, I see what love is for
And I'm not afraid anymore

People searching for the truth they can't find
And everybody looks at you, but they're so blind
They're all lining up behind a door, they can't get in
They send another soul to war, it's such a sin
Can't you see I survive ... just living on faith?
On my knees but I'll arrive to stand by your side

And hope has taken me, it's opened the door
And I, I'm breaking free, I see what hope is for
I see what hope is for
No I'm not afraid anymore

If You Were in Love

Dreams slipping away, just like sand in the tide
Like words you'll never say, it's so wrong, but feels so right

And now, lost in a dream I sail on your sea
Somehow in my fantasy I believe in dreams

We could settle down, wouldn't fool around
Wouldn't have a doubt if you were in love
If you'd feel the same, I'd do anything,
We could find a way, if you were in love with me
oh, oh, if you were in love with me

Hope, time after time, with my heart on my sleeve
And love will find me tonight, in my dreams when you leave

Oh I, I just dream about you, it brings me to my knees
I can't hide what I feel about you, I want to beg you, please

We could settle down, wouldn't fool around
Wouldn't have a doubt, if you were in love
If you'd feel the same, I'd do anything
We could find a way, if you were in love with me
Oh I, I dream about you

And now, I'm lost in a dream ... I sail on your sea
Somehow in my fantasy, I believe in dreams

Oh, oh if you were in love with me
Oh, oh, if you were in love with me

We could settle down, wouldn't fool around
Wouldn't have a doubt if you were in love with me
If you'd feel the same, I'd do anything,
We could find a way
If you were in love with me

(Repeat)

Someday

Someday, when all the clouds are gone
Life could just roll along
If all the skies were clear
I would fly so far from here
But when there's nowhere else you can hide
You can not let them take your pride
Ooh, don't let their hate get inside, 'cause

I don't care what they could say
It's gone on for too long
It's just ain't fair when they act that way
Someday they'll see the right from wrong, ooh

This world, you wonder if no one's real
Survive on the love they steal
And life comes so easily
But it just seems so unfair to me
And then you get so outnumbered you fall
Well, maybe you just walked too tall, ooh But really, I don't think so, and

I don't care what they could say
It's gone on for too long
It's just ain't fair when they act this way
They can't see the right from wrong, ooh

Someday if all the clouds could go away
Someday if life could go on day to day

Stand for your hope in tomorrow
I'll be by your side all the way, yeah
Yeah, I'll stand by your side today

I don't care what they could say
It's gone on for too long
It's so unfair when they act that way
They're gonna see the right from wrong

Love Got Away

Love in your mind is so real
I thought I knew, but in your eyes
It's so hard to find what's the deal
You wake up and realize

Love got away, got away from me ... oh
Love got away, got away from me, so

I thought I'd stop by on my way
I hope you don't mind
Can you tell me why, night and day
You're still on my mind?

Chorus

Hey, hey I need your love
Ooh, I don't know
if words are enough
This time,
I gotta get back in your love ... oh

Love is a journey night and day
Bringing me to you
And now I've got to hurry on my way
Is there anything I can do?

Chorus

Yeah, yeah
I need your love

Ooh, and,
I just wanna find my way, comin' back to you
You're here in my mind every day,
in everything you do, and
Your love is the power I obey,
every night and day, and
Livin' hour to hour, day by day,
for every word you say

Oh, I'm on my way, I hope you don't mind
Ooh, night and day, you're on my mind ... yeah
Ooh, on my way, I think of you
Ooh, night and day, is there anything I can do?

Someone (2.0)

I hear you won't even say my name
I know things could never be the same

But whenever I call your number
You're not at home, don't hear the phone
Whenever I start to wonder
Are you alone, are you alone?

Someone won't go to sleep tonight
Someone is gonna hurt inside

They say you receive the love you give
Someday you'll believe it's how I live
But when ever I call your number
I'm all alone and on my own Whenever I start to wonder
The things you said,
the words I read

Someone won't go to sleep tonight
Someone is gonna hurt inside

Someone like me,
someone like me, like me

Someone won't go to sleep tonight
Someone is gonna hurt inside

Someone won't go to sleep tonight
Someone is gonna hurt inside

You Gave Up on Love (2.0)

You gave up on love
You gave up so easily
You gave up on love

You say love is all you need,
so the story goes
There's no changin' what you believe
But you're the one who knows

You gave up on love,
You gave up so easily
Guess you're not so tough
You gave up on everything love could be

Saw the way so long ago,
Guess it was beyond us
And you won't say but you still know
You just broke your promise

You gave up on love,
You gave up so easily
Guess you're not so tough
You gave up on everything love could be

Hey, you run to me but it's just not enough
Hey, you couldn't see that you had to be
You had to be in love

You gave up on love, you gave up on everything
You gave up on love, you gave up on everything
You gave up on love, you gave up on everything

You gave up on love,
You gave up so easily
You gave up on love, hey,
You gave up so easily
You gave up on love
And you gave up on everything love could be

Te Quiero Mia

Hey, you can be so unfair,
And you know
I will remember you said you'd always be there
When you go

Hey, te quiero Mia
I want you for mine
Hey, te quiero Mia
I had a really good time, yeah
Hey, I had a really good time

You can lie, and I'll still believe it, it's OK.
It doesn't matter,
I know that you really mean it in your own way

Chorus

Hey, you know what you want
Well, maybe love is blind
But it's alright, it's cool
I just want you to know
I had a really good time

Well I've been in love
But nothin' lasts forever
So just hold on long enough
And maybe you'll end up together
It's alright

Yeah, yeah yeah

You can lie to my face
And I'll believe it, it's OK
'Cause there's a feeling you can't replace
You didn't mean it anyway

Chorus

The Way You Look Tonight

Look beyond the world you know
Maybe hope will come back your way
And I've heard a tree can grow
Out of the ashes of yesterday

I've been taken, I'm falling into the night
And your spell, I can't break it
It's calling me to your side, and
And everything's alright

Ooh, the way you look tonight
Ooh, the way you look tonight
Yeah, the way you look tonight

Once, we had a chance before
I remember like yesterday
But when you opened up your door
I couldn't find a word to say

What I'm feeling, I'm falling back into faith
In a world of believing, I thought it -
it might be too late, and
Oh, too late tonight, but, now everything's alright

Ooh, the way you look tonight
Ooh, the way you look tonight

You don't need to say anything at all
Believe in my love this time
I'll catch you when you fall
Yeah - hey

You blew me away, and like they say
I know the time is right
I waited so long, this can't be wrong
The way you look, the way you look tonight