BOSTON has posted a message on the official site:

January 2014

As another year begins, we want to thank all of our fans for their enthusiastic support for BOSTON's new album, "Life, Love & Hope." We will be sure to add a few of the tracks to the set list for this summer's upcoming tour. We are extremely grateful to all of you for making it possible to do what we love to do!

At the inauguration of Boston's mayor Walsh on Monday January 6, Tom Scholz will have the honor of performing a few BOSTON songs with the Boston Pops at the festivities that follow.


In other cool news, "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers," an Emmy-nominated web-series from the acclaimed PBS series, NOVA, will be featuring Tom on an upcoming episode. "Secret Life" profiles today’s leading scientists - and shows what they're like when the lab coats come off - like a biochemist who competed for Miss America and a microbiologist who's a professional wrestler. We will keep you posted once an air date is determined.

For more information on the scientists and engineers profiled in this excellent series, visit: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/secretlife/ or https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Secret-Life-of-Scientists/367919659144 Please "Like" them on facebook, it helps with their funding!

Everyone from BOSTON wishes each of you an abundant and joyful 2014!

BOSTON's latest album Life, Love & Hope has been getting released around the world this month. If you've been keep up with updates on the album, then you probably know that there were a couple bonus tracks released - Te Quiero Mia, which was released exclusively at Best Buy in the US, and O Canada which was released in Canada on iTunes.

There's another bonus track...

The Japanese version of the album, which is due for release December 18, has a new bonus track. This time it's a Tom Scholz vocal version of Someday. This version of the album is listed on amazon.co.jp and CD Japan. CD Japan ships worldwide. If you can't read Japanese, you can see a translation of the track listing.

Thanks to Gonna Hitch a Ride forum member musicstation for posting updates on this release.

Some of you may recall in 2002 BOSTON released their take on God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, which for a time was available for download via boston.org.

An updated version of this song, titled God Rest Ye Metal Gentlemen, is now available for download via the iTunes Store. It is the same recording that Tom Scholz did in 2002 featuring Kimberley Dahme, Gary Pihl and drummer Tom Hambridge, but with some minor changes. The original version of the song was also featured on Uncle Joe's Rockin' Xmas Show in 2006.

Download it now on iTunes.

It's here! Life, Love & Hope - the new BOSTON album 11 years in the making, is officially released today!

This is the first album from BOSTON since 2002's Corporate America. The new album contains 11 tracks - three of which first appeared on the last album (two that have been reworked). US fans can get the album with the bonus track Te Quiero Mia exclusively at Best Buy. Canadian fans get a bonus instrumental of O Canada on iTunes.

The European release of the album will be out this Friday, December 6, while the UK release will be on December 9.

Did you buy the album? If so, let us know your thoughts in the comments.

If you haven't picked up the album yet, here are a few places you can get it from:

iTunes [Canadian version includes bonus track "O Canada"]

US Retailers:
Amazon.com
Best Buy [Exclusive Bonus Track "Te Quiero Mia"]

Canadian Retailers:
Amazon.ca
HMV

Tom Scholz will be on Rockline December 04 to talk about the new album. You can listen live starting at 8:30pm PST (11:30pm EST). Get a chance to speak with Tom by calling 1-800-344-ROCK (7625) during the program.

If you can't listen to the live broadcast, not to worry, it will be available to stream on the Rockline site the evening following the broadcast.

Check out the official Rockline site for more info and for station listings.

The new BOSTON album Life, Love & Hope has been available for preorder on Amazon.com for a few weeks already; now it's available to preorder on iTunes.

The first single Heaven on Earth is also available to purchase. The Canadian release has a special bonus.  As was posted on Facebook and Twitter, The Orchard has a listing with a version of the album due for release the same day as the US release December 3, but with a bonus track. It wasn't Te Quiero Mia, which is the Best Buy bonus track, but O Canada. There had been no announcement made previously regarding any other versions of the album or other bonus tracks. The listing on the Canadian iTunes store shows O Canada as the 12th track on the album, running at a length of 1:28.

BOSTON had performed O Canada - Canada's national anthem - during their stops in Rama, Belleville and London, Ontario last year.

For those who love vinyl, SoundStageDirect is taking preorders for the album in 180g Audiophile Virgin Vinyl on 2 LPs. This release is even more interesting as it contains both bonus tracks mentioned, and it's a limited edition of 1,000!

Here is the track listing for the vinyl release:
LP 1
1. Heaven On Earth
2. Didnt Mean To Fall In Love
3. Last Day Of School
4. Sail Away
5. Life, Love & Hope
6. If You Were In Love

LP 2
1. Someday
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. O Canada (bonus track)

Here is Heaven on Earth, BOSTON's first single from Life, Love & Hope:

The listing for the new album at Amazon.com has been updated to include the track listings. As had been reported way back in 2008, the album will include updates to some tracks that were previously released on Corporate America.

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. The Way You Look Tonight

The following is the official announcement regarding the new album:

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.

(Please Note: At the time of this article's original release, the information had yet to be confirmed by the band's management. The band has since made an official announcement. The information regarding Brad Delp was confirmed to be incorrect as MusicTAP had reported that the album would not include tracks recorded by Brad, however the announcement by the band has stated it will. The article has been updated to reflect this.)

BOSTON fans have been waiting for a very long time for the follow-up to 2002's Corporate America. Over the years, there's been very little in the way of news on the album's progress. Work on the album was further delayed by tragedy - the death of lead singer Brad Delp in 2007. Tom Scholz had posted this year that the album was expected to be released this summer. Summer has come and gone without an album, now it looks like we're finally going to get it.

According to MusicTAP, the album, which they say will be called Life, Love & Hope, will be released on December 03, 2013 on Frontiers Records.

Frontiers Records is a record label based in Italy, which has released material for Def Leppard, Sammy Hagar, Ted Nugent, Stryper, and was the label that Fran and Anthony Cosmo used to release their album Alien in 2006. Frontiers' website shows that their North American distribution is handled through EMI, which is now under Universal Music Group (UMG).

The album is available for preorder on Amazon.com.