BOSTON is conquering the radio airwaves as "Heaven on Earth," the lead single from Life, Love & Hope, captured the #1 spot on Mediabase's Classic Rock chart this week. Written and produced by Tom Scholz, “Heaven on Earth” features David Victor on vocals with special guest Louis St. August. Additionally, Life, Love & Hope, released in the U.S. and Canada on December 3, 2013, debuted at #2 on Billboard's Top Independent Albums chart, as well as #5 on Billboard's Rock charts.
Scholz said, "Working for so many years in relative isolation, I had no idea how these songs would be received. It's amazing to see a BOSTON song at #1 again! I want to thank Frontiers Records, Azoff Music Management, and my wife Kim for believing in this record and for their extraordinary efforts. l'm also grateful to the many other performers and individuals who contributed to completing this album and making its release possible. All of us in BOSTON thank our fans for being so supportive over the years."
More than a decade in the making, Life, Love & Hope, the collection of brand new tracks, recorded at Scholz's very own Hideaway Studio II, was produced, arranged, and engineered by Scholz and is BOSTON's first release since 2002's Corporate America. Brad Delp, BOSTON singer Tommy DeCarlo, David Victor, Kimberley Dahme and Scholz himself, contribute vocals on the new album. Diverse yet cohesive, the 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.
BOSTON's hitting the road this summer.
The band will be on their Heaven on Earth tour. Dates are still being added, but there are over 30 dates listed so far. The tour list page is being kept updated with dates, cities and ticket info.
If you haven't already, also consider following us on Facebook and Twitter to keep informed on the latest news.
Select shows have VIP packages available, where you can get great seats, preshow refreshments, exclusive merchandise, preshow refreshments, raffle for exclusive tour items, and more.
Unlike BOSTON's last tour in 2012, fans living in the western part of the US won't have to travel as far to see the band as there are some shows scheduled in California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico.
This is a previously unreleased song written and performed by Brad Delp and Steve Baker.
Here's the description from the YouTube video, posted by Steve Baker:
Brad and I co-wrote this back in the mid 90's. As you will be able to tell from the lyric, the inspiration was the Beatles appearances on Ed Sullivan back in '64.
We originally recorded it at Winterwood Studios (my basement). It was recorded in a morning and hastily mixed to a cassette for him and me to listen to and finish at a later date (hey, we had a tee time).
Unfortunately, the original masters were lost and the cassette also went missing until 2012.
Amazingly, the cassette was in reasonable condition and through the wonders of modern technology available to me at Winding Pond Studios (my basement) I was able to finish it up and improve the sound quality.
It's still a bit rough but I hope you'll enjoy it anyway. Listen carefully, you can hear Brad humming through my piano solo.
I've been sitting on this for awhile but decided what better time than this, the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' debut in America, to share this with everybody.
BOSTON has posted a message on the official site:
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"]
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:
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
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)