11 Songs, 42 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Every Boston fan knows that Tom Scholz takes his time making every Boston album. Eleven years after Corporate America, Boston presented its follow-up: 2013’s Life, Love & Hope. In the meantime, classic Boston singer Brad Delp tragically took his life in 2007. Scholz had several tracks with Delp in the can, so when Delp's voice appears on “Didn’t Mean to Fall in Love,” there’s an eerie, heartbreaking quality to the moment. Oddly, that song—plus “Someone” (another strong Delp vocal) and “You Gave Up on Love”—all appeared in different versions with Scholz on vocals on Corporate America. Seven different singers (Delp, Scholz, David Victor, Louis St. August, Kimberly Dahme, Tommy DeCarlo, and Jude Nejmanowski) are credited among the ranks here, while Scholz handled nearly all the songwriting himself. Interestingly, the mixes are a bit confused. Scholz’s guitars are always a thing of beauty, but the keyboards and background harmonies often poke through inconsistently on the album’s two prettiest songs, “Someday” and “Love Got Away.” Maybe the permanent loss of Delp has Scholz chasing something other than studio perfection.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Every Boston fan knows that Tom Scholz takes his time making every Boston album. Eleven years after Corporate America, Boston presented its follow-up: 2013’s Life, Love & Hope. In the meantime, classic Boston singer Brad Delp tragically took his life in 2007. Scholz had several tracks with Delp in the can, so when Delp's voice appears on “Didn’t Mean to Fall in Love,” there’s an eerie, heartbreaking quality to the moment. Oddly, that song—plus “Someone” (another strong Delp vocal) and “You Gave Up on Love”—all appeared in different versions with Scholz on vocals on Corporate America. Seven different singers (Delp, Scholz, David Victor, Louis St. August, Kimberly Dahme, Tommy DeCarlo, and Jude Nejmanowski) are credited among the ranks here, while Scholz handled nearly all the songwriting himself. Interestingly, the mixes are a bit confused. Scholz’s guitars are always a thing of beauty, but the keyboards and background harmonies often poke through inconsistently on the album’s two prettiest songs, “Someday” and “Love Got Away.” Maybe the permanent loss of Delp has Scholz chasing something other than studio perfection.

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Ratings and Reviews

2.9 out of 5
390 Ratings

390 Ratings

Mezzmann ,

Poor Brad

Must be rolling over in his grave...this is complete CRAP! Let's see 7 years, then what 20 years.....next cd 35 years...NO BRAD NO BOSTON. I think Tom and Eddie Van Halen should start a band called "It's NOT all about US". Thanks Tom for continuing to ruin, what could have been, one of the great "ROCK AND ROLL BANDS" EVER

mojo656 ,

sad....

I just cant belive that tom would even consider puting this out. This is just a terrible album. Dont get me wrong i am a huge boston fan but this album just is terrible.

BuckeyePHD ,

The city of Boston may change their name after this

Downloaded it because it was Boston, Deleted it because it sucked.

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