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PostSubject: Re: Boston 'Life, Love, Hope' new album due in December 2013   Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:03 am

I saw Boston live when I was 16, it was the Third Stage tour, and very good in concert, but they performed the entire 'Third Stage' album and it kind of sucked the energy out of the show, also did not help I would not own the album for years and years after seeing them live
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PostSubject: Re: Boston 'Life, Love, Hope' new album due in December 2013   Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:28 am

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I was looking forward to it because it has Brad on it, but disappointed that several of the tracks are from "Corporate Crap". I hope the Brad songs are indeed new songs but I have no interest in hearing anything from the last album. It was God awful, I played it about 3 times and then got rid of it. If this is anything like the first 3 I'm game. Had "Walk On" when it first came out but it just wasn't very good either
Serious? Several tracks from Corporate America? What an awful way to package a "comeback" album (for lack of a better word).

I enjoyed Walk On; very memorable songs with Tom's metallic edge.
Yeah it looks like 3 tracks are from the last album. They are re-records.

I enjoy Third Stage and recently picked it up on vinyl. I remember being pleased w it when it came out. I was 15 and I rememberl my friends liked it. But I haven't cared for anything since. The first RTZ album is better than anything they've done since Third Stsge.
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PostSubject: Re: Boston 'Life, Love, Hope' new album due in December 2013   Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:17 am

I'll probably give this a listen when the free streaming version is available....... As mentioned, the first Boston album is the most "complete" album, Don't Look Back is good, and Third Stage is good, but just seems "lacking" - the ones that came after are snoozefests.

I was a Sr in High School when Third Stage was released - I remember thinking "Boston is still around?"
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PostSubject: Re: Boston 'Life, Love, Hope' new album due in December 2013   Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:55 am

I think the cover art is brilliant, you did a superb job.  That being said, if what's on the inside of the album is as good as what's on the out.  This will be a fine release...

Darv, have you by any chance heard any tunes from the album?
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PostSubject: Re: Boston 'Life, Love, Hope' new album due in December 2013   Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:21 am

Makes me wonder if Corp. Hicks has any of his kids drawings on the fridge, sheesh

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PostSubject: Re: Boston 'Life, Love, Hope' new album due in December 2013   Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:54 pm

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Makes me wonder if Corp. Hicks has any of his kids drawings on the fridge,  sheesh
Not until my oldest improves his Gouraud shading technique! just kidding 
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PostSubject: Re: Boston 'Life, Love, Hope' new album due in December 2013   Sat Oct 19, 2013 3:12 pm

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Not until my oldest improves his Gouraud shading technique! just kidding 
Dig into the ol' wallet and buy the big 64 box of crayons

Crayola has always been my favorite medium

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PostSubject: Re: Boston 'Life, Love, Hope' new album due in December 2013   Sat Oct 19, 2013 3:56 pm

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I think the cover art is brilliant, you did a superb job.  That being said, if what's on the inside of the album is as good as what's on the out.  This will be a fine release...

Darv, have you by any chance heard any tunes from the album?

Thanks. No, I haven't been privileged to hear any of it yet.  They were keeping a tight wrap on this one this time out.   Hopefully soon.    

Cheers,
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PostSubject: Re: Boston 'Life, Love, Hope' new album due in December 2013   Mon Oct 21, 2013 2:23 pm

manny wrote:
I saw Boston live when I was 16, it was the Third Stage tour, and very good in concert, but they performed the entire 'Third Stage' album and it kind of sucked the energy out of the show, also did not help I would not own the album for years and years after seeing them live
I saw Boston on this tour at the Texxas Jam. 2nd worst live concert I've ever been to. They used backing tracks & were stiff as a board. Horriable. Glad they weren't the main reason I went.  I traveled thru 4 states to get to that concert. Boring zzzzzzz
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PostSubject: Re: Boston 'Life, Love, Hope' new album due in December 2013   Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:43 pm

I think I killed this thread   Laughing very hard lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Boston 'Life, Love, Hope' new album due in December 2013   Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:59 pm

Actually I was going to respond to your post this morning but I was dozing off and never got around to it. I was gonna say that's exactly what I've heard from others that I know have seen them live, but I guess some experience better things. I heard the triggers would be off, too, so some of the fx and layering wouldn't mesh well. They were a studio band so it makes sense.
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PostSubject: Re: Boston 'Life, Love, Hope' new album due in December 2013   Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:49 am

Sample files up on Amazon:

ARGH!!! still can't post links but if you go to Amazon.com and look up the album you will see the option to play the music.  

Darv

NOTE: It appears the sample files (30 second clips) were pulled earlier today.


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PostSubject: Re: Boston 'Life, Love, Hope' new album due in December 2013   Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:18 am

I have been playing professionally for over 20 years and in my experience I have found a balance between technology and the organic forms of performing live. While studio trickery is nice it doesn't always relate to the stage. At some point you loose the humanistic quality that is needed to communicate to the audience. I would much rather have my music come across differently than the actual product, than loose the attention of the listener/audience. It's a fine line between the two but the musician must be aware at all times and not get too involved, and step back and look at the broader perspective, as hard as that is.
That said, I will always enjoy Boston for the simple fact that they are a part of my human psyche and Toms beautiful compositions.
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PostSubject: Re: Boston 'Life, Love, Hope' new album due in December 2013   Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:19 am

Anyone heard the samples yet? How do they sound? Can't play them where I am right now.
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PostSubject: Re: Boston 'Life, Love, Hope' new album due in December 2013   Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:44 pm

You guys are weird. I don't see anything wrong with the cover art. Yeah, maybe the title is a little out of place, a little too bright and in-your-face, but beyond that I don't see anything wrong with it. In fact, fits quite well alongside their previous album covers; it just has a crisper, more modern feel because of the medium used to create it.

And this totally shouldn't have been moved to this forum. Boston is hard rock.

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PostSubject: Re: Boston 'Life, Love, Hope' new album due in December 2013   Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:57 pm

The art is very cool....the title font looks pasted on after the fact.

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PostSubject: Re: Boston 'Life, Love, Hope' new album due in December 2013   Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:07 pm


Boston latest studio album, Life, Love & Hope, will be released in the UK by Frontiers Records and - contrary to earlier reports – it DOES feature contributions from late singer Brad Delp. Delp took his own life in March 2007. His vocals appear on THREE tracks on the album. Other vocalists include David Victor (who joined Boston in 2012, after singing for a Boston tribute band), Kimberley Dahme (who joined the band in 2001), Tommy DeCarlo (who Boston mainman Tom Scholz first heard singing Boston songs on MySpace) and Scholz himself.

Scholz recently sued the Boston Herald newspaper, accusing them of blaming him for Delp's suicide. He lost the case.

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. The songs have been meticulously recorded to analogue tape on the same machines and equipment used for Boston's hits for the past 35 years."

Delp sings vocals on three tracks: Didn’t Mean To Fall In Love, Sail Away and Someone 2.0. A full tracklist with personnel and notes by Tom Scholz follows:

1. Heaven on Earth
2. Didn't Mean To Fall In Love
3. Last Day Of School
4. Sail Away
5. Life, Love & Hope
6. If You Were In Love
7. Someday
8. Love Got Away
9. Someone (2.0)
10. You Gave Up On Love (2.0)
11. The Way You Look Tonight

ADDITIONAL SONG INFORMATION
COMMENTS BY TOM SCHOLZ

Heaven On Earth
“It 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 re-mastered 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
“The song is a retrospective about 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
“Sometimes it takes a traumatic event to make us realize what's really important.”
Written by Tom Scholz / Drums, Bass, Organ, Rythym Guitars: Tom Scholz
Lead guitars: Tom Scholz, Gary Phil / 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, Keyboards, Bass, Drums: Tom Scholz
Lead Vocals: Tommy Decarlo, Tom Scholz with special guest: Jude Nejmanowski
Harmony Vox: Tom Scholz / Harmonica: Curly Smith

Love Got Away
“This is 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

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, and drums: Tom Scholz / Flute: Kimberley Dahme
Lead Vocals: Kimberley Dahme, Tommy Decarlo, Tom Scholz
Harmony Vox: Kimberley Dahme, Tom Scholz, Beth Cohen

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. Now I can sleep tonight.”
Written by Tom Scholz / All Instruments: Tom Scholz
Lead Vocals: Brad Delp / Harmony Vox: Brad Delp, Tom Scholz

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

Fro more info: http://www.bandboston.com/html/home_html.html
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PostSubject: Re: Boston 'Life, Love, Hope' new album due in December 2013   Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:03 pm

New song streaming:

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PostSubject: Re: Boston 'Life, Love, Hope' new album due in December 2013   Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:51 pm

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New song streaming:

Sounds like ass on my laptop, but...is that a horrible drum machine?

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PostSubject: Re: Boston 'Life, Love, Hope' new album due in December 2013   Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:58 pm

At first listen that's what it sounds like but still a pretty good song...
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PostSubject: Re: Boston 'Life, Love, Hope' new album due in December 2013   Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:50 am

Eyesore wrote:
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New song streaming:

Sounds like ass on my laptop, but...is that a horrible drum machine?

Sounds that way to me.....
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PostSubject: Re: Boston 'Life, Love, Hope' new album due in December 2013   Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:49 am

I think it sounds like ass because it isn't a very good song. I think I'm gonna pass on this one I have the first 3 albums that's enough for me.
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PostSubject: Re: Boston 'Life, Love, Hope' new album due in December 2013   Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:22 pm

I like the new song.... The electronic drums are defiantly part of the 80s sound and I dig it. The 80s sound to me is the perfect sound. I plan to buy the new album for sure....maybe even on release day.
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PostSubject: Re: Boston 'Life, Love, Hope' new album due in December 2013   Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:52 pm

According to Bostons website they do have a drummer....

http://www.bandboston.com/html/cs_html.html
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