Boston Leader Used Classic Recording Euipment For New Album
Boston leader Tom Scholz says that he stayed true to the band's legendary sound on their upcoming album, Love, Life, And Hope, due out on December 3rd. The set marks the band's first collection in over a decade -- and the first to be released since the 2007 suicide of beloved frontman, Brad Delp. According to Hennemusic.com, Love, Life, And Hope includes lead vocals from Delp, Tommy DeCarlo, Kimberley Dahme, David Victor, and Scholz, himself.
Scholz said of the new material: "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."
The current edition of Boston features Scholz, guitarists Gary Pihl and David Victor, singer Tommy DeCarlo, bassist Tracy Ferrie, and drummer Curly Smith.
Tom Scholz has always implemented state of the art technology to Boston's work -- be it their new material, or remixing and mastering the band's classic '70s albums. A few years back he worked tirelessly alongside a favorite engineer to get the updated CD's where he wanted them sonically: "We worked 12-plus-hour days, eight days straight, and literally went over every second, every beat, of all of the songs on the first two albums -- inch-by-inch, millisecond-by-millisecond. Made just thousands of small adjustments to make the mix into what it would have been if I had had modern do-dads back in the '70s."
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