Boston ‎– Life, Love & Hope

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Back On Black ‎– RCV136LP, Rock Classics (2) ‎– RCV136LP
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2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Gatefold, Red Transparent
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A1 Heaven On Earth
Guest – Louis St. AugustLead Vocals – David VictorWritten-By, Instruments, Harmony Vocals, Backing Vocals – Tom Scholz
A2 Didn't Mean To Fall In Love
Lead Vocals – Brad DelpWritten-By – Curly Smith, Janet Minto*Written-By, Instruments, Harmony Vocals, Backing Vocals – Tom Scholz
A3 Last Day Of School
Written-By, Instruments – Tom Scholz
A4 Sail Away
Lead Vocals, Harmony Vocals – Brad Delp, Kimberley DahmeWritten-By, Instruments, Harmony Vocals – Tom Scholz
B5 Life, Love & Hope
Harmony Vocals – Jeff NealLead Guitar – Gary PihlLead Vocals – Tommy DeCarloWritten-By, Drums, Bass, Organ, Guitar, Lead Guitar, Harmony Vocals – Tom Scholz
B6 If You Were In Love
Vocals – Kimberley DahmeWritten-By, Instruments – Tom Scholz
B7 Someday
Guest – Jude NejmanowskiHarmonica – Curly SmithLead Vocals – Tommy DeCarloWritten-By, Guitar, Keyboards, Bass, Drums, Lead Vocals, Harmony Vocals – Tom Scholz
B8 Love Got Away
Harmony Vocals – Gary PihlWritten-By, Lead Vocals, Instruments, Harmony Vocals – Tom Scholz
C9 Someone (2.0)
Lead Vocals – Brad DelpWritten-By, Lead Vocals, Instruments, Harmony Vocals – Tom Scholz
C10 You Gave Up On Love (2.0)
Flute, Lead Vocals, Harmony Vocals – Kimberley DahmeHarmony Vocals – Beth CohenLead Vocals – Tommy DeCarloWritten-By, Guitar, Keyboards, Bass, Drums, Lead Vocals, Harmony Vocals – Tom Scholz
C11 Te Quiero Mia
Lead Vocals, Harmony Vocals – Brad DelpWritten-By, Instruments, Harmony Vocals – Tom Scholz
C12 The Way You Look Tonight
Harmony Vocals – David VictorLead Vocals – Tommy DeCarloWritten-By, Instruments, Harmony Vocals – Tom Scholz
D13 O Canada (Bonus Track)
Instruments – Tom Scholz
D14 God Rest Ye Metal Gentleman (Bonus Track)
Bass, Voice – Kimberley DahmeDrums – Tom HambridgeGuitar, Voice – Gary Pihl, Tom Scholz

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Gatefold sleeve. Limited Edition of 1000

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 803341419520
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, Etched): FR-630-A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, Stamped): MASTERDISK 124008E1/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, Etched): FR-630-B2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, Stamped): MASTERDISK 120873E2/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout C, Etched): FR-630-C2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout C, Stamped): MASTERDISK 120873E3/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout D, Etched): FR-630-D2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout D, Stamped): MASTERDISK 120873E4/A

Other Versions (5 of 10) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FR CD 630 Boston Life, Love & Hope(CD, Album) Frontiers Records FR CD 630 Italy 2013 Sell This Version
MICP-30057 Boston Life, Love & Hope - Special Tour Edition(CD, Album, SHM) Avalon MICP-30057 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
MICP-11133 Boston Life, Love & Hope(CD, Album) Avalon MICP-11133 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
none Boston Life, Love & Hope(11xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Frontiers Records none US 2013
FR CD 630 Boston Life, Love & Hope(CD, Album, Unofficial) Frontiers Records (2) FR CD 630 Russia 2013 Sell This Version

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thegreenman1981

thegreenman1981

August 14, 2018
Tom Scholz has stated in a number of interviews that he was very upset and disappointed with the mixing and mastering of this vinyl.
The CD he was satisfied with, but the separate mastering for vinyl was a failure in his opinion.

He was busy on tour with Boston, and so left the vinyl mastering up to someone else, without supervising, or participating at all, which is very unlike him, as he is always very involved in the entire process of recording his Boston albums.
After finally listening to the finished vinyl, he felt the mastering was off on a number of levels. His intent was to prevent it's release, even in the limited 1000 copy run, but found out it was either too late, or already shipped, I believe.

I have not heard the record yet, but because of the creator's opinion I've not wanted to take the chance on buying a copy. I hope Tom himself feels compelled to try his own hand at a master, as he is very capable, and I'm sure the album would sound great.