Boston Releases New Song 'Heaven on Earth'
10/29/2013 3:27:00 PM
I guess he meant it this time. Boston's Tom Scholz has dropped an advance track, "Heaven On Earth," from the new album, so it looks like he will deliver the album this year as promised.
Due December 3, the project is the band's first new album since 2002's "Corporate America." The project includes lead vocals from the late Brad Delp, Tommy DeCarlo, Kimberley Dahme, David Victor and Tom Scholz.
“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,” Scholz said in the press release when the album was announced. “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. I intentionally stayed close to the early Boston style on some of the songs — even using the same amps and instruments. On others I let my imagination run wild.”
There had been some speculation that the album might be delayed after Scholz's courtroom loss to the Boston Herald. The lawsuit centered on the question of what caused Boston singer Brad Delp to commit suicide in 2007. Scholz sued the newspaper, claiming the Herald articles suggested he was to blame for the singer’s decision to kill himself. The judge ruled in March that the Herald could not be held liable for defaming Scholz because it is impossible to know what caused Delp to kill himself.
This first track certainly has some of the signature sound of Boston - especially Scholz's guitar. But does it leave you "Feelin' Satisfied?"