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10th October 2013


Boston's long-awaited sixth album, 'Life, Love And Hope', will finally be released on 3rd December.

Multiple lineup changes, including the suicide of frontman Brad Delp in 2007, occurred over the last decade essentially delaying a new album.

The 2013 edition of Boston features leader/guitarist Tom Scholz, guitarists Gary Pihl and David Victor, singer Tommy DeCarlo, bassist Tracy Ferrie and drummer Curly Smith.

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The band have released an official statement about the new album saying it marks "an intentional effort by principal songwriter and producer Tom Scholz to capture the recognizable sound and energy of his original releases, combined with the musical sophistication expected from exceptional players and vocalists, all performing within the traditional framework of the well-known Boston sound."

Despite previous suggestions, 'Life, Love And Hope' will not feature the vocals of late singer Delp, who appeared on all five previous Boston albums, from the band's self-titled debut in 1976 to 'Corporate America' in 2002.

Boston live, 2008

Earlier this year Tom Scholz reported on the official Boston site that he was nearing completion of the final track, 'Someday', saying: "It might be the title track – it reminds me of the up-tempo rockers I wrote for the debut album over thirty years ago.

"After completing this mix I only need to redo vocals on a couple of the cuts, remix them, then sequence and master the album. After work on this project for over ten years I can finally see light at the end of the tunnel."

The official site also states that Scholz is starting work on a Boston live DVD, "as soon as the studio album is finished".

Last year Tommy DeCarlo said: "Tom's quite a perfectionist when it comes to his sound and his music; it's not always done in a timely fashion. But when it gets done it's fantastic. I'm with all the fans – I'm excited to hear it myself."

While you are waiting for the release of 'Life, Love And Hope', have a re-listen to one of the greatest rock albums of all time...



Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.


As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

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Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
Format: Casebound.
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