‘There are other recordings’: Boston’s Tom Scholz on future songs with Brad Delp

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The arrival of a new album featuring the late Brad Delp has some Boston fans inevitably wondering if band mastermind Tom Scholz has more leftover tracks in the vault.

Delp, who has appeared on every Boston studio project since the band’s 17-times platinum 1976 self-titled debut, committed suicide at the age of 55 back in 2007. For a time, it looked like his last vocal work with Stolz would be 2002’s largely forgotten Corporate America, the first-ever Boston album which failed to chart on Billboard.

But it turns out Scholz had been at work on a follow up for most of that period, efforts that culminated with the forthcoming Life, Love and Hope — due December 3, 2013 via Frontiers.

Delp appears on three songs from the main album project, as well as a bonus cut called “Te Quiero Mia,” a Scholz rearrangement of the song “I Had a Good Time” from Corporate America. “Didn’t Mean to Fall in Love” was also remastered from the most recent Boston album. Delp’s other performances include “Sail Away” and “Someone.”

Could there be more to come at some point down the road?

Unfortunately, it appears that the famously fastidious Scholz — he’s put out just six Boston albums in some 37 years — doesn’t seem inclined to delve into the remaining archived items from Delp’s studio sessions. He is considering the release of never-before-heard live performances, however.

“There are other recordings,” Scholz confirms, in new talk with Ultimate Classic Rock’s Matt Wardlaw. “I’m not planning on releasing anything else that I have that I think he would be happy with, as far as songs that I’ve written that he’s on. There are certainly live recordings that have things that we did onstage that aren’t on any album — and that is certainly a possibility for the future.”

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