BOSTON: Scholz Not Happy With Vinyl
He says fans should not buy the vinyl reissue of their 2013 album Live, Love and Hope.
Boston mastermind Tom Scholz once again has a problem with the way one of his albums sounds.
Scholz — known to have a reputation as a sonic perfectionist — writes in a new Facebook post that he rejected the mix for the vinyl reissue of their 2013 album Life, Love and Hope, but that it was released anyway. Scholz says that this “unacceptable vinyl master” was wrecked by “clicks, static and dropouts during many of the quiet segues between the cuts.”
Scholz wanted to shelve it until the band was done touring in 2014, but, he writes, “imagine my surprise when I was notified that in spite of the rejected test pressing, albums had been stamped and delivered by a company under contract with our record label!… While I’ve been very happy, and continue to be happy, with our current label [Frontiers Records], I want Boston fans to know that this vinyl reproduction of Life, Love and Hope does not meet my standards as producer.”