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Orion the Hunter
     

Orion the Hunter

by Orion the Hunter
 

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In 1984, the world still waited for ringmaster Tom Scholz to finish Boston's third record. During "All Those Years," Boston guitarist Barry Goudreau recorded a solo LP with other limbo members and hooked up with vocalist Fran Cosmo. Choosing not to wait any longer for Scholz, Goudreau brought bassist Bruce Smith and

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In 1984, the world still waited for ringmaster Tom Scholz to finish Boston's third record. During "All Those Years," Boston guitarist Barry Goudreau recorded a solo LP with other limbo members and hooked up with vocalist Fran Cosmo. Choosing not to wait any longer for Scholz, Goudreau brought bassist Bruce Smith and Heart beat-man Michael DeRosier on board for the one-off Orion the Hunter. Naturally, this debut doesn't stack up to the perfect Boston, but "Fast Talk," "Dreamin'," and "I Call It Love" are good, professional rock tunes. Maybe too professional, as they come off a bit cold. Plus, like too many '80s releases, Orion the Hunter is badly dated, though Razor & Tie cleaned up the CD reissue nicely (unfortunately losing the a cappella opening of "So You Ran" on the preceding cut). "So You Ran" made the radio, a testament to the enduring popularity and influence of AOR kings Boston, as this song would never cross the airwaves in this day and age. Cosmo brings a fresh voice to standard proceedings and Boston virtuoso vox-man Brad Delp is not listed as a member, but holds a strong presence over Orion the Hunter. "Too Much in Love" is excellent, actually based around keys rather than falling victim. But honestly, even though Orion the Hunter holds some personal nostalgia, too many albums deserve more attention.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/20/1995
Label:
Razor & Tie
UPC:
0793018207324
catalogNumber:
82073

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Performance Credits

Orion the Hunter   Primary Artist
Barry Goudreau   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,12-string Guitar,Slide Guitar
Steve Baker   Piano
Jimmy Bralower   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Fran Cosmo   Guitar,Vocals
Michael DeRosier   Drums
Brad Delp   Vocals,Background Vocals
Lennie Petze   Guitar
Peter Wood   Keyboards
Peter Woods   Synthesizer,Piano
John Schuller   Organ,Keyboards,Mellotron
Bruce Smith   Bass,Vocals

Technical Credits

Barry Goudreau   Producer
Josh Abbey   Engineer
Larry Alexander   Engineer
Gregg Lunsford   Engineer
Lennie Petze   Producer

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