Orion the Hunter

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Doug Stone
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Doug Stone
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/20/1995
  • Label: Razor & Tie
  • UPC: 793018207324
  • Catalog Number: 82073

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 All Those Years (4:50)
  2. 2 So You Ran (4:58)
  3. 3 Dreamin' (5:26)
  4. 4 Dark and Stormy (5:15)
  5. 5 Stand Up (5:18)
  6. 6 Fast Talk (4:15)
  7. 7 Too Much in Love (3:51)
  8. 8 Joanne (4:27)
  9. 9 I Call It Love (3:52)
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Album Credits

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
Steve Hoffman Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    3 Former members of the Group BOSTON

    If you didn't have the radio on in early 1984 then you may have missed this very rockin' album. With Barry leading the band and 2 of his other Boston band mates lending a hand, you get a good idea of what Boston could have done if they had ALL stayed together. There are no throw aways here, these songs make you listen and ask who is this. I sent a copy of this CD to all my friends that loved Boston. Thanks Barry, for keeping the ''Sound'' going.

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