Orion the Hunter (album)

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Orion the Hunter
Studio album by Orion the Hunter
Released 1984
Recorded 1983-1984
Genre Hard rock
Length 42:29
Label Portrait
Producer Barry Goudreau, Lennie Petze
Orion the Hunter chronology
- Orion the Hunter
(1984)
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Orion the Hunter is the first (and, thus far, only) recording from the band Orion the Hunter, which was an offshoot of the band Boston (guitarist Barry Goudreau and vocalist Brad Delp -who sang backing vocals here- were also in Boston, and guitarist/vocalist Fran Cosmo would be in a later incarnation of that band). The group also included Michael DeRosier (from the group Heart on drums & percussion).

The album was released in 1984 and charted at number 57. It featured the single "So You Ran", which was a rock radio top 10 hit; it also charted on the Billboard Hot 100.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

allmusic's Doug Stone gave the album two stars. He called songs like "Fast Talk", "Dreamin'" and "I Call It Love" "good, professional rock tunes. Maybe too professional, as they come off a bit cold". He went on to say that "even though Orion the Hunter holds some personal nostalgia, too many albums deserve more attention".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. All Those Years (Brad Delp, Barry Goudreau, F. Migliaccio) 4:50
  2. So You Ran (Goudreau, Migliaccio) 4:58
  3. Dreamin' (Goudreau, Migliaccio) 5:26
  4. Dark & Stormy (Goudreau, Migliaccio) 5:15
  5. Stand Up (Goudreau, Migliaccio) 5:18
  6. Fast Talk (Goudreau, Migliaccio) 4:15
  7. Too Much in Love (Delp, Goudreau, Migliaccio, J. Piercy) 3:51
  8. Joanne (Delp, Migliaccio, Bruce Smith) 4:27
  9. I Call It Love (Delp, Goudreau, Migliaccio) 3:52

Personnel[edit]

Orion the Hunter[edit]

  • Fran Cosmo: Vocals, Acoustic, Electric & Phased Guitars
  • Barry Goudreau: Backing Vocals, Lead, Rhythm, Slide and Twelve String Guitars
  • Bruce Smith: Bass, Backing Vocals
  • Michael DeRosier: Drums, Percussion

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Lennie Petze: Additional Guitars
  • Steve Baker: Piano
  • Jimmy Bralower, John Schuller, Peter Wood: Keyboards, Synthesizers
  • Brad Delp: Additional Vocals

Production[edit]

  • Produced By Barry Goudreau & Lennie Petze
  • Recorded & Engineered By Josh Abbey, Larry Alexander & Gregg Lunsford
  • Assistant Engineers: Ted Greenwald, Gary Lindquist
  • Mixed By Tony Bongiovi
  • Mastered By Steve Hoffman

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r46091
  2. ^ *"Orion The Hunter" at allmusic Reviewed By Doug Stone; retrieved August 19, 2010