Barry Goudreau (album)

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Barry Goudreau
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Studio album by Barry Goudreau
Released 1980 (original release; re-released by Razor & Tie in 1996)
Genre Hard rock
Length 32:51
Label Epic/Portrait
Stereo BL 36542
Producer John Boylan, Barry Goudreau
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Barry Goudreau is the debut self-titled album of original Boston guitarist Barry Goudreau. Featuring Goudreau's Boston bandmates Brad Delp on lead vocals and Sib Hashian on drums (as well as future Boston singer Fran Cosmo), the album displays a sound very similar to that of Boston's first two releases, Boston (1976) and Don't Look Back (1978). However, neither this album nor any of Goudreau's subsequent releases with other acts (Orion The Hunter, RTZ) proved to be as commercially successful as his work with Boston. The album was released in 1980 and was Goudreau's only solo album. The song "Dreams" was released as a single in 1980, nearly cracking Billboard's top 100. It still receives airplay today on Classic rock radio stations, as does "Mean Woman Blues".

Track listing[edit]

Side One

  1. "Hard Luck" (Barry Goudreau, Brad Delp) - 3:37
  2. "Nothin' to Lose" (Fran Cosmo) – 4:01
  3. "What's a Fella to Do?" (Goudreau, Delp) – 4:29
  4. "Mean Woman Blues" (Goudreau, Delp) – 3:53

Side Two

  1. "Leavin' Tonight" (Cosmo) – 3:25
  2. "Dreams" (Goudreau) – 3:32
  3. "Life Is What We Make It" (Goudreau, Delp) – 3:11
  4. "Sailin' Away" (Goudreau) – 1:48
  5. "Cold Cold World" (Cosmo) – 4:55



  • Produced By John Boylan & Barry Goudreau
  • Engineered By Paul Grupp
  • Assistant Engineers: Ed Cherney, Phil Jamtaas, Russ Martin
  • Mastering: Steve Hoffman
  • CD Preparation: Kevin Gray


Albums - Billboard (North America)

Year Album Chart Position
1980 Barry Goudreau Pop Albums 88[2]

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1980 "Dreams" Pop Singles 103