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Charted: May 19, 1984

Genre: classic rock

Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  1. All Those Years
  2. So You Ran
  3. Dreamin’
  4. Dark and Stormy
  5. Stand Up
  6. Fast Talk
  7. Too Much in Love
  8. Joanne
  9. I Call It Love

Rating: 3.293 (average of 9 ratings)


sales in U.S. only --
sales in U.K. only - estimated --
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated --


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 57
peak on U.K. album chart --

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • So You Ran (4/21/84) #58 US, #7 AR

Orion the Hunter
Orion the Hunter
“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” (Stone).

“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” (Stone).

Too Much in Love is excellent, actually based around keys rather than falling victim” (Stone). “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” (Stone).

“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)” (Stone). “But honestly, even though Orion the Hunter holds some personal nostalgia, too many albums deserve more attention” (Stone).

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