Category: BOSTON

BARRY GOUDREAU’s ENGINE ROOM – The Road (2021)

Just about five years since formed, BARRY GOUDREAU’s ENGINE ROOM continues to operate at maximum efficiency, and that is quite apparent listening to the band’s awesome second album “The Road“.
Former BOSTON / ORION THE HUNTER / RTZ guitarist Barry Goudreau has glued a tremendous Classic Rock band including experienced musicians like himself, and a new blood of young, talented players.
The new album title pays homage to the ‘The Road’ as BARRY GOUDREAU’s ENGINE ROOM have been touring all over America before the pandemic.
The band has the same line up since formed, including Barry’s RTZ bandmates Brian Maes (lead vocals & keyboards) and Tim Archibald (bass), plus drummer Tony Depietro and three great female vocalists, whom also perform some leads.
All that time together on the road resulted in a palpable chemistry for the group, and “The Road” sounds cohesive and strong, with Goudreau dropping some terrific solos…

BARRY GOUDREAU’s ENGINE ROOM – Full Steam Ahead (2017)

Barry Goudreau returns to top form with his latest project Engine Room. His creativity and his manner of expressing it come across in fully realized, three dimensional songs combining of course the classic Boston atmospheres, rockin’ blues and some of the melodic, AOR feel of his former projects Orion The Hunter and RTZ.
Somebody must have added a turbo shot to Goudreau’s coffee because this lead guitar man plays here like a streaking meteorite that’s never coming down.
Opening track ‘Need’ is killer rocker with a rushing, urgent energy in its full throttle guitar phrase, its relentless groove, and in its smooth soaring vocals. Feeling lofty and airborne and racing at full speed, ‘Need’ weaves a robust sound out of thin air.
Crunchy, bluesy guitar work from Goudreau…

BOSTON – More Than A Feeling [Live: first tour ever] (2019)

Titled “More Than A Feeling”, it has been released this BOSTON performance captured at their first tour ever in 1976, taken from the FM WMMS radio station broadcast. This recording was allegedly taken from the WMMS radio station vaults by a disgruntled employee and sold to a rabid Boston fan. That is the ‘story’, whether it’s true or not I...

BOSTON – Don’t Look Back [Japan Blu-Spec CD2 remastered by Tom Scholz] exclusive

A long time contributor of this blog asked for BOSTON albums, best sounding CD reissues. Let’s go now with “Don’t Look Back”, the second, excellent album from the band.We have been busy comparing several releases of Boston’s “Don’t Look Back”, and finally we have the verdict. We have listened to CD-only releases, and the best of all is this Japanese...

BOSTON – Walk On [Japan Ltd. Edition SHM-CD, Remastered 2016] Exclusive

A long time contributor of this blog asked for BOSTON albums, best sounding CD reissues. We promised a surprise, and here it is: Boston’s fourth album “Walk On”, in its fresh 2016 remaster only released in Japan, a Limited Edition pressed on high quality SHM-CD. “Walk On” was previously remastered in 2006, and it’s a fine job. But this new...

BOSTON – Third Stage [Japan SHM-CD mini-LP] Out Of Print

A long time contributor of this blog asked for BOSTON albums, best sounding CD reissues. We have a surprise with one of them, but better let’s start with Boston’s third album “Third Stage”, a superb piece of work but which suffered from a flat sonic transfer to CD back in the day.It’s has been a busy afternoon comparing 4 different...

BOSTON – Boston [Japanese reissue remastered by Tom Scholz]

A long time contributor of this blog asked for BOSTON albums, best sounding CD reissues. We have a surprise with one of them, but better let’s start with their first, self tiled classic “Boston“.It’s has been a busy afternoon comparing 4 different releases / remasters of “Boston”, and finally we have the verdict. First of all we must make clear...

RTZ – Return To Zero [Rock Candy remastered] (2016)

RTZ – Return To Zero [Rock Candy remastered] (2016)

     the REAL one Now it’s time to feature here one of my favorite albums from the last twenty-five years; RTZ “Return To Zero“, brilliantly remastered by Rock Candy Records. This record, simply put, it’s a Melodic Rock Heaven. There is no question that Boston, the band, pretty much re-wrote the rule book when it came to defining the sound...

BARRY GOUDREAU – Barry Goudreau [Rock Candy Remastered & Reloaded]

BARRY GOUDREAU – Barry Goudreau [Rock Candy Remastered & Reloaded]

After the recent post about the excellent Orion The Hunter album featuring ex-Boston BARRY GOUDREAU, one of you asked for his self-titled solo album “Barry Goudreau” remastered by Rock Candy. There’s no getting away from the fact that the debut Boston album was one of the greatest, and of course most successful, recordings in the history of rock music. It...

ORION THE HUNTER – ST [Rock Candy remastered & reloaded]

Considered one of the greatest first half of the Eighties AOR albums, ORION THE HUNTER self-titled album received the Rock Candy Records superb 24-bit remastering from original source tapes, something this classic largely deserved. Boston debut album album is not only regarded as one of the greatest rock albums of all time but it is also one of the biggest...

BOSTON – Life, Love & Hope [SHM-CD Special Tour Edition] +4

Iconic American Classic Rock giants BOSTON returned with the first studio album in over a decade; “Life, Love & Hope“, released at the end of last year. On occasion of the recent Japan tour, Avalon / Marquee Records has put out a “Special Tour Version” including various bonus tracks, a Backstage Pass replica and pressed on a high quality SHM-CD...

BOSTON – Life, Love & Hope [SHM-CD Special Tour Edition] (2014)

BOSTON – Life, Love & Hope [SHM-CD Special Tour Edition] (2014)

* Iconic American Classic Rock giants BOSTON returned with the first studio album in over a decade; “Life, Love & Hope“, released at the end of last year. On occasion of the recent Japan tour, Avalon / Marquee Records has put out a “Special Tour Version” including various bonus tracks, a Backstage Pass replica and pressed on a high quality...

BOSTON – Life, Love & Hope (2013)

* the real one Iconic American Classic Rock giants BOSTON are back with the first studio album in over a decade; “Life, Love & Hope”, to be released in USA on Frontiers Records next December 3rd (Dec. 6 in Europe and Dec. 9 in the UK).We all know that Boston leader Tom Scholz is a perfectionist and therefore far from...