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Delp & Goudreau Delp & Goudreau Indie
Produced By: Barry Goudreau

Running Time: 40.34

Release Date: Out Now

Released: Online

Musical Style: Pop Rock

Links: Barry Goudreau
75%
Songs: 70%
Sound: 80%
Anything Boston or related is always going to attract a lot of attention from the diverse fans base of the band and the guys that have played a role in it's line-up over the years.
Barry Goudreau of course, is the band's original guitarist who went on to form RTZ and has spent the last few years in relative quiet.
Brad Delp is the much loved original voice of Boston, who has made regular appearances with the band, but has been denied the opportunity of being the band's sole vocalist.
So what better than for Delp & Goudreau to team up and record their own album?
The announcement of this record caught the fans by surprise, but anticipation was quick to build.
The resulting album is one that will keep many happy, but just like recent Boston output, will fail to keep everyone happy and could be considered not the album some had hoped for.
What I am referring to is the desire of fans to have a rocking album that matches the glory of the first two Boston albums, recorded by two of the main players in those albums.
But time has moved on and all these years later, the guys have matured and aged and the result here, is a far more laid back release than might have been hoped for.
We all continue to expect the glory days from all our favourite artists, but it doesn't always eventuate.
Delp & Goudreau is still very well recorded and performed. There isn't anything wrong with it at all it will however, be down to personal taste and what you expected from the release as to how you rate it.
Opening track What You Leave Behind is one of the album's best tracks a glorious acoustic driven mid-tempo pop rock track.
Let It Roll is pure 70's pop, while Out Of My Hands is the closest track to Boston/RTZ on the album it's rockier and moodier and wins hands down for best track of the album.
The Rhythm Won't Stop features some tasty electric guitar and Reconciliation also harks back to a 70's pomp sound. Elsewhere the sound is largely acoustic driven soft pop.
The Bottom Line
This album is going to find a lot of fans, but will also disappoint some others. Not being a Boston die-hard I can see from an objective point of view that the album contains some solid songs and is a cohesive piece of work, but is also a little laid back for some and could have used a couple more rocking tracks to balance it out.
A welcomed collaboration that I hope is continued, but next time around; let's hope the guys really beat Boston at their own game.
Discography
Boston
RTZ
Delp & Goudreau

Line Up
Brad Delp: Vocals
Barry Goudreau: Guitar, Bass
David Stefanelli: Drums
Jack O-Soro: Congas

Essential for fans of:
Boston - Boston
RTZ - Return To Zero
Track Listing
What You Leave Behind*
Hands Of Time
Let It Roll*
Out Of My Hands*
Keep On Runnin'
Everyday
I Need Your Love
The Rhythm Won't Stop
Reconciliation
My One True Love
--*Best Tracks


31/05/06: ron - ronclongamer@yahoo.com
Rating: 89
the guys who give this a low rating are clearly looking for a boston sounding album. you have to rate this record on its own merit and it is very good. there is something for everyone in this collection of songs. Brads vocals are still some of the strongest in all of music, no question. barrys shows more virtuosity in his guitar than ever before.
there are many influences evident in this cd.from the beatles (a little of each one of the members) to roy orbison to yes boston. brads voice easily switches between these identities. and for you boston fans there is one song that will make you wish the new boston album had been done by these guys instead of tom scholtz the song is out of my hands, when you hear it you will say that is the modern sound boston is trying to achieve but have failed at miserably, its at once definately bostonesque but with a definite modern edge to it. its my personal fav song on a disc that (when taken for the work of delp and goudreau and not that of boston) is full of great songs.

actually i dont know how these other guys are giving it a bad rating at all. i also was looking for a boston sounding album but after listening just once was in love with cd.

if you like brads voice you will love this cd, no question in my mind.

10/08/04: n/a - n/a
Rating: 85
Living in MA & having seen Beatle Juice, Brad Delp's Beatles tribute band of the last 11 years, I can see the strong influence of, say, George Harrison in particular, & can understand this direction. Here's an artist & musician living in the shadow of a band of his youth that became "classic" rock, & now he's expected to do little else than replicate the work of a 1/4 of a century ago, retracing footprints he has already made, pigeon-holed & cornered, always being measured by something a long time gone. I think it's great not to see him try to compete with Boston at all, not in the present or the past, but to move more in the direction he's comfortable with. I can hear a little post-Beatles influence in there. All in all, it's just nice, laid back AOR from a couple of guys who succeed in capturing the sound & vibe of a more relaxed age in rural New England. I can relate & enjoy this cd for what it is.

18/03/04: John Connelly - melkorthefirst@aol.com
Rating: 85
This CD was a pleasant surprise to me-My wife is a big Boston fan but I really disliked that bands recent effort. This CD has both strong songs and good vocals-where it misses the Boston approach is that this is not overproduced and Goudreau's guitar is integrated into the songs,not overbearing and Delp's voice doesn't have to fight for space.

16/10/03: Scott Watson - scottw@mfx.net
Rating: 80
First thing this cd does not say Boston on it. The closest Brad and Barry came to a Boston sounding cd was on Barry Goudreau's solo cd. This cd is what it is a good AOR cd. Yes I'd like them to rock out more. But I'll take what they've done here. Good songs done on a limited budget. I guess if they had wanted to take 8 years and over produce every sound, if might have sounded like a Boston cd. Oh well we can only hope for the next cd.

08/10/03: koogles - endangeredcds@hotmail.com
Rating: 62
The cover art is about as good as the music inside. Withered old men making music based on a 27-year old reputation for vocals that can no longer be replicated and inspiration that has long since faded.

23/09/03: jc - jc@s.com
Rating: 90
This is not a Boston CD and Tom not is here. You find to "Brad" and "Barry" make his music, no more, no less.
Rock or not? I dont know, but good music and good songs.
If you want hear sing to Brad, news song, with his friend Barry then you buy the CD and Enjoy.

16/09/03: freddy de keyzer - freddydekeyzer@hotmail.com
Rating: 55
Another disappointment. The Boston CD was a disaster, this one is a bit better, but not much. The same problem as with Purple. Where's the rock ? It's all so safe, so laid back. Is there still live in these 'old' guys ? They all should look at Blue Oyster Cult ! These guys still rock their socks off ! Not essential at all, if you ask me.


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