Since Orleans began recording in the 1970s, the band has worked in the studio on many songs that have never been released to any audience. they've also done "demo" versions of some of their tunes that they still find as good or better than the released "master" versions you've already heard.
And ... there are some songs they've recorded for solo projects they're very fond of - and they fit right into the Orleans style and sound. This "Obscurities" collection gathers a generous amount - 14 to be exact - of these studio tracks, spanning 1977 to the present. There are even a couple of brand new unreleased songs in this collection!
Larry and Lance Hopen have personally selected only the best of these songs and productions, debated for days over the proper sequencing of the tracks ... they've even added personal liner notes for each cut to give you some insight into where each recording comes from.
This project is being "mastered" as you read this. After that, it's off to the disc manufacturer. Give it a few weeks and voila! ... the "Orleans: Obscurities" CD will be ready for delivery ... just in time for the Holidays!