This disc of Philip Glass' Tirol Concerto for piano and orchestra is among the first wave of releases from Orange Mountain Music, a label started by Kurt Munkacsi and Don Christensen out of their attempt to archive the master tapes of Glass' music. Most of the releases slated to appear are of older recordings, including many that have not been heard before. But the Tirol Concerto for piano and orchestra dates only from 2000 and was recorded in 2002.
The keyboardist/vocalist of Chicago-based arena rock band, Styx, Dennis DeYoung continues to cultivate a successful solo career. Recording on his own as early as 1984, DeYoung produced four impressive solo albums – Desert Moon, Back to the World, and Boomchild before reuniting briefly with his former bandmates in 1990. Boomchild is the third solo album from Dennis DeYoung. It was released in February 1989 by MCA Records. Boomchild is DeYoung's first solo album that did not make it on any album charts and its failure caused DeYoung to be dropped by MCA.