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Ordinarily when a band includes bonus track on a reissue of an album it's pretty easy to see why they didn't make the original album but in the case of "Departure" I happen to love both of the bonus tracks on that album...


 

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Ah, yes. I really loved these guys. Any cut from Escape takes me back.

I was 17, and the summer of 81 was one of the best summers of my life.

Escape, along with REO Speedwagon's 'Hi Infidelity' played on the radio all summer long.

I'd go see Steve Perry without Journey, but I wouldn't go see Journey without Steve Perry
 
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Heh, this made me chuckle



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Maybe overplayed on the radio, but still a good tune and a great album after all of these years. ;)

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Something from the brief time Jeff Scott Soto was in the band(between Steve Augeri and Arnel Pineda)






 

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Steve Augeri's last show with Journey.I was at this show.He had to stop singing due to throat problems.Deen Castronovo took over and sang most of the show.
Jeff Scott Soto soon replaced Augeri.


 

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Just finished listening to the second album. Damn, they were HEAVY comparing to their later stuff. o_O

She Makes Me (Feel Alright) is just like... WOAH!

 

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15 Years Ago: Steve Perry Leaves Journey…Again

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It was on May 7, 1998 that stadium rockers Journey earned a guaranteed episode of VH1′s then ultra-popular ‘Behind the Music’ series when singer Steve Perry broke ranks with the band for a second time.

At least the first time, in the 1980s, Perry’s exit had been voluntary: the result of his impressive recent solo success and growing indifference it fueled in the singer towards the group that brought him stardom in the first place, and which he’d subsequently selfishly hijacked, for all intents and purposes.

Left to their own devices, Perry’s remaining band mates, Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain (Perry had unilaterally fired Journey’s founding bassist Ross Valory and long-serving drummer Steve Smith prior to recording 1986′s ‘Raised on Radio’) decided to capitalize on the waning days of glam metal by forming Bad English with John Waite.

Luckily, a decade spent largely in exile from the bright arena spotlights would pave the way for Journey’s triumphant mid-’90s reunion, which produced a Top 20 album in 1996′s ‘Trial by Fire’ that flew right in the face of America’s reigning “alternative rock royalty.” Three charting singles, a Grammy nomination, and imminent plans for a successful comeback tour made it seem just like the old days!

Unfortunately, those touring plans were subsequently derailed when Perry suffered a hiking accident and refused to undergo the hip surgery necessary to get him back on stage. This opened the door to renewed ill will and undoubtedly dredging up memories of the singer’s late-’80s power grab for Journey’s fate.

However, rather than bending to Perry’s whims this time, the remaining members of Journey decided to bank on their fan base’s renewed support and unquenchable hunger for tour dates by recruiting Perry-sound-and-look-alike Steve Augeri (formerly of Tyketto and Tall Stories) in order to get on with business as (almost) usual.

In the end, the band’s decision appears to have been vindicated by a successful decade-plus of touring and recording behind Augeri and, later, Arnel Pineda. Perry, for his part, has maintained a relatively low profile, seemingly satisfied with belting out ‘Don’t Stop Believin” (now a universal anthem thanks to its use on ‘The Sopranos’) from the bleachers of his hometown San Francisco Giants’ baseball stadium.
 

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I think I read somewhere, it was the record company's (or something from the business side of Journey) decision to add Steve Perry to the band in the first place, and that didn't sit well with the band.

From what I understand, they (the business people) wanted a commercially successful band.

Don't how much truth there is in it, though.

I'm not much educated on Journey before the Perry years, other than knowing Schon & Rollie rolled with Santana.



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Just for kicks. One of the most underrated out there.

 

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