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Back when the crowd wondered why some mics were pointed at them. A real live show before the Escape album was released. A very talented group of people who played some awesome music with a fantastic lead singer!!!!
All of these iTunes Journey albums have been remastered with Arnel, nowhere does it state that and this is misrepresentation! I am angry!!!! Unacceptable if I wanted Journey with Arnel I would buy the new stuff! I wanted Steve Perry. I want my money back and "Journey Official" and iTunes need to let the public know these have been remasterd with Arnel's voice
This is the album that made me a Journey fan.I always felt the original recordings were too slow and listless.The songs here are played with a lot more energy and at a little faster(but not rushed ) tempo.But the song that really sold me was Dixie Highway.This is just good kicking straight up rock and roll.Even though it didn't appear on any of their earlier albums i still think it is the best song they ever did.
I have been to hundreds of concerts in the 60's,70's, and 80's to the present. This show was actually at Pine Knob Music Theater in Clarkston,Michigan, now called DTE Music Theater. This Concert TOPPED THEM ALL BAR NONE!!!! STEVE PERRY AND THE BAND FLAT OUT NAILED IT!!! THEY DID NOT MISS A BEAT! IT WAS TRUELLY AN INCREDIBLE PERFORMANCE. I WILL NEVER FORGET IT! THIS ALBUM DOES THAT CONCERT JUSTICE! I HIGHLY RECOMEND IT! Patrick Sheridan.
That a group of guys like this could get together & generate such ear pleasing rock music, is remarkable! if all the story's on the history of Journey are accurate, we have Herbby, the band manager, to thank. We need to thank him for convincing Neil to let Steve Perry be the lead singer of Journey! On Journey's albums with Steve Perry as lead vocal, Steve Perry's voice is carrying one of their great tunes & if Steves voice isn't carribg the high energy tune, then you have Neil's guitar carrying the tune, also with very high energy! All the members of Journey play their respective instrument perfectly to help create this very unique, special sound that Journey brought us out of thin air! The uniqueness of this band, especially live, is the way Neil's guitar harmonizes perfectly with Steve Perry's instrument. I want new artist of today to please move a little away from Rap, R&B and Justin Beaber type Electric-boogaloo & take us on a YOUNG Journey by creating rock music like Journey did well in their youth and still are creating today! Journey is unmatched as far as brilliant musicians that really FEEL the music their playing & made their instruments sing! Journey = Instruments played by the worlds best led by a lead singer that does vocal gymnastics every time he sings! Especially live!! I can't imagine exhausting all that energy on stage then turning around and doing it again in 24 to 48 hours. Try that for 11 months consecutive touring!! This os one of the very best live records every made, in my opinion! Too much raw talent to think otherwise! Journey is a perfect name because every song they create & preform takes you on a different one!
My favorite live album. Hands down. Second would be Seger's. These guys could sing and play anything live. Saw them in concert at least 15 times..Perry only, of course. First show I saw was in 1979-and if I remember correctly-Van Halen or Pat Benatar opened for them. Small place- but I remember being blown away by this band. Fan ever since. My favorite band. It's really what it sounded like at a show. Playing it brings back great memories, and ticks me off that there arent live rock bands like this anymore.
This song is the greatest one Journey put out with Steve Perry. The quintessential Journey song, IMHO. I'm 45 and can see myself when this came out, sitting in my room with my headphones on and cranking this when it came on the radio. Yes they actually used to have great songs on the radio. Now they're all on iTunes
I bought the "album" when it first came out because I went to some of the concerts that it was made at. Still have the vinyl. This album still brings forth the energy of the live concerts. Well worth the time and price.
UPDATED: Shame on me for having an incorrect setting on my iTouch that caused me to INCORRECTLY gig iTunes for what initially appeared to be a major deviation from the original recording. The medly mentioned below has NOT been changed from the original CD. The seamless seque from Lights to Stay Awhile IS in fact seamless as in the original recording. Sorry about that everyone. I change my rating to 5 stars instead of 3. ORIGINAL POST: I rated this album 3 stars but it deserves a 5 (The original recording that is). Unfortunately, anyone who was familiar with the original CD will probably be as disappointed as I was. The engineers on the original recording seamlessly blended several tracks and it gave the feel of actually being there for the show. The tracks that bummed me out the most was probably the best seque between songs on the entire album and that is the medley of Lights and Stay Awhile. Neil Schon's masterful guitar work in the original recording gets mucked up here in the iTunes version and it's too bad they couldn't find a way to make it work better. Other than that, the magic that was Journey Live in their heyday is here for fans to enjoy.
This has to be my favorite Journey record. Although the mix is a bit mid-rangey at times (note "Majestic"), and the noise of screaming fans shows up a bit hot, the energy and joy of playing a live show is palpable in these recordings. Searing guitar sounds, bluesy keyboards and tight, fat drum sounds make it hard to believe these are live tracks (I'm sure some sweetening was done in post, but it's subtle). This is my favorite lineup, and with this team of players, Journey couldn't miss. Love 'em or hate 'em, the musicianship in this band is downright awesome, with fierce playing from Schon and Rollie, and tasty, thumping grooves from Smith and Valory, the rock-solid rhythm section. Perry shines on this as well, with soaring vocals and a great rapport with the crowd. As a drummer, this one has always been like a textbook for me--a lesson in playing live.