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Journey: Greatest Hits (remaster)

Originally released in 1988, the Greatest Hits of Journey would see sales well into the millions causing the disk to achieve 14 times Platinum status. If you listened to a radio during the years of 1977 through 1986 then there it is very strong chance that most of the songs on this CD will come back to you and perhaps even have you recall a specific period of time. The band was formed by members of Santana (Schon and Rolie) and they built a solid Rock outfit that was borderline Progressive at first but never short on melody when it came down to it. When singer Steve Perry joined the group for the album Infinity a new direction was beginning for them musically and would lead to blockbuster levels of success as hit after hit made it to the airwaves. A few songs on the first Perry albums found radio acclaim like "Lights" and "Anyway You Want It" but when Escape and Frontiers were released the result did so well that they show units of over 43 million being sold when their catalog is reviewed. This number is growing more and more as time passes by and while the band has found some membership changes over the years their die hard supporters have never let go of their love for the music. This is the kind of Greatest Hits package that I prefer because it does not feature a batch of new tunes that are often an unwelcome presence on a compilation like this. Too often we find bands giving fans a new song that was leftover, and sadly usually for a good reason. It takes away from the inclusion of an additional hit for the release and I really find them forgettable. This is a high recommendation and the perfect CD for your music player or collection in general.

In celebration of their long relationship with the band Columbia Legacy has carefully produced remastered and restored editions of a major part of the bands back catalog. Bonus tracks are often included as well as a sixteen page booklet loaded with never before seen photos and liner notes from the original release.

Song Listing
1. Only The Young
2. Don't Stop Believin'
3. Wheel In The Sky
4. Faithfully
5. I'll Be Alright Without You
6. Any Way You Want It
7. Ask The Lonely
8. Who's Crying Now
9. Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)
10. Lights
11. Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'
12. Open Arms
13. Girl Can't Help It
14. Send Her My Love
15. Be Good To Yourself
16. When You Love A Woman - bonus

Added: August 20th 2006
Reviewer: Ken Pierce
Related Link: Journey Website
Hits: 2324
Language: english

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Journey: Greatest Hits (remaster)
Posted by Pete Pardo, SoT Staff Writer on 2006-08-20 15:51:17
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In most cases Greatest Hits collections are geared towards the casual listener who is familiar with the radio hits of a particular band. For others, a hits set can be just a great way to amass some of the more popular songs from your favorite act when you don't feel like digging through a bands discography for the tunes you really want to hear. Journey's Greatest Hits is a little of both, containing all the band's signature hits plus a few other album tracks that ultimately became concert staples. Now gorgeously remastered by SONY Legacy and including the bonus track "When You Love a Woman", a song not on the original edition but the band's biggest hit of the 90's, combined with a stunning digipack format and a booklet with fantastic band photos, it's time to buy this set once again. All the classics are here just as you remembered them, like "Wheel in the Sky", "Anyway You Want It", "Don't Stop Belieiving", "Open Arms", "Faithfully", and many others, with wonderful enhanced sound and clarity.

So "be good to yourself" and take the plunge with Journey once again!

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