Lite’s Review Room: Journey
Journey has had many evolutions throughout their career. Only one album with that name, but many evolutions nonetheless. Despite personnel changes, the band has continued to turn out power ballads and rockers that appeal to both men and women.
Their current lead singer, Arnel Pineda, was fronting a Journey cover band in Manila when he was discovered. His sound is so close to Steve Perry, that the band re-recorded their Greatest Hits with Arnel on lead. The CD sold millions.
It’s no secret that “Don’t Stop Believin’” has enjoyed renewed passion thanks to The Sopranos, Glee, and Rock Band; but the band continues to turn out new material, as they have for over 30 years. Their new release will be “Greatest Hits, Volume 2,” covering the period from 1978 through 1996. It drops on 11/1/11, and includes copies on virgin vinyl – certain to be a collector’s item.