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The Journey with Journey

Updated on March 10, 2015
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"Music has been my loyal and constant companion my entire life." ~ Sylvestermouse Cynthia

Journey of Life

Some of my favorite songs were originally preformed by the band Journey. For generations, Journey has touched hearts with their music.

In the journey of life, almost everyone has a musical artist or band that defines who they are, what they love, how they hurt or what they want.

Music can even shape our thoughts, teach us how to act or react, encourage us, inspire us and sometimes even depress us, but one thing is for sure, it will accompany us though out our days.


Generations
Generations

Track Listings

1. Faith in the Heartland

2. The Place in Your Heart

3. A Better Life

4. Every Generation

5. Butterfly (She Flies Alone)

6. Believe

7. Knowing That You Love Me

8. Out of Harms Way

9. In Self-Defense

10. Better Together

11. Gone Crazy

12. Beyond the Clouds

13. Never Too Late (Remixed Version)

 

Journey "Open Arms"

Journey, the Unforgetable Rock Band

When we hear old songs, we are carried back in time. Some places we may not want to remember, others we never want to forget.

Even though the band Journey was originally formed in 1973, they were not joined by lead singer, Steve Perry until 1977. They received their first platinum album in 1978 for their album Infinity which featured "Lights" and "Wheel In The Sky." In 1979 Journey recorded Evolution, which gave the band their first Billboard 100 Top 20 single, "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'"; and in 1980 Departure, reached No. 8 on the album charts and included the top-25 hit "Any Way You Want It" which is still extremely popular today. In 1980 they also recorded their live album Captured. As with many time enduring bands, some of the band members changed, but their popularity continued.

Journey released their eighth and biggest-selling studio album, Escape, in 1981. The 9 time platinum album went to number one on the album charts that year, and included three top-ten hits: "Who's Cryin' Now", "Don't Stop Believing", and "Open Arms".

In 1983, Journey recorded Frontiers which reached No. 2 on the album charts, selling nearly six million copies. The album generated four Top 40 hits, "Separate Ways," "Faithfully," "Send Her My Love", and "After the Fall."

The band broke up for a few years, but came back together in 1986 to record and release Raised on Radio which went multiplatinum, selling over two million copies. This album gave us hits like "Be Good to Yourself", "I'll Be Alright Without You", "Girl Can't Help It ", and "Suzanne." Although this album was followed by a concert tour and fans were hopeful of future albums, the tour was interrupted and the band once again went separate ways.


Raised On Radio
Raised On Radio

Track Listings

1. Girl Can't Help It

2. Positive Touch

3. Suzanne

4. Be Good To Yourself

5. Once You Love Somebody

6. Happy To Give

7. Raised On Radio

8. I'll Be Alright Without You

9. It Could Have Been You

10. The Eyes Of A Woman

11. Why Can't This Night Go On Forever

12. Girl Can't Help It (Live Video Mix)

13. I'll Be Alright Without You (Live Video Mix)

 

Reunion

In 1988 Columbia records released Journey's greatest hits album which to date was the band's best-selling record. It has sold over 15 million copies in the United States.

Several of the band members, including Steve Perry reunited in 1995 and recorded the album Trial By Fire which was released in 1996.

Journey Without Perry

In 1998, Steve Perry was replaced as lead singer by Steve Augeri and they achieved a respectable amount of success. Then in 2006 Augeri was replaced by Jeff Scott Soto for a short time but Soto was replaced by Arnel Pineda. It was Pineda who sang lead on their album Revelation in 2008.

Although this rock band has seen many changes over the years, changes which included style, band members and fans, they have endured as one of the most successful American rock bands of all times.

Which is Your Favorite Lead Singer for Journey

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A Different Kind of Journey

The immeasurable grief over the recent death of my brother is much too difficult for me to discuss or to even write about, but I felt his gift was noteworthy in this lens.

Throughout my brothers life, he was always compassionate, giving and the first to jump in if someone needed help. A few short years ago, he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. Before he died, he gave each of my children one of his Journey albums. We framed them and they are now treasured gifts, ironically symbolic of a different kind of journey.

Patiently

Any Way You Want It

© 2009 Cynthia Sylvestermouse

What is your favorite Journey song?

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      Fay Favored 

      3 years ago from USA

      Really like the title, clever. Haven't heard these songs in a long time. Don't Stop Believin is one I liked, but there were many.

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      oddobjective 

      5 years ago

      I absolutely love Journey. I loved it best when Steve Perry was the lead singer but it is a great band. Although I love so many of their songs "Lights" just makes me feel so relaxed and good. Great lens!

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      worldflashpacker 

      5 years ago

      This is all new to me. Thanks for sharing.

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      Michael Oksa 

      5 years ago

      "Separate Ways" takes me back to high school. Great song!

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      Rankography 

      6 years ago

      Definitely an underrated band. Nice lens. Blessings

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      bestmom1 

      6 years ago

      Love Journey, the entire band! But unfortunately dearly miss Steve Perry.

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      Itaya Lightbourne 

      6 years ago from Topeka, KS

      LOVE Journey! Had no idea they have gone through so many changes with the band. Wonderful article taking me down memory lane. So sorry about your brother but what a touching gift and symbol he gave to your kids. :)

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      uneasywriter lm 

      6 years ago

      Hands Down "Faithfully". Great job on this lens! I have featured it in my own lens, "The Best Classic Rock Lenses".

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      inspirationz 

      6 years ago

      Journey are so awesome! Gotta agree with Waxing about Don't Stop Believin' :)

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      Richard 

      6 years ago from Surrey, United Kingdom

      Don't Stop Believin' has to be my favourite of Journey's songs. Even in the worst of times, it's a mantra to follow :)

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      antoniow 

      6 years ago

      Amazing lens! Keep up the great work! thumbs up

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      Donnette Davis 

      6 years ago from South Africa

      I have a few.... Faithfully - aw the name escapes me at the moment, but I have 3 of their CDs - and I absolutely adore Steve Perry... amazing band of musicians

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      TEAhug 

      6 years ago

      Journey is the best ever, Don't stop believing is the greatest song. Nice lens, enjoyed the YouTube clips

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      UKGhostwriter 

      7 years ago

      Brilliant! - well done, a great lens!!

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      Shelly Sellers 

      7 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      Oh, I'm so glad I found your lens! I was a HUGE Fan in the 70's & 80's and drove my friends nuts ;) I would have to say "Lights" was my favorite tune, as it was the first one I heard. Followed by "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'" & "Open Arms".

      What a tribute you have made for your Dear Brother. I lost my Brother as well, but not the same way. It is still painful and will always be.

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      BW Duerr 

      8 years ago from Henrietta, New York

      So many excellent songs to pick from, but I'd have to say my favorite Journey song is "Open Arms". So sorry to hear about your brother, but it's a fine tribute to frame the albums that he had kept for all those years. 5 stars for your Journey, and lensrolled to my 80's Power Ballads. Thanks for sharing.

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      WhiteOak50 

      8 years ago

      I forgot when it was but it was here recent, I seen Steve Perry on TV singing one of his songs from years ago. I had to go to YouTube and listen to more songs. It amazes me how many memories these songs bring back. Great Lens! Congratulations on becoming a SquidAngel!!

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      HorseAndPony LM 

      8 years ago

      I loved Journey. I also love that you framed the albums from you brother. What a great lens.

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      JoyfulPamela2 

      8 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      Thanks for your wonderful lens on Journey. Check out my Jonathan Cain lens. Thanks! Pamela

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      Heather Burns 

      8 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      Journey was one of my favorites too. Once when driving across country I saw their tour bus, with the word "Journey" on the destination sign in front. It took me a minute to figure out that it was them, and then I started honking and waving like a FAN! The driver honked back and people waved in the bus so that my day! I passed them:)

      after losing 2 siblings, I feel your pain...some day it will be better :)

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      Carol Fisher 

      8 years ago from Warminster, Wiltshire, UK

      I'd never heard of Journey before, maybe they never made it big in the UK, or I just missed out. I've watched the videos and I think they are great, so much so that I'll look for more on You Tube. Great job on the lens.

      Cynthia, I'm so sorry about your brother and can understand why it's too hard to talk or write about now. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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      Mary Beth Granger 

      8 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Beautiful music and lens 5*

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      puzzlerpaige 

      8 years ago

      I'm not the best with remembering which band plays which song, but I do recognize all of these songs as great ones. Thanks for sharing about your brother. My heart is with you.

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      Seeking Pearls 

      8 years ago from Pueblo West

      Journey holds a place in my journey as well. Music and people become such integral part of our lives, those shared moments together are recaptured when we hear a melody. My heart goes out to you and your family with the loss of your brother.

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      Alisha Vargas 

      8 years ago from Reno, Nevada

      Journey is one of my favorite bands as well. I'm so sorry about your brother.

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      GrowWear 

      8 years ago

      Wonderful tribute to Journey. My condolences to you and your family for the loss of your brother, Cynthia.

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      Great tribute to a great band!

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