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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.

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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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    • favored profile image

      Fay Favored 2 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.

    • oddobjective profile image

      oddobjective 4 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 4 years ago

      This is all new to me. Thanks for sharing.

    • Michael Oksa profile image

      Michael Oksa 4 years ago

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

    • Rankography profile image

      Rankography 4 years ago

      Definitely an underrated band. Nice lens. Blessings

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