Category: JONATHAN CAIN

JOURNEY – Escape +7 {Remastered Japanese Blu-Spec CD2 Limited Release} (2017) out of print

As part of the Sony Music Japan 2017 reissue campaign on some JOURNEY classic albums, here’s this superb Blu-Spec CD2 / DSD remastering Limited Pressing of the band’s classic “Escape“, their greatest selling album ever including no less than 7 bonus tracks, 3 of them never featured before into any remastered  reissue.
“Escape” was THE groundbreaking album for Journey, charting three singles inside Billboard’s Top 10, with “Don’t Stop Believing” reaching number nine, “Who’s Crying Now” number four, and “Open Arms” peaking at number two and holding there for six weeks.
“Escape” flung Journey steadfastly into the AOR arena, combining Neal Schon’s grand yet palatable guitar playing with Jonathan Cain’s delicious keyboards. All this was topped off by the passionate, wide-ranged vocals of Steve Perry, who is the true lifeblood of this album, and this band…

JOURNEY – Departure +2 [Blu-Spec CD2] [mini-LP Limited Release] out of print

After the recent JOURNEY posts here one of you asked as well for “Departure“, in its Japanese Deluxe Paper Sleeve Mini Vinyl LP Replica package and pressed on a high quality Blu-Spec CD2 disc. It uses the last DSD remastering and on this CD format it truly sounds fabulous.
The first Journey album in the ’80s, “Departure” arrived at a crucial moment during the band’s transition from jam-friendly progressive rock to an arena-ready mainstream AOR sound, and found the band continuing to streamline its songwriting in an increasingly successful quest to invade Top 40 radio.
True to its title, the album served notice that the group was closing a chapter in its history by embracing a new direction…

JOURNEY – Escape & Frontiers Live in Japan [2 CD] (2019)

      the Real one JOURNEY returned to Japan two years ago for a very special concert at Budokan. This performance captures the iconic band recreating their legendary albums ‘Escape’ and ‘Frontiers’, in an explosive performance. “Escape & Frontiers Live in Japan [2 CD]” is the audio CD version of the release, also available on DVD and Blu-ray. Recorded during the...

JOURNEY – Frontiers +8 [Blu-Spec CD2] [DSD remastering Limited Pressing] (2017) out of print

Sony Music Japan has just released a superb, Blu-Spec CD2 / DSD remastering Limited Pressing of JOURNEY‘s classic “Frontiers“, including no less than 8 bonus tracks. A true ’80s Rock cornerstone, the album reached No. 2 on the Billboard chart and would garner four top 40 singles: “After the Fall” (No. 23), “Send Her My Love” (No. 23), “Faithfully” (No....

JOURNEY – Greatest Hits I & II [Japanese Blu-SpecCD2 +2 bonus] (2013/2017)

As you may know, the ‘Greatest Hits 2’ by American AOR giants JOURNEY was released on November 1, 2011 – 23 years after the first greatest hits package in 1988. There was also a special edition including both discs. Then in 2013, the 2-CD set was released in Japan entitled “Ultimate Best: Greatest Hits I & II“, pressed on two...

Best Reissue album 2017, #2 : BAD ENGLISH – Bad English [Rock Candy remastered +2] (2017)

End of the year / beginning of 2018, it’s time to recap about the best 2017 releases, by category.Do you know what the word ‘Classic’ means? BAD ENGLISH in all its sonic glory. BAD ENGLISH self-titled debut “Bad English” has been Remastered & Reloaded by Rock Candy Records including 2 bonus tracks. The last remastered version of this awesome album...

JOURNEY – Trial By Fire [Blu-Spec CD2] [mini-LP Limited Release]

JOURNEY – Trial By Fire [Blu-Spec CD2] [mini-LP Limited Release]

Housed into a deluxe mini-LP / cardboard sleeve package plus pressed on a high quality Blu-Spec CD2 disc, this Japanese remastered reissue of JOURNEY‘s “Trial By Fire” is a must have. (requested buy one of you) If Journey‘s short-lived ’90s reunion sounded like a return to form, that was because the work – a lot of it – had finally...

JOURNEY – Raised On Radio [Blu-Spec CD2] [mini-LP Limited Release] (2013) Out of Print

JOURNEY – Raised On Radio [Blu-Spec CD2] [mini-LP Limited Release] (2013) Out of Print

Sony Music Japan has started a 2017 low-priced Blu-Spec CD2 reissue on some JOURNEY classic albums, all out of print on this high quality format. Strangely “Raised On Radio” is not included into the campaign, and some of you asked for this Blu-Spec CD2 / DSD remastering, as said, out of print now. Journey’s ninth new studio album “Raised On...

JONATHAN CAIN – What God Wants To Hear (2016)

JONATHAN CAIN – What God Wants To Hear (2016)

Journey keyboardist JONATHAN CAIN marks his latest solo venture with “What God Wants To Hear“, his just released eighth solo effort. Recorded at Cain’s Nashville studio Addiction Sound, “What God Wants To Hear” marks his first solo release since 2006’s Where I Live. It also serves as a reunion of sorts with former Journey drummer Deen Castronovo, who played drums...