Category: NEAL SCHON

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 – Evolution [Blu-Spec CD2] [DSD remastering Limited Pressing]

Some of you asked for JOURNEY classic albums here in its Japanese DSD Remastering edition and pressed on Blu-Spec CD2 (similar to SHM-CD). “Evolution“, Journey’s most successful album at that time, selling three million copies in the US and charting at #20 on the Billboard 200.
For this recording they retained Roy Thomas Baker (best known for his work with Queen) as producer, but drummer Aynsley Dunbar was replaced with Steve Smith, formerly of Ronnie Montrose’s band.
After years of slugging it out in the trenches, Journey finally achieved a modicum of mainstream success with their fourth LP Infinity — and they were only getting warmed up.
The band’s determination to break into the Top 40 came with a price, and was reflected in a series of lineup changes that included the addition of new singer Steve Perry (who made his debut with ‘Infinity’) and continued with the departure of drummer Aynsley Dunbar, who quit before Journey entered the studio to record their fifth studio album, “Evolution”.

JOURNEY – Captured [Blu-Spec CD2] [DSD remastering Limited Pressing] Out Of Print

Some of you asked for JOURNEY classic albums here in its Japanese DSD Remastering edition and pressed on Blu-Spec CD2 (similar to SHM-CD). “Captured” is Journey’s awesome first live album recorded during their ‘Departure tour’.
“Captured” was a turning point for Journey. After this, they went from mega to uber-mega. It was their first live album, and their last with founding keyboardist and singer Gregg Rolie (who actually sang lead in Journey on their first three albums, before they discovered Steve Perry). When Rolie left and Journey hired on Jonathan Cain, they went in an even more radio-friendly direction.
The live album captured (pun intended) the end of the Rolie era with basically every hit they had. They were more of a rock and roll band back then, and this album shows it.

NEAL SCHON – Universe (2020)

Produced & co-written by famed Narada Michael Walden, “Universe” is the new solo album from JOURNEY’s guitarist NEAL SCHON. A mixture of melodic hard rock, blues, R&B, rock-fusion and even some classical, “Universe” delivers some killer soaring melodic and soulful playing guiding you through a journey of your senses and emotions in only the way his mastery of the instrument can, where each listen feels different and fresh every time.
“Universe” is a great way to experience the energy, beauty, and the musical healing nature of one of the most important artists of our generation.

HSAS (Hagar Schon Aaronson Shrieve) – Through The Fire [Japan HR/HM 1000 Series Remastered] *EXCLUSIVE*

As requested, here’s in exclusive the Japanese remastered reissue of “Through The Fire“, the 1984 project of HSAS = Hagar Schon Aaronson Shrieve, released as part of the Universal Music Japan series ‘HR/HM 1000‘, that meaning Hard Rock / Heavy Metal at the price of 1000 Yen = about 9,5 USD.
With songs composed by Sammy Hagar and Neal Schon (except the cover of “Whiter Shade of Pale”, made famous by Procol Harum) the album was recorded live with guitar overdubs added later.
HSAS “Through The Fire” is the best ’80s hard rock cult classic that you may never had heard… Do it now. Rocks.
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JOURNEY – In The City Of Brotherly Love ’86 (2020) *EXCLUSIVE*

One of the last concerts of JOURNEY featuring Steve Perry has been released under the title “In The City Of Brotherly Love“. Captured during the ‘Raised On Radio Tour’, Journey were partway through a U.S. tour when they performed on Feb. 1, 1987 at the Sullivan Sports Arena in Anchorage.
So it may even have come to a surprise to them that it was the last show they’d ever play with singer Steve Perry. Yeah, it seems incredible, but it’s 34 years now.
When they completed their performance of “Faithfully” that night, they closed the book on their rise to fame. And even though there would be one more album with Perry (Trial By Fire), and a 10-minute guest appearance at an all-star concert in 1991, it was the last time he led them through a full performance.
Sound quality is pretty good (A+), a document from one of the most important AOR bands in history.
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V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases August-Sept. 2019 – Vol.4

There’s a very interesting batch of new releases this 2019 Summer, so let’s go with our classic 0dayrox Advanced Releases singles. BLACK STAR RIDERS just presented a brand new single, “Ain’t The End Of The World”, taken from the band’s forthcoming fourth album “Another State Of Grace” set for release on September 6 via Nuclear Blast. “Ain’t The End Of...


With Journey taking a sabbatical, the band’s guitarist NEAL SCHON has recruited Journey co-founder Gregg Rolie, ex- Journey Deen Castronovo and another prominent musicians to form JOURNEY THROUGH TIME. The project was put together for a series of shows to play Journey material focused to their first three prog-oriented albums, plus the ’80s hits.These songs have been updated in arrangements,...

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...

HARDLINE – Double Eclipse [Japan SHM-CD mini LP Remastered] Out Of Print

Here’s a requested, must have album in its Japanese SHM-CD mini-LP replica, remastered: super group HARDLINE and their debut CD “Double Eclipse”.With Journey on hiatus and after two albums with Bad English, at the beginning of the ’90s mastermind Neal Schon joined a new project with talented drummer Deen Castronovo founded by the then relatively unknown vocalist Johnny Gioeli (ex...

JOURNEY – Infinity [Blu-Spec CD2] [DSD remastering Limited Pressing] Out Of Print

One of you commented how amazing were the Steve Perry era JOURNEY classic albums posted here in its Japanese DSD Remastering edition and pressed on Blu-Spec CD2 (similar to SHM-CD). And the remaining from these series are here now: let’s start with “Infinity” the band’s first album with vocalist Steve Perry and the last to feature drummer Aynsley Dunbar. Simply...

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...