Category: STEVE PERRY

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.

STEVE PERRY – Traces (Alternate Versions & Sketches) (2020)

STEVE PERRY is releasing ”Traces (Alternate Versions & Sketches)‘, an acoustic / remix version of his 2018’s album ‘Traces’. The disc features updates of seven songs found on the original.
Perry said that he’s “really proud” of the revamped versions. “The acoustic ‘Traces’ is going to close the Traces chapter,” he added. “Then I’m opening up another chapter next year at some point.”
Produced by Perry and his longtime collaborator and friend, Thom Flowers, ‘Traces Alternative Versions & Sketches’ offers a fascinating glimpse into Steve’s creative process and a deeper understanding into an alredy treasured album.

STEVE PERRY – Traces: Alternate Versions & Sketches (Advance + extras)

STEVE PERRY will release ”Traces (Alternate Versions & Sketches)‘, an acoustic / remix version of his 2018’s album ‘Traces’. We have the advance of the disc which features updates of seven songs found on the original.
‘Alternative Versions & Sketches’ opens with a radio mix of “Most of All”, which video to promote this new release is featured below.
Perry said that he’s “really proud” of the revamped versions. “The acoustic Traces is going to close the Traces chapter,” he added. “Then I’m opening up another chapter next year at some point.”

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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STEVE PERRY – Silver Bells (2019) *EXCLUSIVE*

Christmas is coming, and legendary, unique singer-songwriter and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee STEVE PERRY has released a stunning new version of the all-time holiday classic “Silver Bells”, including another legend on drums, Vinnie Colaiuta. Available on 7” vinyl, the EP also contains a newly-remixed, awesome version of “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” which Perry released last...

STEVE PERRY – Traces [Deluxe Edition Target Exclusive +5] (2018) Exclusive

Finally after countless years of wait, unique vocalist STEVE PERRY has released his new solo album “Traces”. This Deluxe Edition / Target Exclusive, includes 5 bonus tracks, a must for fans and collectors. The album is very much a classic Steve Perry record, full of nostalgia, wonderful mid-tempo melodies and the occasional rocker. Maybe Steve Perry was always this nostalgic....

STEVE PERRY – Traces (2018)

Finally after countless years of wait, unique vocalist STEVE PERRY will release a new solo album tomorrow, titled “Traces”. The album is very much a classic Steve Perry record, full of nostalgia, wonderful mid-tempo melodies and the occasional rocker. Maybe Steve Perry was always this nostalgic. Maybe that sense of transportive wonder accounts for his songs’ mystery, and their magic...

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...

V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases Sept-Oct 2018 – Vol.2

More exciting new albums in months to come, here’s the advanced singles.STEVE PERRY, the reclusive former Journey frontman who hasn’t put out a new album in nearly a quarter century, will return this fall with a new LP, Traces. The first single, “No Erasin’,” tells the story of a school reunion with an ex-flame but its words also fit his...

STEVE PERRY – The Vault [B-sides, unreleased, collaborations] 0dayrox compilation

It’s official; the great STEVE PERRY is back. The vocalist announced yesterday via newly created Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts the message: “I know it’s been a long time comin’.”Perry will return with a studio album titled ‘Traces’ on Oct. 5, according to a new Amazon listing / pre order. This would be the former Journey singer’s first new solo...

STEVE PERRY – Street Talk [Japan Blu-spec CD2 remastered +5]

It’s official; the great STEVE PERRY is back. The vocalist announced yesterday via newly created Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts the message: “I know it’s been a long time comin’.” Perry will return with a studio album titled ‘Traces’ on Oct. 5, according to a new Amazon listing / pre order. This would be the former Journey singer’s first new...