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Departure

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Customer Reviews

Their Transition into the 80's and Fame!

Journey found success and popularity with their first 2 albums with Steve Perry "Infinity" and Evolution" but the band makes a smooth transition combining Steve's true vocal talents, with the bands amazing instrumentals to produce smooth melodies including "Stay Awhile" and "Little Girl". Journey also delivers awesome songs that flow through every one of your nerves keeping you captivated and into every last second of the song including "Anyway You want It", "Where Were You" and "Line of Fire". This is a perfect album for anyone who wants to experience Journey at their finest!

Improvement over Evolution.

This album is an improvement over Evolution, but the band knew a change had to be made. Oh, and Any Way You Want It is not the live version. It must be a mis-print.

Maybe Steve Perry's best work.

After "Infinity" and "Evolution" exploded on the rock scene and were/are established as two of the all time classic rock records, with all time classic singles like "Wheel in the Sky", "Lights" and "Lovin, Touchin', Squeezin", it's not hard to see why "Departure" is a little overlooked. And that is a shame. It's difficult - if not impossible - to find a rock record with more amazing, soaring, spectacular vocals. The band was on top of their game - their formula - lead by Neal Schon's guitar wizardry. But the pure, powerful, soaring vocals of singer Steve Perry make "Departure" a Journey record not to be missed.

Biography

Formed: 1973 in San Francisco, CA

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

During their initial 14 years of existence (1973-1987), Journey altered their musical approach and their personnel extensively while becoming a top touring and recording band. The only constant factor was guitarist Neal Schon, a music prodigy who had been a member of Santana in 1971-1972. The original unit, which was named in a contest on KSAN-FM in San Francisco, featured Schon, bassist Ross Valory, drummer Prairie Prince (replaced by Aynsley Dunbar), and guitarist George Tickner (who left after...
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