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Old 08-15-18, 08:44 AM
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New album drops October 5th.


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Old 08-15-18, 09:40 AM
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Considering he'll be 70 in 5 months, that's pretty decent.
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Old 08-15-18, 10:00 AM
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This was taken two years ago in Los Angeles while we were on vacation. Staying across the freeway from Universal Studios in an Air BnB, there were lots of small recording studios down the street as well as a local diner where we ate breakfast one morning. That's when a very familiar looking guy wandered in right off the street. He was there with Randy Jackson as well as the other two gents at their table. I wonder now if this was related to the new album??? And no, I didn't go up to him. Waitress said he came in their often and was pretty low key and very nice.

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Oh Hell Yeah!! I cannot wait!!
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Sneakily taking pictures of people as they're trying to eat is pretty gross.
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Take off, hoser. Pic is sweet.
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Please, please PLEASE Steve Perry. TOUR!!!!!
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Old 08-25-18, 07:42 PM
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Great interview...

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Old 08-26-18, 02:48 PM
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Josh Freese, very cool ... didn't notice that at first
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Old 08-29-18, 12:18 AM
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I used to be a huge Journey/Steve Perry fan back in the day. I've bailed on classic rock for a long time now though.

Perry's voice sounds decent - especially for being 70 and not doing much the last 20+ years.

The song though is pretty bland, and the lyrics are pretty bad.
He's had a lot of time to create material that's better than that song. Maybe the other tracks will be much better?
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Old 10-05-18, 05:29 PM
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For those interested, the Target version has 5 bonus songs, which is 50% more album since the standard version only has 10 tracks.
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Originally Posted by JeremyM View Post
For those interested, the Target version has 5 bonus songs, which is 50% more album since the standard version only has 10 tracks.
And it's on sale for $12.99. Could go back up to $15.99 before too long,
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Old 10-05-18, 07:26 PM
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He was a helluva singer back-in-the-day.
But 70?
Nah, no business trying to get back in the game at that age.
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Old 10-05-18, 08:21 PM
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^^^ What does that even mean...
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Originally Posted by Coral View Post
I used to be a huge Journey/Steve Perry fan back in the day. I've bailed on classic rock for a long time now though.

Perry's voice sounds decent - especially for being 70 and not doing much the last 20+ years.

The song though is pretty bland, and the lyrics are pretty bad.
He's had a lot of time to create material that's better than that song. Maybe the other tracks will be much better?
prepare to be disappointed
"Sun Shines Gray" is probably the most tolerable song
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Old 10-08-18, 09:07 PM
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Steve was interviewed on CBS Sunday Morning yesterday (10/7/18).

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Originally Posted by melasnus View Post
He was a helluva singer back-in-the-day.
But 70?
Nah, no business trying to get back in the game at that age.
I've heard the 10 track. I agree with you, he's lost much of his vocal quality due to aging & I believe he had vocal cord issues also?

IMO, in his heyday, SP may have very well been the most technically gifted male vocalist in R&R history. That was a long time ago.
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Old 10-09-18, 08:52 AM
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@sportsfan64 - Thanks for posting that interview. I wasn't aware of that backstory and recent history. Gives his new album some more perspective.
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Old 10-09-18, 05:06 PM
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Why do guys like this even bother with new material? If he wants to tour, just go out and play old Journey songs, Oh Sherrie, and a cover song from his formative years. Apart from one, maybe two songs from the new record, that's what he's going to play anyhow.
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Why do guys like this even bother with new material? If he wants to tour, just go out and play old Journey songs, Oh Sherrie, and a cover song from his formative years. Apart from one, maybe two songs from the new record, that's what he's going to play anyhow.
Did you watch the video posted above? It makes it pretty clear why he waited and why he did a new album now.


That said, I can't recommend the whole album. There are only 5 or so songs that hold up to the level of his first two solo albums.
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Originally Posted by sportsfan64 View Post
Steve was interviewed on CBS Sunday Morning yesterday (10/7/18).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iig-XR35qXw
That was a good interview. I want the ice cream he was eating.
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Old 10-11-18, 08:26 PM
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prepare to be disappointed
"Sun Shines Gray" is probably the most tolerable song
I've listened to 4 songs in its entirety and the rest I gave a 2 minute sample of - and the album doesn't do much for me.

Oddly, even though there are some negative reviews on here - the vast majority of reviews I've come across online have been very positive.
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Good interview above. I'm just one of those who preferred Steve with Journey. His solo stuff is "okay".
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