If you're reading this then you've no doubt read the number of 5-star reviews above. I've been a Journey fan ever since, at the age of 14 in 1987, I was seduced by the heart-rending chords of Open Arms, & then spent the next 3 weeks desperately trying to find out who sang it.
Arrival is overdue but does not disappoint. To be honest, I prefer Perry as a vocalist; he has a unique talent & whilst there are a few sound-a-likes, I think we've already heard the best. Augeri, however, is a quality replacement. Depending upon the song being sung, he has this ability to sound uncannily like Perry, or like himself. Either way, he sounds Journey.
His vocals perfectly complement the immaculate musicianship of Schon, Cain & co. The tracks are undeniably Journey & you'll no doubt recognise flavours from the past. There are sound-a-likes of Separate Ways, Who's Cryin' Now & others, but these are new songs in their own right & Journey fans will love them.
Despite being a great admirer of both Cain & Schon's solo stuff (if you ain't heard One & Only, Send Me An Angel or From Wings of Love, I suggest you catch a snippit of them from this site) I was concerned that the talents of these great musicians would no longer have a vocal form. Perry may be gone, but believe me, you won't miss him.
Augeri's the man. The Journey continues. 5-stars & no contest.