What comes out of this album loud and clear is the sence of unity within the band. They've thought about where they are in the music genre, and have a clear sense of where they are going. It's no longer a case of "does he sound like Perry?" or, "is there a "don't stop beleivin'" here?" It's simply a great rock album, created by great rock musicians and song writers, which will be played over and over by true rock fans. Without wishing to be patronising, fans of glee will probably fail to appreciate the depth and complexity of this album, it is a slow burner, but that fan base always was going to disappear as quickly as it arrived. Journey know that, and, as a long time Journey fan, ( infinity, 'nuff said? ) to me this is just yet another layer and embelishment to their rich back catalogue, which will stand alone, and will not suffer any negative comparison to previous classic offerings. Revelation was a great start for arnel, but this is better, signifying total intergration. I will be dissapointed if the album doesn't take all true Journey fans along with it. The essential sound that makes journey the legend that they are is still there, the back catologue is still on your cd shelves, and will be paid homage to on every tour, as it should be. The only critisism I would make is that the album wasn't released in the uk in time for the tour. ..bit of a cock up there guys! Having said that, now i've heard the album, i'm transported back to the two gigs we went to, ( Wembley, and Lg arena ..long story!) and reliving with relish the performaces of the new songs. ..fantastic guys, well done, see you on the next tour!!