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5.0 out of 5 stars American soft rock at its best, 6 Nov 2010
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Peter Durward Harris "Pete the music fan" (Leicester England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Don't Stop Believin': The Best Of Journey (Audio CD)
Journey have a long history, but their greatest commercial success came in the early eighties, particularly with one album (Escape) and the singles taken from it. One of them is the title and opening track to this compilation. Another (Open arms) became their biggest American hit and eventually attracted covers by the Burch Sisters (a country/bluegrass group who returned to obscurity after just one album - we can be thankful that Journey were given more than one album to prove themselves), Mariah Carey (who had a UK top 5 hit with it after including it on her Daydream album), Collin Raye, Boys II Men and Barry Manilow among others. Those two songs are the ones that most people probably remember Journey for, but there are plenty of other great songs to make this compilation worth listening to.

Four singles were released from Journey's first three albums, none of which charted but two of them (On a Saturday night, Spaceman) are nevertheless included here. Ten further American hits followed prior to the release of the Escape album. Only four of them (Wheel in the sky, Lovin' touchin' squeezing', Walks like a lady) are included here, but given their enduring popularity, I wonder why two others (Any way you want it, Lights) were omitted, particularly the former that made the Billboard top 30. Meanwhile, Journey's album sales showed steady progress, with Departure, the album before Escape, making the top ten in the American album charts. They were ready for the big time.

The Escape album included three songs that became American top ten hits (Who's cryin' now and the two I mentioned in the opening paragraph) The album is also represented here by Stone in love. The two albums that followed Escape (Frontiers, Raised on radio) sold well in America and spawned plenty of hits, all but one of them included here, the exception being I'll be alright with you, an American top 20 hit in 1987. Also included here are soundtrack hits from the same period (Ask the lonely from Two of a kind, Only the young from Vision quest).

This may not be the definitive Journey hits collection, but it contains all the big American hits and is more comprehensive than the standard hits collection. At the price I paid, there wasn't much difference in the price either, so it was easy for me to choose this double CD. Journey never made much impact in Britain because this type of music wasn't fashionable in Britain at the time, which perhaps makes it all the more remarkable that a compilation such as this was released in the UK, but let's enjoy it anyway.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great, 30 Mar 2013
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Bought this cd because all of my other Journey one`s are on Cassette...

Sometime when you buy a greatest hits album they tend to miss off your fav`s, but on this cd they truely are there.....

Great range of song from Don`t Stop Beliving [ PRE GLEE ..] to the great Chain Reaction......

Would recommend this to any Journey fan
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good stuff for the most part., 4 July 2013
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N. Fitzgerald (Newtownabbey, Antrim United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This twin CD comes complete with most of journeys major hits,which we all know and love and sing along too.
There's a reasonable spread of songs from their early formation days until the mid-1990's,but for me however,the early stuff (around a third of this CD set)was not really my cup of tea,in no way could these songs be described as AOR more akin to jazz/funk in my opinion.
The one big unanswered question is why one of journeys biggest hits "Anyway You Want It" not included on the track listings.....it lost a rating star because of that.
Strange.....anyone got any ideas?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great classic rock, 4 Jun 2013
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Love this album... it's got all the well known catchy tunes that are great for playing loud on your hi-fi. Brings back loads of 80's memories! Arrived quickly and in perfect condition. Great buy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Must-Have CD: amazing group, 17 May 2012
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I have fallen in love with Journey for a month and this is a fantastic CD for all the fans.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Review, 10 July 2014
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Great song essential to any rock collection
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great music, 21 Jun 2014
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Nostalgic, high quality music from a great band.Excellent value for money and now my kids are singing along. Received very quickly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars best of journey, 19 May 2014
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really enjoyed being transported back to the 70s with journey so many hits that i had forgotten they produced, brillient
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant, 9 Feb 2014
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its a group I love so getting this album was brill and cheap to but then I can only recommend if your a Journey fan like me
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Band Ever- how can the album be anything less than superb?, 21 Oct 2013
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Loved Journey in the 80s and was so happy when they found renewed fame through Glee and Jo McEldrey on X Factor. My ice hockey team, Nottingham Panthers, used Don't Stop Believin to bring faith back when they went through a bad patch a couple of seasons ago, and from then we've gone from strength to strength. How could I possibly find anything wrong with this album - and Steve Perry's totally amazing voice.
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