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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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on 30 March 2013
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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on 11 September 2013
Went to see these guys at NEC on a Nationwide UK tour with Whitsnake (the man the legend Mr Coverdale) and we were blown away - any fan needs this in their collection, perfect for the car CD player - join those of us who do 'believe' and buy it !!
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on 4 July 2013
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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on 21 October 2013
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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on 24 October 2009
I will never stop believing or enjoying the music/song produced by Journey past or present.
The cd is yet another best of but who cares , any material is better than none.
The double cd is well composed , if a little confusing to the new listener.
It is a rare compilation with tracks moving forward and back and forward again in time.
Its a pity Geoff Scott Soto is missing and Steve Augeri makes a solitary appearance on 'All The Way'.
Arnel Pineda is no where to be seen but thats surely a way of keeping license and costs down.
What i find strange is that Steve Perry who wrote/sung most of Journeys classics does not appear on the liner group photo...surely he didnt refuse!!!!????.
Any way , the double cd is a refreshing release , attractively packaged without the crappy paper digi pack packaging.
The old material with Schon , Rolie and co interestingley blending with Perry , Cain and that solitary Augeri track.
Now all i am waiting for is some new material from Mr Perry , which im sure will be warmly received from the rock/aor public.
Oh and Mr Augeri whos Tall Stories Skyscraper recent release is also magnificent.
Buy now and dont miss a bargain.
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on 4 June 2013
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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on 7 February 2010
This should be a 5 star Album it is full of great tracks however the Qulaity of the download is poor!!
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on 17 May 2012
I have fallen in love with Journey for a month and this is a fantastic CD for all the fans.
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on 8 February 2012
I purchased this dvd as I love Journey and adore Steve Perry,So to see them as well as hear them was brill.I was pleased with the condition of the dvd and also pleased with the speed of delivery.I would recommend this to all Journey and Steve Perry fans.
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