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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Triscuits View Post
    Steve Perry ruined Genesis!
    Peter Gabriel ruined Genesis...by quitting the band.

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    Perry’s voice does not sound bad there, less soaring, but still recognizable and not as different as say Bob Seger’s.

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    this is a must buy. Steve Perry wasn't just the voice that catapulted Journey, his writing, production and vision was something that Journey counldn't re-created.
    never got his first album, but For The Love Of Strange Medicine was a great CD. he recorded another CD Against The Wall which was never released.
    many of those songs appeared on b-sides and his Greatest Hits+ CD.

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    His voice sounds really good for his age. I think it deserved a better song than this though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJ88 View Post
    The standard as done by Patti Page and then re-worked as a doo-wop song by The Duprees is the first one I think of. I believe Bob Dylan also did it, decades later!
    Ha, I didn't know that, but it's true! So he recorded both the standard "You Belong to Me" and his own "She Belongs to Me."

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    I'm in for the Super Deluxe Special Limited Collector's Edition... or whatever gets me the most Steve Perry music!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frumious B View Post
    Personally I find the pre Perry Journey borderline unlistenable.
    Chris, I have to say I liked, Next, alright.
    The older I get, the better I was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frumious B View Post
    Personally I find the pre Perry Journey borderline unlistenable.
    I'm with ya there! Journey = Perry & Schon!

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    The lyrics certainly are unfortunate. That aside, he actually sounds a lot better than I expected. Hard to believe he's 69 years old! I wish him all the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean View Post
    His voice sounds really good for his age. I think it deserved a better song than this though.
    Well said.
    Chad

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    Here's a new interview that sheds some light on the album making process and even a pic of the whole album cover (that pic keeps going).

    https://www.thecurrent.org/feature/2...g-album-traces

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    His voice sounds fine, all things considered. Musically it's about what I'd expect from Steve. As far as the lyrics go, well, he did write "born and raised in South Detroit".
    I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means 'put down.'- Bob Newhart

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    https://steveperry.com/#traces

    Years ago, I disappeared.

    There were many reasons, but mainly…
    My Love for Music had suddenly left me.
    I knew that simply stopping, was what I had to do.
    If music was ever to return to my heart,
    then and only then I would figure out what to do.
    If not… so be it,
    for I had already lived the dream of dreams.

    Many years passed.

    One day, I began sketching some musical ideas
    with the creative freedom that I was the
    only one who would ever hear them.
    One song led to many.

    My Love for Music had returned.

    Then another beautiful thing happened.
    I found Love.
    My precious Kellie gave me a life
    I never knew I had.

    I lost her December of 2012.

    I now deeply understand the meaning of:
    “’It’s better to have Loved and Lost,
    Than to have never Loved at All.”

    May of 2015,
    I began recording.
    These songs are special to me.
    I respectfully ask that you please listen to them,
    And whatever they make you feel,
    I thank you for listening.

    Sincerely,

    Steve Perry

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    Call me a total sap, but reading that interview along with Perry’s message above has got me borderline teary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frumious B View Post
    Call me a total sap, but reading that interview along with Perry’s message above has got me borderline teary.
    I wasn't affected quite as strongly, but you could tell that it's sincere - especially after you read that interview.
    Music isn't about chops, or even about talent - it's about sound and the way that sound communicates to people. Mike Keneally

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    As far as the lyrics go, well, he did write "born and raised in South Detroit".
    Although, I don't believe that was his original lyric.
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    Wow, and people diss guys like Phil Collins and McCartney for being overly maudlin....
    Last edited by DocProgger; 08-15-2018 at 04:25 PM.

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    It's not like Perry is any more guilty of bad lyrics than anyone else his age. That Santana reunion album (with Schon and Rolle) was rife with wince inducing cliches.

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    He seems to be making the rounds. He was interviewed on the local classic rock station this morning and said pretty much the same things he's said in previously-posted interviews.

    He was asked about touring the album, and said that he's been discussing it, but no plans have been made yet. He didn't seem to want to get into that yet. I get the idea that he's dipping his toes back into the music business very slowly and deliberately.
    Music isn't about chops, or even about talent - it's about sound and the way that sound communicates to people. Mike Keneally

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    Well I enjoyed that video, Perry's voice and Journey are the sound of summer to my ears.

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    First review of the new album (albeit the 10-track version) that I have seen so far:

    http://melodicrock.com/articles/revi...feature-review

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frumious B View Post
    Personally I find the pre Perry Journey borderline unlistenable.
    There were a couple of gems each on those first three albums but no, they aren't the prog masterpieces that some make them out to be. If Perry was indeed foisted upon the band by record company execs it was a business decision that turned out a bit more lucrative than a forth mediocre proggy jam album would have been.
    Digital playback brought high fidelity to the masses and audiophiles will never forgive it for that

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    i heard about a deluxe edition here, but i haven't seen anything on Amazon or itunes.

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