Journey – Greatest Hits - 1988 Rock 180 Grm 2LP
Journey – Greatest Hits
Columbia – 88697784421, Legacy – 88697784421
2 × Vinyl, 180 grm LP, Compilation, Remastered
USA 1988 Collection
01 Nov 2011
Style,:Pop Rock Classic Rock
A1 Only The Young
A2 Don't Stop Believin'
A3 Wheel In The Sky
B1 I'll Be Alright Without You
B2 Any Way You Want It
B3 Ask The Lonely
B4 Who's Crying Now
C1 Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)
C3 Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'
C4 Open Arms
D1 Girl Can't Help It
D2 Send Her My Love
D3 Be Good To Yourself
D4 When You Love A Woman
HQ-180 gram pressing at RTI
Includes card with code to download high quality mp3's (quality = 320kbps).
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Matrix / Runout (Stamped, Side A): 88697784421-A REI TML-M MPO
Matrix / Runout (Stamped, Side B): 88697784421-B TML-M 197772 (B) 14-0278 B
Matrix / Runout (Etchped, Side C): 88697784421-C TLM-M 197773 (B)
Matrix / Runout (Etched, Side D): 88697784421-D TLM-M 197774 (B)
"T Journey released a total of about 49 singles, 25 of which went into the top 100. 18 of those songs made it into the top 40. This album has 16 songs, and the songs included were not all of the highest charting singles. Then there are progressive rock and jazz songs from Journey that are basically unrepresented. It would take at least three albums to have a good cross section of the best of Journey's music.
The 1978 album "Infinity" provides two songs for this collection. "Wheel in the Sky" reached #57 on U.S. charts. This song receives a lot of airplay and I keep thinking it went higher in the charts than it did. This song about being on the road retains flavors of early Journey. The beautiful song "Lights" is an awesome ballad that also seems like it underperformed, reaching #68 in the U.S.
Journey released "Evolution" in the following year, and "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'" vaulted the group into the top 20, reaching #16. This song mournfully laments a relationship gone bad. Journey released yet another album in the following year, "Departure," and three singles came from that album. Only "Any Way You Want It," which reached #23, is in this collection. This song has a catchy beat, but it sounds like a template for later 80's music.
Journey's popularity peaked in 1981 with the release of "Escape." There were four singles released from this album, three of which are in this collection. The highest charting single was the tender song "Open Arms," which reached #2 in the U.S. Journey did well with love songs and breakup songs, as the #4 song "Who's Cryin" Now" proved. The third single from this album was "Don't Stop Believin," which reached #9. The lyrics to this song verge on fantasy. The music is complex, cleverly arranged and fast-paced.
After a two year gap Journey released "Frontiers," which yielded five singles, three of which are in this collection. "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)" had a heavy bass line and a fast beat. This song about love lost has excellent vocals. On the flip side is a song about deeply missing the one that you love. "Faithfully" is a beautiful love song that reached #12. Back in the other direction is another song about a lost love, "Send Her My Love," which reached #23.
Journey has created a number of songs for soundtracks. Two of those songs appear in this collection. From the "Two of a Kind" soundtrack is "Ask the Lonely." From the "Vision Quest" soundtrack is "Only the Young," a fast ballad that peaked at #9.
There was another gap before the 1986 album "Raised on Radio" was released. This album did quite well and three of the five singles released from this album are in this collection. "Be Good to Yourself" is not truly a love song, but it is a fun song. This song reached #9. Another beautiful ballad about an unrequited love is "Girl Can't Help It," which reached #17. Another sad song about a broken relationship is the #14 song "I'll Be Alright without You."
The 1996 album "Trial by Fire" generated four singles, with the love song "When You Love a Woman" reaching #12 in the U.S., proving that Journey could still chart eighteen years after their first chart success. This song was nominated for a Grammy Award.
This album is a lot of fun. The music is some of Journey's best pop music.
Journey's popularity has waned. Steve Perry left the group and came back and then left again. Other members have come and gone as well, leaving only two of the original members, Neal Schon and Ross Valery. But we will always have the marvelous ballads the group created when they were at the peak of popularity, and some of the best of those are in this collection.
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