- Audio CD (June 3, 2008)
- Number of Discs: 3
- ASIN: B0018OAP7K
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (230 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #243,195 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Audio CD, Import, Original recording remastered, October 8, 2008
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I've been waiting for way to long for Journey to come out with an effort worthy of me sitting down and writing this review. Generations was ok, Arrival was nice but Revelation brings me back to when I was 18, in love with my high school sweetheart and attending every when Journey show played in my area. I go way back to pre-Steve Perry days. It has never been cool, maybe until now, to be a Journey fan. Back in my day you had to be a metal fan or you were a loser. The thing that always drew me to Journey was the phenomenal abilities of all of their musicians and the voice. The strong melodies, the rockers and the ballads. Really the whole package. A Journey album to me was always like reading a #1 Best Selling Novel. You just can't put it down or turn it off.
I say the voice because it is as much an instrument as the rest. Journey would not be Journey without a classic tenor at the helm. For me the 'voice' was always Steve Perry, he is simply the best voice I've ever heard in Rock and Roll.
With that being said, Arnel Pineda has taken the stage with the other members of our supergroup and simply amazed me. Neil describes him as a soulful singer. I really think that is the best description of him. Thank you Arnel for bring back 'the voice'!
If you're a Journey fan at all, you know what I mean when I say, you put the CD in the player, sit back and smile. When Journey puts out a new CD all is right in my world. This one is so highly recommended by me that there isnt' a number high enough to give it. Just buy it and you'll see what I mean.
Trial By Fire was more Raised on Radio, i.e. Steve Perry trying to prove he is the only reason Journey still exists. Arrival was way too ballad heavy, Red 13 was...forgettable and Generations was all over the map, nothing cohesive. I have been a 'Jrnyfan' since I was old enough to remember music, I used to listen to Escape with my dad on vacations in our old T'bird. I have been waiting for my favorite band to recapture their magic since the last notes of 'Rubicon' (Frontiers) faded out and this is it!
Arnel Pineda does a Steve Perry impression that is good enough to pacify me on the old songs and absolutely has the pipes to blow my mind on the new stuff! He shows respect for his predecessors and then cranks it up a notch and proudly displays his range and power in the new songs. Deen drives this album along like I have been waiting for him to do since he joined. Neal...Neal is god, that's all you can say. Jonathan sparkles with melodies and rhythms and musical wizardry that is so very rare these days. Then there is Ross..like the rock he is, he is just strummin' away with that big S-eating grin he always has and you can hear that smile all through out...he knows how good this is!
The re-makes of the originals were done, IMO, so they could license their music themselves and not have to have Sony/Steve Perry sign off every single time someone wants to license it. That being said, its still a pleasure to hear them re-done with just a little twist and a delicious twist it is.
Journey always has been and always will be, IMO, the best band in the history of music.Read more ›
Revelation is an excellent CD and super return for one of the greatest bands of all times. Sure the band has changed a lot since their 80's golden era, but they sound like they haven't lost a beat with this new release.
This CD is a perfect follow up to Frontiers (their last true excellent album in my opinion). Journey did show moments of brilliance over the years, but most of their post Frontiers stuff has been inconsistent. Raised on Radio was good, but showed a band unraveling. Trial By Fire had some good songs, but was bloated and boring in many spots. I felt Arrival was the best Journey album since Frontiers until now. Steve Augeri won me over on that album. Red13 was okay and Generations (with a few exceptions) was another bloated release.
I was sorry to see Steve Augeri go, but Arnel Pineda totally rocks. Songs like Never Walk Away, After All These Years and Wildest Dreams rank up there with the best of Journey. The re-recordings are well done and the concert DVD shows the band with renewed confidence and energy.
Thank you for continuing the Journey and here's to many more years.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Really fast service! I really appreciated that. I love the cds - Arnel Pineda is awesome!Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I love neal And John But go get John waite to sing in Journey
I am Sick of the Karoke Singers and this isn't an attack on arnel I know hes doing his best but it sounds phony I... Read more
I waited for some time to write my review of this CD, because I have found that music, can be a subject like politics, or even sports to an extent. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Bill Mccusker
The sound is wonderful on this album. VERY well done. Arnel's voice is absolutely amazing. When a band changes lead singers, the result can be - and usually is - disastrous. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Chrystal W
I love this new lead singer of Journey, he is absolutely FANTASTIC!!Published 6 months ago by Snoopy's Mommy
Listened to both cd's and disappointing. Many cuts are remastered, and not done well in my opinion. I'll not recommend Revelation, and in fact will put it in my very next garage... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ralph J. Blatterspiel
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I picked it up this morning (6/3/08) at walmart....great packaging.....the new music is awesome, the remakes are great and modern, the DVD concert I have watched 3 times this morning.
I love Arnel's voice....WOW!~
Jun 3, 2008 by Tony Johnson, MBA, PMP, PgMP | See all 4 posts
I just saw Journey in concert...Reno, NV on July 25th 2009 ( I first saw them back in 1980)
I have not seen a better concert in a long time.
Arnel Pineda completely blew me away. This voice! So powerful! I didn't want the concert to end, he was that good.
I am an instant fan of his...and my... Read More
Jul 28, 2009 by Inhabitant | See all 10 posts
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