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The most obvious are the five bonus tracks. The first three of these tracks were from his days with 'Alien Project,' the band that recorded the demo tracks which earned him the lead vocalist position with Journey. The demos have been floating online via bootleg download sites for years. In an interview, Steve was asked if he knew about their existence. He said he did, and that he was waiting for the right time to release them. This is that time, and they sound incredible for having been recorded in 1977. Perry's voice is higher than usual, yet still maintains that energetic charisma that he carried in to Journey and this solo album. These tracks are a must have for any Perry die-hard. The track following the Alien Project demos is called "Don't Tell Me Why You're Leaving." This song was originally on the B-side of the single, "Oh Sherrie." It's an R&B track that sounds like Perry was having a blast recording it. The final bonus track is an extended version of "If Only For the Moment Girl" that sounds just as great as the rest of the album.
The other thing that makes this CD reissue worth getting is the booklet that comes with it. Like the Journey booklets, this one has lots of previously unreleased photos, some from Perry's own private library, as well as ads for the singles and a note from The Voice himself introducing the CD and its bonus tracks. Street Talk has never sounded better, and the extra tracks make this a must buy for any Perry fan or lover of great music. You will be hard pressed to find a voice as infectious and energetic as Steve Perry.
is this man the shakespeare of rock music?
as soon as this albums starts with the tinkly piano chords closely followed by violin & steve shouting "i shoulda been gone"! - you are hooked.
the pure voice quality on "go away" is like sumptuous velvet& the emotion in "foolish heart" tugs at the heart strings.
my favourite "she's mine" - purely for the big sound & steve fighting for his woman. the last 3 tracks are nostalgia, following by the painful angst of unrequited love - the final echo of "strung out" completes this album very neatly.
this is definitely in my list of all time fave albums.
The first tune, "Oh, Sherrie," is a great rocker. I think that Journey's "Raised On Radio" album is reminiscent of this tune. It has great vocal by Steve Perry, and Michael Landeau is really good on guitar.
The second song, "I Believe," is a great soul tune. It kind of reminds me of a male version of a Supreme' tune. Sulful and upbeat!
"Go Away," is a bit slower and a lot smoother. I think there's a soft and smooth way Steve Perry croons with feeling on this, with a great, heartfelt guitar solo.
"Foolish Heart," is a really nice ballad with beautiful keyboard flourishes and smooth vocal inflections.
"It's Only Love," is a great mid-tempo rocker with a lot of screamin' soul from Steve Perry, and a rockin' guitar solo from Michael Landeau.
"She's Mine," is a nice, mid-tempo, soul tune with great vocals, but even though I like playing the sax, Steve Douglas' solo doesn't impress me.
"You Should Be Happy," is nice mid-tempo soul/rock, with good vocals from Steve Perry, but Michael's guitar work is just OK.
"Running Alone," is an OK ballad. The only thing it has going for it, is good vocal from Steve Perry.
"Captured By The Moment," is good. Steve's voice is good, and Michael has a good guitar riff going.
And last, but not least, "Strung Out," is a great rocker to finish off the album. Steve Perry's vocal inflections are great; and Michael Landeau's guitar solo is really good on this one.
It's soul/pop at its best, and it was probably the best time for Steve to leave Journey and record a solo album. It's just a shame that he hasn't done more lately.
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Love this CD; it's a blast from my past! You can't beat "Oh Sherrie" and "Strung Out" and I think "Running Alone" is one of the best songs ever. Read morePublished 3 months ago by D. Mckinzie
I was always a fan of Steve Perry, but this cd was only okay for me. Glad I can add to my collection, but just okay.Published 3 months ago by Moya1966