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2 stars Bough this double-cd compilation for the price of one, some years ago, just to discover that Journey hadn't anything to offer to me than Wheel in the sky & Don't stop believin'. I'm not the greatest fan of AOR in this world, neither the poppy hard rock from the 80's. This compilation doesn't show any hint of Journey's so-called jozz-rock past, only tons of sacarine that maybe someone who have fond memories of the early 80's can love. Not me.

If you really need a Journey compilation try Greatest hits live. It's better than this one (what is far of being a great thing).

BTW: 1) from all these AORish band listed here the best one is Styx, the only one that had any pretention on arrangements and concept that resembles (by distance) prog rock. And it was a very good band, labels aside. 2) comparing with a band in the same vein, Journey is a far cry from Foreigner - at last its ballads are memorable. 3) Dont stop believin' is a great song. But all their talents (Journey's guys) was expended with it.

moodyxadi | 2/5 |


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