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3 stars Well this is a "Journey": perhaps their unique strange music path, a mix in the middle between the best Santana and Uriah Heep, to have got a certain attitude for a kind of simple jazz rock and a very personal sound too, also after a repetitive listening to it...ok actually a splitted episode it was, in comparison to the rest of their production. In fact in the early eighties They chose a different music path (when the sound turned to a mainstream classic rock, "reminiscent" of the typical commercial music, regarding a few bands like Boston, Styx and other melodic bands like those ones...). Otherwise, already by means of "Saturday Nite", you get an inkling of their next easy pop rock, which let me stand here a bit perplix, but nevermind...the "polished" production was good (especially regarding of the remastered version) and the clever vocalist Gregg Rolie performed a good job here!!.

Ok, his insteresting vocalism was not as much "stunning" as the best vocals inside the most famous hard rock albums and- above all- not reminiscent for instance of Ronnie James Dio or the best Glenn Hughes...,but Gregg could emerge as a very interesting artist anyway, in the international scene!! And talking about another interestig tune- precisely entitled "Anyway"- this latter one is really in the vein of Santana and in general all the tracks are all song-oriented, but never disturbing me so much after all!!

Well, I would have appreciated that also the new tracks by Asia (a band supporting the Journey's American Tour very well in 1981), after their reunion with "Phoenix" and "Omega", could be song-oriented, but with the same excellent attitude as within the present "Look Into The Future"; instead it has not happened in the recent times (neither the new songs by Asia have got the same strong impact as in the eighties albums by Journey, despite of the commercial attitude of these latter, that I don't like very much!!). However, at the end, by escluding the easy moments inside (fortunately a few ones), this work probably remains as the best album by Journey, which is worth checking out at least... so take it easy and- perhaps by adding an half star- make your own choice once again!!

lor68 | 3/5 |


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