Re: Arrival
Posted by: Kevin ()
Date: April 18, 2001 10:32AM

THE ORIGINAL brent wrote:
> I don't think Arrival has any songs that would make my top 5
> Journey songs,BUT what it has that most of the others lack is
> CONSISTENCY. Albums like Frontiers,which has their best song
> ever IMHO Seperate Ways starts off with 2 or 3 great tracks
> and it's downhill from there. I'll get killed for this but I
> feel Escape is also inconsistent and slightly overrated. The
> only albums of theirs where I don't skip a lot of tracks are
> the Best Of and Arrival. (and ROR to a lesser extent)

I usually think of the original version of Frontiers that had Only the Young and Ask the Lonely instead of Troubled Child/Back Talk. Why they pulled the songs at the last minute, I will never know.

As far as Escape, I could have done without Dead or Alive and Lay It Down, but the rest was pure magic. Keep On Running and Escape really came to life in the live performances.

On Arrival, probably not top 5 but definitley in the top 20 easily. Journey has such a huge catalogue of very good songs, it's hard to crack the top 5---though something like Livin To Do comes really close and there are plenty of A list songs on the cd. Gotta say something about the talent in that band as it pretty much blows away 90% of the cds released in the last 5 years. Not too bad since comeback albums rarely equal the magic of the best years.


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