RE: TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK RELEASES OF THE 1990s...
Posted by: Kevin ()
Date: June 17, 2000 06:22AM


If Journey wants to ever have a hit album ever again they NEED Steve Perry. This other Steve may sing his ass off and the songs
on the new CD will probaly be great...but it will not sell as well as any previous Journey CDs...mark my words...
Of course I've been wrong once or twice before...but I'm pretty sure of this..I guess we'll see...



This probably won't post, but here is the way I see it....

The reunion cd, Trial By Fire, sold a million copies---with NO TOUR. Considering that most people didn't even know Journey was together, coupled with the fact that the GH cd shot to 10 million copies soon after the summer '99 tour suggested that sales for TBF probably could have been doubled or tripled if they had toured. Instead, you had a band--or lead vocalist, to be totally truthful--that wouldn't/couldn't perform on tour and declined all invitations to perform on something like the American Music Awards...of which Journey was invited to perform at.
On the other hand, you now have a band that is very willing to tour. Judging from the crowd response at the shows, I think most fans will buy the cd when it is released--some of those probably don't even know Perry is gone. So, you should get a lot of the casual fans buying it anyways--totalling maybe 300-500,000 copies depending, especially if word of mouth is good. The added incentive of people wanting to hear if Journey can survive w/o Perry should bring a few in also just out of curiosity. If they get a popular single on the radio like "When You Love a Woman", you will get more fans that happen to like the song buying the cd, pushing the total close to TBF numbers (1x platinum). Then, on top of it all, you have a band that is willing to tour and wants to play live and won't turn down TV appearances or other such promotional ideas......and tours always bring in more sales as you get people at the concert that didn't know there was a cd out, so they buy it.
When you add up the numbers, you should get a figure at least comparable to TBF if not higher after you figure in the sales from the tour to support the cd--numbers TBF did not have, so this alone works in the favor of the new cd as ANY sales because of the tour are more than TBF got. Of course, all of this is dependant on the cd itself and whether people accept it, but advance word from Kevin Shirley is saying it's the best cd they have done in a long time--and better than TBF.

we shall see......
Kevin



SubjectViewsWritten ByPosted
TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK RELEASES OF THE 1990s... 255 KAOS FAN 06/10/2000 11:04AM
Come again...? 172John Q06/10/2000 03:28PM
RE: TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK RELEASES OF THE 1990s... 179 C-Man! 06/11/2000 12:50AM
RE: TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK RELEASES OF THE 1990s... 161 Kieran 06/11/2000 09:12PM
RE: TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK RELEASES OF THE 1990s... 170 dee 06/12/2000 06:18AM
RE: TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK RELEASES OF THE 1990s... 171 Alex siedler 06/11/2000 04:24AM
RE: TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK RELEASES OF THE 1990s... 179 clemens 06/11/2000 05:06AM
RE: TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK RELEASES OF THE 1990s... 168 travis 06/11/2000 01:46PM
RE: TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK RELEASES OF THE 1990s... 188 Chris Pope 06/11/2000 02:05PM
RE: TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK RELEASES OF THE 1990s... 166Steve, Denmark06/11/2000 07:31PM
RE: Moog/Way 187John Q06/11/2000 08:07PM
RE: Moog/Way 179Steve, Denmark06/12/2000 01:53AM
RE: Moog/Way 195 Dave 06/12/2000 02:59PM
RE: Mogg/Way 165Steve, Denmark06/13/2000 04:48AM
RE: TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK RELEASES OF THE 1990s... 162 KAOS FAN 06/13/2000 01:47PM
RE: TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK RELEASES OF THE 1990s... 155 clemens 06/12/2000 08:47PM
RE: TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK RELEASES OF THE 1990s... 128 Susumu 06/12/2000 10:32PM
RE: TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK RELEASES OF THE 1990s... 165Robert06/13/2000 06:23AM
RE: TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK RELEASES OF THE 1990s... 200 essbee 06/14/2000 03:31AM
RE: TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK RELEASES OF THE 1990s... 167 Kevin 06/14/2000 05:10AM
RE: TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK RELEASES OF THE 1990s... 224 Susumu 06/14/2000 09:35PM
RE: TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK RELEASES OF THE 1990s... 178 essbee 06/15/2000 02:09AM
RE: TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK RELEASES OF THE 1990s... 170 Susumu 06/15/2000 09:28AM
The Storm first one. 157 Chris Pope 06/15/2000 09:56AM
RE: TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK RELEASES OF THE 1990s... 154 essbee 06/17/2000 01:23AM
RE: TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK RELEASES OF THE 1990s... 181 Kevin 06/15/2000 10:46AM
RE: TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK RELEASES OF THE 1990s... 172 essbee 06/17/2000 01:42AM
RE: TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK RELEASES OF THE 1990s...189 Kevin 06/17/2000 06:22AM
RE: TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK RELEASES OF THE 1990s... 146 essbee 06/22/2000 01:38AM


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