Re: Journey Arrival
Posted by: Terry K. ()
Date: July 07, 2013 11:55PM

Not really,L man. Sure--Journey is known for their great balladry. BUT-- too many on one record wears thin AND keeps the flow of said record..errrm--too slow. Any cd/album needs momentum,and that means fast,mid tempo and a couple slower tracks,all distributed inproper fashion as to give the listener maximum enjoyment. Arrival did have many great tracks,but it could have done w/o a couple of those slower ones. That long piece with Shon's flamenco soloing,for example-was a bit boring to me (even tho I believe he wrote it for his father,as I recall). And later on in the tracklisting,they had 2-3 slower tunes in a row. That's just a no-no in my book. Otherwise really enjoyed the cd but with my own tracking order would have made it MUCH better yet. T

PS: This is why to this day I can't fully enjoy some of Trial By Fire. That cd is mainly WAYYYY too slow paced and ballad-driven. And some of the ballads just don't strike me as that great,compared to their past successes in that realm. It never gained enough momentum for me. Even the rockin' track-Castles Burning,they ruined by stretching it out far too long. and that part in the solo where the feedback screeches through the speakers--nearly deafens you. WTF was that about? Nice mix job there..

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/07/2013 11:58PM by Terry K..

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