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Postby sadie65 » Fri Jul 29, 2005 12:49 am

I'm curious as to what five songs you all would recommend to showcase what you believe to be the best Journey has to offer to someone interested in them.
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Postby Red13JoePa » Fri Jul 29, 2005 12:54 am

I'd bust it up into past and present.

Past: Stone In Love, Keep On Running, Positive Touch, Liberty, I'll Be Alright, Separate Ways, Any Way You Want It, Loving, Touching Squeezing.
Gun To My Head, I'd roll out Stone In Love

Present: Higher Place, Remember Me, The Time, Faith In The Heartland, The Place In Your Heart, We Will Meet Again

Push Comes To Shove, I'd trot out The Time.
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Re: If you were going to recommend

Postby NealIsGod » Fri Jul 29, 2005 12:58 am

sadie65 wrote:I'm curious as to what five songs you all would recommend to showcase what you believe to be the best Journey has to offer to someone interested in them.


I am sure you would have 5 different songs from each poster, but here are mine, in no particular order, with the album listed after them:

1) Stone in Love (ESC4P3)
2) The Party's Over (Captured)
3) The Place in Your Heart (Generations)
4) Little Girl (Dream After Dream and the Time3 box set)
5) Chain Reaction (Frontiers)

Are you familiar with Journey, Sadie?
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Postby jrnyman28 » Fri Jul 29, 2005 1:00 am

Well, to me there are three schools of thought: 1) Play the new stuff to represent what Journey is today, or 2)The best of the best, or 3) cover their entire history and evolution.

1)Higher Place
Kiss Me Softly
The Time
Walking away From The Edge
Faith In The Heartland

2)Mother, Father
Winds Of March
Separate Ways
Higher Place
Feeling That Way/Anytime

3)Spaceman
Something To Hide
Little Girl
I'll Be Alright Without You
Walking Away From The Edge

It is really hard to cover so much ground with just 5 songs.
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Postby Red13JoePa » Fri Jul 29, 2005 1:03 am

NealIsGod, and J28 LITTLE GIRL....what a song. The last minute and a half or so with the acoustic (harp?), harmonica and THE VOICE :wink: and Neal dueting the "wwwwooooooooooooooooooo"s really softly.....

It's not one of my tops but man the end of that song works me up. If I misted up because of music it would be during that 90 or so seconds.

Jawdroppingly beautiful and simple piece I think Neal's dad came up with.

I think of my mom, who does not have cancer, when I hear it.

End of rant.
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Re: If you were going to recommend

Postby sadie65 » Fri Jul 29, 2005 1:04 am

NealIsGod wrote:
sadie65 wrote:I'm curious as to what five songs you all would recommend to showcase what you believe to be the best Journey has to offer to someone interested in them.


I am sure you would have 5 different songs from each poster, but here are mine, in no particular order, with the album listed after them:

1) Stone in Love (ESC4P3)
2) The Party's Over (Captured)
3) The Place in Your Heart (Generations)
4) Little Girl (Dream After Dream and the Time3 box set)
5) Chain Reaction (Frontiers)

Are you familiar with Journey, Sadie?


I am familiar with Journey. I have most of their material up to Arrival. Have not gotten Generations, though the clips were interesting.

With any band that has longevity and some level of success (subject to interpretation of course) it is hard to name only 5. I gave that number to give a starting point. I've done it with Styx and Dennis DeYoung on other boards. It becomes harder to name only 5 when you have so many options and there is so much to like about a band...in any incarnation.
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Postby NealIsGod » Fri Jul 29, 2005 1:05 am

Red13JoePa wrote:NealIsGod, LITTLE GIRL....what a song. The last minute and a half or so with the acoustic (harp?), harmonica and THE VOICE :wink: and Neal dueting the "wwwwooooooooooooooooooo"s really softly.....

It's not one of my tops but man the end of that song works me up. If I misted up because of music it would be during that 90 or so seconds.

Jawdroppingly beautiful and simple piece I think Neal's dad came up with.

I think of my mom, who does not have cancer, when I hear it.

End of rant.


Yeah, to me that song is unbelievably emotional. Neal is white hot on that tune, and so is Steve.
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Postby jrnyman28 » Fri Jul 29, 2005 1:07 am

So true Sadie. When a band has evolved as much as Journey has, with so many lineup and styles, it is near impossible to narrow it down. But great idea.
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Postby Red13JoePa » Fri Jul 29, 2005 1:08 am

I generally don't favor ballads as a rule....but god almightly is that thing unbelievable.

The Party's Over is also a great choice by you. To me, that track, despite Cain's absence, is where they started to shift gears into ESC4PE-sounding music. Maybe also b/c of Rolie's absence.
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Postby NealIsGod » Fri Jul 29, 2005 1:10 am

Red13JoePa wrote:I generally don't favor ballads as a rule....but god almightly is that thing unbelievable.

The Party's Over is also a great choice by you. To me, that track, despite Cain's absence, is where they started to shift gears into ESC4PE-sounding music. Maybe also b/c of Rolie's absence.


Yes, kind of neat how it is the last track on Captured, and the only studio track. I love that song. Just makes me happy!
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Postby Red13JoePa » Fri Jul 29, 2005 1:24 am

It does tend to make one happy and pick you up, which belies the dark tone of the lyrics. Awesome track, with Neal's opening riffs setting the tone.
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Postby NealIsGod » Fri Jul 29, 2005 1:30 am

Mother, Father is their second most emotional song, IMO. I love Neal's nice, dainty solo in the first part of the song, followed by his ferocious, angry solo later on. Kicks me in the gut...
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Postby heardonthestreet » Fri Jul 29, 2005 2:00 am

Don't Stop Believin
Faithfully
Open Arms*
Send Her My Love
Lights
.......................that's just to get your interest.

To hold it............

Still She Cries
When You Love A Women
I'm Cryin
Somethin To Hide
Anytime

........thats a start anyway!
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Postby NealIsGod » Fri Jul 29, 2005 2:01 am

heardonthestreet wrote:Don't Stop Believin
Faithfully
Open Arms
Send Her My Love
Lights
.......................that's just to get your interest.

To hold it............

Still She Cries
When You Love A Women
I'm Cryin
Somethin To Hide
Anytime

........thats a start anyway!


We need to pry the live version (from Captured) of Where Were You in there somewhere...
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Postby heardonthestreet » Fri Jul 29, 2005 2:13 am

Right NIG, but looking back, I can't think of what I'd change. How about.................
P.S. Where Were You

Footnote.......Open Arms(Live)
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Postby NealIsGod » Fri Jul 29, 2005 2:18 am

heardonthestreet wrote:Right NIG, but looking back, I can't think of what I'd change. How about.................
P.S. Where Were You

Footnote.......Open Arms(Live)


Do you have a video copy of the 1981 Houston show, HOTS?
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Postby JourneyTroll » Fri Jul 29, 2005 2:27 am

Sadie, I'd tell the person to get all the CDS cheap on eBay and listen to them all. Some of the lesser played or heard songs might surprise the person.

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Postby heardonthestreet » Fri Jul 29, 2005 2:33 am

No I don't, NIG.
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Postby NealIsGod » Fri Jul 29, 2005 2:35 am

heardonthestreet wrote:No I don't, NIG.


Wow, you should get it. Perry at his peak. PM me if you want a copy.
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Re: If you were going to recommend

Postby Monker » Fri Jul 29, 2005 3:51 am

sadie65 wrote:I'm curious as to what five songs you all would recommend to showcase what you believe to be the best Journey has to offer to someone interested in them.


The Captured CD and the 2001 live DVD.
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Postby Rockindeano » Fri Jul 29, 2005 4:51 am

I'm sorry, but I don't get this thread..

If a person doesn't know Journey songs, he or she are both out of touch.
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Postby sadie65 » Fri Jul 29, 2005 5:01 am

Rock'ndeano wrote:I'm sorry, but I don't get this thread..

If a person doesn't Journey songs, he or she are both out of touch.


Someone being unaware of Journey is not out of the realm of possibility. There are many classic rock acts that younger people may not know about. Seems pretty straight forward to ask what songs you would recommend to get someone acquainted with the band.

It goes to personal taste. Everyone has differing elements that they like. It's just a fun way to find out what you all prefer.
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Postby mnmsjrny » Fri Jul 29, 2005 5:53 am

I did something like this for a friend of mine a number of years ago. We actually did an exchange -- she's a big Crowded House fan, so she gave me a tape of her favorite CH songs and I gave her one of my favorite Journey tunes. While she definitely knew the hits, she's never been a big fan so wanted a sampling of why **I** liked 'em. I'd have to find the copy I made for myself to remember what they all were, but I know I broke it down to two categories -- favorite hits & favorite album tracks. I'm pretty sure this was pre-Arrival, so nothing from the current line up was on the tape. Also burned a 2-CD set for my mom one year when she asked to hear some songs because she was so curious about this band I keep going to see in concert. The funny thing is the only song she thought sounded familar was "Of a Lifetime", which I am SURE she'd never heard before in her life! LOL!

Anyway... 5 songs off the top of my head...

Wheel in the Sky
Mother, Father
To Be Alive Again
A Better Life
People & Places
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Postby cubby69 » Fri Jul 29, 2005 9:05 am

If I were picking 5 songs and only 5 songs, I'd pick one from each of era of the bands history, so they could see how versatile Journey is and while they have changed over the years, in some ways, they have stayed the same.

1. Anyway - LITF
2. Precious Time - Departure
3. Troubled Child - Frontiers
4. Can't Tame The Lion - TBF
5. Faith In The Heartland - Generations

I think these are 5 of the best, not so familiar, but a strong show case of what this band has been and is capable of. 8)
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Postby Liz22562 » Fri Jul 29, 2005 9:53 am

1. Escape (embodies everything Journey is)
2. La Raza Del Sol (showcases their musicianship)
3. Just the Same Way (vintage Journey at its best)
4. Higher Places (Steve Augeri brings Journey back with this one)
5. Anyway You Want (classic Journey)

I'm a big fan of Journey past and present so anything is good.....

Journey On!
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Postby DeeJaySTYX » Fri Jul 29, 2005 11:10 am

1. Don't Stop Believin'

2. Wheel In The Sky

3. Any Way You Want It

4. Faithfully

5. Lovin', Touchin' Squeezin'


5 Classic Journey songs that should be at the heart of their setlist(IMO)....Or at least a part of it.... :wink:


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Postby Guest » Fri Jul 29, 2005 2:04 pm

Troubled Child
Who's Cryin' Now
Wheel in the Sky
Edge of the Blade
Feelin' That Way
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Postby NealIsGod » Fri Jul 29, 2005 11:22 pm

Liz22562 wrote:1. Escape (embodies everything Journey is)
2. La Raza Del Sol (showcases their musicianship)
3. Just the Same Way (vintage Journey at its best)
4. Higher Places (Steve Augeri brings Journey back with this one)
5. Anyway You Want (classic Journey)

I'm a big fan of Journey past and present so anything is good.....

Journey On!


I like your list, Liz. How could I have kept Escape off my list? :x

All I would do to your list is swap Anyway You Want It for The Party's Over.
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Postby NealIsGod » Fri Jul 29, 2005 11:24 pm

Bloodflower wrote:Troubled Child
Who's Cryin' Now
Wheel in the Sky
Edge of the Blade
Feelin' That Way


Another nice list.

I recently made a CD of Journey "non-hits", songs I don't really listen to very often. Here are some of the tunes:

Lady Luck
Opened the Door
Somethin' to Hide
Winds of March
Daydream
World Gone Wild
Lay it Down
Keep on Runnin'

Notice Back Talk is not on this list. Are we all in agreement that this is Journey's worst song ever?
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Postby jrnyman28 » Sat Jul 30, 2005 1:14 am

Back Talk fits my son to a "T" so it holds a place in my heart! ;)

I think "Eyes Of A Woman" is MY least favorite song. That song flat out BORES me!
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