Tag Archives: Journey

Feature: Albums that time forgot – NEAL SCHON – Late Nite

Neal Schon - Late Nite

Columbia [1989] Years ago there was a very good record store in the Liverpool area and with a branch in my nearby shopping bolthole Chester.  Penny Lane Records yielded a fine selection of import albums at a reasonable price.  It … Continue reading

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Album review: KHYMERA – Master Of Illusions

KHYMERA – Master Of Illusions

Frontiers [Release date 06.03.20] Album number five from Khymera, who started out as an alliance between Italian producer & musician Daniele Liverani and then Kansas singer Steve Walsh. Khymera has since developed into a regular musical project when bassist and … Continue reading

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Album review: REVOLUTION SAINTS – Rise

REVOLUTION SAINTS - Rise

Frontiers (Release date 24.01.20) Frontiers Records’ AOR superhero assembly is working like a dream. The Revolution Saints – Deen (Journey) Castronovo, Jack (Night Ranger) Blades and Doug (Whitesnake) Aldrich – are on their third album now, so that confirms it. … Continue reading

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Album review: SONS OF APOLLO – MMXX

SONS OF APOLLO - MMXX

Inside Out [Release date 17.01.20] Second studio outing from the prog metal supergroup Sons Of Apollo who consist of vocalist Jeff Scott Soto, bassist Billy Sheenan, guitarist Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal, drummer Mike Portnoy and on keyboards Derek Sherinian. Sons Of … Continue reading

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Album review: EDGE OF FOREVER – Native Soul

EDGE OF FOREVER - Native Soul

Frontiers [Release date 06.12.19] Edge Of Forever are back with their first album in nine years. They still feature founding member, producer, singer and keyboardist Alessandro Del Vecchio (who has been very busy in the interim as Frontiers ‘go to’ … Continue reading

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Album Review : THE BABYS – Silver Dreams: The Complete Albums 1975-1980

THE BABYS - Silver Dreams

Cherry Red Records [Release date 06.12.19] The Babys were indeed the launching pad for John Waite’s worldwide solo success and a key component of the CV that landed Jonathan Cain the job with Journey. But the band would never have … Continue reading

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Album review: SOTO – Origami

SOTO - Origami

Inside Out [Release date 24.05.19] Jeff Scott Soto is a busy man with his solo albums, Sons Of Apollo, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, W.E.T. and of course the band SOTO (I am thinking the use of capitals is to differentiate from the … Continue reading

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Quick plays: DUNCAN LLOYD, HARDLINE

DUNCAN LLOYD - Outside Notion

DUNCAN LLOYD Outside Notion Afternoon In Bed [Release date 24.05.19] Third solo outing from Maximo Park’s guitarist and main songwriter Duncan Lloyd, one that sees a marked departure from his last album. This time it is less alternative rock, more … Continue reading

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EP review: STORMCHASER – Breaking The Silence

STORMCHASER – Breaking The Silence

Self Release [Release date 04.05.19] Stormchaser are a local band for me, they have been playing live around Central Scotland for a few years and have built up a good following and a good reputation. The guys master in all things classic rock … Continue reading

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Album review: JOURNEY – Live In Japan 2017: Escape + Frontiers

JOURNEY - Live In Japan 2017: Escape + Frontiers

Eagle Vision/Universal [Release date 29.03.19] In 2017 Journey played the Budokan arena in Japan for a special show where they played two of their classic albums – 1981′s ‘Escape’ and 1983′s ‘Frontiers’ – in their entirety and recorded the show, … Continue reading

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Album review: STEVE PERRY – Traces

STEVE PERRY - Traces

Fantasy Record [Release date 05.10.18] After recording the ‘Trial By Fire’ album with Journey in 1996 (his last solo album was 1994′s ’For The Love Of Strange Medicine’) Steve Perry retired from making music and touring for “many reasons, but mainly my love … Continue reading

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DVD review: JOURNEY – Live In Manila

JOURNEY - Live In Manila

Eagle Vision [Release date 09.09.16] Back in 2009, when this gig was filmed, vocalist Arnel Pineda was still very much the new boy.  Recorded in Pinel’s hometown of Manila in the Phillipines the sound and visual quality is excellent and … Continue reading

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Album review: JORN – Heavy Rock Radio

Frontiers www.frontiers.it [Release date 03.06.16] Jorn is back with…another covers album. In the past few years he has been doing various re-recordings of his older work or covers, plus last years rather good ‘Dracula – The Swing Of Death’ with … Continue reading

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Album review: SOTO – Divak

SOTO - Divak

earMUSIC [Release date 01.04.16] Soto’s debut album ‘Inside The Vertigo’  came and went early last year, and judging by the critical reaction perhaps splitting some of the core JSS fanbase as it marked a return to the more hard-hitting metal … Continue reading

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Album review: WIGELIUS – Tabula Rasa

WIGELIUS - Tabula Rasa

AOR Heaven [Release date 29.01.16] New rock music out of Sweden is getting more prolific than a Joe Bonamassa release – like a long-running TV soap opera, sometimes it’s great and mostly it’s annoying. But fair’s fair, open mind and … Continue reading

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News: VINDICTIV, CONSTANCIA, JOURNEY – Monday 22 June 2015

Journey - Manchester MEN,23 May 2013

MelodicRock Records release the following two albums on July 10th. Vindictiv release ‘World Of Fear’ and feature Mark Boals (Yngwie Malmsteen) on vocals. Also out on the same day is Constancia’s new album ‘Final Curtain’. The band features Mikael Rosengren … Continue reading

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Album review: NEAL SCHON – Vortex

Neal Schon - Vortex

This is an exclusive edit from an interview with Neal Schon using non-broadcast material.  An extended version will be broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio in a special edition of ‘Assume The Position’ presented by David Randall on Sunday … Continue reading

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Quick plays: SYLVAN, ROB MORATTI, KYSHERA

Sylvan - Home

SYLVAN – Home Gentle Art Of Music [Released 16.02.15] This is the band’s ninth studio album and their first in three years. It is a concept album based on the human quest for what is home. Those new to Slyvan’s … Continue reading

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News: JEFF SCOTT SOTO chooses favourite tracks (Interview, 25 January 2015)

Jeff Scott Soto - The Tivoli, Buckley, 23 June 2014

On Sunday 25 January, Jeff Scott Soto chats about his new album and career including Talisman and Journey on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio. ‘Inside The Vertigo’  by his new band ‘Soto’ is released on 2 February via earMUSIC. In … Continue reading

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Album review: SOTO – Inside The Vertigo (Jeff Scott Soto)

SOTO - Inside The Vertigo (Jeff Scott Soto)

Interview edit: Jeff Scott Soto with David Randall, 13 January 2015 (15:04) Jeff is featured in an hour long special “Favourite Tracks from Favourite Artists” when he chooses the music and chats about his career, including Talisman and Journey Get … Continue reading

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