This is a nice live companion to Journey's mega-platinum power ballad era from the early '80s. Journey didn't stray too much from the originals at this point in their career, but arena-friendly songs seldom lend themselves to improvisation anyway. Greatest Hits Live consists of songs recorded in 1981 and 1983, so it has all of the hits which weren't on Journey's first live disc, 1980's Captured. Songs are given a generally more upbeat arrangement than their album counterparts, and Steve Perry adds his typically emotive vocals. There are no surprises, but no disappointments either. This is a good introduction because of the song selection, but it also will satisfy those looking for a fresh way to listen to some common songs.
Performance CreditsJourney Primary Artist
Neal Schon Guitar,Vocals
Steve Smith Drums
Ross Valory Bass,Vocals
Technical CreditsSteven Adler Illustrations
Guy Charbonneau Engineer
David Coleman Art Direction
Biff Dawes Engineer
Kevin Elson Engineer
John Kalodner Producer
Kevin Shirley Producer
Glenn Parsons Contributor
Melinda Newman Liner Notes
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so many of my olf Journey favs that no one can belt out exactly like Steve Perry!
There are several live Journey CDs, but this is the best. The songs are live in their truest form. Steve and the band sound absolutely fantastic. True Journey fans will have or want this CD in their collection!
Steve Perry is great-even live!!very few times will you ever hear a band that sounds wonderful live.''The Voice'' will always be a favorite of mine,even though I'm 16 years old.
This CD has the Greatest Hits from 1978 to 1983, live from 81-83 performances in Tokyo, Japan, Houston, Texas, and Norman, Oklahoma. The sound quality isn't amazing, because it is live, but that doesn't matter. And on Track Two, Steve Perry speaks Japanese! (Untranslatably!)