Journey: Steve Perry (vocals); Neal Schon (guitar, background vocals); Jonathan Cain (keyboards, background vocals); Ross Valory (bass, background vocals); Steve Smith (drums).
Recorded between November 5, 1981 & July 19, 1983. Includes liner notes by Melinda Newman.
Journey, the '80s arena rock icons and AOR kings, are presented at their peak in this live collection. Unearthed from Sony's vaults in 1997, GREATEST HITS LIVE is culled from 1981 and 1983 performances. This album is a must for Journey fans, and admirers of classic rock. An authentic live album, GREATEST HITS LIVE have been remixed, but with no overdubs. It is Journey at their raw best, and the sound quality is fantastic. The mandatory Top 10 hits are complemented by a few lesser known (but excellent!) cuts such as "Still They Ride" and "Stay Awhile."
The band is tight, and if you've never actually seen them perform, this may be as close as you'll get. They stay away from endless stage patter and soloing and stick to presenting the songs with maximum efficiency. The live renditions adhere very closely to the original album versions, but with the emotion and intensity that makes a live show so exciting. All in all, GREATEST HITS LIVE is a blast from the past that will evoke fond memories for veteran fans and turn first-time listeners into true believers.