- Released: October 3, 2006
- Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
- 1.Message of Love
- 2.One More
- 3.When You Love a Woman
- 4.If He Should Break Your Heart
- 5.Forever in Blue
- 6.Castles Burning
- 7.Don't Be Down on Me Baby
- 8.Still She Cries
- 9.Colors of the Spirit
- 10.When I Think of You
- 11.Easy to Fall
- 12.Can't Tame the Lion
- 13.It's Just the Rain
- 14.Trial by Fire
- 15.Baby I'm A Leavin' You [Hidden Track]
Journey: Steve Perry (vocals); Jonathan Cain (acoustic guitar, keyboards, background vocals); Neal Schon (guitar, background vocals); Ross Valory (bass, background vocals); Steve Smith (drums).
Additional personnel: Paulinho Da Costa (percussion); Scott "Click Cheese" Pinkerton (programming).
Engineers: Kevin "Spank" Shirley, George Massenburg, Jonathan Cain.
Recorded at Ocean Way Recorders, Los Angeles, California, The Site and Wildhorse Studio, Marin County, California.
"When You Love A Woman" was nominated for a 1997 Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal.
Journey (Rock): Steve Perry (vocals); Neal Schon (guitar, background vocals); Jonathan Cain (acoustic guitar, keyboards, background vocals); Ross Valory (bass guitar, background vocals); Steve Smith (drums).
They're baaaack! And they will make you believe the '90s never happened. The most beloved of the late-'70s/early-'80s "logo bands" has returned for its first album in 10 years, with its five-man lineup intact, and without making the mistakes of so many of its contemporaries on the rock revival circuit. Journey hasn't tried to hip things up in an attempt to sound current. It sticks to its strengths. And rock fans have rewarded the band in kind. TRIAL BY FIRE entered the Billboard Pop Chart at No. 3, an overwhelming reaction worthy of the band's heyday.
Steve Perry's soaring voice still rings like a silver bell, and the band remains solidly centered on the power-ballad style Journey perfected more than a decade earlier. Neil Schon's frenetic guitarwork straddles the line between pop and hard rock. Jonathan Cain fills out the sound with bright piano riffs and dense layers of atmospheric keyboards. You might forget Journey ever went away.