|Live In Houston 1981: The Escape Tour, New DVD, Journey, various|
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If you never seen Journey with Steve Perry out front you have missed one of the absolute finest voices Rock Music has ever had the privilege of having. Steve Perry can hit notes so high only one other man that I am aware of had the range of Steve Perry to get as high as Steve Perry can get and that was Freddie Mercury of Queen who passed away some 15 years ago. Steve Perry while he is aged today, is not only still able to sing, he is still able to put an inspired pen to lyrics as well. Perry certainly could not have done what he was capable of doing without the musicians he had with him, Jonathan Cain, Neal Schon, Ross Valory and Steve Smith all played their parts oh so very very well.
Jonathan Cain as he plays keyboards which today is a lost art, is something to behold while Neal Schon on lead guitar has proven more than once that he is one of the finest ax men since Jimmy Page of the Led Zeppelin fare. Steve Smith on drums is by no means a slouch either, not a John Bonham or Neal Peart but certainly no slouch. And lets not forget Ross Valory on bass guitar who's playing is quite pronounced with clean crisp and perfectly timed licks.
Having seen this tour live and having this DVD to watch and listen to whenever I please brings back so many good memories, like adult tickets for a mere 11.75 not 300.00 like they are today. To hear MUSIC played by people that you can actually understand and listen to, lyrics that have heart and soul poured into them is very refreshing, especially in the times we live in today, where it seems that all the lyrics written today are about sex, killing or violence of some sort.
All in all if you want to discover what real music is about, or if you remember the days of real music and would like to relive those days, then this DVD is an absolute MUST HAVE. Get this DVD and discover or rediscover what REAL MUSIC is all about. You will love this....
Journey is my All Time Favorite Roch band (with Steve Perry of Course) Journey Concerts have always been recorded in a way that makes you feel as though You're in the front row. Journey was the Leader back in the early 80's with technology others were dreaming of as far as lighting and sound goes. I've never been to a bad Journey Show! I saw this show back in 81' when they Played Atlanta! It's really nice to re-visit those days! I've had the pleasure of watching Journey Live in Concert six times and this DVD is probably one of my all time favorite Journey Tours. Raised on Radio is a very close second, however, without Steve Smith & Ross Valory it just wasn't the same as when this particular group of Guys were together! This DVD has the "Real" Journey! Everything before and every line up of players since hasn't compared to the line-up in this DVD until this band reunited for one last Album and never toured! To me, this is a Treasure. Before this DVD went on sale I was thinking how nice it would be to have a complete Journey Show on Video instead of the Greatest Hits Video (that I also loved, just not nearly as much as this one). Journey couldn't have picked a better show to release. I'm sure Steve Perry Masterminded the deal. If I had one show and one show only that I could keep in my arsenal of old 80's concert videos this would be the one! I watch it at least once a week! I plug the audio into my sterio & sit down to what I know is going to be the best show in town! I'm sure you've figured out by now that I am a Journey Fan and this Group is the Group I have always considered to be "The Group" . Things simply aren't and never will be the same without Steve Perry! Steve Perry is "Journey" Without him the band is like a tribute band. I'm definitely not saying Neal & Jonathan aren't talented, it's just, I think after "Journey", they would have done better to go their Seperate Ways. This way, a reunion tour may have one day been possible. I did hear Steve Perry made a guest appearance at one of their shows and the Place sold out. People are dying for that Magical Sound the Group had when filming this Video! If You're a true blue Journey Fan as I am, This Concert Video is a must Have!
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This is a great dvd that was filmed live in concert during the Escape tour in 1981. Journey play almost every single one of their hits that they had up to that point. The film condition is excellent and the sound mixing is right on the money. Steve Perry and the boys are in top form and show why they were one of the best live acts of their time.
Also included on the dvd is some interview footage shot with the band that explains a little bit of the history of the band as well as how some of their songs were chosen for the various albums. I would recommend this dvd to anyone who is a Journey fan. It's a great step back in time to when Journey ruled the airwaves and the album charts.
If you ar e a fan of the "classic" Journey lineup, you'll love this DVD and CD combo. Recorded in Houston on 1981's Escape tour for then a very young MTV ( BACK WHEN THEY ACTUALLY SHOWED REAL MUSIC ), this DVD shows the classic Journey linup with Steve Perry, Neil Schon, Jonnathan Cain, Ross Valory and Steve Smith. The DVD has been remastered and looks great, and the music is absolutely awsome. This is a must have for any Journey fan, and it will allow you to relive on great night back in the 1980's
This DVD captures most of the Very Best music that was produced in the bands long history. I have always judged a bands talent based on how closely their live performances sound to the recorded versions. Journey is one of those bands that sounds as good live as they do recorded, if not better. This DVD makes one yearn for the 80's.