By the old walrus
I have been listening to this album for 15 years and I still love it. Thanks Journey.
Listen before you Judge.
I wish Steve Augeri was still with Journey,he is amazing on this album.Listen to the songs All the Way,Signs of Life,Higher Place, and To be Alive Again. They are classic Journey.
By David DiPiazza
This album is ok. It is like Night Ranger or some band that an artist makes after he leaves the successful band he was in? Does that make sense? Anyhow there is one thing that this album is not and that is "Journey". You can say whatever you want about Steve Perry but the truth is that he was incredible. He was someone that will never be duplicated anywhere! Not just in Journey. Anywhere on the planet or any other planet for that matter. That voice is the single most awesome singing voice to ever grace the stage. Best of the best. That includes Freddie Mercury, Robert Plant, Elton John, Roger Daltrey, Paul Rodgers etc etc etc! Yeah you heard me right.................Sorry but Steve Perry, Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain who were Journey will never be duplicated ever again. Oh and the first band was nothing next to the "Real Journey".
With the departure of Steve Perry in 1998, Journey decided to continue without him. So in comes Steve Augeri who is a very good singer and fills in Perry's spot very nicely. Steve Smith is also out and Deen Castronovo takes the drummer's seat.
On "Arrival", the band blends their 80s sound and style with a more modern rock vibe that's even more mature than "Trial By Fire". While the album isn't mediocre, it's not very impressive. There are moments here that can sound mellow and bland, but Augeri's voice does good justice.
Higher Place - 10/10
All the Way - 9.5/10
Signs of Life - 9.5/10
All the Things - 8/10
Loved By You - 8.5/10
Livin' to Do - 8.5/10
World Gone Wild - 9/10
I Got a Reason - 9.5/10
With Your Love - 9/10
Lifetime of Dreams - 9/10
Live and Breathe - 8/10
Nothin' Comes Close - 9/10
To Be Alive Again - 9/10
Kiss Me Softly - 8.5/10
We Will Meet Again - 8.5/10
Overall, "Arrival" is a good album. It should be recommended for any Journey fan.
My dad used to play songs off this album when I was like 4 in his car and I think it's a great album really good songs , even though I like steve perry a lot better and all journeys work back in the day but this album is better than anything they are doing now
It's not the Best Journey album but to me it only has one 5 star song and it's "Higher Place" and Journry did aright with this singer but out of all 6 singers Journry had STEVE PERRY WAS THE BEST AND THE ONLY TRUE SINGER OF JOURNEY BACK IN 1977 JOURNEY FOUND STEVE PERRY and I'm only 14 years old and I LOVE STEVE PERRY'S VOICE AND THAT'S Y STEVE IS KNOWN AS "THE VOICE"
Journey's Arrival of Steve Augeri
By Luicci L
To me this is one of the best Journey albums, the first with Steve Augeri replacing Perry on vocals, highlighted by this tremendous power ballad "Kiss Me Softly". Once again, Neal Schon shows his core value on Journey with his guitar skills performing an amazing solo on "World Gone Wild". Other relevant tunes would be "Higher Place", "Signs Of Life", "Loved By You", "Livin' To Do", "I Got A Reason", "Live and Breathe", "Nothin' Comes Close", "To Be Alive Again" and "We Will Meet Again".
BEST JOURNEY ALBUM
I KNOW I'LL GET A LOT OF GRIEF FOR SAYING THIS, BUT THIS IS MY FAVORITE JOURNEY ALBUM EVER. FROM START TO FINISH IT HAS A COHESIVENESS THAT IS HARD FOR ANYONE TO COME UP WITH. THERE ARE GREAT ROCKERS LIKE "HIGHER PLACE' AND "WORLD GONE WILD." AND AS FOR BALLADS, THE TRIO OF "LOVED BY YOU", "WITH YOUR LOVE", AND "LIFETIME OF DREAMS" MATCH UP WITH ANYONE. IT IS AMAZING THAT A BAND LIKE JOURNEY HAS BEEN ABLE TO FIND VOCALIST AS GOOD AS STEVE PERRY AND ON THIS ALBUM, STEVE AUGERI. GIVE IT A CHANCE AND YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!
Some good tracks
The two least impressive albums Journey ever made were the ones with S. Augeri (this one and the insipid Generations). There are some good songs, however. Personally, I love "All the Things" and "Livin' to Do"-- they are songs that actually take Journey somewhere. The rhythm guitar on "All the things" is energetic and exciting, and the vocals on "Livin' to Do" are the most convincing that Augeri has done. The rest of the album is sort of boring. I'm not saying this just because I love Steve Perry (my all-time favorite) -- I also love the pre-Perry stuff, and the original songs off of Revelation. Augeri just didn't bring much to the table, and Castronovo isn't nearly the drummer that Steve Smith and Aynsley Dunbar are.