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Journey: The band who did not stop believing
BBC News ^ | 12 November 2010 | unknown

Posted on 11/13/2010 8:22:25 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike

The track, by US soft rock band Journey was first released in 1981.

Nearly 30 years later, downloads of the original song stand at about three million while, according to Journey founder Neal Schon, sales of the version made by the stars of TV series Glee have hit the one billion mark.

"Don't Stop Believin' has just turned out to be a beast, something that we never imagined would happen, and it just keeps going," Schon told BBC News.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


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"If ever there was an appropriate song title, it was Don't Stop Believin'."
1 posted on 11/13/2010 8:22:28 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Girl rock.


2 posted on 11/13/2010 8:23:53 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek

Yep, for the most part.

“Wheel in the Sky” (from ‘78) was a good song, but that’s about it.


3 posted on 11/13/2010 8:27:18 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: cripplecreek

Naah. Journey, like Foreigner, REO and Asia appeals to both.


4 posted on 11/13/2010 8:28:38 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Journey has a ton of great songs.


5 posted on 11/13/2010 8:29:46 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

I remember listening to them back during my elementary school years(early to mid 80s). I think they were one of my first favorite bands.


6 posted on 11/13/2010 8:32:09 AM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: ETL

I like Journey. I can’t stand REO, Asia or Foreigner. Saw Journey and Foreigner at the same concert in the 80’s and the drummer for Foreigner fell off his stool twice he was so drunk.


7 posted on 11/13/2010 8:32:15 AM PST by ResponseAbility (Prepare for battle and never forsake the Lord...unknown)
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To: cripplecreek

Good band. Drummer was killer, but extremely understated. Steve Perry is widely acclaimed to have one of the greatest voices in rock history. Had nodes and back problems which basically broke up the band. I’d take those guys in my band any day of the week. Don’t care for Schoen-—didn’t like him with Santana either.


8 posted on 11/13/2010 8:33:14 AM PST by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: ETL
Naah. Journey, like Foreigner, REO and Asia appeals to both.

With the exception of a couple of songs, Foreigner is a massive whipping. The saving grace for them is that one of their members wrote the soundtrack for "Still Crazy", a very underrated British movie from the late 90s.

If you like 70s rock, it's a great flick.

9 posted on 11/13/2010 8:33:17 AM PST by Night Hides Not (If Dick Cheney = Darth Vader, then Joe Biden = Dark Helmet)
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To: Hotlanta Mike
A lot of times, re-releases and remasters aren't quite as good as the original. We want to hear the original.

Anyway, good to hear that an artist is happy with the new way of distributing songs... “online mp3.” At least I think that he is... the results speak for themselves.

Apple figured out how to make it work after Napster.

10 posted on 11/13/2010 8:34:33 AM PST by dhs12345
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In addition to Don’t Stop Believin’...

Separate Ways

Any Way You Want It

Be Good to Yourself

Ask the Lonely

Only the Young

Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’

Faithfully

Who’s Crying Now

Lights

Open Arms

Girl Can’t Help It

Send Her My Love

Wheel in the Sky

I’ll Be Alright Without You


11 posted on 11/13/2010 8:34:44 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: LS

Neil Schoen has a wicked cover of “Oh Come Emmanuel.”


12 posted on 11/13/2010 8:35:05 AM PST by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others)
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To: Mr. Mojo

We were all a bunch of heavy metal hillbillies in my neck of the woods. At that time we were mostly listening to Ronnie Dio, Ozzy Osbourne, Alice Cooper etc.


13 posted on 11/13/2010 8:35:10 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Grizzled Bear

Look, I’m sure he’s great. Just not my cup of tea. I’m not a huge Van Halen fan, either. But I’m a drummer. What do I know? My favorite guitarists are Jim McCarty (Cactus, Mitch Ryder); Clapton; Hendrix; and to me #1 of all time is Jeff Beck, bar none.


14 posted on 11/13/2010 8:37:09 AM PST by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: Hotlanta Mike

I’m sure Schon had his doubts when Perry pulled the plug.


15 posted on 11/13/2010 8:37:29 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: ResponseAbility

You like Journey but don’t like “Only Time Will Tell” and “Heat Of The Moment” by Asia?


16 posted on 11/13/2010 8:37:33 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: dhs12345

The problem with iTunes is how scrubbed the music is. Everything is the same volume, vocals, keys, guitar, bass.


17 posted on 11/13/2010 8:38:38 AM PST by j.argese (Boycott Nevada.)
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To: LS

Great taste in guitarists. Phil Keaggy is one of my favorite guitarists.


18 posted on 11/13/2010 8:40:18 AM PST by ResponseAbility (Prepare for battle and never forsake the Lord...unknown)
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To: ETL

Just can’t get into those songs.


19 posted on 11/13/2010 8:42:06 AM PST by ResponseAbility (Prepare for battle and never forsake the Lord...unknown)
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To: cripplecreek

Yep, bands like Journey and Bon Jovi are kings with the 40-something House Frau set.


20 posted on 11/13/2010 8:42:23 AM PST by dfwgator (Texas Rangers -Thanks for a great season.)
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To: LS

****Drummer was killer, but extremely understated.****

Steve Smith is so underrated its a crime.


21 posted on 11/13/2010 8:44:13 AM PST by ResponseAbility (Prepare for battle and never forsake the Lord...unknown)
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To: Night Hides Not
With the exception of a couple of songs, Foreigner is a massive whipping.

Are you aware of all of the following Foreigner songs?

Double Vision

Head Games

Long, Long Way From Home

Blue Morning, Blue Day

Hot Blooded

Cold as Ice

Urgent

Dirty White Boy

Juke Box Hero

Feels Like the First Time

22 posted on 11/13/2010 8:45:07 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ResponseAbility

Yeah, but you know his “problem?” He doesn’t like rock. He has his jazz group. As a rocker, he definitely underplays.


23 posted on 11/13/2010 8:45:22 AM PST by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: ResponseAbility

Phil Keaggy is one of my favorites too.


24 posted on 11/13/2010 8:45:38 AM PST by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: dfwgator

Don’t forget Rod Stewart. Although his set may be the 50’s House Frou’s


25 posted on 11/13/2010 8:46:01 AM PST by ResponseAbility (Prepare for battle and never forsake the Lord...unknown)
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To: ETL

Foreigner is another example of a band that started out pretty rocking, but then once they had that big soft-ballad hit, they were finished.


26 posted on 11/13/2010 8:46:52 AM PST by dfwgator (Texas Rangers -Thanks for a great season.)
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To: LS

It’s probably because rock drumming bores him.


27 posted on 11/13/2010 8:48:02 AM PST by ResponseAbility (Prepare for battle and never forsake the Lord...unknown)
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To: ETL

Don’t get me started on Styx, Dennis DeYoung had to be the wimpiest singer ever in the history of rock.


28 posted on 11/13/2010 8:48:33 AM PST by dfwgator (Texas Rangers -Thanks for a great season.)
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To: j.argese
Yup. You can probably still buy the CD.... or LP.

Interesting: I ripped an old Cars LP a year ago. The audio quality was 10x better than anything I downloaded from Itunes. Even with the pops.

There is a HUGE difference.

But, 90% of the Itunes customers don't care.

29 posted on 11/13/2010 8:48:52 AM PST by dhs12345
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To: j.argese
The problem with iTunes is how scrubbed the music is. Everything is the same volume, vocals, keys, guitar, bass.

had the same problem with Badfinger re-released stuff. Sounded OK but not the same quality as the original. Thank God I have the vinyl. Now I just need to find a cheap way to get it to my computer.

30 posted on 11/13/2010 8:49:14 AM PST by Dick Vomer (Our President-A modest man, who has much to be modest about.)
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To: LS
Steve Perry is widely acclaimed to have one of the greatest voices in rock history.
Compared to Jim Morrison (and many, many others), Perry sounds like a feckin' girl.
31 posted on 11/13/2010 8:49:39 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: kalee

Saw him in concert in San Fran. He did an amazing rendition of What A Day that I will never forget.


32 posted on 11/13/2010 8:50:08 AM PST by ResponseAbility (Prepare for battle and never forsake the Lord...unknown)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Glee sucks. R Lee Ermy should go on that show and kick all their azzes.


33 posted on 11/13/2010 8:50:09 AM PST by chemicalman (The Obama's: Proud members of the Vacation-A-Month Club.)
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To: LS

You’re a drummer? Your impressions of Ginger Baker, please.


34 posted on 11/13/2010 8:50:33 AM PST by JPG (The GOP leadership is on probation. No second chances. Don't blow it.)
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To: dfwgator
Foreigner is another example of a band that started out pretty rocking, but then once they had that big soft-ballad hit, they were finished.

I definitely like the hard-rocking songs better. But the softer ones were pretty good too.

35 posted on 11/13/2010 8:51:15 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: dhs12345

Thats because most of them weren’t raised on vinyl. They don’t know what they are missing.


36 posted on 11/13/2010 8:51:47 AM PST by ResponseAbility (Prepare for battle and never forsake the Lord...unknown)
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To: chemicalman

Glee is just another tool of the Homosexual agenda to corrupt the minds of our youth.


37 posted on 11/13/2010 8:51:47 AM PST by dfwgator (Texas Rangers -Thanks for a great season.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

I always HATED Journey back in high school. They were the enemy of all that was good in the world. Now I play one of their songs in my band. How could that have happened?


38 posted on 11/13/2010 8:51:59 AM PST by Cymbaline ("Allahu Akbar": Arabic for "Nothing To See Here" - Mark Steyn)
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To: ETL
With the exception of "Long, Long Way From Home", I don't like Foreigner like I did when I was younger.

Sorry, that's just me...they're not my cup of tea anymore. If you still like 'em, that's ok.

39 posted on 11/13/2010 8:52:33 AM PST by Night Hides Not (If Dick Cheney = Darth Vader, then Joe Biden = Dark Helmet)
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To: Dick Vomer

Yep, compression and de-noising are pure evil but so many “modern” mastering engineers use it liberally.

On an upbeat note, the industry is slowly beginning to understand the damage these techniques have on the music - especially when re-mastering classic albums.


40 posted on 11/13/2010 8:53:20 AM PST by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: ResponseAbility

Yup. What a shame.


41 posted on 11/13/2010 8:53:44 AM PST by dhs12345
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To: ResponseAbility

I saw him at UVA. He is great!


42 posted on 11/13/2010 8:53:48 AM PST by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: ETL

When I think of REO, I think of that scene in Billy Madison, where he goes back to High School, wearing an REO Speedwagon T-Shirt, thinking that all the high school students liked them.
And they just laugh at him.


43 posted on 11/13/2010 8:54:38 AM PST by dfwgator (Texas Rangers -Thanks for a great season.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

“Don’t Stop Believin’”:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyVdbfyvwso


44 posted on 11/13/2010 8:54:38 AM PST by rogue yam
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To: dfwgator
Don’t get me started on Styx, Dennis DeYoung had to be the wimpiest singer ever in the history of rock.

I didn't care much for Styx.

45 posted on 11/13/2010 8:55:00 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: dfwgator

REO t-shirt, driving a Trans Am, and a jean jacket. That was hilarious.


46 posted on 11/13/2010 8:55:54 AM PST by Future Snake Eater ("Get out of the boat and walk on the water with us!”--Sen. Joe Biden)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

If ever there was a band that gets me to change the channel within the first few notes of any song they play, it’s Journey.


47 posted on 11/13/2010 8:56:06 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (We conservatives will always lose elections as long as we allow the MSM to choose our candidates.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

I wouldn’t call Journey soft rock. I think of tepid bands like Bread when I hear that term. Writer should play Wheel in the Sky a few times before making stupid comments.


48 posted on 11/13/2010 8:56:06 AM PST by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: Night Hides Not
If you like 70s rock, it's a great flick.

If you want a good 70s Soundtrack, try 'Dazed and Confused.'

49 posted on 11/13/2010 8:56:22 AM PST by dfwgator (Texas Rangers -Thanks for a great season.)
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To: dfwgator
I do plenty of bar trivia. Whenever a Glee question shows up I tell the host that the guy who writes the questions should seriously start dating.
50 posted on 11/13/2010 8:56:30 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult
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