Monday, March 31, 2014

The Essential Journey Promotional Flat and Poster

This week's Video blog is about Journey's other Greatest Hits collection "The Essential Journey".

This was put out by Columbia Records to make some money since "Arrival" didn't live up to their expectations.

This is a great 2 disc collection of all the greatest Journey hits. There have been more than one version available and I will talk about those.

Sit back and enjoy...

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Journey Captured Backstage Pass

This is a Captured Tour Backstage Pass.

It seems weird to have a Captured Tour when that really would be the Departure Tour...

Journey played some dates with new keyboard player, Jonathan Cain between the release of "Captured" and "Escape"

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Classic Rock Presents AOR Magazine, The Story Of Infinity

Here's a great magazine that was just released in England, Classic Rock Presents AOR.

There is a great long article titled "The Story Of Infinity" with pictures and more.

This is a must have! The magazine comes in a great envelope with an updated Infinity logo.

Also included is an article about touring with the band in 1979.

There will be a later post showing more once I've had a chance to read the magazine.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Journey Force Newsletter August 1983 and The Journey Rockdogs

Here's the August 1983 Journey Force Newsletter;

This one starts off talking about the Journey "Rockdogs" which was the name of the Softball team Journey were members of.

Some new cities were added to the "Frontiers" tour with special tickets for Journey Force members.

Also the campaign for trying to nominate Journey for a Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star goes on. The newsletters have been talking about a star on Hollywood Blvd. since early 1983 and the star was finally received in July 2005, twenty two years later!

Ross Valory's 1983 biography is featured on a whole page! Ross was around from the beginning, so him and Neal are the only founding members left and a very important member of the band.

The newsletter wraps up with answering some questions. All 6 pages follow...

Monday, March 24, 2014

Journey Arrival Promotional Flat and advance CD

The Journey Arrival Promotional Flat video blog.

We discuss the three different versions of the album and also see the different album covers...

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Generations Live 2005 Concert Tour and free CD

In 2005 Journey was on the long Generations Tour.

At each concert they were giving away free copies of the new studio album, "Generations".

It's a very different Journey album and delivers some good rock and roll.

Each member gets a turn at lead vocals on at least one song on the album.

Here are the front and back covers of the album given out...

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Journey Continues...

Here's a great album out of Japan.

It's called "The Journey Continues" and is released out of Japan. is the Japanese Amazon site, where you can find this other great Journey items!

It's really a "greatest hits" CD with a great cover...

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014

Journey Armageddon Promotional Flat from 1998

Here's a great video showing off the "Armageddon" promotional Flat from Columbia Records.

Journey was releasing one song, without warning, and the first song without Steve Perry!

The song is called "Remember Me" with Steve Augeri on Lead Vocals and Deen Castronovo on drums...

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Journey Under The Stars Tour 1999 Backstage Passes

Journey toured with a brand new singer and no new album in 1999.

Journey toured with Foreigner from June thru November that year. Here'a poster on the event...

I've also added a couple of great looking backstage passes Journey used that summer...

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Journey "The Place In Your Heart" single cover artwork

Here is the cover art for one of the hardest to find singles from Journey.

It's "The Place In Your Heart" from the album "Generations".

The single was released in 2005 by Sanctuary Records.

It is the only single from the album, "Generations", and it's a promotional item only, it was never released to the public.

Here is the cover and back of the CD single...

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Journey Force Newsletter July, 1983

The July, 1983 Newsletter gives the 5 contest winners names.

Steve Smith biography (as of 1983)  on page 2.

This one also talks about getting a Star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame which Journey finally received in 2005...

Monday, March 10, 2014

Journey Greatest Hits Live Promotional Flat from 1998

Here's my latest video blog. This ones about Journey's "Greatest Hits Live" album. 

Not only do I show you the front and back of the flat, I talk about the album and why it exists

Please enjoy the show...

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Journey 1998 Vacation's Over Tour Backstage Pass

Here's a great backstage pass from 1998.

This was the time after Steve Perry left the band and they really needed to get on the road. This was the first tour since 1987 and the first time Journey has played together since 1991.

Steve Augeri was the new vocalist.

It was a "greatest hits" tour since the album "Trial By Fire" which was released in 1996 wasn't the main focus since Steve Perry was no longer with the band.

Journey Toured in 1998 as "The Vacations Over Tour" and again in 1999 as "The Under The Radar Tour" before switching gears toward the next Studio Album, "Arrival" coming soon.

This is a ticket stub for the 1998 Vacations Over Tour for the show in Fresno, California...

Friday, March 7, 2014

Journey 2014: Don't Stop Believin' on Public Television

Watch "Journey 2014: Don't Stop Believin'" and support local public television. This new special features excerpts of the documentary "Don't Stop Believin": Everyman's Journey", concert footage from "Live in Manila", offers of tour tickets, CDs and DVDs, and brand new interviews. Check your local listings..but here in Southern California it's 9:00PM Pacific Time!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Journey Force 8X10 Band Photo 1974

Here's the earliest Publicity Photo of Journey that I have.

I don't think there was a fan club yet, but here's the whole 5 man band...

Monday, March 3, 2014

Journey Trial By Fire Promotional Band Poster

On October 22, 1996 Journey released a reunion album with the whole band back together again.

The album was unannounced and they even had a Grammy Nomination for the song "When You Love A Woman".

The band was unable to tour which left the album basically unnoticed.

Here's a view at the big oversized poster of the band to promote the album...

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Journey Escape Tour Backstage Passes

I've got a collection of three backstage passes from Journey's Escape Tour 1981-1982

Here they are in all their glory...

Backstage Pass 1981

All Access Pass 1981

Aftershow Guest Pass 1982