Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Journey Force Post Cards from 1981

Here's the first of five post cards that The Journey Force were sending out in 1981.

These are 4 X 6 regular sized postcards.

This one features Neal Schon on Lead Guitar...

Monday, October 27, 2014

Journey Frontiers Duffel Bag, Sunglasses and Watch

The Journey Frontiers Duffle Bag. The Journey Frontiers Sunglasses. The Journey Frontiers Watch.

It was in 1983 that Journey reached it's merchandising heights. More items were available in 1983 while Journey was the hottest they have ever been!

This is some of the merchandise available through The Journey Force International Fan Club back in 1983.

In this video you get to see the Duffle Bag as well as the Journey folding sunglasses and the Journey Frontiers Watch!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Happy Birthday WHEEL IN THE SKY blog With A Tear In Your Eye

October 26, 2013 was the opening day for my blog, "WHEEL IN THE SKY blog".

Because of you this site is seen all over the World.

I'm forever yours.

I will always try to bring you interesting items and stories, we've only just begun.

Here is an audio only demo of 1985's "With A Tear" with Steve Perry's vocals, enjoy...

This song originally appeared on the 1992 Box set "Time 3" as an instrumental.

When I am able to put together a proper video, this will appear in the "Rare" section of this website.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Journey Rockbill 1979. Tour Guide for the Evolution Tour

This is the Tour Book for the beginning of Journey's Evolution Tour.

This updated Rockbill includes new drummer, Steve Smith.

Sponsored by Budweiser, this book has many great pictures of the band;

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Original Journey Vinyl Album Shrink Wrap Stickers for Infinity and Evolution

I've still got the stickers that were attached to my "Infinity" and "Evolution" albums I bought in 1980.

Albums were great back then . They were 12 inch square pieces of art. Sometimes there would be a cool record liner with notes or pictures and sometimes there were posters in there.

These are the stickers that are slapped on the shrink wrap of the album and usually discarded along with the shrink wrap. These show a little age, especially the one for "Evolution."

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Journey Force Newsletter dated March 1, 1984

Further delays on Steve Perry's "Street Talk" solo album causes the release to be pushed into April.

Steve Smith's second album with Vital Information gets it's name, "Orion" and Neal Schon tries out for a part in a  movie.

The list of all "Win a Neal Schon Guitar Contest" winners is on page 2.

Page 3 talks about changing the newsletter to every two months instead of monthly.

Enjoy the double merchandise page and some great pictures;

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Journey's latest album - The Frontiers Tour - Live in Oklahoma 1983

On May 12, 2014 Left Field Media released Journey: The Frontiers Tour.

Live at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Oklahoma on July 21, 1983.

The album was originally a Westwood One FM Radio Broadcast.

Here's the liner notes from inside the booklet;
Formed in 1973 by Gregg Rolie after he left Santana, Journey made little impact on the international stage during their early years together. But when, in 1977 they bought in Steve Perry to take over lead vocals from Rolie their fortunes began to change. With the musical climate changing too in the US and FM radio-friendly bands such as Boston and Foreigner making it big, Journey changed their style somewhat and without losing their individuality produced a more wide-reaching collection of songs for their 1978 album Infinity which slowly climbed up the Billboard charts reaching a peak at Number 21. But it was their follow-up Departure , climbing to Number 8 on the chart, and the subsequent sell out tour which turned the group into a household name. But despite their new found glory, Journey had not yet reached the heights they would reach over the next couple of years. In 1981 they released their biggest selling album ever in Escape , replete with the enormous evergreen hit single Don t Stop Believing, one of those songs that takes on a life of its own and indeed still gets played routinely today. MTV, just beginning at this time, also gave the group a leg-up by featuring Don t Stop Believing and other tracks on heave rotation in their opening year, leading the group to the kind of success only very few acts ever reach. And the celebrity and success was maintained with 1983 s Frontiers which sold a whopping 6,000,000 copies and went on to spur four hit singles and a tour that remains the highest grossing of any rock tour performed on American soil to date. This CD contains the full set from an FM Broadcast given on the Frontiers Tour performed at The Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Oklahoma on July 21st, 1983.

The Vinyl Version Cover;

The album is available on Vinyl or CD from the U.K. and Japan.

Amazon.com UK                    Amazon.com Japan

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Japanese Promo of Journey Live 1981, The Escape Tour

This video is a promo for Japan. It's Journey Live in 1981 on the Escape Tour!

The video is 5 minutes long which includes a full live performance of "Don't Stop Believin'".

Sit back and enjoy the mini show...