Another 80s stocking stuffer

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December

So I'm browsing through the concert DVDs at Best Buy the other day when I strike true gold: Journey Live in Houston 1981 Escape Tour! Did I buy it? Are you kidding me? I grabbed it like an Elmo doll, hugged it and wept like I was watching the end of "Field of Dreams." It was recorded two weeks after the band's gig in Lakeland, which I attended (First concert ever). And get this: Everyone at the DVD show is wearing the same concert shirt I bought at the show (and recently re-acquired). Kharma or what?

The show was taped by MTV, which I guess was some cable network back in the 80s that used to show a lot of music videos. Produced this year by former lead singer Steve Perry (with full cooperation from the band, I've read), the original recording took place during the network's first few months of existence.

And it features all their hits from the early 80s and late 70s: Stone in Love, Where Were You, Anyway You Want It. The DVD includes several special features and the package also includes an audio disc of the show. Bonus.

I'm just waiting for Sean Daly to break into my house to steal the disc.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:15pm]

    

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