Journey releases Infinity, Escape and Frontiers as box set
This one's for you, Steve Perry. On Sept. 29, Sony Music will release The Collection: Journey, featuring three of the band's classic albums. (Two from the '80s, naturally, but all three from the Perry years.)
The set includes Infinity, Escape and Frontiers.
Infinity, released in 1978, would seem like an odd pick at first, but it was Perry's debut project with the band. It includes several classics including Bic-flicking Lights, the sadly forgotten Feeling That Way and never-gets-old Wheel in the Sky. (Personally, I'd have picked Departure from 1980, but I'm an '80s apologist, right?)
Escape, of course, needs no introduction. It's quite easily one of the top 5 albums of the '80s. Its signature tune Don't Stop Believing still finds its way to the top of the iTunes charts every few months.
Other fans might choose 19886's Raised on Radio over 1983's Frontiers, but I'm happy with the disc Sony picked. (Even though I can live the rest of my life without hearing Separate Ways again. Thankfully they didn't play it when I caught them live in July 2008.)
Amazon.com is selling The Collection: Journey for $23.98. Perfect timing for a holiday present for a Journey fan who also does loving, caring podcasts and blog for you every day, don't ya think?