The Essential Journey (2001)


 
Disc One 1. Only the Young 2. Don't Stop Believin' 3. Wheel in the Sky 4. Faithfully 5. Any Way You Want It 6. Ask the Lonely 7. Who's Crying Now 8. Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) 9. Lights 10.Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin' 11.Open Arms 12.Girl Can't Help It 13.Send Her My Love 14.When You Love a Woman 15.I'll Be Alright Without You 16.After the FAll Disc Two 1. Chain Reaction 2. Message of Love 3. Somethin' to Hide 4. Line of Fire 5. Anytime 6. Stone in Love 7. Patiently 8. Good Morning Girl 9. The Eyes of a Woman 10.Be Good To Yourself 11.Still They Ride 12.Baby I'm a Leavin' You 13.Mother, Father 14.Just the Same Way 15.Escape 16.The Party's Over (Hopelessy in Love)

 

If the Greatest Hits album wasn't quite enough Journey for you, but you don't want to go out and buy all of the compact discs, this is a good "greatest hits and then some" CD. This album came out before any of the post Steve Perry vocalists joined, and, not surprisingly, doesn't feature anything pre Steve Perry either. That's probably a good thing since the songs are all of the same "type". Since I'm a diehard fan, I would recommend just buying all seven (yes, there were only seven) of the Journey albums that featured Steve Perry, but it looks like about half of that (32 songs) are here on a nice double compact disc, so maybe this one will do you just fine. For the most part, the first disc has the hits, the second has the also-rans.

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