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Journey – Live In Japan 2017: Escape + Frontiers

Written by Randy Patterson

JourneyLiveInJapan2017EscapeFrontiersCoverJourney – Live In Japan 2017: Escape + Frontiers
Journey
Studio: Eagle Rock Entertainment
Released: March 29, 2019

Boomerocity readers already know that we are huge Journey fans. And as you already know, we’ve had the privilege to interview band keyboardist and co-writer, Jonathan Cain, a couple of times (here and here).

With that all said, it goes without saying that we’re always thrilled when the band puts out something new – whether we’re talking about books, CDs, concerts, or, as is the case today, a new concert DVD/CD set.

You’re likely asking: Just what the heck are you talking about now?

We’re glad you asked.

On February 7, 2017, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Journey proved their status as one of rock’s best live bands when they brought their landmark albums Escape (just in time for its 35th anniversary) and Frontiers to the legendary Budokan stage in Japan. Eagle Rock Entertainment proudly presents this concert, “Journey – Live In Japan 2017: Escape + Frontiers” on DVD+2CD and Blu-ray+2CD.

A triumphant evening of music, Journey presented songs from 1981’s Escape and 1983’s Frontiers. These albums, which produced eight Top 40 singles combined, have sold nearly 20 million copies worldwide, and cemented the San Francisco band’s music in the cultural zeitgeist.

Kicking off the 2-hour set with “Don’t Stop Believin’ ’’, Journey kicks into high gear, presenting a set not just of their hits,"" width="240" height="120" allowtransparency="no"> width="120" height="240" allowtransparency="no"> but deep album cuts like Escape’s “Lay It Down” and Frontiers’ “Back Talk,” which haven’t been played live since the albums’ original touring cycles.

The concert, presented with a minimal stage set, without big extravagant light shows or monitors, lets the music do the talking. The spectacular musicianship of Neal Schon (founder / guitarist), Jonathan Cain (keyboardist), Ross Valory (bassist), Steve Smith (drummer), and Arnel Pineda (lead vocals) shines on famed hits like “Open Arms,” “Who’s Crying Now,” “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart),” and “Faithfully.”

A fantastic representation of the band’s legacy, Live In Japan 2017: Escape + Frontiers showcases the enduring impact of Journey and these songs. You can order this great collection by clicking on the widgets on this page.

TRACK LISTING:

DVD portion:
1. Don’t Stop Believin’ Intro
2. Don’t Stop Believin’
3. Stone In Love
4. Who’s Crying Now
5. Keep On Runnin’
6. Still They Ride
7. Escape
8. Lay It Down
9. Dead Or Alive
10. Neal Schon Guitar Solo
11. Mother, Father
12. Jonathan Cain Piano Solo
13. Open Arms
14. Separate Ways Intro
15. Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)
16. Send Her My Love
17. Chain Reaction
18. After The Fall
19. Faithfully
20. Edge Of The Blade
21. Steve Smith Drum Solo
22. Back Talk
23. Frontiers
24. Rubicon
25. La Raza del Sol
26. Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’

2CD:
CD1: Escape
1. Don’t Stop Believin’ Intro
2. Don’t Stop Believin’
3. Stone In Love
4. Who’s Crying Now
5. Keep On Runnin’
6. Still They Ride
7. Escape
8. Lay It Down
9. Dead Or Alive
10. Neal Schon Guitar Solo
11. Mother, Father
12. Jonathan Cain Piano Solo
13. Open Arms

CD2: Frontiers
1. Separate Ways Intro
2. Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)
3. Send Her My Love
4. Chain Reaction
5. After The Fall
6. Faithfully
7. Edge Of The Blade
8. Steve Smith Drum Solo
9. Back Talk
10. Frontiers
11. Rubicon
12. La Raza del Sol
13. Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’