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For the Love of Strange Medicine
Steve Perry
For the Love of Strange Medicine
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
  •  Track Listings (11) - Disc #1

2006 Japanese Digitally Remastered Limited Edition Reissue of the Album Classic in a Deluxe, Miniaturized LP Sleeve Replica of the Original Vinyl Album Artwork.


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All Artists: Steve Perry
Title: For the Love of Strange Medicine
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony Japan
Original Release Date: 1/1/2006
Re-Release Date: 12/4/2006
Album Type: Extra tracks, Import, Limited Edition, Original recording remastered
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Soft Rock, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR)
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 074644428728, 4582192931943, 074644428742, 074644428780, 458219293194


Album Details
2006 Japanese Digitally Remastered Limited Edition Reissue of the Album Classic in a Deluxe, Miniaturized LP Sleeve Replica of the Original Vinyl Album Artwork.

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Teri N. from WILLAMINA, OR
Reviewed on 9/9/2011...
Steve Perry at his finest.
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Kathleen L. (katlupe) from OXFORD, NY
Reviewed on 9/23/2006...
Excellent album!

CD Reviews

The 'steely voice' keeps the Perry's Journey going.
Patrick L. Randall | Silver Spring, MD | 09/04/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The 1980's were undoubtedly characterized, in part, by the music of Journey. Rock anthems and power ballads were the mainstay of the band that turned out such memorable hits at "Separate Ways", "Don't Stop Believing", and (my favorite) "Faithfully". At the forefront of Journey's success was the man with the steely voice, Steve Perry. Few voices in music history are as perfectly crafted for the singer's chosen genre than Perry's. He could achieving the soaring range of the anthems, while also incorporating softer, more accomplished, tones into the power ballads. Internal power struggles caused Journey to break up in 1986 and each member went on their separate ways (no pun intended). Steve Perry, who had already achieved solo success with 1983's "Street Talk", took to the studio a few years later to produce his second album, "For the Love of Strange Medicine" (released in 1994).
"...Strange Medicine" has proven to be an absolute goldmine for Journey faithful captivated by Perry's voice. It provides one of those rare occassions where a listener can put the CD in and listen to it from beginning to end and not find a single track they don't like. Tributes to young love, inner strength, long journeys, and forgiveness all permeate this album. "...Strange Medicine" starts off in style with its lone radio release, "You Better Wait", a soaring cautionary anthem to a young girl starting out in life. Perry's magnificent voice, along with some spectacular guitar play, power this song to a level beyond what even Journey produced. "Young Hearts Forever" follows it with another wondrous song encouraging the embrace of young love. It simply must be experienced to understand how good this song is.
While every track is excellent, there is one more truly impressive song on this album. It is the final track, "Anyway". It is a strong, emotional song that essentially serves as Perry's lyrical apology and peace offering to his fellow bandmates for the troubles of a decade earlier. The strength of this ballad is on par with "Faithfully" and "Open Arms" from the Journey days, and is speculated to have played a part in the 1996 reunion of the band.
Sadly, Perry's medical condition due to a climbing injury made that reunion short-lived. The band has moved on with a new Perry sound alike singer and Perry, himself, has continued to do some studio work from time to time (though, no new studio album is on the horizon). Yet, with music like "For the Love of Strange Medicine" still floating around, Journey and Perry fans alike can still plug in and be reminded of the greatness of what once was."
The Greatest Male Singer's second solo album's beutifull
Bob Waskiewicz | Wintersville, Ohio United States | 08/21/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Steve Perry is the greatest male singer. Its ashame we don't hear from him anymore,but even if he never makes another album,Steve will be remembered forever from his records with Journey and his two solo albums.I love "For the Love of Strange Medicine." I bought this tape when I went to Florida in "94,"and never took it out of my CD Player."You Better Wait," the first single released has some of the greatest harmonies Steve is famous, then leads into the hard rocking,"Young Hearts Forever." One song I've played over and over again is "Missing you." I adore this ballad,and I'm still not tired of it.I was shocked to see that Steve has a greatest hits CD when I went into this site.I'm going to order this record today. I hope Steve gets back into the recording studio soon,either with Journey,or records another solo record .This talented singer,songwriter is Missed by all his fan's."