Departure is nothing short of brilliant!
James T. Mott | O'Fallon, MO USA | 11/29/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Journey are such a force to be reckoned with. This album is what pushed the envelope and is my favorite. How some can say this has weak moments, I just cannot understand.
Any Way You Want It is just great opening track. AOR rocker and single.
Walks Like A Lady - I miss Gregg Rolie the most, even over Steve Perry. His Hammond B-3 organ shines throughout this one.
Someday Soon and People And Places - While there is a silent moment between these 2 tracks in my opinion, you must listen to these together like you would Feeling That Way/Anytime or Lovin Touchin Squeezin/City Of The Angels. Probably the best moments on this album.
Precious Time - Another well crafted song, some harmonica too.
Where Were You - A great show opener
I'm Cryin' - Before I said probably the best moment about another song(s). That is because this is also probably the best moment of the album. Screaming blues, electrifying guitar work by Schon.
Line Of Fire - Hard rockin', great vocals complete with an explosion within the song.
Departure/Good Morning Girl/Stay Awhile - Steve Perry shines vocally and the guitar work throughout these 3 are nothing short of brilliant.
Homemade Love - Great album closer. ROCKER!
Not a weak moment on this entire album. Love it! I want Perry and Schon back. Sorry cain and Augeri (hope I spell your name right)"