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Departure album for sale by Journey was released Oct 15, 1996 on the Columbia label. The third and final album of what could be called Journey's cocoon phase (Escape would give birth to a fully formed butterfly and put the band through the stratosphere), 1980's Departure would also be the quintet's last with keyboardist/vocalist Gregg Rolie. Produced by Geoff Workman and Kevin Elson (essentially both engineers turned producers), the album continued to build on the band's previous two recordings, but offered an added edge, arrangement-wise. Departure CD music contains a single disc with 12 songs. ...See Full Description
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This is one of their best, and that's saying something. Their heaviest Perry offereing to date, Departure mixed the hard rock with the soft rock and came up with a masterpiece. Any Way You Want It is a totaly classic (I love the party scene in Caddyshack with this song playing). Someday Soon is a great soft rock non-ballad. What I mean is that even though it's not that heavy (it does have some good power chords, but it mixes with a mellow melodic melody), it's not a love song/ballad. Where Were You and Line of Fire are absolutely killer, especially Where Were You right after the solo ("I wanna know what the hell's goin' on...!"). Precious Time is a great accoustic to electric offering, and Homemade love rocks. Good Morning Girl and Stay Awhile are both great ballads. See, these early Journy ballads are so much better than the ones off the last 3 albums (Raised on Radio, Trial by Fire, and Arrival) because they vary in sound and style, and aren't too long. Good Morning Girl is guitar and Perry's vocals (and MAN can he hit the notes), and that's all. Stay Awhile, however, is a almost a waltzy number, and also great. Nowadays Journey's ballads are 5 minute long bland ballads (all of them have piano to guitar themes and similar melodies). Oh well, this is a killer album-BUY IT!
By Jon (Utah, USA)
||The Best Journey Album|
This album rocks and will get your spirit soaring. Excellent music and production. One of the top 10 albums of all time.
By Robert (Boston, USA)
||this is a terrific album|
even though this is greg rolie's last album i think journey did best with rolie. even though cain is great rolie is perfect on keyboards. schon's guitar lick's are excellent. and so is steve smith's druming and valory's bass guitar fits perfect lets not forget steve perry's outstanding vocals. every song here is good if not there best ever
By Rockband327 (cocoa fl)
||Bad Sound Production|
Departure is the last studio album for founding member Gregg Rolie which is a real lost for the band. Departure features some real gems like Line Of Fire, Where were you, Anyway you want it and Homemade love really stand out and shows Neal Schon in top form. Now that being said, Roy Thomas Baker should really been brought back for this release. The songs on this album are pretty good but the final mix or the sound on this album sound muffled compared to the sound on Infinity and Evolution which Roy Thomas Baker produced. Geoff Workman did a horrible job of production on this album.
By Doug (Los Angeles, Ca. USA)
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Departure songs Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||1089765|
|Release Date||Oct 15, 1996|
|Producer||Geoff Workman; Jim Welch; Kevin Elson|
|Engineer||Geoff Workman; Ken Kessie|
|Recording Time||37 minutes||