Journey are undoubtedly one of America's most successful melodic rock bands, wih record sales in excess of 75 million. And with the recent phenomenal success of 'Don't Stop Believin' - now the most downloaded song of all time - they've been given an amazing new lease of life. Now, for the first time ever, their entire history is explored in this definitive biography, charting the many highs and lows of one of America's most beloved rock bands.Journey are now recieving more acclaim and exposure than at any time since their early eighties herday, when they released the multi-million selling Escape and Frontiers albums. Featuring original interviews and a wealth of research, Don't Stop Believin': The Untold Story of Journey follows their whole career. It's a story filled not only with heartache, bitterness and behind-the-scenes squabbles, but also creativity, dedication, passion and drive. For the first time Don't Stop Believin': The Untold Story of Journey tells it all!
Neil Daniels is a freelance writer and author. He has written extensively about music, cinema, books and graphic novels for several years. He is a contributor to several music websites and magazines, including Drowned In Sound, Big Cheese and Record Collector. His work as an author includes The Story Of Judas Priest: Defenders Of The Faith and Robert Plant: Led Zeppelin, Jimmy Page and The Solo Years.
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Almost there, could have been
Considering how safe guarded Journey is about their legacy, it's a wonder this book was written at all. However, so much of the book relies on easily available sources (such as the infamous Herbie Herberts interview and other past interviews of the band) that it never really reveals anything previously unknown.
Also, Herbie Herberts, for all his genius, takes a few too many liberties with his "my band", "my album", "my tour", etc in order to establish himself as the one who made it all happen. He also takes so many swings at so many other people (most often and most agressively at Perry) that he starts to lose credibility quickly.
The author did what he could with what he had to work with and given that there no other books, to my knowledge, about Journey, one has to be thankful that we have anything at all.
My biggest gripe is the over pricing of the book along with the amount of grammatical errors that riddle it. For a digital book under 400 pages, $22 is ridiculous.