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Zakatar 08-15-2018 07:29 PM

New Steve Perry Album
 
I was surprised as hell to see this, I thought he was done with music for good after not performing with Journey at the Hall of Fame!

Apparently this new album will be called 'Traces' and will come out on October 5.

Here's the first single:

His voice has definitely changed over the years, but even so his voice is still in much better shape than JBJ's, and he's more than 10 years his senior!

Dave 1986 08-15-2018 11:56 PM

Listened to it today. He's still got a great voice even if it's not quite late 70's/early 80's Journey quality. It's more or less how he sounded on Trial By Fire which is fine with me. Still light years ahead of Jon's voice.

The song itself is OK but Steve's voice totally lifts it up. Could have done with a guitar solo. I'm going to check the album out but I'm not expecting an all-out rock album from him nowadays.

Watching the video, Steve is clearly enjoying himself and it's great to hear his voice again.

Thinny 08-16-2018 12:58 PM

Great voice, horrible song, embarrassing lyrics!
Yes, his voice may be in better shape than Jon's but at least Jon would never write rubbish like this!

Dave 1986 08-16-2018 11:16 PM

Traces track list

1. "No Erasin'" 4:07
2. "We're Still Here" 4:06
3. "Most of All" 4:23
4. "No More Cryin'" 4:29
5. "In the Rain" 4:06
6. "Sun Shines Gray" 3:57
7. "You Belong to Me" 4:07
8. "Easy to Love" 4:03
9. "I Need You" (The Beatles cover) 2:59
10. "We Fly" 3:56

US Deluxe Edition
No. Title Length
11. "October in New York"
12. "Angel Eyes"
13. "Call On Me"
14. "Could We Be Somethin’ Again"
15. "Blue Jays Fly"

Walleris 08-17-2018 01:06 AM

It's good to hear his voice, but that song is not good.

Nonetheless, it's a fantastic surprise to hear him come back from dead and I expect that an album should have at least one song I like.

Dave 1986 09-08-2018 07:01 PM

New single, “No More Cryin’”

https://youtu.be/asOazsx6gIY

golittleperson 09-09-2018 01:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Walleris (Post 1244018)
It's good to hear his voice, but that song is not good.

Nonetheless, it's a fantastic surprise to hear him come back from dead and I expect that an album should have at least one song I like.


I'm glad you said it, because I was thinking it. He is a killer vocalist, even at his age he sounds strong, but didn't care for the song. Really hoping the rest of the album is better. He's been away from music for so long - I want to like it.

DavetheGodofKeys 09-10-2018 09:01 PM

This guy had a great singing voice back in his Journey days. Gonna give this new album a listen or two when I have the time.

Zakatar 09-22-2018 04:32 AM

Another song from the album has been revealed:

We're Still Here

Nige 09-22-2018 01:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zakatar (Post 1244719)
Another song from the album has been revealed:

We're Still Here
Steve Perry - We're Still Here - YouTube

Really enjoyed this one too, looking forward to the album.

Zakatar 10-11-2018 09:56 PM

Now that the album has been released, I think "We're Still Here" is probably my favorite song from it (barring possibly the 5 bonus tracks if I ever get to hear them).

Nige 10-11-2018 10:38 PM

Bit underwhelmed by the album, too many ballads that all sound a bit samey. His voice still sounds fantastic though.

Haven't heard the five bonus tracks yet. Highlights thus far No Erasin' and No More Cryin'.

Dave 1986 10-11-2018 10:42 PM

New Steve Perry Album
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Nige (Post 1245628)
Bit underwhelmed by the album, too many ballads that all sound a bit samey. His voice still sounds fantastic though.

Haven't heard the five bonus tracks yet. Highlights thus far No Erasin' and No More Cryin'.

Pretty much this. But I can’t say it wasn’t what I was always expecting the next Steve Perry album to be this far down the line. Would have liked a song or two in the vein of “You Better Wait” or something like that.

Nige 10-11-2018 11:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave 1986 (Post 1245629)
Pretty much this. But I can’t say it wasn’t what I was always expecting the next Steve Perry album to be this far down the line. Would have liked a song or two in the vein of “You Better Wait” or something like that.

Yeah definitely - a couple of more uptempo numbers would have changed the dynamics of the album for the better. Especially the second half with the weaker songs.

Bleeding Purist 10-13-2018 07:57 PM

Of what I have heard, "We're Still Here" is..... still here with me. I also think the album needs more balance, but once I watched the 3 videos released.. I knew the album was going to be in this vein.

Definitely great to see him back and enjoying himself.

Zakatar 04-25-2019 12:36 AM

Completely unexpected, but "We're Still Here", my personal favorite from this album, is at #14 on the US adult contemporary chart and climbing! His first album in over 20 years and it's actually getting airplay and charting! Here's the new video he released:


Dave 1986 12-04-2020 08:07 PM

Traces (Alternate Versions & Sketches)
 
A new version of the album Traces (Alternate Versions & Sketches) has just been released;

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/...VL._SS500_.jpg

1. Most Of All (radio mix)
2. No Erasin’ (acoustic)
3. I Need You (acoustic)
4. No More Cryin’ (acoustic)
5. Most Of All (stripped)
6. We’re Still Here (acoustic)
7. You Belong To Me (stripped)
8. Sun Shines Gray (acoustic)

BJFan99 12-17-2020 08:51 AM

I've always loved Perry's voice. Great to hear him still sound that good - certainly a hundred times better than a "certain someone" we all know. Feels like his voice has mostly just matured with age, instead of having exactly declined (although the high register doesn't seem to be quite as strong as during his Journey peak era, but that is to be expected in general; the guy is 71 after all, and not everybody is Steven Tyler).

Btw, Walleris - that No Erasin' is actually a decent song for me :D


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