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Never thought I would type that topic title.

So happy :)

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perfection 

 

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47 minutes ago, Mr.AOR said:

Agree, total perfection... 

The production is off the chart. other bands take note please 

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20+ years in the making.  After all these years I really never thought it would happen.  This is a BUY IT NOW the moment pre-orders can be taken.

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I missed the sound sample... I'm guessing one of y'all snatched it and is able to email it to me?  PLEASE send me a PM!

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That's a top tune. Very nice.

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What an interesting vibe and presentation for that video. It's like what I'd expect a Tony Bennett (or someone like that) arrangement to look like, lol. Motley assortment of musicians too. Anyway, I don't think the song could possibly have lived up to the brief but intense hype of those first few posts, but yeah, it's a nice tune. Something worth checking out, though definitely not the best thing I've personally heard this year. ;)

But nice. 

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Perry's voice seems a bit strained... I'm guessing there won't be another "Suzanne" on the new album.  At this point, however, I'd buy a CD of Perry singing the telephone book.

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Sounds great. Great vibe. I'd like another  'Street Talk ' style of album from him, that soulful style suits his voice perfectly. Bare in mind he is nearly 70 years old, so another Journey sounding,  rockier album is probably doubtful at this stage in his career. There are plenty of other bands doing that in this genre anyways. Welcome back Steve. Look forward to hearing the rest of it.

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Nice tune, well produced and Steve sounds pretty good.  If I'm being honest it doesn't really do much for my personal tastes though and isn't something I'll be buying.

It's nice to see him back making music though and I'm sure it will appeal to many.

 

 

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I think it's a marvellous tune. Could have been lifted straight off Street Talk. Becomes even more appealing after several listens.

Really like the lyrics, vibe.

great example of AOR perfectly executed by the master.

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Great song. A lot of people are bitching about it not being the next "insert favorite Journey/Steve Perry solo track here". That's their problem. I'm just happy to hear him on a new album...period!

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I can fap to this, my ears are aroused. ; )

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Not a fan of the song, not because of the singer but just the song itself.

Still happy to see him back though

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I see a couple comments here that are kind of negative ;) LOL. Were probably safe doing that here. But OMG dont you freaking dare even hint at something close to criticism on his Facebook page. :eek:  Before the new song was even posted anywhere Perry posted this and I responded "after all these years weve been waiting and thats all your going to say". LOL  And the women there almost ripped me a new one. Even sent me message's on Facebook messenger. But I should have expected nothing less from groupies. LOLimage.thumb.png.4ea9d92fa5bc470f0ff9ff44d25fbe72.png  I like the song, its a decent tune. But of course it doesnt have the power behind it like when he was with Journey. I'll probably end up buying it. Maybe. ;) LOL

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well it was just a PR build up I guess.

He's said quite a bit really quickly since ;)

At the end of the day you can't compare this to Journey. It's Perry solo which has always been lighter, but still classy and well written

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This is a nice enough tune but...to be brutally frank...would be a throwaway track with any other name attached to it.  Don't get me wrong - I'm super stoked to hear a new Steve Perry solo album but this track doesn't really set my ears on fire.

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On 8/14/2018 at 11:31 PM, Glen said:

Never thought I would type that topic title.

So happy :)

Well, how could you have ever guessed the album title?

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Loving the new track but according to Andrew’s pre-review over at Melodic Rock.com is that 8 of the 10 new tracks are ballads...sounds like a Michael Bolton type of release. ??

I can see a 1/2 and 1/2 split because it is Perry but only 1 rocker other than No Erasin’ has really made my excitement diminish.

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5 hours ago, zacharyamelie said:

Loving the new track but according to Andrew’s pre-review over at Melodic Rock.com is that 8 of the 10 new tracks are ballads...sounds like a Michael Bolton type of release. ??

I can see a 1/2 and 1/2 split because it is Perry but only 1 rocker other than No Erasin’ has really made my excitement diminish.

I pretty much assumed it would mostly ballads.

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Let's face it, if Perry was capable of belting out STONE IN LOVE as though it were 1981, Pineda would still be singing 80's cover-tunes on various Manilla street corners.

Sadly, those days are over.

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Just read the track-by-track review on melodicrock.com.

Not surprised in the least that it's entirely composed of ballads... but damn would it have been awesome to see "J. Cain" listed as a co-writer on at least one song.

I never thought we'd actually get this far, so there's still some hope!

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