Sunday, September 14, 2008

New & Old Music

I treated myself to a new CD last payday.

Hubby and I have been Journey fans all of our married years (29 1/2 years!) I think we have just about every album they put out in the 80's and plenty of 45's. Oh dear I am showing our age. We've even started a new collection of Cd's. When I heard they had a new CD with a new lead singer who wasn't Steve Perry I was skeptical and so was hubby. I've been hearing their new single on the radio several times a day and I like their new song so much I bought the whole CD. It is a Walmart exclusive and cost around $13. It is worth every penny. You get 2 Cd's. A CD of new music with the new singer and a CD with the old music sung by the new singer. Also included is a DVD of their 2008 Las Vegas concert. I'm not skeptical anymore!! Here's a video of their new song.

Never Walk Away - Journey - Las Vegas


Who is the new singer?

His name is Arnel Pineda. He is 40 years old but doesn't look it. He's from the Philippines and has an interesting story. And he sounds a lot like Steve Perry. Enough on some of the old songs to make you think it's the old band.


I still like Steve Perry!


Here's a sample of the same song then and now. What do you think?
Then:

Now:

4 comments:

jobernz said...

Nicelty said. I am a musician and it is all about the music for me. I will always like the old Journey with Steve Perry and now the new Journey with Arnel Pineda.

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Eyut N. Kantot said...

Yes Perry is a legend in his own, and now Arnel is here to carry the legacy of Perry and instill newborn life into Journey once again.

connie said...

Oh, I ♥ Journey & it brings back SO many memories from my teenage years hearing all these songs :)

The similarities between Steve Perry & Arnel Pineda are stunning! Of course, Steve Perry will always be in his own league but Arnel Pineda is almost identical!

Thanks for posting these & for helping me take a walk down memory lane :)

I wanted to add too~I was listening to Oh Sherry & Kendall got up 1/2 way thru the song. He came in here & heard the music & started dancing! I asked him did he like the music & he shook his head yes :)

OK, I need to get off of here & get breakfast for Kendall & I & then do "school" w/Kendall :) Then I need to get a couple things done around the house. I hope you have a great day & a wonderful week :)

Anonymous said...

I will always like Steve Perry, but Arnel is great too, two amazing artists in their unique way. I'm a fan of both.