Thursday, June 12, 2008

Journey's new "Revelation" album sells an incredible 104,000 copies in first week to debut at #5 on Billboard!


Congrats to the band. I just wish that former singers Steve Augeri and Jeff Scott Soto were treated better......
Journey:
JOURNEY’s new three-disc CD/DVD package REVELATION has sold more than 104,000 copies in its debut week according to Wal-Mart Stores, marking the band’s biggest first week’s sales since 1996’s TRIAL BY FIRE. Released June 3, REVELATION is being sold exclusively at Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club in North America, Walmart.com and Samsclub.com, and Journey’s official website, Journeymusic.com. REVELATION’s first week’s sales marks a 1400% increase over the band’s 2005’s first week’s sales of GENERATIONS."We are thrilled with the early success of Journey's ‘Revelation’ music project, and clearly our customer is excited about it too,” said Jeff Maas, Divisional Merchandise Manager, Entertainment, Wal-Mart U.S. “We believe that if we continue to find innovative products, priced to showcase the value, our customers will show their excitement by purchasing the product. Journey has been great to work with and clearly this reflects a win for them and for our customer.”The first disc consists of 11 new songs, the second is filled with 11 re-recorded classics, and the third is a live, in-concert DVD. All of the music on REVELATION was produced by Kevin Shirley (who previously worked with JOURNEY on their Platinum-certified TRIAL BY FIRE album).REVELATION marks a new chapter in the legendary career of multi-Platinum rockers JOURNEY, thanks to two singles at Rock and AC radio (“Never Walk Away” and “After All These Years”) and rave reviews, including the New York Times who hailed: “…the band seems to have taken rock vitamins: it feels alive.”JOURNEY--Neal Schon (guitar), Jonathan Cain (keyboards), Ross Valory (bass), Deen Castronovo (drums) and Arnel Pineda (vocals)—is currently on a European tour through June 28. They’ll start a massive summer U.S. tour with special guests Heart and Cheap Trick on July 9 in Denver, CO.

5 comments:

-> Ray said...

I bought a copy last week, and I am rather disappointed by it. Each album since Trial By Fire has been less appealing than the one before it (and, now that I think about it, I prefer Steve Perry's Strange Medicine CD to anything Journey has done thereafter, so I've perceived a slow decline for the last 14 years). Oddly enough, my favorite post-Perry songs were both from Generations, and they were the two songs sung by Deen Castronovo. I wish he'd sing lead more.

Geno said...

I have to agree with you. Trial By Fire was a fantastic album. Perry's voice wasn't the same, but the tunes were incredible. I also agree about Deen. I was shocked when I heard him sing on Generations. What talent!

dino said...

Just bought the new journey album and I think it's fantastic. I've enjoyed their music before though for sometime I did not bother to know the name of the band, so that makes me actually a new fan. Anyway all the journey singers from Steve Perry to Arnel Pineda (I heard Augeri, Soto and Pineda first only on youtube) sound really good and I feel bad for those who prefer one or the other. Their music is great and each singer has given justice to it.

Don said...

I bought my copy yesterday . . . and Journey is simply amazing!!! Arnel Pineda is even much better than the 3 previous lead singers. He has better power and vocal range! I highly recommend this album to anyone. Steve Perry sucks Man!!! he's old and gray!

Anonymous said...

" Revelation " for me is the greatest album of Journey. The previous vocalists were also good but Arnel's one of a kind. He is really amazing! I hope "After All These Years" will be no. 1.Kudos to the band members, you all did a terrific job.

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