Arrival (Journey album)

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Arrival
Journeyarrival.jpg
Cover art by Chris Moore
Studio album by Journey
Released December 2000 (Japan)
April 3, 2001 (US)
Recorded Avatar Studios, New York City, 1999-2000
Genre Hard rock, arena rock
Length 73:57
Label Columbia/Sony
Producer Kevin Shirley
Journey chronology
Greatest Hits Live
(1998)
Arrival
(2000)
The Essential Journey
(2001)
Japanese edition cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone (mixed)[2]
PopMatters (favorable)[3]

Arrival is the eleventh studio album by the American rock band Journey, released in the United States in 2001. A version with one substituted song was released in Japan in 2000. The album was the band's first full-length studio album with new lead vocalist Steve Augeri, who replaced popular frontman Steve Perry, and with Deen Castronovo, who replaced Steve Smith as the band's drummer.

"Arrival" exhibits hard rock influences akin to the band's material from the 1970s and 1980s, while also featuring several ballads in the signature style the band achieved with Perry. Frontman Augeri's vocal work also retains a style quite similar to Perry. While relatively successful commercially, reaching the #12 spot on Billboard's Top Internet Albums chart, Arrival ended up receiving mixed critical reviews, with publications such as Allmusic labeling the release as too derivative, while praising certain elements, such as Neal Schon's guitar playing.[1]

Album details and reception[edit]

The album was first released in Japan in late 2000 but, due to Internet leakage, the band decided to delay its release in the United States. Based on feedback from fans who heard the leaked version, the band decided to record two harder rocking songs, "World Gone Wild" and "Nothin' Comes Close," which were included on the American version of the album, which now did not retain "I'm Not That Way" from the Japanese release.

Arrival produced a minor adult contemporary hit with the ballad "All the Way." Peaking at No. 56 on Billboard's album chart,[4] Arrival was the band's first album to not receive at least gold status since 1977's Next.[5] It was also their last studio album under Columbia Records, which had been the band's label since their self-titled 1975 debut.

Track listings[edit]

The US and SACD editions do not include "I'm Not That Way" as on the Japanese edition, but instead add "World Gone Wild" and "Nothin' Comes Close"

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Higher Place"   Jack Blades, Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain 5:10
2. "All the Way"   N. Schon, J. Cain, Taylor Rhodes, Steve Augeri 3:35
3. "Signs of Life"   N. Schon, J. Cain, Elizabeth Cain 4:54
4. "All the Things"   N. Schon, J. Cain, Andre Pessis 4:24
5. "Loved by You"   J. Cain, Tammy Hyler, Kim Tribble 4:03
6. "Livin' to Do"   N. Schon, Matt Schon, J. Cain, Tribble 6:25
7. "World Gone Wild"   J. Blades, N. Schon, J. Cain 6:00
8. "I Got a Reason"   J. Blades, N. Schon, J. Cain 4:20
9. "With Your Love"   Schon, J. Cain, E. Cain 4:25
10. "Lifetime of Dreams"   N. Schon, J. Cain, Tribble 5:29
11. "Live and Breathe"   N. Schon, J. Cain, Augeri 5:15
12. "Nothin' Comes Close"   N. Schon, J. Cain, Augeri 5:41
13. "To Be Alive Again"   J. Cain, Augeri, Tribble, Eric Bazilian 4:22
14. "Kiss Me Softly"   J. Blades, N. Schon, Augeri 4:48
15. "We Will Meet Again"   N. Schon, Augeri, Tribble 5:06

Personnel[edit]

Band members
Production

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Position
2000 Oricon Japanese Albums Charts[6] 19
2001 Billboard 200 (USA)[4] 56
Top Internet Albums (USA)[4] 12
German Albums Chart[7] 75

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ruhlmann, William. "Journey Arrival review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved December 15, 2015. 
  2. ^ Masuo, Sandy (3 April 2001). "Album Reviews: Journey - Arrival". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 20 December 2007. Retrieved 2013-07-25. 
  3. ^ Ellis, Andrew. "Journey: Arrival". PopMatters. Retrieved 2013-08-04. 
  4. ^ a b c "Arrival Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-07-25. 
  5. ^ RIAA Gold and Platinum Search for albums by Journey. Retrieved on 2013-06-30.
  6. ^ ジャーニー - クイーンズライクのアルバム売り上げランキング (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2013-02-17. 
  7. ^ "Album – Journey, Arrival". Charts.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2013-07-30. 

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