Greatest Hits 2 (Journey album)

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Greatest Hits 2
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Greatest hits album by Journey
Released November 1, 2011 (2011-11-01)
Recorded 1977–1996
Genre Hard rock, arena rock
Length 67:08
Label Columbia, Legacy
Producer Mike Stone, Kevin Elson, Roy Thomas Baker, Steve Perry, Geoffrey Workman, Kevin Shirley[1]
Journey chronology
Eclipse
(2011)Eclipse2011
Greatest Hits 2
(2011)
Greatest Hits 1 and 2
(2013)Greatest Hits 1 and 22013
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]

Greatest Hits 2 is a greatest hits album by American rock band Journey. The album was released on November 1, 2011 by Columbia Records.

The compilation album is the band's second greatest hits package. It was released 23 years after the first greatest hits package in 1988. The album includes the remaining radio hits that were left off the first greatest hits package and fan favorites. This includes "Stone in Love", "Feeling That Way", "Anytime", "Just the Same Way", "Still They Ride", "Suzanne", "Walks Like a Lady", "The Party's Over" and "After the Fall".

Background[edit]

Greatest Hits 2 was on released on CD, digital download and in a gatefold double-vinyl edition. The songs were re-mastered to vinyl by Robert Hadley and former lead singer of Journey, Steve Perry. Perry said of the mastering: "I truly forgot how sonically exciting and just plain better these Journey tracks sound back where they originally lived...on Vinyl. The stereo separation, the center imaging and the sonic depth of the tracks themselves is more true to what we all loved about these original final mixes. All the instruments and voices, to me personally, sound so damn good that all I want to do is reach for the volume and turn it up!".[3]

The album was supposed to include "The Eyes of a Woman" but by request by lead guitarist Neal Schon, it was replaced by "Little Girl".[4] Neal Schon's father, jazz musician Matthew Schon worked with the band on "Little Girl".[3]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)from the albumLength
1."Stone in Love"Steve Perry, Neal Schon, Jonathan CainEscape (1981)4:25
2."After the Fall"Perry, CainFrontiers (1983)5:01
3."Chain Reaction"Perry, N. Schon, CainFrontiers4:19
4."The Party's Over (Hopelessly in Love)"PerryCaptured (1981)3:41
5."Escape"Perry, N. Schon, CainEscape5:17
6."Still They Ride"Perry, Schon, CainEscape3:48
7."Good Morning Girl"Perry, N. SchonDeparture (1980)1:43
8."Stay Awhile"Perry, N. SchonDeparture2:47
9."Suzanne"Perry, CainRaised on Radio (1986)3:39
10."Feeling That Way"Perry, Gregg Rolie, Aynsley DunbarInfinity (1978)3:28
11."Anytime"Robert Fleischman, Rolie, N. Schon, Roger Silver, Ross ValoryInfinity3:28
12."Walks Like a Lady"PerryDeparture3:16
13."Little Girl"Perry, N. Schon, RolieDream, After Dream (1980)5:47
14."Just the Same Way"N. Schon, Rolie, ValoryEvolution (1979)3:18
15."Patiently"Perry, N. SchonInfinity3:21
16."When I Think of You"Perry, CainTrial by Fire (1996)4:21
17."Mother, Father" (Live)Perry, Cain, N. Schon, Matt SchonLive in Houston 1981: The Escape Tour (2006)5:28
International version bonus track
No.TitleWriter(s)from the albumLength
18."Don't Stop Believin'" (Live)Perry, N. Schon, CainLive in Houston 1981: The Escape Tour4:17

Personnel[edit]

The following people contributed to Greatest Hits:[1]

Steve Perry - Compilation Producer

Infinity[edit]

  • Neal Schon - Lead & Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals
  • Gregg Rolie - Keyboards, Background & Lead Vocals on Feeling That Way & Anytime
  • Ross Valory - Bass, Background Vocals
  • Aynsley Dunbar - Drums, Percussion
  • Steve Perry - Lead Vocals
  • Roy Thomas Baker - Producer

Evolution, Departure & Dream, After Dream[edit]

  • Neal Schon - Lead & Rhythm Guitars, Background Vocals
  • Gregg Rolie - Keyboards, Harmonica, Background & Lead Vocals on Just the Same Way
  • Ross Valory - Bass, Background Vocals
  • Steve Perry - Lead Vocals
  • Steve Smith - Drums, Percussion
  • Roy Thomas Baker - Producer on Evolution
  • Kevin Elson & Journey - Producers on Departure & Dream, After Dream

Captured[edit]

  • Neal Schon - Lead & Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals
  • Ross Valory - Bass, Background Vocals
  • Steve Perry - Lead Vocals
  • Steve Smith - Drums, Percussion
  • Geoff Workman - Keyboards, Background Vocals
  • Kevin Elson - Producer

Escape, Frontiers, Trial by Fire & Live in Houston 1981: The Escape Tour[edit]

  • Neal Schon - Lead Guitar, Background Vocals
  • Ross Valory - Bass, Background Vocals
  • Steve Perry - Lead Vocals, Producer on Live in Houston 1981: The Escape Tour
  • Steve Smith - Drums, Percussion
  • Jonathan Cain - Keyboards, Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals
  • Randy Jackson - Bass, Background Vocals on After the Fall
  • Mike Stone & Kevin Elson - Producers on Esacpe & Frontiers
  • Kevin Shirley - Producer on Trial by Fire

Raised on Radio[edit]

  • Neal Schon - Lead Guitar, Background Vocals
  • Steve Perry - Lead Vocals, Producer
  • Jonathan Cain - Keyboards, Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals
  • Randy Jackson - Bass, Background Vocals
  • Larrie Londin - Drums, Percussion
  • Steve Minkins - Percussion

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Greatest Hits 2 (CD liner). Journey. New York City, New York, United States: Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings. 2011. 82876 85889 2. 
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Journey Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  3. ^ a b "Journey's GREATEST HITS VOL. 2 Spans Hit Singles, Album Tracks and Rarities From 1978 to 1996". Sony Music Entertainment. 19 September 2011. Retrieved 24 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "September 19 , 2011". Fanasylum.com. 19 September 2011. Retrieved 24 April 2016.