The band ‘Journey’ and their legendary lead singer Steve Perry have become larger than life. They had tremendous success in the 80s, and they continue to be a permanent part of pop culture.
Steve Perry’s unique voice branded the band that spawned the hits ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ and ‘Separate Ways.’ In this recorded edit, a group known as NetMusic stripped down the tune ‘Don’t Stop Believin’.’
What remains is the pure, unaltered vocal of Steve Perry and the lead guitar track. Every nuanced expression is highlighted in this track. Steve nails the highest notes and bluesy riffs with pure tone. His voice is undeniable and powerful.
It was also cool to hear the isolated guitar part, played with excellence by Neil Schon. He didn’t miss a note. Neil plays his riffs to perfection, which is even more noticeable on the stripped-down track.
‘Don’t Stop Believin” became the top-selling track in iTunes history for the era known for ‘Hair bands’ and ‘Synth pop.’ The band has 25 gold and platinum albums, and their ‘Greatest Hits’ album has gone 15 times platinum. Journey had 19 Top 40 singles in the United States.
From 1978 to 1987, Steve Perry was a big part of that success. His voice made the band stand out from the rest of the rock groups. Steve’s ability to hit the big notes with flair made every Journey record instantly recognizable.
For the first time, you can now hear Steve’s vocal without the rest of the background music. When you listen to it by itself, the vocal stands up to any scrutiny. There are no flaws in this classic performance by one of rock’s biggest singers.