The long wait is finally over today!!! Legendary Journey frontman Steve Perry releases his long awaited third solo set, Traces, today (October 5th), marking his first new singing on record since Trial By Fire -- Perry's 1996 comeback set with Journey, and his first new solo album since 1994's For The Love Of Strange Medicine.
Perry spoke about Traces, explaining, "Putting 30 years into 10 songs has certainly been an emotional experience for me. I started writing and recording these songs with the creative freedom that I was the only one who would ever hear them. Along the way, I rediscovered my love for music. Each track represents traces of my past, but is also a hopeful look into the future. I invite you to listen with an open heart.”
Having grown up with Steve's crystal-clear voice, it made me tear up to hear him now. He's been through a lot. We all have ~Melissa
DID YOU KNOW???
- During his tenure in Journey, Steve Perry wrote or co-wrote such standards as "Don't Stop Believin'," "Any Way You Want It," "Who's Crying Now?" "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)," "When You Love A Woman," "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin,'" "Open Arms," "Be Good To Yourself," "Stone In Love," "Still They Ride," "Feeling That Way," and "Lights."
- Journey's last album withSteve Perrywas 1996's Trial By Fire, which reunited the classic Escape/Frontiers lineup of Neal Schon on guitar, Ross Valory on bass, Jonathan Cain on keyboards, and Steve Smith on drums.
- The album peaked at Number Three on the Billboard 200 charts -- with its single, "When You Love A Woman" hitting Number One on the magazine's Adult Contemporary chart.
- Perry left Journey in 1998 rather than be forced into hip-surgery so that the band could tour behind Trial By Fire.