Journey Force Newsletter Excerpt
May 1, 1984
Steve Perry's first solo album "Street Talk" has jumped to the top of all the charts. The album debuted in the top 25 and has been climbing steadily every day. "Oh Sherrie", the first single to be released from the album, is the most requested son on the radio and it debuted all the way up at number 10 on Billboard's charts. Everyone will want to add a copy of this single to their collection as it has a picture sleeve and contains a song not included on the album called "Don't Tell Me Why You're Leaving".
Steve is also just finishing work on the video to "Oh Sherrie" and you should be seeing it on MTV very soon. Steve wants to thank everyone in the Force for giving him so much support on his first solo effort. With his first album completed, his is looking forward to starting work on his next one. For those of you writing to the address listed on the "Street Talk" album for information the Steve Perry Fan Club, please note that this is the same as the Journey Force. The is no separate package or difference between the Steve Perry Fan Club and what we offer through the Journey Force.
Neal's live album with Sammy Hagar, "Through the Fire" has been climbing to the top of the charts as well. The album debuted in the top 50 and has been moving up steadily ever since. "Whiter Shade of Pale" will be the first single from the HSAS project, and if your local rock stations haven't been playing it, give them a call to tell them to! We hope that everyone got to see the live concert video of HSAS that was aired on MTV last month.
Steve Smith will have his second album with Vital Information released this month. "Orion" is the title of the album and it is a powerful follow-up to their first release. Steve isn't the only talented member of the Smith family. His two-year-old son, Ian, is now the star of print ads for Remo drum heads. Remo had a miniature drum set made for Ian, and we hope he follows in his dad's footsteps!
The long-awaited solo album by Gregg Rolie will be released the first week of June. Guest musicians include Neal Schon, Carlos Santana, Crag Chaquico of Jefferson Starship, and Mark Ross from the Eric Martin Band. Gregg has tentatively titled the album "Sojourn" and the artwork for the cover seems to be a blend of the styles associated with Santana and Journey.
"Frontiers and Beyond", the ninety-minute documentary on Journey, will be in the stores in June. It will be available on all formats including VHS, Beta, and video disc. The cover of the package will feature a unique and innovative holographic design. This is the first time that such an elaborate cover concept for a video has been undertaken. We think that you will find "Frontiers and Beyond" an unusual video as it not only shows the inside workings of the band, their management and road crew, but also gives personal insights into their lives. It will also feature never-before-seen concert footage from the Frontiers tour.
Journey Force Newsletter
May 1, 1984