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Journey: To ‘Infinity’ and Beyond (Part 2 of 2)

Continued from Part One… Though Raised on Radio spawned hit singles, on the whole it was less well-received critically. In the wake of that disappointment, and in the face of changing popular tastes, Journey went on hiatus for nearly eight years. When the band regrouped, Perry was again its dominant force. The brief reunion included

Journey: To ‘Infinity’ and Beyond (Part 1 of 2)

“Bands evolve.” That was Neal Schon’s response to the opening question in our recent conversation. The question sought to explore the guitarist’s perspective on the career trajectory of Journey, the multi-platinum selling band that he co-founded in San Francisco in 1973. Journey is best-known for its decade-long commercial peak, a time when the group was