Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Journey-Departure

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When the artist drew this up they likely should have put a sticker on it that read "please use before December 31, 1979". Unfortunately that sticker wasn't present and this album was released in March of 1980. Okay, that's barely into the next decade yet the multi-color border on this album manages to make my head spin as well as scream "make me into a tacky, sparkly iron-on transfer for your all too tight t-shirt". I guess the border does serve a purpose as it will allow one to line-up the bottom of the drink to ensure that they set it exactly on the middle of the case should they decide to use this as a coaster as it's not one of Journey's best albums.

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3 Comments:

Blogger David Amulet said...

Not the band's best album, but clearly no the worst, either.

I always had a soft spot for this one, even though the artwork does look more like a bad '70s roller-rink sign than a classic rock album cover.

June 18, 2008 at 12:45 PM  
Blogger Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

and if you were one to steal your dad's porno mags like myself, this cover will remind you of many of their advertisements in the back pages for skin flicks and the early stages of video; they were frequently eye-poking color bonanzas like this...as were a lot of discos, which is probably the inherent inspiration

July 4, 2008 at 5:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This release has some of my favorite Journey songs starting with "Any Way You Want It". But the combination of the three songs back-to-back, "Departure-Good Morning Girl-Stay Awhile" is a perfect arrangement. I also like the verses on "People and Places" but not so much the chorus.

August 18, 2009 at 2:09 PM  

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