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Revelation
Studio album by Journey
Released June 3, 2008 (US)
June 6, 2008 (Europe)
Recorded 2008 at The Plant in Sausalito, California
Samsung Recordings Seoul, South Korea
Genre Rock
Length 104:50 (CDs)
63:00 (DVD)
Label Nomota LLC (US)
Frontiers Records(Europe)
Universal Music Group (rest of Asia)
LoEn Entertainment (South Korea)[1]
KRCL (Japan)[2]
Producer Kevin Shirley
Professional reviews
Journey chronology
Live in Houston 1981: The Escape Tour
(2006)
Revelation
(2008)
Live in Manila
(2009)

Revelation is the 13th studio album by American rock band Journey, and their first with Filipino lead singer Arnel Pineda.[3] It features 10 new songs ("Faith in the Heartland" was previously recorded with Steve Augeri), 12 re-recorded greatest hits and a DVD (North American version only) featuring the current lineup's March 8, 2008 concert in Las Vegas, Nevada. Penned by Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain, three singles were released to radio: the distinctively Journey-sounding "Never Walk Away", "Where Did I Lose Your Love", and the power ballad "After All These Years". "After All These Years" and "Where Did I Lose Your Love" both found success on the adult contemporary charts. "Where Did I Lose Your Love" peaked at #19, while "After All These Years" peaked at #9 on Billboard's Top Adult Contemporary Tracks and stayed on the charts for over 23 weeks. Revelation was recorded at The Plant in Sausalito, California by John Neff, although various parts (especially the re-recordings) were partially recorded in Samsung Recordings in Seoul, South Korea.

The album was released in the U.S. on June 3, 2008 by Nomota LLC (Schon's personal recording label) exclusively through Wal-Mart,[4] and in Europe on June 6, 2008 through Frontiers Records.[5] In addition, Wal-Mart also released a limited-edition ZVUE 1-gigabyte MP3 player pre-loaded with discs 1-2 of Revelation. [6]

On May 14, 2008, MelodicRock.com reported that Journey and Frontiers Records agreed to add "an exclusive original bonus track, "Let It Take You Back", a mid-tempo rocker, to the European release to close the album.

On its first week of release, Revelation sold over 105,000 copies, marking a 1,400% increase over the first week sales of the band's 2005 release Generations.[7] The album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Independent Album Chart, No. 2 on Billboard rock album charts, and No. 5 on the Billboard 200. The album was not only a huge success in the United States, but also reached the charts in 6 different countries. Revelation reached the charts in Sweden at #28, #35 in Germany, Great Britain at #68, Netherlands at #72, Switzerland at #89, and Norway at #97., [8] [9] Revelation was nominated for Classic Rock Magazine's Album of the Year.

On December 18, 2008, the album was certified platinum by the RIAA and gold by the CRIA, making it Journey's first such certification since their 1996 album Trial by Fire.[10][11] According to Nielsen Soundscan, Revelation has sold more than 800,000 copies in the U.S. as of November 2009.[7]

Contents

Track listing

Disc 1
# Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Never Walk Away"   N. Schon, J. Cain and J. Hunsicker 4:19
2. "Like a Sunshower"   N. Schon, J. Cain 4:29
3. "Change For the Better"   N. Schon, J. Cain 5:52
4. "Wildest Dream"   N. Schon, J. Cain 5:02
5. "Faith in the Heartland" (From Generations, 2005) N. Schon, J. Cain, S. Augeri 6:18
6. "After All These Years"   J. Cain 4:10
7. "Where Did I Lose Your Love"   J. Cain, N. Schon 5:02
8. "What I Needed"   N. Schon, J. Cain 5:28
9. "What It Takes To Win"   J. Cain, N. Schon 5:23
10. "Turn Down the World Tonight"   J. Cain 4:56
11. "The Journey (Revelation)" (instrumental) N. Schon 5:25
12. "Let It Take You Back" (Bonus track on the European release)    
13. "The Place in Your Heart" (Bonus track on the Japanese release, from Generations, 2005) N. Schon, J. Cain 4:20
Disc 2
# Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Only the Young" (from Vision Quest soundtrack, 1985) J. Cain, N. Schon, S. Perry 4:14
2. "Don't Stop Believin'" (from Escape, 1981) J. Cain, N. Schon, S. Perry 4:55
3. "Wheel in the Sky" (from Infinity, 1978) N. Schon, R. Valory, R. Fleischman 5:01
4. "Faithfully" (from Frontiers, 1983) J. Cain 4:47
5. "Any Way You Want It" (from Departure, 1980) N. Schon, J. Cain, S. Perry 3:25
6. "Who's Crying Now" (from Escape, 1981) J. Cain, S. Perry 5:16
7. "Separate Ways" (from Frontiers, 1983) J. Cain, S. Perry 5:27
8. "Lights" (from Infinity, 1978) N. Schon, S. Perry 3:16
9. "Open Arms" (from Escape, 1981) J. Cain, S. Perry 3:22
10. "Be Good to Yourself" (from Raised on Radio, 1986) N. Schon, J. Cain, S. Perry 4:29
11. "Stone in Love" (from Escape, 1981) N. Schon, J. Cain, S. Perry 4:27
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DVD

  1. "Sky Light" (N. Schon)
  2. "Any Way You Want It" (N. Schon, S. Perry)
    • Originally from Departure, 1980
  3. "Wheel in the Sky" (R. Fleischman, N. Schon, D. Valory)
    • Originally from Infinity, 1978
  4. "Lights" (S. Perry, N. Schon)
    • Originally from Infinity, 1978
  5. "After All These Years" (J. Cain)
    • From Revelation, 2008
  6. "Never Walk Away" (N. Schon, J. Cain, J. Hunsicker)
    • From Revelation, 2008
  7. "Open Arms (Prelude)" (J. Cain)
  8. "Open Arms" (J. Cain, S. Perry)
    • Originally from Escape, 1981
  9. "Mother, Father" (M. Schon, N. Schon, S. Perry, J. Cain)
    • Deen Castronovo on lead vocals
    • Originally from Escape, 1981
  10. "Wildest Dream" (N. Schon, J. Cain)
    • From Revelation, 2008
  11. "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)" (J. Cain, S. Perry)
    • Originally from Frontiers, 1983
  12. "Faithfully" (J. Cain)
    • Originally from Frontiers, 1983
  13. "Don't Stop Believin'" (J. Cain, S. Perry, N. Schon)
    • Originally from Escape, 1981
  14. "Be Good to Yourself" (J. Cain, S. Perry, N. Schon)
    • Originally from Raised on Radio, 1986

Chart positions

Billboard Music Charts (North America)

Year Chart Position
2008 Top Independent Albums 1
The Billboard 200 5
Rock Album 2

Billboard Music Charts Worldwide

Year Chart Position
2008 UK Album Chart 68
Sweden Albums Chart 28
Norway Albums Chart 97
German Albums Chart 35
Mexican Albums Chart 92
Netherlands Albums Chart 72
Swiss Albums Chart 89

Billboard Music Charts Adult Contemporary (US)

Year Chart Position
2008 "After All These Years" 9
2009 "Where Did I Lose Your Love" 19

Certifications

Year Album Certification
2008 Revelation Gold (RIAA)
Platinum (RIAA)[10]

Personnel

References


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