This will be my Part 2 of 4 shows posted tonight.
Doing a little travel through time tonight.. We'll call this one "Birth" of Journey....
70's Journey for me is it. This is by far a boot I've wanted to post here for awhile. Tracks 14,15,16 are a visit to the diamond head
crater on 1-1-73 which some in Journey circles call "Happy Birthday" Herbie Herbert interviews tell that when him and Carlos Santana split during Christmas in 72' he grabbed Neal and Gregg and took them to a gig 5 days later in Hawaii on New Years Day in 73' (the three tracks here) and in March of 73' drew up the paperwork on a band yet un-named that would become Journey.
Tracks 1-13 are studio mixes which would be reworked and would form Journey's first album... My iPod can't get enough of this one. If you hate journey but love great guitar work, this is for you. Neal does a killer rendition of "Voodoo Chile". If you love pre-perry era Journey, and don't have this... grab it and listen! It's truely historical music....
Below is some text info I had on this CD.... Enjoy!
JOURNEY-CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE
Unreleased 1973 Studio Recordings for Journey
(3 Tracks 14,15,16) - Recorded in Diamond Head 1/1/73
The Unfinished Album by the original pre-steve perry
journey, 13tracks,11songs from the fusion tinged rockers.
Includes the title song(track3&13)& more rare unrelesed masterpieces.
Neal Schon- Guitar
Ross Valory- Bass
Gregg Rolie- Vocal, Keyboards
George Tickner - Guitar
Prairie Prince- Drums
3 CONCERT CUTS featuring NEAL SCHON
(PRE-JOURNEY FUSION BAND CALLED "BIRTHDAY")
Recorded in Diamond Head 1/1/73
01 - Mystery Mountain [Studio Mix - Unfinished]
02 - In the Morning Day [Studio Mix - No vocals]
03 - Charge of the Light Brigade?, - [Fusion w-Killer Neal Solos\
04 - unknown instrumental, a nice ballad, kind of in a Jeff Beck/Santana style
05 - To Make Some Music [Studio Mix - no vocals]
06 - In My Lonely Feeling/Conversations [Studio Mix - no vocals]
07 - unknown instrumental
08 - Can You Hear Me
09 - Kohoutek [Studio Mix - Differs from Released Version]
10 - unknown Agressive Fusion Track [Schon lights it up]
11 - To Make Some Music [no vocals, Alt Version to track #5]
12 - Unknown Fusion Track
13 - Charge of the Light Brigade? [Alt Version -Faster Tempo]
14 - Concert Cut 1/1/73 Your little girl (Neal Schon/Gregg Rollie - Happy Birthday)
15 - Concert Cut 1/1/73 Voodoo Chile (Neal Schon/Gregg Rollie - Happy Birthday)
16 - Concert Cut 1/1/73 Tonight (Neal Schon/Gregg Rollie - Happy Birthday)