In Billboard’s Top 200 Albums Chart for this week, the Journey’s “Revelation” album is on the Top 5 spot followed by Ashanti’s album “The Declaration.”
The three-disc CD/DVD package has sold more than 104,000 copies in its debut week according to Wal-Mart Stores, Journey’s official distributor, marking the bandâ€™s biggest first weekâ€™s sales since 1996â€™s Trial by Fire.
Released June 3, 2008, Revelationâ€™s first weekâ€™s sales marks a 1,400% increase over the bandâ€™s first weekâ€™s sales of their previous album Generations in 2005.
The first disc consists of 11 new songs, the second is filled with 11 re-recorded classics, and the third is a live, in-concert DVD.
The new album has received rave reviews, including the New York Times who hailed: â€œâ€¦the band seems to have taken rock vitamins: it feels alive.â€
Journey, composed of Neal Schon (guitar), Jonathan Cain (keyboards), Ross Valory (bass), Deen Castronovo (drums) and Filipino bar singer Arnel Pineda who was discovered by the group via Youtube (vocals)â€”is currently on a European tour through June 28.
â€œRevelationâ€ marks Pinedaâ€™s first CD since taking on the duty of frontman for the legendary rock band.
Pineda said songs in the album include: Never Walk Away; Like A Sunshower; Change For The Better; Wildest Dream; Faith In The Heartland; After All These Years; Where Did I Lose Your Love; What I Needed; What It Takes To Win; Turn Down The World Tonight; The Journey (Revelation). Only The Young; Don’t Stop Believin’; Wheel In The Sky; Faithfully; Any Way You Want It; Who’s Crying Now; Separate Ways (Worlds Apart); Lights; Open Arms; Be Good To Yourself; Stone In Love.
Arnel Pineda appeals to his fellow Filipinos to support the album.
“I hope it goes platinum. This is history for the Philippines. I really thank my fans who have supported me even when I get criticized and discriminated against. I hope they support Filipino artists who are struggling in the Philippines and abroad,” he said.
You can now order Journey’s “Revelation” album via Amazon. Simply click on the image below: