It was originally the idea of the album's producer, engineer and mixer, Kevin Shirley for Journey to record an instrumental track for the album. He explained why: "Once we got into the project, once we got into doing a whole new album, I wanted the new album to be a stand-alone and complete package: rockers, ballads, prog-ish tunes, and an instrumental, to showcase what the band could do. So, I had the rap with Jon (Cain, keyboards), and Neal (Schon, guitar) and they came up with a few things, written during the sessions - the stand-outs being 'Change For The Better,' which echoes the Escape days, although I rearranged the ass out of it only because I couldn't really understand their demo, and the instrumental ['The Journey'], which I arranged to be majestic enough that it could open the show."
The Revelation album debuted at #5 in the Billboard 200 chart. This made it the highest-ranked Journey set since Trial by Fire debuted and peaked at #3 in 1996.
Aldrin from Manila, Philippinesthis new album of journey evolves....i love the recording from vocal recording to drum recording it was great also a new vocalist...i hear more heavier sounds from them specially neil schon...i hear his guitar riffs more crunchier and more agressive than he did in their past albums..