On October 22, 1996.

On October 22, 1996, “Columbia” label released “Trial by Fire”, the tenth Journey studio album. It was recorded in 1996, at “Ocean Way Recording” in Hollywood, “The Site” in Marin County, California, “Wildhorse” in Marin County, California, and was produced by Kevin Shirley.


  • Steve Perry – lead vocals
  • Neal Schon – lead guitar, background vocals
  • Ross Valory – bass, background vocals
  • Steve Smith – drums, percussion
  • Jonathan Cain – keyboards, piano, rhythm guitar, background vocals, engineer
  • Paulinho da Costa – percussion
  • Scott Pinkerton – programming
  • David Campbell – string arrangements
  • Kevin Shirley – engineer, mixing
  • George Massenburg – engineer, mixing
  • John Hurlbut, Bob Levy – engineers
  • George Marino – mastering
  • John Kalodner – A&R

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Perry, Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain, except where noted.

  1. Message of Love – Steve Perry, Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain, John Bettis
  2. One More
  3. When You Love a Woman
  4. If He Should Break Your Heart
  5. Forever in Blue
  6. Castles Burning
  7. Don’t Be Down On Me Baby
  8. Still She Cries
  9. Colors of the Spirit – Steve Perry, Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain, John Bettis
  10. When I Think of You – Steve Perry, Jonathan Cain
  11. Easy to Fall
  12. Can’t Tame the Lion
  13. It’s Just the Rain – Steve Perry, Jonathan Cain
  14. Trial by Fire
  15. Baby I’m a Leavin’ You

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