Journey - When You Love A Woman

Billboard Magazine
September 28, 1996

They're baaaack! The hotly touted Journey reunion disc "Trial By Fire" is previewed by a rock-edged power ballad that should have loyalists fondly reminiscing over such golden hits as "Open Arms." Steve Perry's voice is as acrobatic as ever, and Neil (sic) Schon's grand guitar riffing carries the song to an expectedly bombastic climax. If there's any quibble, it's that the band has largely ignored changes in musical trends. But the familiarity of this record has a warm, comforting feel that older audiences should find quite enticing.