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Journey's Steve Perry Didn't Like Recording Live Album

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Former Journey frontman Steve Perry, recently revealed that he was never a fan of recording live albums.

In an interview on the radio show "Ultimate Classic Rock Nights with Uncle Joe Benson," the 70-year-old singer revealed that the process of recording the band's first live album was stressful for him.

"I was young, and it used to put a sort of requirement on me vocally - a concern, let's call it that. Everything had to be perfect. And when I did that, I wouldn't have almost as much fun as I could have if there was nobody watching except the audience," Perry admitted.

A live Journey album, titled Captured, came out in 1980 and sold more than 2 million copies worldwide.

"I sang because they wanted me to. Without them, I can't sing that way," he continued, emphasizing the transformative effect that the presence of an audience can have on his vocals. "It's just that simple."

"I sing in my car, in the shower, but I don't sing like I am when I'm in front of people," he added. "And no, all those people, you can't join me in the car, you can't join me in the shower! The point is, they bring that out of you."

(Photo: Joe Mabel)

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