Last year's Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee and Journey member Jonathan Cain on Friday released his awaited new album The Songs You Leave Behind (From the Book Don't Stop Believin'), available on all digital platforms now. The 19-track album features two new songs, five recordings never before released, and twelve more autobiographical songs curated by Cain for his audiobook, the companion to his Rolling Stone-featured book, "Don't Stop Believin': The Man, the Band, and the Song that Inspired Generations."
The book became a Publisher's Weekly best-seller following its release on May 1, and the songs provide the soundtrack for this first memoir by a member of the band Journey. In the book, Cain shares his remarkable story as well as behind-the-scenes details of his 36-year career with one of America's favorite rock bands.
In addition to the album's title track and lead single, "The Songs You Leave Behind," which speaks about one's legacy, the second new song on the recording, "What Else Have I Missed," is dedicated to Cain's children and highlights the talents of Grammy Award-winning songwriter Gary Baker and legendary steel guitar player Dan Dugmore.
Among the never-before-released songs, are tunes such as, "Waitin' On The Wind," "Crossing The Great Divide," "Shine," "Mixed Blessings," and "The Day They Became Angels," the latter track commemorating the tragic 1958 Our Lady of the Angels School fire, where 92 of Cain's grade school classmates and 3 nuns died. Cain first performed the song during the standing-room-only Memorial Mass, 50thAnniversary of the fire at Holy Family Church in Chicago.
Cain continues to tour the world with Journey, one of the most popular American rock bands of all time. They are currently on a shared headlining arena/stadium tour with legendary English rock band Def Leppard, hitting 58 cities before wrapping up in Los Angeles on Oct. 7.