Thursday 9/22/22 9pm ET: Feature LP: Steve Perry – For The Love of Strange Medicine (1994)

For the Love of Strange Medicine is the second solo studio album by Steve Perry, released July 13, 1994 through Columbia Records. The album came after a lengthy 8-year hiatus following the breakup of Journey. The first single “You Better Wait” received radio airplay, reaching the top 10 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart and peaking at #29 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album was certified gold by the RIAA in September 1994 and followed by a tour from 1994-95.

The song “Young Hearts Forever” was written by Perry as a tribute to his late friend, Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott, who died in 1986.

  1. “You Better Wait” 4:51
  2. “Young Hearts Forever” 4:43
  3. “I Am” 4:54
  4. Stand Up (Before It’s Too Late)” 4:49
  5. “For the Love of Strange Medicine” 5:52
  6. “Donna Please” 4:02
  7. “Listen to Your Heart” 3:31
  8. “Tuesday Heartache” 6:00
  9. “Missing You” 3:48
  10. “Somewhere There’s Hope” 6:05
  11. “Anyway” 4:20

Steve Perry – lead and backing vocals
Paul Taylor – keyboards (1-8, 10), backing vocals (1), synthesizers (11)
Tim Miner – keyboards (9), acoustic piano (9, 11), bass (9, 11), backing vocals (9, 11)
Lincoln Brewster – guitars (1-8), backing vocals (1)
Michael Landau – guitars (11)
Larry Kimpel – bass (1, 2, 4, 10)
Mike Porcaro – bass (2, 3, 5, 6, 7)
Moyes Lucas – drums (1, 4-8, 10), backing vocals (1)
Jeremy Lubbock – string arrangements and conductor (3)
James “Jimbo” Barton – string arrangements (3)
Phil Brown – string arrangements (3), bass (8)
Larry Dalton – string arrangements and conductor (9)
Dallas Symphony Orchestra – strings (9)
Alexander Brown – backing vocals (4, 10)
Carmen Carter – backing vocals (4, 10)
Jean McClain – backing vocals (4, 10)

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