The Season One finale of GLEE wrapped the show off in style and all of the musical numbers from that episode are found here on this cd, GLEE: THE MUSIC, JOURNEY TO REGIONALS. This is the second complete episode album from GLEE that has been released (the first being the one from the "Power of Madonna" episode)..
There are only six songs on the album. Of these, four I really enjoyed, one I thought was so-so, and one I really didn't enjoy. The song I didn't enjoy that much was "Bohemian Rhapsody". It features Jonathan Groff who plays the "traitor" in the show who leaves New Directions and returns to Vocal Adrenaline. The song isn't a bad version of the Queen hit, but to me it feels lackluster and without any emotion, unlike the other tunes on the album. Songs from GLEE are usually the best when the artist is allowed to take the original song, but make it their own. Groff and company don't really do that here and just seem to be copying QUEEN.
There's a new version of "Don't Stop Believin'" on the album. The original GLEE version of that song was a chart topper in the spring of 2009 and was the song that people seem to associate most with the show. It's fitting that it was included here as part of the last episode of the season. The song features more solos by more members of the cast than the original GLEE rendition. Some people will enjoy the song more because of that. Personally, I think the first version of the song is best, encapsulating everything the show was hoping it would be.
The other songs on the album are "Faithfully", a mash-up of "Any Way You Want It/Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin'", "To Sir, With Love", and "Over the Rainbow". Each of these four tunes are great and offer something unique. My favorite of the bunch is "To Sir, With Love" just because it is so darn powerful and as a former teacher it reminds me of students I had in the past.
GLEE: THE MUSIC, JOURNEY TO REGIONALS is an album that most GLEE fans will want to own. However, it's also an album that someone who just enjoys good music will probably enjoy, too. Next to the GLEE: THE MUSIC, VOL. 1, it's the second best GLEE album released so far.
Glee is a great music show. It seems that comedy shows are fully beaten by glee series. The show has become so popular, that it has attracted many outstanding singers. If people watch Glee, then they will find that one of the episodes was fully dedicated to Lady Gaga.
A few weeks ago, Fox released Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers (Deluxe). My first question with that release was if Fox had spoiled the end of the season by releasing tracks that would appear in the finale. Luckily, that wasn't the case because Fox held off and saved the songs featured in the finale for its own release. Glee: The Music - Journey to Sectionals features (perhaps) all of the musical numbers featured in the season 1 finale. If you want to be surprised, buy the music but don't … more
Glee: The Music, Journey to Regionals, is the highly anticipated soundtrack from the June 8 Season One Finale of FOX's hit TV show. Featuring all six songs from the episode - "Faithfully"; "Anyway You Want It"/"Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'"; "Don’t Stop Believin'" (Regionals version); "Bohemian Rhapsody"; "To Sir, With Love"; & "Over The Rainbow" -Glee: The Music, Journey To Regionalsis a must have for all Gleeks. Order your copy today!