Journey's self-titled debut album, Journey, was released in 1975 on the Columbia Records label. Unlike their later recordings, the debut release is a progressive rock album, in the jazz-fusion vein. It is the only album to include guitarist George Tickner among their personnel. This lineup of Journey showcased their considerable talent as musicians on jazz-flavored mix, progressive rock epics like "Of a Lifetime", "Kohoutek", "Mystery Mountain", and "Topaz".
Journey's second album, Look into the Future, was released in January of 1976 on the Columbia Records label. For their second album, the members of Journey toned down the overt progressiveness of their first, self-titled release, in favor of a more focused, commercial approach. Despite that, Look Into the Future still retains some of the experimental approach and sound of the debut, especially in the title track and "I'm Gonna Leave You". Guitarist George Tickner had left the band, leaving members Greg Rolie (lead vocals/keyboards), Neal Schon (guitar), Ross Valory (bass), and Aynsley Dunbar (drums).
Journey's third album, Next, was released in 1977 (see 1977 in music). Journey continued the formula from 1976's "Look into the Future" but this album retains much of Journey's jazz-flavored progressiveness from the first album. Songs include the opening, moody number, "Spaceman", as well as standout rocker "Hustler", the odd timing instrumental "Nickel And Dime", and the epic "I Would Find You". The instrumental entitled "Cookie Duster" was listed in very early pressings of the album, though not actually included on the pressings, and then not listed on the cover art at all. Many fans feel this song is one of their best instrumentals and should have been included. It was later released on their Time3 compilation.
Journey's fourth album, Infinity, was released in January of 1978 on the Columbia Records label. Looking for a stronger lead vocalist, Journey briefly enlisted front man Robert Fleischman and even recorded one track, "For You", which would later appear on the Time3 collection. Fleischman was soon replaced by Steve Perry. Perry and Neal Schon penned their first song together, "Patiently", which would appear on the new studio album. Other popular singles include "Lights" and "Wheel in the Sky", the latter written by temporary front man Fleischman. Journey's manager, Herbie Herbert, enlisted producer Roy Thomas Baker to engineer Infinity. This produced a layered sound approach, similar to his work with Queen, as demonstrated on tracks such as "Winds of March". The addition of Perry solidified their more mainstream sound and helped Journey attain their highest chart success to date. Infinity also marked the last appearance of drummer Aynsley Dunbar as a member of the band — he left to join Jefferson Starship.
Evolution, is the name of Journey's fifth studio album. It was released in April of 1979 on the Columbia Records label. The album was their highest charting album to date. They retained Roy Thomas Baker as producer but drummer Aynsley Dunbar was replacing with Steve Smith, formerly with Ronnie Montrose's band. Evolution features their first top 20 hit, "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'". "Just the Same Way" featured original lead vocalist Gregg Rolie in place of Steve Perry.
Departure is the name of Journey's sixth album. It was released in March of 1980 on the Columbia Records label. Departure would be the band's highest charting album to date, giving Journey their first appearance in the top 10 of the Billboard album charts. The album includes "Any Way You Want It", the lead off track and top 25 single. The album would mark the last studio appearance of founding member Gregg Rolie. He tired of life on the road and decided to resign his position in the band. However, he did assist in selecting his replacement, Jonathan Cain, then of The Babys.
Dream After Dream, performed by American rock group Journey, is the soundtrack to the Japanese film of the same title. It was released in 1980 on the Columbia Records label. The soundtrack consists mostly of instrumental tracks with sparse vocals on two tracks, "Destiny" and "Sand Castles". The closing song, "Little Girl" is the only true vocal track. It was later featured on Journey's Time3 collection.
Journey's seventh studio album (and eighth overall), Escape, was released in July 1981. Escape was the band's first album with new keyboardist Jonathan Cain who had replaced founding keyboardist Gregg Rolie who had left the band at the end of 1980. The album was co-produced by Kevin Elson and one-time Queen engineer Mike Stone, who also engineered the album. With three hit singles out of "Don't Stop Believin'", "Who's Crying Now" and "Open Arms" plus rock radio staples like "Stone in Love" and the album's title cut, Escape became Journey's biggest selling album yet, and remains one of their most popular and best-reviewed works to date.
Frontiers, Journey's eighth album, was released in February of 1983 on the Columbia Records label. The album would garner four top 40 singles: "After the Fall" (#23), "Send Her My Love" (#23), "Faithfully" (#12), and "Separate Ways" (#8), and a rock radio hit in "Chain Reaction." All of the first five tracks (the album's first side) had videos created for them. Arguably the album would have been an even bigger success had it not been for the last minute decision by Michael Dilbeck, the band’s longtime A&R man, to switch two tracks; he put "Back Talk" and "Troubled Child" in, and took out "Ask the Lonely" and "Only the Young." Jonathan Cain had more input on this album; not only did he once again help co-write all the tracks, he was the main pen behind "Faithfully", and there is more emphasis on keyboards.
Journey's ninth album, Raised on Radio, was released in May of 1986 on the Columbia Records label. Following their two most successful albums, lead singer Steve Perry decided to take more control over the band's direction. First, Ross Valory and Steve Smith were fired from the band, against the wishes of manager Herbie Herbert. The two were replaced by various studio musicians for the recording of Raised on Radio, including Randy Jackson (bass) and Larrie Londin (drums). Smith did record two tracks with Journey on the album, and he and Valory still received revenues from the record and subsequent tour. Both returned to Journey in 1996.
Trial By Fire, released in 1996, saw Journey reunite with their most successful Escape-era line-up after a ten-year hiatus. The CD reached Number 3 on the charts with the single When You Love A Woman reaching Number 1 on the AC charts. The band also released Message Of Love and If He Should Break Your Heart.
Arrival was released in 2000. It was Journey's first studio album with new lead singer Steve Augeri, who had replaced singer Steve Perry. Journey also had a new drummer, Deen Castronovo, for this record. The album was originally first released in Japan in late 2000, but due to its leakage onto the Internet, the band decided to delay its release in the United States. Due to feedback from fans who heard the leaked version of Arrival, the band decided to record two harder rocking songs, which were included on the American version of the album. Arrival produced a minor adult contemporary hit with the ballad "All the Way", while rock fans were more satisfied with songs like "Higher Place" and the two new tracks on the American release, "World Gone Wild" and "Nothin' Comes Close".
Red 13 is an experimental EP recorded by the band as a thank you to their fans for standing by Journey. 4 songs that range from a slight return to their progressive roots, a bluesy hard rocker, a cinematic ballad with a dark side and their trademark melodic rock. The band released this EP on to their website and later, with cover art created by one of their fans, worldwide.
Generations was Journey's second full studio album with lead singer Steve Augeri and drummer Deen Castronovo. This is the same line-up as the last two releases, 2001's Arrival and 2002's Red 13 EP. The album was given away for free by the band during most of the concerts of the Generations tour in 2005, and subsequently released on Sanctuary Records later the same year. This was the first Journey album where all of the band members share the lead vocalist duties. Jonathan Cain sings lead on "Every Generation", the first time he sang lead since "All That Really Matters" (a song originally left off Frontiers) from the Time3 box set. Deen Castronovo sings lead on "A Better Life" and "Never Too Late". Neal Schon provides lead vocals for "In Self Defense" and Ross Valory gives his rough vocals to "Gone Crazy".
A new chapter in the legendary career of multi-Platinum rockers Journey begins with the highly anticipated release of Revelation, a three-disc CD and DVD package. Order your copy today exclusively through the official online store for Journey.
Revelation's first disc contains 11 brand new songs written by Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain. The second disc contains 11 re-recorded classic tracks. The third disc is a live DVD from the March 6, 2008 Las Vegas concert marking the first U.S. public appearance of Journey's current lineup.
Journey has unleashed their latest album of brand new material, Eclipse. The album features 12 tracks written by the core Journey songwriting team of Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain. 2 songs are co-written by Arnel Pineda.
Captured is the title of Journey's first live album. Recorded during their "Departure" tour, it was released in February of 1981 on the Columbia Records label.
Greatest Hits Live is a CD released by the rock band Journey in 1998. It is a compilation of live performances spanning from 1981 to 1983 featuring former singer Steve Perry.
Journey's third live album and second concert DVD, Live In Houston 1981: The Escape Tour, was released in November 2005 as a CD/DVD package and in May 2006 as a separate CD and separate DVD on the Columbia Records label.
Recorded and filmed on Journey's "Escape" tour in November of 1981 at the Houston Summit in Houston, Texas, "Live In Houston 1981" captures the band at the height of their commercial success.
The concert was first filmed and recorded as a concert for the then-fledgling MTV network. Hits such as "Lights", "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'", "Wheel in the Sky", and "Any Way You Want It" are in evidence plus tracks from the band's then-current album "Escape" like its title cut, "Open Arms", "Who's Cryin' Now" and "Don't Stop Believin'" .
Closing the CD version of the concert is the track, "Party's Over (Hopelessly in Love)" which was not on the DVD. Instead the DVD has bonus interviews with the band from 1981 and 1982 plus an album advertisement for Escape.
Footage from this DVD is used in the infomercial for the Time-Life Ultimate Rock Ballads CD set.
Greatest Hits is the first compilation album by the rock and roll band Journey, released on November 15, 1988. The compilation is the band's biggest-selling CD/Album to date, selling over 14 million copies as of 2006.
From 1978 through 1988, Journey was undisputedly one of the most popular and successful bands in the US. Their original studio albums were massive sellers, with more than 30 singles reaching Billboard's Top 100 charts. Journey's success grew with each release, selling out stadiums across the U.S., and for all intents and purposes inventing the AOR radio format (Album Oriented Rock). During the bands' 1987-1995 hiatus, the Greatest Hits album was issued, surveying 15 tracks from the bands 7 albums.
Over the years, Journey's music has been used in films and recently in several high profile TV shows (particularly the song "Don't Stop Believin'"). Now 16x Platinum in the U.S., Journey's Greatest Hits has taken on a life of its own, garnering new fans who have discovered the band through shows like Glee, Family Guy, The Sopranos and American Idol. But as successful as Greatest Hits is, it's only a part of the Journey story.
Several Top 40 and Top 20 singles were not included, as well as songs near and dear to principal songwriters Steve Perry, Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain. For those who love the Greatest Hits and want more, Columbia/Legacy is proud to release Greatest Hits Volume 2.
Time3 , or Time Cubed, is a box set for the American rock-pop band Journey. It includes three CDs that go in chronological order through the "time", from 1975-to-1992, of the "journey". It includes both studio and live tracks. The box includes a 63-page booklet, with a detailed history of the band and bio on each song included.
The Essential Journey is a compilation of songs from the rock band Journey. Released on October 16, 2001, it is part Sony BMG's "Essential" series of compilation albums.
Returning to the stage in 1998 with a new lineup featuring founding members Neal Schon on guitar, Ross Valory on bass, and longtime member Jonathan Cain on keyboards, the band is joined by Steve Augeri on lead vocals and Deen Castronovo on drums. The group rocks with classic performances of their greatest hits and new songs from their 2001 CD Arrival. Filmed in December 2000 in Las Vegas, the band roars back onto the stage. Songs include: Separate Ways (Worlds Apart), Ask the Lonely, guitar solo, Stone in Love, Higher Place, Send Her My Love, Lights, Who's Crying Now, piano solo, Open Arms, Fillmore Boogie, All the Way, Escape, La Raza Del Sol (intro), La Raza Del Sol, Wheel in the Sky, Be Good to Yourself, Any Way You Want It, Don't Stop Believin', Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin', Faithfully.
Live In Manila captures Journey's historic concert in Manila, Philippines from March 14, 2009. Performing more than two hours worth of classic favorites, as well as new hits from the band's latest album, Revelation, Live In Manila documents the triumphant homecoming of the band's singer Arnel Pineda.
Journey Thru Time, (formerly Eclipse), is a Journey Tribute Band that captures and recreates the spirit, sound and innovation that is the live Journey experience. From the angelic vocal styles of Steve Perry to the eclectic yet delicate guitar works of Neal Schon, the keyboard wizardries of Greg Rolie and Jonathan Cain combined with the intricate bass and percussion work of Ross Valory and Steve Smith. Journey Thru Time captures the total package that is Journey.
With a focus on the albums from 1978 through 1996, Journey Thru Time's audiences can dance and sing along to all of Journey’s power ballads and chart topping hits. Guests at this concert should expect a lot of high-energy fun and maybe even a few surprises!
Audiences will absolutely find themselves dancing and singing the power ballads and high energy songs from Journey’s chart topping hits. If you love Journey, you will not want to miss Journey Thru Time's high energy show. The music of Journey has an enduring appeal that reaches fans world-wide. Let Journey Thru Time bring it to you.
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