JOURNEY

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Journey is an American rock band formed in San Francisco in 1973 by former members of Santana and Frumious Bandersnatch. The band has gone through several phases; its strongest commercial success occurred between 1978 and 1987, after which it temporarily disbanded. During that period, the band released a series of hit songs, including 1981's Don't Stop Believin', which became in 2009 the top-selling catalog track in iTunes history. Its parent studio album, Escape, the band's eighth and most successful, reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and yielded another of their most popular singles, Open Arms. Its 1983 follow-up, Frontiers, was almost as successful in the United States, reaching No. 2 and spawning several successful singles; it broadened the band's appeal in the United Kingdom, where it reached No. 6 on the UK Albums Chart. Journey enjoyed a successful reunion in the mid-1990s, and later regrouped with a series of read more...
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JOURNEY Journey album cover 3.50 | 8 ratings
Journey
Non-Metal 1975
JOURNEY Look Into The Future album cover 3.45 | 7 ratings
Look Into The Future
Non-Metal 1976
JOURNEY Next album cover 3.40 | 7 ratings
Next
Non-Metal 1977
JOURNEY Infinity album cover 3.12 | 8 ratings
Infinity
Non-Metal 1978
JOURNEY Evolution album cover 3.08 | 6 ratings
Evolution
Non-Metal 1979
JOURNEY Departure album cover 2.78 | 5 ratings
Departure
Non-Metal 1980
JOURNEY Dream After Dream album cover 3.17 | 3 ratings
Dream After Dream
Non-Metal 1980
JOURNEY Escape album cover 3.72 | 8 ratings
Escape
Non-Metal 1981
JOURNEY Frontiers album cover 3.65 | 6 ratings
Frontiers
Hard Rock 1983
JOURNEY Raised On Radio album cover 2.86 | 6 ratings
Raised On Radio
Non-Metal 1986
JOURNEY Trial By Fire album cover 2.61 | 5 ratings
Trial By Fire
Non-Metal 1996
JOURNEY Arrival album cover 2.62 | 4 ratings
Arrival
Hard Rock 2001
JOURNEY Generations album cover 2.94 | 4 ratings
Generations
Hard Rock 2005
JOURNEY Revelation album cover 3.88 | 7 ratings
Revelation
Hard Rock 2008
JOURNEY Eclipse album cover 3.60 | 7 ratings
Eclipse
Hard Rock 2011

JOURNEY EPs & splits

JOURNEY Red 13 album cover 3.00 | 3 ratings
Red 13
Non-Metal 2002

JOURNEY live albums

JOURNEY Captured album cover 3.50 | 3 ratings
Captured
Hard Rock 1981
JOURNEY Greatest Hits Live album cover 3.12 | 4 ratings
Greatest Hits Live
Hard Rock 1998
JOURNEY Live In Houston: The Escape Tour album cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
Live In Houston: The Escape Tour
Non-Metal 2005

JOURNEY demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

JOURNEY re-issues & compilations

JOURNEY In The Beginning album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In The Beginning
Hard Rock 1979
JOURNEY Greatest Hits album cover 4.00 | 3 ratings
Greatest Hits
Non-Metal 1988
JOURNEY The Ballade album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Ballade
Non-Metal 1991
JOURNEY Time3 album cover 3.83 | 3 ratings
Time3
Non-Metal 1992
JOURNEY The Journey Continues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Journey Continues
Non-Metal 2001
JOURNEY The Essential Journey album cover 1.81 | 4 ratings
The Essential Journey
Non-Metal 2001
JOURNEY Don't Stop Believin': The Best Of Journey album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Don't Stop Believin': The Best Of Journey
Non-Metal 2009
JOURNEY Greatest Hits 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Greatest Hits 2
Non-Metal 2011

JOURNEY singles (32)

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2.00 | 1 ratings
To Play Some Music
Non-Metal 1975
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2.00 | 1 ratings
On A Saturday Nite
Non-Metal 1976
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Spaceman
Non-Metal 1977
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Lights / Somethin' To Hide
Non-Metal 1978
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Anytime
Non-Metal 1978
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Wheel In The Sky
Non-Metal 1978
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Too Late
Non-Metal 1979
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Just The Same Way
Non-Metal 1979
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'
Non-Metal 1979
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Walks Like A Lady
Non-Metal 1980
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Any Way You Want It
Non-Metal 1980
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Good Morning Girl / Stay Awhile
Non-Metal 1980
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2.00 | 1 ratings
The Party's Over (Hopelessly In Love) / Wheel In The Sky ‎
Non-Metal 1981
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Open Arms
Non-Metal 1981
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1.00 | 3 ratings
Don't Stop Believin'
Non-Metal 1981
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Who's Crying Now
Non-Metal 1981
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Stone in Love
Non-Metal 1982
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Still They Ride
Non-Metal 1982
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Only Solutions
Non-Metal 1982
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2.00 | 1 ratings
After The Fall
Non-Metal 1983
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Send Her My Love
Non-Metal 1983
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Faithfully
Non-Metal 1983
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)
Non-Metal 1983
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Ask The Lonely
Non-Metal 1983
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Only The Young
Non-Metal 1985
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2.00 | 1 ratings
I'll Be Alright Without You
Non-Metal 1986
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Girl Can't Help It
Non-Metal 1986
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Be Good To Yourself
Non-Metal 1986
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Suzanne
Non-Metal 1986
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Why Can't This Night Go on Forever
Non-Metal 1986
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Message Of Love
Non-Metal 1996
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4.08 | 2 ratings
When You Love A Woman
Non-Metal 1996

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Frontiers And Beyond
Non-Metal 1984
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Raised On Radio
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Behind The Music
Non-Metal 2001
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3.50 | 1 ratings
Journey 2001
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5.00 | 1 ratings
Greatest Hits 1978-1997
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4.25 | 2 ratings
Live In Houston: The Escape Tour
Non-Metal 2005
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3.00 | 1 ratings
Revelation
Non-Metal 2009
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Live In Manila
Non-Metal 2009

JOURNEY Reviews

JOURNEY Raised On Radio

Album · 1986 · Non-Metal
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After the triumphant trilogy of “Departure,” “Escape” and “Frontiers,” where San Francisco based JOURNEY found huge success after having tamed down their crossover progressive tendencies that went straight for the hard rock and AOR jugular they succeeded in a short time to become one of the biggest bands in the world. And after a several year run and a slew of hit singles and successful tours, the band was on burnout mode and needed some time off. After 1983’s “Frontiers,” both lead singer Steve Perry and guitarist Neil Schon would release their own solo albums with Perry finding yet more success on the pop charts. After three long years in the mid-80s when the music scene was quickly changing the band finally released the followup RAISED ON RADIO in 1986 but not until after Perry got a taste for creative control where he produced his solo release and wanted to quit the band however keyboardist Jonathan Cain had other ideas and wanted Perry back in the limelight to help out on his new music, but it came with a price. Perry’s newfound taste for independence resulted in both bassist Ross Valory and drummer Steve Smith being fired from the band as well as the album cover depicting the radio station that Perry’s parents owned. Perry took the reins in the production department as well and as a result a JOURNEY album was released that sounded unlike anything in their previous catalogue and more like a followup to Perry’s 1984 solo “Street Talk.”

Technically the group was whittled down to a trio but in reality hosted a whole army of guest musicians, associate producers and engineers. The main newbies were session musician and bassist Randy Jackson who appeared on all kinds of albums by Jean-Luc Ponty, Billy Cobham and a million others and drummer Larrie Londin who also appeared on a million and one different artists’ recordings. In addition there were extra bassists and drummers on board as well as Dan Hull contributing a new sound to the band - the saxophone. Despite the new arrangements and style shifts, the band found another top 10 album that would go double platinum as there was enough pop rock and AOR appeal to please the second wave fans of their career. The band would also score four top 40 hits and have yet another successful tour. However this was the end of JOURNEY at least for a while. It was clear that the band no longer functioned in meaningful way and after this album they would split until their reunion ten years later with the album “Trial By Fire.”

RAISED ON RADIO is one of the stubbornly proud incarnations of the mid-80s with all of the cheese and pompous glory associated with that time period, but for what it is, i have to say that there are appealing pop rock tracks to be found on this one. And in that regard is very similar to almost every JOURNEY album i’ve encountered. That meaning there are a handful of extremely strong and well constructed pop rock hooks floating around in a few tracks and then a bunch of AOR filler and wimpy arena rock crap. RAISED ON RADIO is no different than the rest actually. Personally i’m quite partial to three of the singles on this one. The upbeat and catchy “Girl Can’t Help It” displays the band’s pop hook talents as good as anything they had ever concocted. Same with the more energetic “Be Good To Yourself.” The slower ballad “I’ll Be Alright Without You” also captures Perry’s unique crooning abilities to weave magic around an otherwise OK melodic track, however my absolute favorite on the album is the non-single second track “Positive Touch” which is so damn catchy that if you swapped out vocalists could easily fit on Supertramp’s “Breakfast In America” with its cleverly crafted groovilisciousness and sizzling sultry sax solos.

Other than the somewhat mesmerizing ballad “The Eyes Of A Woman,” i find the remaining tracks to be somewhat lackluster as they exemplify the excess AOR tendencies that were aimed at post pubescent mall rats who lusted over Perry’s ridiculous swooning lyrics. Particularly nauseating is the closer “Why Can’t This Night Go On Forever” which just reeks of a slow wedding dance ballad when the booze has run low and the sentiments high and a raw slice of AOR hell that sounds like a reworked production of their previous hit “Faithfully”. The rest of the tracks including the hit single “Suzanne” are just to syrupy and just don’t come close in quality to the strongest tracks on the album. This could have been a very satisfying album overall if they would’ve stuck to the sultry swinging sax type of tracks that work quite well with their songwriting skills. Unfortunately that was not to be and JOURNEY once again released an album that i keep around for a few tracks that i listening to but this is just another album that has too much filler. 3 stars for the strong tracks that makes this a decent listen with some selective skipping.

JOURNEY Infinity

Album · 1978 · Non-Metal
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INFINITY is a really fine hard rock record, and was hugely popular back when I was in junior high. Listening to this album for the first time in years has given me a chance to write a more balanced review of it. I would argue that this is Journey at their peak. The band's songwriting had steadily improved since their debut, and there's no denying Steve Perry's voice. My favorite tracks are "Feelin' That Way/Anytime", "Wheel in the Sky", and "Opened the Door". Fortunately, modern technology allows us to easily skip right over "Can Do"; it was harder to do in the late 70's LP era!

The performances throughout the album are excellent, which shouldn't be surprising considering the band's pedigree. Steve Perry can definitely sing, and Aynsley Dunbar is a very skillful drummer. Neal Schon shows what an excellent guitarist he is. I usually don't care about guitar solos, but Neal's work here is one of the best things about INFINITY. His skills seem under used on the band's more recent albums.

I would rather listen to this than Styx's later records or anything by Boston, to name two bands that are often compared to Journey. My final rating is going to be 3 1/2 stars. INFINITY shows a relative lack of "metalness" by the general standards of Metal Music Archives. If that doesn't bother you, you might even give it an extra half star.

JOURNEY Escape

Album · 1981 · Non-Metal
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Songwriting-wise, Escape contains eight songs that are somewhere between ok and good, and two classics. Production-wise, it is exactly what one can expect from Journey. Performance-wise, the same is true for Neal Schon, Steve Smith and Ross Valory, while Jonathan Cain gives his debut on this album if I recall correctly. And hey, the man can play the piano! Elton John is no match, and while celebrities like Ivo Pogorelich may interpret Tchaikowsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 more magnificently, I'm not sure whether they are able or even interested to attempt Don't Stop Believin' or the intro to Who's Crying Now. Add Steven Perry's characteristic voice and the album has everything a good rock album needs.

You'd like to know which two songs I rate as classics: Well, the two I mentioned above, with the first having the best lyrics Journey have ever written and the latter made close to immortal by this magical guitar solo at the end. I just don't understand why this song is third instead of last on the playlist.

Rating-wise I'll be going for 3.5 stars. While there are two great songs on the album, they are only two great songs out of ten, so I can't really justify 4 stars, so I had to rate it down to 3 over at progarchives.

JOURNEY Eclipse

Album · 2011 · Hard Rock
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Stephen
When the first two singles shot off months before the album's release, I wasn't impressed at all, or even disappointed to say. 'City of Hope' is totally average and 'Human Feel' is somehow poor, and when I first heard this album in entirety, I'm gonna say this isn't up the Journey standard that I expected and it's a let down compared to their previous work, 'Revelation'. But after more spins, I began to appreciate it, even though it's far from perfect and some extremely high ratings I've seen are definitely too biased and unrealistic.

The reason of it is because Journey was famous with their hooky and sing-along songs but not the technical side as seen in the first three albums, but 'Eclipse' tried to combine that early works with the heaviness of 'Frontier' and dropped the poppish and melodic part of Journey. The result is a mixed reception, some praised it, the rest condemned it as a failure. I was sort in the middle. The first half is a big grower and I eventually like 'Edge of The Moment', the ballad 'Tantra', and 'Anything Is Possible'.

The second half is a bumpy road. 'She's A Mystery' is dull and a mistake. 'Human Feel' may not sound as bad as my first spin, but not a great track at all. 'Ritual' actually has potential but something inside it can't make me love it lot. 'To Whom It May Concern' is a nice ballad but 'Tantra' is somewhat better, even though they should have shorten the duration. 'Venus' is a closing filler and of course unnecessary.

The good side of it is that you can hear Schon's extended exploration of his guitarworks which everyone already knows that he's a maestro of it, and Pineda's vocal is still in a very fine form. Not only he can emulate Perry perfectly, he even added the soulful touch that IMHO, Perry had lost.

This is a thinking AOR album, a grower, heavier, and can't be decided in under 3 or 4 spins, but if only the second half is better and they replace the weak with potential hits in the veins of 'Be Good To Yourself' or 'Separate Ways', I might throw a better rating, but in the end, it deserved a reasonable 70% mark, good record but I've heard much better.

JOURNEY Revelation

Album · 2008 · Hard Rock
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Stephen
Thirteen may be considered a bad luck number for some people but definitely not for Journey. After a shocking recruitment of Filipino singer, Arnel Pineda, over YouTube, Journey went on for platinum status with their 13th album in 2009. What made this record so successful is because of the formula applied here is basically the same formula they used when they conquered America with their 15 platinums record of Escape and Frontiers, aside from the similarity of the new singer's pipe with the legendary Steve Perry's tenor voice, not only by his characteristic, but also with his whole-hearted passionate delivery.

I was in awe when I first heard "Never Walk Away" and "After All These Years" on their MySpace page couple months prior to the official release of the album, both of these songs are a golden successor to the classic champions of "Don't Stop Believin'" and "Faithfully". "Where Did I Lose Your Love", "Change For The Better", and "What It Takes Two Win" are a great midtempo rockers, "What I Needed" is a grower where I found not interesting at the first listen. "Faith In The Heartland" is an excellent remake from their prior album, "Generations".

Couple songs that I don't like is the failure transformation of "Lights" in "Like A Sunshower" and nice-chorus-but-boring-verse of "Wildest Dreams". The instrumental closing track is also avoidable, but "Turn Down The World Tonight" is just hauntingly beautiful, a melancholic miraculous climax of the whole album.

An excellent choice of singer and 'Revelation' marks the new era of Journey. I'm pretty sure the band will slowly climbing up the ladder of success at least for the next 4-5 albums.

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