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Journey - Journey

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Reviewer :
Kaj Roth Format: Album
Release date: 2011-03-05 Year: 1975
Label: Columbia Records
Genre: Classic Rock,  AOR
Producer: Roy Halee
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Neal Schon knew early that he wanted to stand on stage and perform in front of people, at the age of 14 he started his first band Crime Stompers in the Bay Area. This was 1968, 2 years later another soon to be famous guitarist Carlos Santana released the breakthrough album "Abraxas" that also featured keyboardist/singer Gregg Rolie. For the next album "Santana III" (1971), Neal Schon joined the band and quickly Rolie and Schon became two respected names in the music business. Neal was offered to play with Eric Clapton when he was 16 but he stayed with Santana instead.

After some problems with Carlos Santana, Rolie and Schon quit the band and formed a studio band called Golden Gate Rhythm Section together with Prairie Prince from The Tubes, Ross Valory from Steve Miller Band and George Tickner. Manager Herbie Herbert saw potential in the band and started planning a record but they needed a better name, a roadie of the band suggested Journey and they all loved it. Prairie couldn´t stay with them for the album because of his commitment to The Tubes so along came Aunsley Dunbar who had been playing with Frank Zappa and the line up was complete.

Journey´s first sound ofcourse had traces of Santana but the songs on their self titled album from 1975 was more of a fusion rock style with Rolie´s characteristic voice. Songs like "Of a lifetime", "kohoutek" and "Mystery mountain" (thissong was performed on Journey´s 30th anniversary tour in 2005), became fan favorites live. They played in front of crowds of thousands and thousands but Herbie Herbert wasn´t as happy about the record sales. Tickner left Journey after this album to attend medical school, he remained friends with the band and in 2005, he released the album VTR - Cinema with Ross Valory and keyboardist Roseman. My favorite song of Journey´s first album is "To play some music".

Tracklisting 1. Only The Young
2. Don't Stop Believin'
3. Wheel In The Sky
4. Faithfully
5. Any Way You Want It
6. Ask The Lonely
7. Who's Crying Now
8. Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)
9. Lights
10. Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'
11. Open Arms
12. Girl Can't Help It
13. Send Her My Love
14. When You Love A Woman
15. I'll Be Alright Without You
16. After The Fall
1. Chain Reaction
2. Message Of Love
3. Somethin' To Hide
4. Line Of Fire - Live
5. Anytime
6. Stone In Love
7. Patiently
8. Good Morning Girl
9. The Eyes Of A Woman
10. Be Good To Yourself
11. Still They Ride
12. Baby I'm A Leavin' You
13. Mother, Father
14. Just The Same Way
15. Escape
16. The Party's Over (Hopelessly In Love) - Live


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Journey thought of naming their Raised on Radio album to Freedom, Herbie Herbert said they had all the titles lined up from Infinity, Evolution, Departure, Captured, Escape, Frontiers and Freedom. But the band changed their minds and decided on Raised on Radio!

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