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Mar

Journey – Frontiers (1983) – Lp

Journey is an American rock band that formed in San Francisco in 1973, composed of former members of Santana and Frumious Bandersnatch. The band has gone through several phases; its strongest commercial success occurred between 1978 and 1987.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artist:  Journey
Title:  Frontiers
Year:  1983
Format:  LP
Label:  CBS Records
Catalog#  25261

Frontiers is the eighth studio album by the American Rock band Journey, released in February 1983 on the Columbia Records label. This is the last album to feature bassist Ross Valory until 1996’s Trial by Fire.

While they tried to use the same musical recipe as Escape, Frontiers comes up a little short, mainly because the keyboards seem to overtake both Schon‘s guitar playing and Steve Perry‘s strong singing. An overabundance of Jonathan Cain‘s synth work cloaks the quicker tunes and seeps into the ballads, slightly widening the strong partnership of Perry and Schon. “Faithfully” tried to match the powerful beauty of “Open Arms,” and while it’s a gorgeous ballad, it just comes inches away from conjuring up the same soft magic. “Separate Ways” grabs attention right off the bat with stinging synthesizer and a catchy guitar riff, and “Send Her My Love” emphasizes Perry‘s keen ability to pour his heart out. The rest of the songs on the album lack the warmth that Journey is famous for, especially in their mix of fervor and intimacy shown on this album’s predecessor.
The album had been sequenced and prepped for pressing when, in a last minute conference with Journey’s A&R man Michael Dillbeck, two songs were pulled from the original lineup, “Ask the Lonely” and “Only the Young”. These two tracks were replaced with “Back Talk” and “Troubled Child”. “Ask the Lonely” was utilized in the soundtrack for the film Two of a Kind. “Only the Young” would find its way into the Top Ten two years later, joining the soundtrack of the movie Vision Quest.
four top 40 singles: “After the Fall” (No. 23), “Send Her My Love” (No. 23), “Faithfully” (No. 12), and “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)” (No. 8), and a rock radio hit in “Chain Reaction”.

 

Side one
1.  Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) (5:23)
2.  Send Her My Love (3:55)
3.  Chain Reaction (4:21)
4.  After the Fall (5:01)
5.  Faithfully (4:27)

Side two
1.  Edge of the Blade (4:30)
2.  Troubled Child (4:29)
3.  Back Talk (3:17)
4.  Frontiers (4:10)
5.  Rubicon (4:19)

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13
Feb

Journey – Captured (1981) – 2Lp

Journey is an American rock band that formed in San Francisco in 1973, composed of former members of Santana and Frumious Bandersnatch. The band has gone through several phases; its strongest commercial success occurred between 1978 and 1987.

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Artist:  Journey
Title:  Captured
Year:  1981
Format:  2LP
Label:  CBS Records
Catalog#  88525

Captured is the title of Journey‘s first live album. Recorded during their Departure tour, it was released in February 1981 on the Columbia Records label. The album went on to sell two million copies, reaching No. 9 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

This album was recorded during the band’s “Departure” tour in 1980. Tracks 1 to 4 were taken from a performance recorded at The Forum in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on August 8, 1980. Tracks 5 & 6 were from the performance at the end of the tour in Koseinenkin Hall, Shinjyuku, Tokyo, Japan on October 13, 1980 and tracks 7 to 16 came from two shows at Cobo Hall in Detroit, Michigan on August 4 & 5th 1980. The song “Dixie Highway”, had not previously been recorded on a Journey album. Closing the album is the lone studio track, “The Party’s Over (Hopelessly in Love)”, which was released as a single.

In the liner notes, the album is dedicated to AC/DC lead singer Bon Scott who died in February 1980. Scott is referred to as “a friend from the highway”, as Journey had supported AC/DC the previous year on their “If You Want Blood” tour.

This was the last Journey album for keyboard player and founder Gregg Rolie.

Side one
1.  Majestic  (0:41)
2.  Where Were You   (3:22)
3.  Just The Same Way   (3:37)
4.  Line Of Fire  (3:25)
5.  Lights  (3:30)
6.  Stay Awhile  (3:15)

Side two
1.  Too Late  (3:44)
2.  Dixie Highway  (6:51)
3.  Feeling That Way  (3:14)
4.  Anytime  (4:27)

Side three
1.  Do You Recall  (3:26)
2.  Walks Like A Lady  (7:05)
3.  La Do Da  (7:02)

Side four
1.  Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’  (5:14)
2.  Wheel In The Sky  (5:03)
3.  Any Way You Want It  (3:39)
4.  The Party’s Over (Hopelessly In Love) [studio recording]  (3:43)

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