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Journey (album)

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Journey
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Album by Journey
Released April 1975
Recorded CBS Studios in San Francisco, California, 1974
Genre Progressive rock
Length 38 min 40 s
Record label Columbia Records
Producer Roy Halee
Professional reviews
AMG 2/5 link (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:z6fe4jn70way)
Journey Chronology
Journey
(1975)
Look into the Future
(1976)

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. It is the only album to include George Tickner among personnel.

Journey was originally the mastermind of longtime Journey manager, Herbie Herbert. His dream at the time was to put together a band around then Santana member Neal Schon. He believe Neal was to be one of the quintessential guitarists in rock music (Schon joined Santana at the tender age of only 16 years old).

Also joining the band was Santana original member, keyboardist and vocalist Greg Rolie. Bassist Ross Valory also came aboard, along with drummer Prairie Prince and guitarist George Tickner. Prairie Prince would soon leave the band and be replaced by Aynsley Dunbar.

This band would originally be called the Golden Gate Rhythm Section. However, the name was considered unacceptable so a contest was held on a local radio station to rename the band. Since none of the submitted names were considered any better, they settled on the name Journey.

The new members of Journey went on to record several songs, showcasing their considerable talent as musicians on jazz-flavored progressive rock epics like "Of a Lifetime", "Kahoutek", and "Topaz".

Highest chart position: #138

Track Listing

  1. "Of A Lifetime"
  2. "In The Morning Day"
  3. "Kohoutek"
  4. "To Play Some Music"
  5. "Topaz"
  6. "In My Lonely Feeling" / "Conversations"
  7. "Mystery Mountain"

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