Captured (Journey album)

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Captured
Cover art by Stanley Mouse
Live album by Journey
Released February 1981
Recorded The Forum in Montreal, Quebec, on August 8, 1980,
Cobo Hall in Detroit, Michigan on August 4 & 5 1980,
Koseinenkin Hall, Shinjyuku, Tokyo, Japan on October 13, 1980,
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California (studio recording)
Genre Hard rock, rock
Length 71:18
Label Columbia
Producer Kevin Elson
Journey chronology
Dream, After Dream
(1980)
Captured
(1981)
Escape
(1981)
Singles from Captured
  1. "The Party's Over (Hopelessly in Love)" / "Wheel in the Sky (live)"
    Released: March 1981
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

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,[2] reaching No. 9 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.[3]

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.[4] 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", most likely referencing AC/DC's 1979 album Highway to Hell.

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

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Majestic" (instrumental) Steve Perry, Neal Schon 0:41
2. "Where Were You"   Perry, Schon 3:22
3. "Just the Same Way"   Gregg Rolie, Schon, Ross Valory 3:37
4. "Line of Fire"   Perry, Schon 3:25
5. "Lights"   Perry, Schon 3:30
6. "Stay Awhile"   Perry, Schon 3:15
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
7. "Too Late"   Perry, Schon 3:44
8. "Dixie Highway"   Schon, Perry 6:51
9. "Feeling That Way"   Aynsley Dunbar, Perry, Rolie 3:14
10. "Anytime"   Robert Fleischman, Rolie, Schon, Roger Silver, R. Valory 4:27
Side three
No. Title Writer(s) Length
11. "Do You Recall"   Perry, Rolie 3:26
12. "Walks Like a Lady"   Perry 7:05
13. "Lă Do Dā"   Perry, Schon 7:02
Side four
No. Title Writer(s) Length
14. "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'"   Perry 5:14
15. "Wheel in the Sky"   Fleischman, Schon, Diane Valory 5:03
16. "Any Way You Want It"   Perry, Schon 3:39
17. "The Party's Over (Hopelessly in Love)" (studio recording) Perry 3:43

Note: this was not the full concert set list that was played during the tour. The missing songs include "Of a Lifetime", "Kohoutek", "Lovin' You Is Easy", "People and Places", "Patiently", "Opened the Door", "Precious Time", "I'm Cryin'", "Homemade Love", "Moon Theme" (intro to "Wheel in the Sky") and "Winds of March". "Majestic" is a recorded version played as the introduction of the band arriving on stage.

Personnel[edit]

Band members
Additional musicians
  • Geoff Workman - acoustic piano and keyboards on "The Party's Over (Hopelessly in Love)"
Production
  • Kevin Elson - producer, engineer, mixing, live sound
  • Clifford Bonnell, Daniel Aumais, Guy Charbonneau, Akira Fukuda, Tom Suzuki - live recordings assistant engineers
  • Wally Buck - studio recording assistant engineer
  • Bob Ludwig - mastering

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Country Organization Year Sales
USA RIAA 1994 2x Platinum (+ 2,000,000)[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kurutz, Steve. "Journey Captured review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-07-07. 
  2. ^ a b RIAA Gold and Platinum Search for albums by Journey. Retrieved on 2013-06-30.
  3. ^ a b "Captured Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-07-07. 
  4. ^ "Journey's Past Tour Information". The Journey Tribute Page. Retrieved 2013-07-07. 
  5. ^ "Top Albums/CDs - Volume 34, No. 22, May 09 1981". Library and Archives Canada. 9 May 1981. Retrieved 2013-07-07. 
  6. ^ "ジャーニー - クイーンズライクのアルバム売り上げランキング" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2013-02-17. 
  7. ^ a b c "Captured Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-07-07. 
  8. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 34, No. 19, April 18, 1981". Library and Archives Canada. 18 April 1981. Retrieved 2013-07-07.