Frontiers (Journey album)

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Frontiers
Studio album by Journey
Released February 22, 1983
Recorded Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California, Autumn 1982
Genre Rock, hard rock
Length 44:09
Label Columbia
Producer Mike Stone, Kevin Elson
Journey chronology
Escape
(1981)
Frontiers
(1983)
Raised on Radio
(1986)
Singles from Frontiers
  1. "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)" / "Frontiers"
    Released: February 1983
  2. "Faithfully" / "Frontiers"
    Released: April 1983 (US, Australia)
  3. "Faithfully" / "Edge of the Blade"
    Released: April 1983 (Europe)
  4. "After the Fall" / "Only Solutions"
    Released: July 1983 (North America)
  5. "After the Fall" / "Rubicon"
    Released: July 1983 (UK)
  6. "Send Her My Love" / "Chain Reaction"
    Released: September 1983
  7. "Ask the Lonely" / "Troubled Child"
    Released: 1983 (Japan)

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

The album reached No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart[1] and would garner 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),[2] and a rock radio hit in "Chain Reaction". The album would later achieve the RIAA certification of six times platinum.[3]

Frontiers was the band's highest-charting album in the United Kingdom, reaching No. 6 on the UK Albums Chart in 1983.[4]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[5]
Robert Christgau (D+)[6]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[7]

In 2005, Frontiers was ranked number 363 in Rock Hard magazine's book of The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time.[8]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)"   Steve Perry, Jonathan Cain 5:23
2. "Send Her My Love"   Perry, Cain 3:55
3. "Chain Reaction"   Perry, Neal Schon, Cain 4:21
4. "After the Fall"   Perry, Cain 5:01
5. "Faithfully"   Cain 4:27
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "Edge of the Blade"   Perry, Schon, Cain 4:30
7. "Troubled Child"   Perry, Schon, Cain 4:29
8. "Back Talk"   Perry, Cain, Steve Smith 3:17
9. "Frontiers"   Perry, Schon, Cain, Smith 4:10
10. "Rubicon"   Perry, Schon, Cain 4:19
2006 CD reissue bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
11. "Only the Young" (from the soundtrack of Vision Quest) Perry, Schon, Cain 4:18
12. "Ask the Lonely" (from the soundtrack of Two of a Kind) Perry, Cain 3:55
13. "Liberty"   Schon, Perry, Cain 2:54
14. "Only Solutions" (from the soundtrack of Tron) Cain, Schon, Perry 3:33

Personnel[edit]

Band members
Additional Musicians
Production

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Country Organization Year Sales
USA RIAA 1997 6x Platinum (+ 6,000,000)[3]
Canada CRIA 1983 Platinum (+ 100,000)[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Frontiers Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-07-15. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Frontiers Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-07-15. 
  3. ^ a b RIAA Gold and Platinum Search for albums by Journey. Retrieved on 2013-06-30.
  4. ^ a b "Journey Official Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2013-07-14. 
  5. ^ DeGagne, Mike. "Journey Frontiers review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-07-15. 
  6. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Consumer Guide Reviews: Frontiers". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2013-07-15. 
  7. ^ Considine, J. D. (14 April 1983). "Album Reviews: Journey - Frontiers". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 22 December 2007. Retrieved 2013-07-15. 
  8. ^ [...], Rock Hard (Hrsg.). [Red.: Michael Rensen. Mitarb.: Götz Kühnemund] (2005). Best of Rock & Metal die 500 stärksten Scheiben aller Zeiten. Königswinter: Heel. p. 65. ISBN 3-89880-517-4. 
  9. ^ "Top Albums/CDs - Volume 38, No. 3, March 19, 1983". Library and Archives Canada. 19 March 1983. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  10. ^ "Journey - Frontiers (album)". Norwegiancharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  11. ^ "Journey - Frontiers (album)". Swedishcharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  12. ^ "Album – Journey, Frontiers". Charts.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  13. ^ "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. 
  14. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 38, No. 4, March 26, 1983". Library and Archives Canada. 26 March 1983. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  15. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 38, No. 15, June 11, 1983". Library and Archives Canada. 11 June 1983. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  16. ^ "Gold Platinum Search for Journey". Music Canada. Retrieved 2013-07-14.