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 (and ninth overall) by the American Rock band Journey, released in February 1983 on the Columbia Records label.

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.