Generations (Journey album)

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Generations
Studio album by Journey
Released August 29, 2005
Recorded The Plant, Sausalito, California,
Prairie Sun Studios, Cotati, California,
Laughing Dog Studios, New York City, February–March 2005
Genre Rock, hard rock
Length 73:12
Label Sanctuary (US)
Frontiers (Europe)
King (Japan)
Seoul (South Korea)
Producer Kevin Elson
Journey chronology
Red 13
(2002)
Generations
(2005)
Live in Houston 1981: The Escape Tour
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
About.com 4/5 stars[2]
Blogcritics 3/5 stars[3]

Generations is the twelfth studio album by the American rock band Journey. It was the band's second full studio album with lead singer Steve Augeri and drummer Deen Castronovo, confirming the line-up of 2001's Arrival and 2002's Red 13 EP. The album was given away for free by the band during most of the concerts of the Generations Tour in 2005, and subsequently released on Sanctuary Records later the same year.

This was the first Journey album where all of the band members share the lead vocalist duties. Jonathan Cain sings lead on "Every Generation" and "Pride of the Family", the first time he sang lead since "All That Really Matters" (a song originally left off Frontiers) from the Time3 box set. Deen Castronovo sings lead on "A Better Life" and "Never Too Late". Neal Schon provides lead vocals for "In Self Defense" (previously recorded for the Schon & Hammer album Here to Stay) and Ross Valory lends his vocals to "Gone Crazy".

Peaking only at No. 170 on the Billboard 200 album chart,[4] Generations was the last album to feature Augeri, who left the band mid-tour in 2006 due to a throat infection. Jeff Scott Soto replaced him and toured with the band until June 2007. It was also the only Journey album released by the now-defunct Sanctuary Records.

The latter portion of the song "Faith in the Heartland" was heard during the December 10, 2006 edition of NBC's Football Night in America, during a segment about Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. "Faith in the Heartland" and "The Place in Your Heart" were re-recorded by the band with new vocalist Arnel Pineda on their 2008 album Revelation, but "The Place in Your Heart" was only released as a bonus track on the Japanese edition of that album.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Faith in the Heartland"   Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain, Steve Augeri 6:56
2. "The Place in Your Heart"   N. Schon, Cain 4:20
3. "A Better Life"   N. Schon, Cain 5:40
4. "Every Generation"   N. Schon, Cain 5:52
5. "Butterfly (She Flies Alone)"   Augeri 5:56
6. "Believe"   Augeri, Tommy De Rossi 5:41
7. "Knowing That You Love Me"   Cain 5:21
8. "Out of Harms Way"   N. Schon, Cain 5:14
9. "In Self-Defense"   N. Schon, Cain, Steve Perry 3:10
10. "Better Together"   N. Schon, Cain, Augeri 5:05
11. "Gone Crazy"   N. Schon, Amber Schon, Cain, Kim Tribble 4:04
12. "Beyond the Clouds"   N. Schon, Augeri 6:54
13. "Never Too Late" (bonus track) N. Schon, Cain, Jack Blades 4:59
14. "Pride of the Family" (Japanese-only bonus track) Cain 4:00

Personnel[edit]

Band members
  • Steve Augeri - lead vocals (unless otherwise noted), additional guitar on "Butterfly (She Flies Alone)" and "Believe"
  • Neal Schon - guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals on "In Self-Defense"
  • Jonathan Cain - keyboards, backing vocals, lead vocals on "Every Generation" and "Pride of the Family", additional rhythm guitar on "Never Too Late"
  • Ross Valory - bass, backing vocals, lead vocals on "Gone Crazy"
  • Deen Castronovo - drums, percussion, backing vocals, lead vocals on "A Better Life" and "Never Too Late"
Production

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Position
2005 Oricon Japanese Albums Charts[5] 20
Swedish Albums Chart[6] 39
German Albums Chart[7] 70
Billboard 200 (USA)[4] 170

References[edit]

  1. ^ Theakston, Rob. "Journey Generations review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-07-30. 
  2. ^ White, Dave. "Journey - "Generations"". Classic Rock. About.com. Retrieved 2013-08-04. 
  3. ^ Dionne, George (27 November 2005). "CD Review: Journey’s Generations". Blogcritics. Retrieved 2013-08-04. 
  4. ^ a b "Generations Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-07-30. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ "Journey – Generations (album)". Swedishcharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2013-08-03. 
  7. ^ "Album – Journey, Generations". Charts.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2013-08-03.