In the Beginning (Journey album)

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In the Beginning
In the Beginning - Journey.jpg
Compilation album by Journey
Released November 1979 (first pressing, with gate-fold sleeve)
January 1980 (2nd pressing, minus gate-fold)
Genre Progressive rock, Hard rock
Length 75:24
Label Columbia
Producer Roy Halee, Glen Kolotkin, Journey
Journey chronology
In the Beginning
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Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

In the Beginning is the first compilation album from the rock band Journey, containing songs from the group's first three albums (Journey, Look into the Future, and Next). The songs on this album are all taken from the period where Gregg Rolie sang lead vocals, before Steve Perry joined the band as their new lead singer in 1978.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Of a Lifetime" (Gregg Rolie, George Tickner, Neal Schon) - 6:48
  2. "Topaz" (Tickner) - 6:09
  3. "Kohoutek" (Schon, Rolie) - 6:40
Side two
  1. "On a Saturday Night" (Rolie) - 3:55
  2. "It's All Too Much" (George Harrison) - 4:01
  3. "In My Lonely Feeling/Conversations" (Rolie / Ross Valory) - 4:56
  4. "Mystery Mountain" (Rolie, Tickner, Diane Valory) - 4:23
Side three
  1. "Spaceman" (Rolie, Aynsley Dunbar) - 4:00
  2. "People" (Schon, Rolie, Dunbar) - 5:19
  3. "Anyway" (Rolie) - 4:10
  4. "You're on Your Own" (Schon, Rolie, Tickner) - 5:52
Side four
  1. "Look into the Future" (Schon, Rolie, D. Valory) - 8:08
  2. "Nickel and Dime" (R. Valory, Schon, Rolie, Tickner) - 4:11
  3. "I'm Gonna Leave You" (Schon, Rolie, Tickner) - 6:56