Journey (Journey album)

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Journey self titled.jpg
Studio album by Journey
ReleasedApril 1, 1975
RecordedCBS Studios, San Francisco, California, November 1974
GenreProgressive rock, jazz fusion[1]
ProducerRoy Halee
Journey chronology
Look into the Future
Singles from Journey
  1. "To Play Some Music" / "Topaz"
    Released: June 1975
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone(favorable)[2]

Journey is the self-titled debut album by the band of the same name. It was released in 1975 on Columbia Records. Unlike their later recordings, this is a jazzy progressive rock album which focuses mainly on the band's instrumental talents.[3] It is the only album to include rhythm guitarist George Tickner among their personnel.

Journey recorded a demo album prior to the release of Journey, with the same songs in different order and with Prairie Prince as the drummer. There were additional tracks, including instrumental pieces, that did not make it to the final product, including the original title track of the demo album, "Charge of the Light Brigade".

Track listing[edit]

Side one
1."Of a Lifetime"Gregg Rolie, George Tickner, Neal Schon6:54
2."In the Morning Day"Rolie, Ross Valory4:27
3."Kohoutek" (Instrumental)Schon, Rolie6:46
Side two
4."To Play Some Music"Rolie, Schon3:19
5."Topaz" (Instrumental)Tickner6:12
6."In My Lonely Feeling/Conversations"Rolie, R. Valory5:01
7."Mystery Mountain"Rolie, Tickner, Diane Valory4:23



  1. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Journey - Journey (1975) review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2013-06-30.
  2. ^ Bowman, Cynthia (5 June 1975). "Journey - Journey (1st LP)". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 9 May 2006. Retrieved 2013-07-07.
  3. ^ Pete Prown, HP Newquist, Jon F. Eiche Legends of rock guitar: the essential reference of rock's greatest guitarists, pg. 175, Hal Leonard (1997), ISBN 0-7935-4042-9

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