Frontiers (2023 Remaster) Journey

Album Info

Album Veröffentlichung:
1983

HRA-Veröffentlichung:
26.10.2023

Label: Columbia

Genre: Rock

Subgenre: Modern Rock

Interpret: Journey

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  • 1Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) [2023 Remaster]05:26
  • 2Send Her My Love (2023 Remaster)03:55
  • 3Chain Reaction (2023 Remaster)04:20
  • 4After the Fall (2023 Remaster)05:01
  • 5Faithfully (2023 Remaster)04:26
  • 6Edge of the Blade (2023 Remaster)04:30
  • 7Troubled Child (2023 Remaster)04:29
  • 8Back Talk (2023 Remaster)03:16
  • 9Frontiers (2023 Remaster)04:09
  • 10Rubicon (2023 Remaster)04:18
  • Total Runtime43:50

Info zu Frontiers (2023 Remaster)

40th anniversary edition of this classic album remastered from the original stereo master tapes. Certified 6x Platinum. Includes the hits "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)", "Faithfully" and "Send Her My Love" plus a bonus 7" featuring new remixes of "Only The Young" and "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)" by Steve Perry and Bryce Miller along with the original single versions of "Only The Young" and "Ask The Lonely" that were left of the original vinyl release due to time constraints.

"Frontiers managed to give Journey four Top 40 hits, with “After the Fall” and “Send Her My Love” both reaching number 23, “Faithfully” at number 12, and “Separate Ways” peaking at number eight — the same amount that 1981’s Escape brandished. While they tried to use the same musical recipe as Escape, Frontiers comes up a little short, mainly because the keyboards seem to overtake both Schon’s guitar playing and Steve Perry’s strong singing. An overabundance of Jonathan Cain's synth work cloaks the quicker tunes and seeps into the ballads, slightly widening the strong partnership of Perry and Schon. "Faithfully" tried to match the powerful beauty of "Open Arms," and while it's a gorgeous ballad, it just comes inches away from conjuring up the same soft magic. "Separate Ways" grabs attention right off the bat with stinging synthesizer and a catchy guitar riff, and "Send Her My Love" emphasizes Perry's keen ability to pour his heart out. The rest of the songs on the album lack the warmth that Journey is famous for, especially in their mix of fervor and intimacy shown on this album's predecessor." (Mike DeGagne, AMG)

Steve Perry, lead vocals
Neal Schon, lead guitar, backing vocals
Jonathan Cain, keyboards, rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Ross Valory, bass, backing vocals
Steve Smith, drums, percussion
Additional musicians:
Randy Jackson, bass on "After the Fall"

Digitally remastered




Journey
Formed in 1973 by former members of Santana, Gregg Rolie and Neal Schon, Journey is a rock band based in San Francisco, California. After years of struggling as a prog rock backing band, they decided to hire a more mainstream vocalist to increase their chances of success. When Steve Perry came on as frontman, the band started producing hits: best known for soaring arena rock anthems like "Don’t Stop Believin’" and power ballads like "Open Arms," Journey had over a decade of victories before acrimony within the band broke them up. Today, Journey continues to tour and record with Perry sound-alike vocalist Arnel Pineda. In honor of the release of their "Frontiers" album on February 22nd, 1983, WatchMojo.com takes a look at the history of Journey.

How many bands grow even more iconic with each passing year? It's a short list, and on it is Journey. Through all its phases and eras, twists and turns the band sees its music become more popular as the years go on. The roadie who suggested the band name "Journey" truly had a vision.

In a career spanning five decades, Journey is blazing hotter than ever with the lineup of Neal Schon (guitars, backing vocals), Jonathan Cain (keyboards, backing vocals), Ross Valory (bass, backing vocals), Deen Castronovo (drums, percussion, backing vocals) and Arnel Pineda (lead vocals).

The band has reached heights that likely no other artist can hit these days, with its Greatest Hits album hitting 15-million-plus in sales. It's not luck; it's persistent, hard work over the years. When TV shows like Glee and The Sopranos made the song "Don't Stop Believin'" a sensation decades after its release, it's because that music endured. Since the group's formation in 1973, the band has earned 19 Top 40 singles and 25 Gold and Platinum albums.

"Don't Stop Believin'," Schon said, "has become this national anthem, world anthem. It's really wild. If somebody plays it, no matter where, everybody sings it."

As their San Francisco Bay Area cohorts The Grateful Dead once sang, what a long strange trip it's been.

With survivors of Santana and Frumious Bandersnatch in the fold, Journey released three albums starting in 1975 before teaming up with singer Steve Perry to define the classic rock of the late '70s and '80s. The triple-platinum Infinity in 1978 started the run that few bands would match. Evolution and Departure would follow with more hits, all leading up to 1981's iconic Escape. Not only did it contain inescapable hits like "Don't Stop Believin," "Who's Crying Now" and "Open Arms," but it was the first music album turned into a videogame - a truly visionary move at a time when most people didn't know what that meant. Fans worldwide snapped up 12 million copies, and FM radio had programming for life. The follow-up, Frontiers, was only kept out of the #1 spot by a little album called Thriller.

It's a run that continues to this day. Through the years, Journey has kept the music alive with classic-rock airplay and a touring schedule most bands can't or won't match. With the changes and upheavals in the music industry, nothing can replace the live concert experience.

"The one thing that remains the same is live performances," Schon said. "So that's why we're still here doing this. It's the one thing that can't be hacked and one thing that you absolutely have to show up live to be able to do. And so I still love it."

A short string of lead singers followed Perry's departure, but nothing quite worked until Schon found Pineda. It's one of the most unlikely success stories in rock 'n' roll history: Schon discovered the singer in a Filipino cover band via YouTube. He quickly reached out to the incredulous singer and a new era of Journey was born.

The hits came coming, with the new album Revelation debuting at #5 in 2008 and continuing their streak of platinum albums. A two-year world tour sealed Pineda's place as the voice of Journey. A new album came with Eclipse - this time with Pineda's full participation as a band member and songwriter. And the TV exposure of "Don't Stop Believin'" made the song is the #1 digital catalog song in history, with sales of more than 5.4 million in the U.S.

While touring is still Journey's #1 passion, it doesn't mean there isn't time for a world view. The band recently recorded a cover of The Police's "Synchronicity II" for a charity CD that fights child slavery in Third World countries, along with Stevie Wonder, Steven Tyler and more.

What has the band learned over the years?

"I think we just got it right, you know? We wrote a lot of really great songs, the three of us; myself, Steve Perry, and Jonathan Cain. And it was like we just got some things right and I think that's why it's etched in stone," Schon said. As for the future, "I'm still an aspiring guitarist, you know. I never feel like I've learned everything on the instrument. You have to love what you do. I certainly do."

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