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  • Audio CD (October 23, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: SBME SPECIAL MKTS.
  • ASIN: B0012GMW0C
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,475 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Of a Lifetime
2. In the Morning Day
3. Kohoutek [Instrumental]
4. To Play Some Music
5. Topaz [Instrumental]
6. In My Lonely Feeling/Conversations [Instrumental]
7. Mystery Mountain

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A stellar debut album. Of a Lifetime; In the Morning Day; Kohoutek; To Play Some Music , and more.

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Overall, I recommend it to anyone who is interested into hearing Journey's roots.
Al B.
Then again, there's the super percussion work of drummer Aynsley Dunbar, and the great unsung hero of the bass guitar Ross Valory.
"roger-walker"
"Journey" is by far their most adventurous album, with ambitious prog rock bordering on fusion.
JAMES MCCORMICK

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40 of 41 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 29, 1999
Format: Audio CD
Full of energy and great jamming. Neil Schon puts on a guitar clinic here! The ending solo in Of a Lifetime is a masterpiece. Greg Rollie's B3 is powerful (as usual). It is unfortunate that this line-up and direction has pretty much been overshadowed by the 80s arena rock Journey. Although the addtion of Steve Perry's extraordinary voice made Journey a more commercialy palitable group, they seemed to lose this adventurous style. This album along with "Next" and "Look Into the Future" are great discs to discover.
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46 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Loren on November 4, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Without breaking down the album by song or with too much intricacy, let me just say that after over 30 years of listening to rock n roll, the first Journey album remains near the top of my list of all time favorites. I've always loved great lead guitar and good jams. The first three albums put out by Journey, prior to Steve Perry joining the band, have got to be some of the greatest guitar playing and overall jamming you will ever hear on a rock record. The music is built around the jam. While more than half of the songs include vocals, almost every song ends in a jam. And while this may sound repetitive and simplistic, the music is all creative and top notch. For those who enjoy classic guitar jam songs like Free Bird or Green Grass and High Tides, you will also enjoy early Journey albums, especially the first Journey (1975). I feel that Neal Schon, while recognized as a well established guitarist from his work with later Journey albums, is just out of his mind on the first three pre Steve Perry albums. While technically a brilliant guitarist, what really sets Neal Schon apart is the mellodic creativity in his solos. His leads often are structured in a step by step manner, building to a climactic finale. For just a taste, I recommend listening to the opening song, Of a Lifetime. Incredible stuff. I must add, that while I consider the first album titled Journey to be my favorite of the initial three albums, I do consider the guitar work on the song Look Into the Future, off their second album, to be the absolute pinnacle of Neal Schon's guitar playing.
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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 14, 1999
Format: Audio CD
Journey's debut is full of ego stroking and shameless blazen displays of trying to prove one's chops. But it goes beyond all that... in 1975, at the time of this recording's release, amazing skills and jamming abilities were the flavor of the day, yet this band seems to have taken the leap of true musical craftsmanship. Even though the songs are accessible from a commercial standpoint they are musically dynamic and have continuity as the tunes capture the essence of the player's souls. When one becomes advanced at his/her instrument, cognative thought leaves the arena, and the id level takes over as one's soul is poured out through the instrument. This recording successfully captures that soul energy; which is amazing when you consider that it can be very hard to summon the ability to stop thinking cognatively especially in the static confines of a recording studio. Often when we experience something new we don't like it because it is to foreign, too demanding of our perceptions. I recomend that you give any recording at least 3 listenings before you decide on whether you like it or not. I loved this album on the first listen- that is a rarity 'cause I'm a tough critic. If anyone acually reads this, thanks and send me an e-mail. Scott
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Jeff Iaconis on March 8, 2000
Format: Audio CD
When ever I hear some Journey on the *classic* rock stations, they always play the Steve Perry version. I do like Steve Perry, however when I thing of Journey, I think of their first LP. Every track is great, hearing tracks like Topaz and others take me back 25 years. The music is still as cutting and fresh now as it was then. This is a must have for anyone who appriciates Rock/Jazz fusion at it's best. The LP came out about the same time as Jeff Beck came out with Wired and Blow by Blow. LP's such as these define the state of music of the mid-seventies. And a very fine state it was in.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 5, 2002
Format: Audio CD
When I was still learning about Journey, I never knew there was any music from the band prior to Steve Perry until I bought the Journey "Time 3" box set. In it, I found pieces of early Journey when Gregg Rolie was the lead singer and I was instantly captivated. I knew I had to check Journey's roots out, and "Journey" is one of the first CD's I ever owned. My dad bought it for me when I got my first CD player.

Journey's self-titled debut is an amazing album. It is a perfect example of classic fusion rock craftsmanship, and is delivered with a unique variety of twists and sounds. Neal Schon's guitar is so energizing and full of power. He is truely magnificant, bringing forth an intense, screeching, melodic down-pour of solid rock perfection through his strings to vibrate through your ears and echo throughout your body. Then you have the relentless, thunderous drums of Aynsley Dunbar, thick with jamming effects that work flawlessly with Schon's guitar to throw you a rock 'n roll hammering punch like none other. Dunbar never ceases to make you want to bang your head. Gregg Rolie's vocals are magnificant, intense, and soulful. He is one of the best keyboardists around, and his catchy melodies gel so well with Schon's guitar, Dunbar's drums, and of course, the powerful bass of Ross Valory, and the spectacular rhythm guitaring of George Tickner.

The album begins with one of my all-time favorite early Journey songs, "Of A Lifetime." Check out the sizzling and smoking guitar work from Schon, and the jamming drum thumps from Dunbar. Within this feel-good song comes Rolie's soft, free-flowing lyrics. Ross Valory's thick, loud bass will give your ears a ride. This is definitely a party-like song, in which true fusion rock talent is shown.
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I probably was there with you Zissen . Of all the great reviews of the first album, can anyone tell that The high frequency is gone? Please remaster, I can tell there are cymbals there and I still can hear! If I am wrong please steer me to a decent CD.
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