I have already talked about the Journey album Escape, so here is Frontiers, which was the next album released by Journey after Escape in 1983. Frontiers was Journey’s second biggest selling album.
I am not a big fan of American Idol. I am one of those people who watch the auditions just to see how bad people can be. However, if you watch American Idol, you know Randy Jackson, and may be surprised to learn that he played bass on two tracks for this album.
Frontiers was a big hit for Journey, and spawned 4 Top 40 songs.
- Separate Ways at #8
- Faithfully at #12
- After the Fall at #23
- Send Her My Love at #23
These 4 songs helped the album reach #2 on the Billboard chart, and to sell more than 6 million albums.
One of the reasons I like Frontiers, is that there is a lot more keyboard playing on it. Well, I also like it less for that same reason. I am a keyboardist, so I enjoy it when rock bands use more, but at the same time, bands that start using more keyboards than guitars soon stop being rock bands. The reason for more keyboards is that Jonathan Cain helped write a lot more music, and had a lot more influence than on previous albums.
Journey – Frontiers Track Listing
- Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) MP3
- Send Her My Love
- Chain Reaction
- After The Fall
- Edge of the Blade
- Troubled Child
- Back Talk
I included Separate Ways MP3 even though it’s probably way overplayed on the radio. It’s a good rock song, even with the keyboards, and it’s still a good example of Journey.
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