Infinity

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By 1977 Journey had reached a creative crossroads, with three underwhelming studio albums under their belt and little to show in the way of commercial success. At the prodding of manager Herbie Herbert, who felt a major shakeup was needed in order to reignite their spark, the band was convinced to audition and eventually recruit the services of former Alien Project vocalist Steve Perry. Sure enough, adding him to the band just prior to the sessions for Infinity proved to be a stroke of genius, and a move that undeniably altered the course of history for the fledging Bay Area act. Released in January of 1978, Infinity easily proved to be the band's most cohesive work to date. Dead and buried were the jazz fusion ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
By 1977 Journey had reached a creative crossroads, with three underwhelming studio albums under their belt and little to show in the way of commercial success. At the prodding of manager Herbie Herbert, who felt a major shakeup was needed in order to reignite their spark, the band was convinced to audition and eventually recruit the services of former Alien Project vocalist Steve Perry. Sure enough, adding him to the band just prior to the sessions for Infinity proved to be a stroke of genius, and a move that undeniably altered the course of history for the fledging Bay Area act. Released in January of 1978, Infinity easily proved to be the band's most cohesive work to date. Dead and buried were the jazz fusion overtones of previous offerings, and with the new songwriting combo of Perry/Neal Schon leading the march, the band set out to completely redefine their sound. Traditional pop arrangements were now adopted, cutting out the unnecessary musical fat, and allowing each bandmember to play to his strength: Perry's soaring, whale of a voice, Schon's scorching fret work, and Gregg Rolie's subtle keyboard arrangements. Enlisting eccentric producer Roy Thomas Baker already famous for guiding the likes of Queen and Nazareth to giant commercial triumphs of their own also proved to be a rewarding move for the boys. With newfound confidence, Journey crafted a record that could finally land them on the radio. Loaded with future FM staples like "Wheel in the Sky" which hit the Top 50 in April of 1978, "Lights" which quietly peaked at number 68 that August, and "Anytime" pretty much a flop, crawling to number 83 in July, Infinity introduced Journey to an entirely new audience. Even non-singles like "Patiently" the first tune Perry ever wrote with Schon and "Somethin' to Hide" were leaps and bounds beyond the band's previous accomplishments. And, ultimately, though Infinity merely introduced the band to mainstream radio it was the never-ending tour on which the band embarked on to support it that drove the disc past the platinum plateau, it effectively cemented their rep as one of America's most beloved and sometimes hated commercial rock/pop bands. With over 170 shows under their belts, Journey had just begin to hit their stride. [Infinity was reissued in 2006, housed in a fancy digipack with an expanded booklet.] ~ John Franck & Ed Rivadavia
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/15/1996
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074646772546
  • Catalog Number: 67725

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Lights (3:10)
  2. 2 Feeling That Way (3:27)
  3. 3 Anytime (3:28)
  4. 4 La Do Da (3:01)
  5. 5 Patiently (3:20)
  6. 6 Wheel in the Sky (4:12)
  7. 7 Somethin' to Hide (3:26)
  8. 8 Winds of March (5:04)
  9. 9 Can Do (2:39)
  10. 10 Opened the Door (4:34)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Journey Primary Artist
Steve Perry Vocals, Group Member
Neal Schon Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Steve Smith Drums
Gregg Rolie Keyboards, Vocals, Group Member
Aynsley Dunbar Percussion, Drums, Group Member
Ross Valory Bass, Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Technical Credits
Mouse Artwork, Cover Art
Roy Thomas Baker Producer
Joe Chiccarelli Engineer, Engineering
Mark Linett Live Sound
Bob Ludwig Remastering
Geoff Workman Engineer
Pat Morrow Liner Notes
Sam Emerson Cover Photo
Brian Lee Remastering
Gregor Schäfer Guitar Techician, Amplifiers, Stage Manager
Patrick Morrow Management
Scott Ross Drum Technician, Equipment Manager
M. Schon Composer
Dianne Valory Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Outstanding

    I love all the Journey CD's (with Steve Perry) but I keep coming back to Infinity when I want to her classic Journey! These songs are so original and showcases Steve Perry in rare form. This is a must for any Journey fan. Buy it...you will not be disappointed!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Journey when it was STILL Journey

    Listen to this album and then try to tell me with a straight face that Journey will ever be anything without Steve Perry----that replacement "Steve" is about as effective a substitute as a cardboard standee! Steve Perry, we miss you!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    True Journey

    This is the definitive Journey- The musical transitions, vocal harmonies, and the melding of the two are near flawless. Journey displays a musical maturity coupled with youthful energy to hook the listener, ensuring they feel the same energy as the band itself. The transition from ''Feeling That Way'' to ''Anytime'' through vocal harmonies is a high-point on this album. Every tune is worth listening to. No doubt, this album made Journey the super band they are!!

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