Journey release ‘Departure,’ their sixth album featuring ‘Any Way You Want It’ (1980)

Journey’s ‘Departure’ feat. ‘Any Way You Want It’ is their sixth studio album released on March 23 1980 by Columbia Records.

Track Listing : 1.Any Way You Want It (Steve Perry, Neal Schon) – 03:22 . 2.Walks Like A Lady (Steve Perry) – 03:17 . 3.Someday Soon (Steve Perry, Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon) – 03:32 . 4.People And Places (Steve Perry, Neal Schon, Ross Valory) – 05:05 . 5.Precious Time (Steve Perry, Neal Schon) – 04:49 . 6.Where Were You (Steve Perry, Neal Schon) – 03:01 . 7.I’M Cryin’ (Steve Perry, Gregg Rolie) – 03:43 . 8.Line Of Fire (Steve Perry, Neal Schon) – 03:06 . 9.Departure (Neal Schon) – 00:38 . 10.Good Morning Girl (Steve Perry, Neal Schon) – 01:44 . 11.Stay Awhile (Steve Perry, Neal Schon) – 02:48 . 12.Homemade Love (Steve Perry, Neal Schon, Steve Smith) – 02:54

Musicians : Journey – Band . Steve Perry – Lead Vocals . Neal Schon – Guitars, Co-Lead Vocals On (4), Backing Vocals . Gregg Rolie – Keyboards, Harmonica, Co-Lead Vocals On (3), Backing Vocals . Ross Valory – Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals . Steve Smith – Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals

Production : Produced By Geoff Workman, Kevin Elson . Geoff Workman – Engineer, Mixing . Kevin Elson – Engineer . Ken Kessie – Engineer

Package : Jim Welch – Art Direction

Recorded On November 5–12, 1979 At The Automatt, San Francisco, California.

Released On March 23, 1980 By Columbia.

Video Director(s) : Kim Paul Friedman for “Any Way You Want It”


To sum things up, this album is a nice gesture to no-brainer, accessible AOR music, but for the people who want to actually think about and analyze what they are listening to, this won’t do much for you. […]

Rolling Stone
In the past, the group’s good moments came when Neal Schon and Dunbar took off on extended jams, but now Journey works best as a band. And they’ve never rocked harder. […]

Classic Rock Review
Armed with all this compositional ammunition, the group was set to record most of the material live in the studio, which gave it and edge compared to the more refined work they did both before and after this record. […]


Journey’s ‘Departure’ feat. ‘Any Way You Want It’ on RVM [Radio.Video.Music]


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