Journey release ‘Evolution,’ their first album with drummer Steve Smith (1979)

Journey‘s ‘Evolution’ is their fifth studio album (their first with drummer Steve Smith), produced by Roy Thomas Baker and released on April 5, 1979 by Columbia.


Journey release ‘Evolution,’ their first album with drummer Steve Smith (1979)

Track Listing : 1.Majestic (Steve Perry, Neal Schon) – 01:16 . 2.Too Late (Steve Perry, Neal Schon) – 02:58 . 3.Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’ (Steve Perry) – 03:55 . 4.City Of The Angels (Steve Perry, Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon) – 03:12 . 5.When You’Re Alone (It Ain’T Easy) (Steve Perry, Neal Schon) – 03:10 . 6.Sweet And Simple (Steve Perry) – 04:13 . 7.Lovin’ You Is Easy (Steve Perry, Neal Schon, Greg Errico) – 03:38 . 8.Just The Same Way (Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon, Ross Valory) – 03:18 . 9.Do You Recall (Steve Perry, Gregg Rolie) – 03:13 . 10.Daydream (Steve Perry, Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon, Ross Valory) – 04:42 . 11.Lady Luck (Steve Perry, Neal Schon, Ross Valory) – 03:35

Paul Natkin

Musicians : Journey – Band . Steve Perry – Lead Vocals . Neal Schon – Guitars, Backing Vocals . Gregg Rolie – Keyboards, Backing Vocals . Ross Valory – Bass , Backing Vocals . Steve Smith – Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals . Greg Werner – Backing Vocals

Michael Putland

Production : Produced By Roy Thomas Baker . Roy Thomas Baker – Mixing . Brian Lee – Mastering . George Tutko – Engineer . Geoff Workman – Engineer

Package : Randy Bachman – Photography . Sam Emerson – Photography . Hiro Ito – Photography . Michael N. Marks – Photography . Pat Morrow – Liner Notes . Paul Natkin asterisques RVM – Photography . Larry Noggle – Design . Michael Putland asterisques RVM – Photography . Barry Schultz – Photography . Jim Welch – Design

Recorded October – November 1978 At Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles, California.

Released On April 5, 1979 By Columbia.

(Source Journey – Evolution | Official Site)


Scott’s Rock and Soul Album Reviews
Drummer Aynsley Dunbar is out and former Montrose drummer Steve Smith is in, but not much has changed, really, as Evolution continued the band’s evolution (sorry, that was too easy) into a top-flight pop rock band. […]

If Infinity had defined a new songwriting formula for the act, Evolution only served to develop it and streamlined it further, clearly qualifying as their strongest effort to date and endearing the band to millions of FM rock listeners in the process. […]

Cheap Trash NYC
In retrospect, many songs follow a similar pattern, working into a repeated choral phrase whereupon Schon’s sizzling guitar chords duke it out with Perry’s searing vocal chords, but it’s a great trick that always works […]


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