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Studio album by Journey
Released April 5, 1979
Recorded Cherokee Studios in Los Angeles, California, 1978
Genre Rock
Length 37:10
Label Columbia
Producer Roy Thomas Baker
Professional reviews
Journey chronology
In the Beginning

Evolution is the name of Journey's fifth studio album. It was released in April 1979 on the Columbia Records label.

The album was their highest charting album to date, selling three million copies in the United States. They retained Roy Thomas Baker as producer but drummer Aynsley Dunbar was replaced with Steve Smith, formerly with Ronnie Montrose's band.

Evolution features their first top 20 hit, "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'", which shared the melody, and some of the lyrics, of Sam Cooke's "Nothing Can Change This Love". "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'" reached #16 in the United States. "Just the Same Way" featured original lead vocalist Gregg Rolie along with Steve Perry. "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'" appears as part of "The Big Medley" on Dream Theater's EP, A Change of Seasons, and also appears in the pilot episode of Glee.

Track listing

# Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Majestic"   Steve Perry, Neal Schon 1:16
2. "Too Late"   Perry, Schon 2:58
3. "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'"   Perry 3:55
4. "City of the Angels"   Perry, Gregg Rolie, Schon 3:12
5. "When You're Alone (It Ain't Easy)"   Perry, Schon 3:10
6. "Sweet and Simple"   Perry 4:13
7. "Lovin' You Is Easy"   Perry, Schon, G. Errico 3:38
8. "Just the Same Way"   Rolie, Schon, Ross Valory 3:18
9. "Do You Recall"   Perry, Rolie 3:13
10. "Daydream"   Perry, Rolie, Schon, Valory 4:42
11. "Lady Luck"   Perry, Schon, Valory 3:35




Year Chart Position
1979 The Billboard 200 20

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