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Next
Studio album by Journey
Released February 1977
Recorded His Master's Wheels in San Francisco, California, May-October 1976
Genre Rock
Jazz-fusion
Length 37:38
Label Columbia
Producer Journey
Journey chronology
Look into the Future
(1976)
Next
(1977)
Infinity
(1978)

Next is the third album by Journey, and was released in 1977 (see 1977 in music).

Journey continued the formula from 1976's Look into the Future, but this album retains much of Journey's jazz-flavored progressiveness from the first album.

Songs include the opening, moody number, "Spaceman", as well as standout rocker "Hustler", the odd timing instrumental "Nickel And Dime", and the epic "I Would Find You".

The instrumental entitled "Cookie Duster" was listed in very early pressings of the album, though not actually included on the pressings, and then not listed on the cover art at all. It was later released on their Time³ compilation.

Next reached #85 on the Billboard Pop Album charts. [1]

Although he did not contribute to Next, lead-vocalist Robert Fleischman joined Journey shortly after the album's release as a songwriter and the group's first dedicated frontman, sharing lead-vocal duties with founding bandmember Gregg Rolie during subsequent live shows.

Contents

Reception

 Professional ratings
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [2]

Track listing

# Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Spaceman"   Aynsley Dunbar, Gregg Rolie 4:01
2. "People"   Dunbar, Rolie, Neal Schon 5:21
3. "I Would Find You"   Austin, Schon 5:54
4. "Here We Are"   Rolie 4:18
5. "Hustler"   Dunbar, Rolie 3:16
6. "Next"   Cogdell, Dunbar, Rolie 5:28
7. "Nickel and Dime" (Instrumental) Rolie, Schon, George Tickner, Ross Valory 4:13
8. "Karma"   Dunbar, Rolie, Schon 5:07

Personnel

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Band

Other

  • Smiggy - engineer, mixing
  • Bruce Botnick - mastering
  • Herbie Herbert - director
  • Bruce Steinberg - art direction, design, photography, cover design
  • Ellie Oberzil - design
  • Mansfield - sleeve art

References


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