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Sunday 9/4/22 3pm ET: Feature LP: Journey – Frontiers (1983)

Frontiers is the eighth studio album by the American rock band Journey, released on January 23, 1983 on Columbia Records. This was the band’s last album to feature bassist Ross Valory until 1996’s Trial by Fire.

The album reached No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart and would garner four top 40 singles: “After the Fall” (No. 23), “Send Her My Love” (No. 23), “Faithfully” (No. 12), and “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)” (No. 8), and a rock radio hit in “Chain Reaction”. The album would later achieve the RIAA certification of six times platinum.

The album had been sequenced and prepped for pressing when, in a last-minute conference with Journey’s A&R man Michael Dillbeck, two songs were pulled from the original lineup, “Ask the Lonely” and “Only the Young”. These two tracks were replaced with “Back Talk” and “Troubled Child”. “Ask the Lonely” was utilized in the soundtrack for the film Two of a Kind. “Only the Young” would find its way into the Top Ten two years later, as part of the soundtrack of the movie Vision Quest.

The band recorded a song called “All That Really Matters,” with keyboardist Jonathan Cain singing lead, during the album sessions. It didn’t see release until the 1992 release of the Time3 box set.

Frontiers was the band’s highest-charting album in the United Kingdom, reaching No. 6 on the UK Albums Chart in 1983.

  1. “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)” 5:23
  2. “Send Her My Love” 3:55
  3. “Chain Reaction” 4:21
  4. “After the Fall” 5:01
  5. “Faithfully” 4:27
  6. “Edge of the Blade” 4:30
  7. “Troubled Child” 4:29
  8. “Back Talk” 3:17
  9. “Frontiers” 4:10
  10. “Rubicon” 4:19
  11. “Only the Young” 4:18
  12. “Ask the Lonely” 3:55
  13. “Liberty” 2:54
  14. “Only Solutions” 3:33

Steve Perry – lead vocals
Neal Schon – lead guitar, backing vocals
Jonathan Cain – keyboards, rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Ross Valory – bass guitar, backing vocals
Steve Smith – drums, percussion
Randy Jackson – bass guitar on “After the Fall”

Monday 8/15/22 10pm ET: Feature LP: Journey – Arrival (2001)

Arrival is the eleventh studio album by the American rock band Journey, released in the United States on April 3, 2001. A version with one substituted song was released in Japan in 2000. The album was the band’s first full-length studio album with new lead vocalist Steve Augeri, who replaced popular frontman Steve Perry, and with Deen Castronovo, who replaced Steve Smith as the band’s drummer.

“Arrival” exhibits arena rock influences akin to the band’s material from the 1970s and 1980s, while also featuring several ballads in the signature style the band achieved with Perry. Frontman Augeri’s vocal work also retains a style quite similar to Perry. While relatively successful commercially, reaching the #12 spot on Billboard’s Top Internet Albums chart, Arrival received mixed critical reviews, with some considering the album formulaic, while praising such elements as Neal Schon’s guitar playing.

  1. “Higher Place” 5:10
  2. “All the Way” 3:35
  3. “Signs of Life” 4:54
  4. “All the Things” 4:24
  5. “Loved by You” 4:03
  6. “Livin’ to Do” 6:25
  7. “World Gone Wild” 6:00
  8. “I Got a Reason” 4:20
  9. “With Your Love” 4:25
  10. “Lifetime of Dreams” 5:29
  11. “Live and Breathe” 5:15
  12. “Nothin’ Comes Close” 5:41
  13. “To Be Alive Again” 4:22
  14. “Kiss Me Softly” 4:48
  15. “We Will Meet Again” 5:06

Steve Augeri – lead vocals
Neal Schon – lead guitar, backing vocals
Jonathan Cain – keyboards, rhythm guitar, backing vocals, strings arrangements
Ross Valory – bass, backing vocals
Deen Castronovo – drums, backing vocals

Friday 7/22/22 9pm ET: Feature LP: Journey – Raised on Radio (1986)

Raised on Radio is the ninth studio album by the American rock band Journey, released April 21, 1986 on the Columbia Records label. It is the only album to date not to feature founding bassist Ross Valory, who is replaced by session bassists Randy Jackson and Bob Glaub. Drummer Steve Smith contributed to a few tracks, but was subsequently replaced by Larrie Londin and Mike Baird.

The album spawned three top 20 singles in the US: “Girl Can’t Help It” (No. 17), “I’ll Be Alright Without You” (No. 14), and “Suzanne” (No. 17). It also spawned a top ten single “Be Good to Yourself” (No. 9) It went to No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart, and it was certified double platinum in the USA.

  1. “Girl Can’t Help It” 3:50
  2. “Positive Touch” 4:16
  3. “Suzanne” 3:38
  4. “Be Good to Yourself” 3:51
  5. “Once You Love Somebody” 4:40
  6. “Happy to Give” 3:49
  7. “Raised on Radio” 3:49
  8. “I’ll Be Alright Without You” 4:49
  9. “It Could Have Been You” 3:37
  10. “The Eyes of a Woman” 4:32
  11. “Why Can’t This Night Go on Forever” 3:43
  12. “Girl Can’t Help It” (live) 4:17
  13. “I’ll Be Alright Without You” (live) 4:57

Steve Perry – lead vocals
Neal Schon – guitars, backing vocals, keyboard on track 10, guitar synth
Jonathan Cain – keyboards, backing vocals, additional vocal co-production
Steve Smith – drums on tracks 2, 10 and 11
Randy Jackson – bass, backing vocals on tracks 1, 3-9, 12 and 13
Bob Glaub – bass on tracks 2, 10 and 11
Larrie Londin – drums on tracks 1, 3-9
Mike Baird – drums on tracks 12 and 13 (2006 CD reissue only)
Danny Hull – saxophone on tracks 2 and 7, harp on track 7
Steve Minkins – percussion on track 3

Friday 7/15/22 1am ET: Live Track Show

Tonight:

Kenny Loggins, Supertramp, Dave Matthews Band, Elton John, Kelly Clarkson, Honeydrippers, Bon Jovi, Sha Na Na, Chuck Berry, Disturbed Featuring Myles Kennedy, UFO, Doors, Rolling Stones, Los Lonely boys with Ronnie Milsap, Bonnie Raitt, Metallica with the San Francisco Symphony, Van Morrison, Duran Duran, Fleetwood Mac, Peter Frampton, Grand Funk, Scorpions


Wednesday 7/13/22 1am ET: Live Track Show

Tonight:

Paul McCartney & Wings, Jethro Tull, Bon Jovi, Al Stewart, John Fogerty, Foreigner, Doobie Brothers, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Neil Young, Ozzy Osbourne, Queen, Rolling Stones, Mavis Staples, Journey, Robert Plant, Joe Cocker, Sly & The Family Stone, Nick Lowe, Nils Lofgren, Eagles, Def Leppard


Friday 7/8/22 9pm ET: Feature LP: Journey – Freedom (2022)

Freedom is the fifteenth studio album by the American rock band Journey, released on July 8, 2022, through BMG Rights Management and Frontiers Records.

The album’s 11-year gap from Eclipse (2011) marks the longest between two Journey albums to date. It is the only Journey album to feature drummer and producer Narada Michael Walden, as well as the first and only album to feature bassist Randy Jackson since Raised on Radio (1986), with both having departed from the group before its release. It is also the first album since Raised on Radio to not feature original bassist Ross Valory, who was terminated from the band in 2020.

The album’s title of Freedom was the original title of Raised on Radio, but was changed by former member Steve Perry.

  1. “Together We Run” 4:49
  2. “Don’t Give Up on Us” 5:23
  3. “Still Believe in Love” 5:16
  4. “You Got the Best of Me” 5:33
  5. “Live to Love Again” 5:30
  6. “The Way We Used to Be” 3:35
  7. “Come Away with Me” 4:02
  8. “After Glow” 5:22
  9. “Let It Rain” 4:40
  10. “Holdin’ On” 3:14
  11. “All Day, All Night” 3:38
  12. “Don’t Go” 4:58
  13. “United We Stand” 5:05
  14. “Life Rolls On” 4:57
  15. “Beautiful as You Are” 7:10

Arnel Pineda – lead vocals
Neal Schon – guitars, backing vocals
Jonathan Cain – keyboards, backing vocals
Jason Derlatka – backing vocals
Randy Jackson – bass, backing vocals
Narada Michael Walden – drums, backing vocals
Deen Castronovo – lead vocals on “After Glow”

Wednesday 7/6/22 1am ET: Live Track Show

Tonight:

Cheap Trick, Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Everything But The Girl, Specials, Jimi Hendrix, Elton John, Journey, Neil Young, Heart, Korn, Def Leppard, Metallica, Roy Orbison, Radiohead, Who, Harry Chapin, Carole King, Sara Bareilles, Nils Lofgren, Steve Winwood, Eagles, Rolling Stones with Ike and Tina Turner, Doobie Brothers, Queen


Tuesday 3/15/22 11pm ET: Feature LP: Journey – Infinity (1978)

Infinity is the fourth studio album by American rock band Journey, released on January 20, 1978 on Columbia Records. It was the band’s first album with vocalist Steve Perry and the last to feature drummer Aynsley Dunbar.

  1. “Lights” 3:11
  2. “Feeling That Way” 3:28
  3. “Anytime” 3:28
  4. “Lă Do Dā” 3:01
  5. “Patiently” 3:21
  6. “Wheel in the Sky” 4:12
  7. “Somethin’ to Hide” 3:27
  8. “Winds of March” 5:04
  9. “Can Do” 2:39
  10. “Opened the Door” 4:37

Steve Perry – lead vocals
Neal Schon – electric and acoustic guitars, backing vocals
Gregg Rolie – keyboards, backing and co-lead (2 & 3) vocals
Ross Valory – bass guitar, backing vocals
Aynsley Dunbar – drums, percussion

Tuesday 3/8/22 11pm ET: Feature LP: Journey – Escape (1981)

Escape (stylized as E5C4P3 on the album cover) is the seventh studio album by American rock band Journey, released July 31, 1981. It topped the American Billboard 200 chart and features four hit Billboard Hot 100 singles – “Don’t Stop Believin'” (no. 9), “Who’s Crying Now” (no. 4), “Still They Ride” (no. 19) and “Open Arms” (no. 2) – plus rock radio staple “Stone in Love.” In July 2021, it was certified diamond by the RIAA, making it the band’s most successful studio album and second most successful album overall behind Greatest Hits.

  1. “Don’t Stop Believin'” 4:11
  2. “Stone in Love” 4:26
  3. “Who’s Crying Now” 5:01
  4. “Keep On Runnin'” 3:40
  5. “Still They Ride” 3:50
  6. “Escape” 5:17
  7. “Lay It Down” 4:13
  8. “Dead or Alive” 3:21
  9. “Mother, Father” 5:29
  10. “Open Arms” 3:23
  11. “La Raza del Sol” (B-side of “Still They Ride”) 3:26
  12. “Don’t Stop Believin'” (Live) 4:19
  13. “Who’s Crying Now” (Live) 5:44
  14. “Open Arms” (Live) 3:23

Steve Perry – lead vocals, producer (tracks 12–14)
Neal Schon – lead guitar, backing vocals
Jonathan Cain – keyboards, rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Ross Valory – bass, backing vocals
Steve Smith – drums, percussion

Thursday 12/30/21 6pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1980 A to Z – Part 25

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1980 A2Z.

We complete our review of the RadioMaxMusic Library of 1980 music. This installment features music from Electric Light Orchestra, Pat Benatar, Dr. Hook, Billy Joel, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, Tommy James, Eddy Raven, Lou Rawls, Diana Ross, Ambrosia, Bonnie Raitt and many more. We start our travel into the next segment 1981 next Tuesday.

6pm – 9:30pm ET

Wednesday 12/29/21 8pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1980 A to Z – Part 24

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1980 A2Z.

We are moving into the final segments of 1980 music. This installment features music from Dickey Lee, Barbra Streisand, Rossington-Collins Band, Jerry Reed, Pat Benatar, Hoyt Axton, Red Rider, Joni Mitchell, Elton John, Rockpile, Romantics, Devo, Poco, Journey and many more. Tomorrow we feature the completion of this segment and start our travel into 1981 next Tuesday.

8pm – 12am ET

Thursday 12/2/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Journey – Evolution (1979)

Evolution is the fifth studio album by American rock band Journey. Released on March 23, 1979 on Columbia Records, it is their first album to feature drummer Steve Smith.

It was the band’s most successful album at that time, selling three million copies in the US and charting at No. 20 on the US Billboard 200 chart. They retained Roy Thomas Baker (best known for his work with Queen) as producer, but drummer Aynsley Dunbar was replaced with Smith, formerly with Ronnie Montrose’s band.

Evolution features their first top 20 hit, “Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin'”, which was inspired by the classic Sam Cooke top 20 hit “Nothin’ Can Change This Love” and reached No. 16 in the US. “Just the Same Way” featured original lead vocalist Gregg Rolie along with Steve Perry.

  1. “Majestic” 1:16
  2. “Too Late” 2:58
  3. “Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin'” 3:55
  4. “City of the Angels” 3:12
  5. “When You’re Alone (It Ain’t Easy)” 3:10
  6. “Sweet and Simple” 4:13
  7. “Lovin’ You Is Easy” 3:38
  8. “Just the Same Way” 3:18
  9. “Do You Recall” 3:13
  10. “Daydream” 4:42
  11. “Lady Luck” 3:35

Steve Perry – lead vocals
Gregg Rolie – keyboards, backing vocals, co-lead vocals (8)
Neal Schon – guitars, Roland GR-500 guitar synthesizer, backing vocals
Ross Valory – bass guitar, Moog bass, backing vocals
Steve Smith – drums, percussion, backing vocals

Sunday 7/18/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Journey – Look Into The Future (1976)

Look into the Future is the second studio album by Journey. It was released in January 1976 on Columbia Records.

For their second album, the members of Journey toned down the overt progressiveness of their first, self-titled release, in favor of a more focused approach. Despite that, Look into the Future still retains some of the experimental approach and sound of the debut, especially in the title track and “I’m Gonna Leave You”. The album also features a cover version of The Beatles’ “It’s All Too Much” from the 1968 Yellow Submarine film and 1969 soundtrack. The title track was the longest recorded Journey song until 1980, when “Destiny” from Dream, After Dream would claim that honor.

Guitarist George Tickner left the band after having co-written two songs for this album, leaving members Gregg Rolie (lead vocals/keyboards), Neal Schon (guitar), Ross Valory (bass), and Aynsley Dunbar (drums).

  1. “On a Saturday Nite” 3:59
  2. “It’s All Too Much” 4:03
  3. “Anyway” 4:11
  4. “She Makes Me (Feel Alright)” 3:12
  5. “You’re on Your Own” 5:53
  6. “Look into the Future” 8:10
  7. “Midnight Dreamer” 5:13
  8. “I’m Gonna Leave You” 6:59

Gregg Rolie – vocals, keyboards
Neal Schon – guitar
Ross Valory – bass guitar
Aynsley Dunbar – drums

Friday 4/16/2021 1am ET: Feature LP: Journey – Departure (1980)

Departure is the sixth studio album by American rock band Journey. It was released on February 29, 1980, by Columbia Records.

Departure was Journey’s highest-charting album to that point, giving them their first appearance in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 album charts, peaking at No. 8. The album includes “Any Way You Want It”, the lead off track and top 25 single.

The album featured an edgier sound, thanks partly to the “live in studio” way the songs were recorded. The band went into The Automatt studio with 19 tracks, eventually trimming down to 12.

Departure would mark the last full-time studio album appearance of founding member Gregg Rolie, and his penultimate recording with the band: his final contributions would appear on Dream, After Dream, a soundtrack album to the Japanese film of the same name, which would also be released in 1980. Rolie had become tired of life on the road and decided to leave the band after assisting in the selection of his replacement, Jonathan Cain, then of The Babys. Rolie sang lead vocals on only one song on Departure, the ballad “Someday Soon”.

In 1986, Columbia reissued Departure on compact disc in the U.S. and Europe. They subsequently remastered the album in 1996. BMG/Columbia remastered Departure again in 2006 for European, Japanese and American listeners, adding bonus tracks 13 “Natural Thing” and 14 “Little Girl”. Dave Donnelly at DNA Mastering in New York City led the 2006 project.

  1. “Any Way You Want It” 3:22
  2. “Walks Like a Lady” 3:17
  3. “Someday Soon” 3:32
  4. People and Places” 5:05
  5. “Precious Time” 4:49
  6. “Where Were You” 3:01
  7. “I’m Cryin'” 3:43
  8. “Line of Fire” 3:06
  9. “Departure” 0:38
  10. “Good Morning Girl” 1:44
  11. “Stay Awhile” 2:48
  12. “Homemade Love” 2:54
  13. “Natural Thing” 3:43
  14. “Little Girl” 5:47

Steve Perry – lead vocals
Neal Schon – guitars, co-lead vocals on “People and Places”, backing vocals
Gregg Rolie – keyboards, harmonica, co-lead vocals on “Someday Soon”, backing vocals
Ross Valory – bass guitar, backing vocals
Steve Smith – drums, percussion, backing vocals

Tuesday 4pm ET: Feature Artist – Journey

Journey is an American rock band that formed in San Francisco in 1973, composed of former members of Santana and Frumious Bandersnatch. The band has gone through several phases; its strongest commercial success occurred between 1978 and 1987 when Steve Perry was lead vocalist. During that period, the band released a series of hit songs, including “Don’t Stop Believin'” (1981), which in 2009 became the top-selling track in iTunes history among songs not released in the 21st century. Its parent studio album, Escape, the band’s seventh and most successful, reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and yielded another of their most popular singles, “Open Arms”. Its 1983 follow-up album, Frontiers, was almost as successful in the United States, reaching No. 2 and spawning several successful singles; it broadened the band’s appeal in the United Kingdom, where it reached No. 6 on the UK Albums Chart. Journey enjoyed a successful reunion in the mid-1990s and later regrouped with a series of lead singers.

Sales have resulted in one diamond, ten platinum (including seven consecutive multi-platinum albums between 1978 and 1987), and three gold albums. They have had eighteen Top 40 singles in the U.S. (the second most without a Billboard Hot 100 number one single behind Electric Light Orchestra with 20), six of which reached the Top 10 of the US chart and two of which reached No. 1 on other Billboard charts, and a No. 6 hit on the UK Singles Chart in “Don’t Stop Believin'”. In 2005, “Don’t Stop Believin'” reached No. 3 on iTunes downloads. Originally a progressive rock band, Journey was described by AllMusic as having cemented a reputation as “one of America’s most beloved (and sometimes hated) commercial rock/pop bands” by 1978, when they redefined their sound by embracing pop arrangements on their fourth album, Infinity.

According to the Recording Industry Association of America, Journey has sold 48 million albums in the U.S., making them the 25th best-selling band. Their worldwide sales have reached over 75 million records, making them one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time. A 2005 USA Today opinion poll named Journey the fifth-best U.S. rock band in history. Their songs have become arena rock staples and are still played on rock radio stations across the world. Journey ranks No. 96 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

Journey was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the class of 2017. Inductees included lead singer Steve Perry, guitarist Neal Schon, keyboardists Jonathan Cain and Gregg Rolie, bassist Ross Valory, and drummers Aynsley Dunbar and Steve Smith.