Format: CD
Label: Sbme/Legacy
Catalog: 85890
Genre: Rock/Pop
Rel. Date: 08/01/2006
UPC: 828768589021

Artist: Journey
Format: CD
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Journey's fourth album, ''Infinity'', was released in January 1978 on the Columbia Records label.

Looking for a stronger lead vocalist, Journey briefly enlisted front man Robert Fleischman and even recorded one track, "For You", which would later appear on the ''Time<sup>3</sup>'' collection, and Fleischman's solo album, ''Perfect Stranger''. Fleischman was soon replaced by Steve Perry.

With the songs "Feeling That Way" and "Anytime", Perry would share the vocals with former singer of the band and keyboardist Gregg Rolie.

Perry and Neal Schon penned their first song together, "Patiently", which would appear on the new studio album. Other popular singles include "Lights" and "Wheel in the Sky", the latter written by temporary front man Fleischman.

Journey's manager, Herbie Herbert, enlisted producer Roy Thomas Baker to engineer ''Infinity''. This produced a layered sound approach, similar to his work with Queen, as demonstrated on tracks such as "Winds of March". In addition, Baker's method of stacked harmonies, notable on several other albums he produced, would become trademarks of Journey's sound. Baker achieved this by having each vocalist (usually Perry and Rolie, sometimes joined by Valory and/or Schon) sing each harmony part in unison. This had the effect of making three or four voices sound like more, and is notable on the songs "Feeling that Way" and "Anytime," which are often played consecutively on radio stations.

The addition of Perry solidified their more mainstream sound and helped Journey attain their highest chart success to date. ''Infinity'' marked the last appearance of drummer Aynsley Dunbar.

Infinity went 3x platinum in the United States and was certified gold in Canada. - Wikipedia