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4 stars If you knew Journey only after their albums in the 80s, I don't think you would never imagine that the self titled debut album plus another next two albums sound totally different in style and approach. Here with this debut album where the veterans of Santana (Neal Schon and Gregg Rolie) made something different than their later albums. The music in this album is much influenced by jazz-rock fusion with intense progressive rock elements. The jazz style is I think was pretty much influenced from Santana even though it's not pure a jazz band. From the opening track "Of A Life Time" you would hardly anticipate that in the future the music is more towards AOR. Another great track that's worth enjoying are: Kohoutek, Mystery Mountain, and Topaz. I like the way Neal Schon maneuvers his guitar solo brilliantly throughout most tracks in the album. Coupled with Rolie's inventive keyboard work, this is an excellent album that is worth-collecting. This is the only album that features "George Tickner".

For those who appreciate jazz-rock progressive music, this is an excellent one to have. Keep on proggin' ..!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

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