It Could Have Been A 5 Star Album
Jim Kelsey | 08/07/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Journey's "Frontiers" album, released in 1982, stands as one of the band's best. The album spawned four hits ("Separate Ways," "Send Her My Love," "After the Fall", and "Faithfully") and a video game. The synths definitely dominated on this album (who can forget the opening to "Separate Ways?"); yet, despite this, the guitars were more rhythmic and distorted, creating a much harder sound than their previous "Escape" album. Neil Schon's still gets to do his incredible solo work and drummer Steve Smith clearly shows off his talent in "Rubicon" and "Frontiers."
Where the album falls short were the two tracks pulled from it, only to be included on movie soundtracks. These two tracks were "Only the Young," which wound up on the "Vision Quest" soundtrack and peaked at #9 on the Billboard Charts. The other was "Ask the Lonely," a phenomenal tune that was used for the movie "Two of a Kind." It received a fair amount of airplay, but never charted. It is the reviewers opinion that these two should have superceded "Troubled Child" and "Back Talk," neither of which contributed much to the album. Where can you get these tunes? On their "Greatest Hits" album, which also includes 3/4 hits off of "Frontiers."
"Frontiers" is a great album and one that should be included in any Journey fan's collection. Happy buying!
The 2006 remaster contains four bonus tracks: "Only the Young," "Ask the Lonely," "Only Solutions," and "Liberty." This is the one to buy!"
Super follow up to Escape
andykay888 | Melbourne Australia | 06/15/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What more needs to be said - a super return to the charts with this release after the spectacular Escape album. It opens with the thumping Separate ways and closes with Rubicon. In between we have the beautiful Faithfully and Send her my love. The weakest songs are Edge of the blade and Back talk. Even these are worthwhile. If you are a Journey fan or just like quality AOR then this as well as Escape should be in your collection."
A great Journey
bon scott | india | 01/08/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is easily amongst the best albums ever as as it contains classics like SEND HER MY LOVE and FAITHFULLY.highly recommended.buy today."