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Frontiers (Journey album)

Studio album by Journey
Released February 22, 1983
Recorded Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California, Autumn 1982
Genre Rock, hard rock
Length 44:09
Label Columbia
Producer Mike Stone, Kevin Elson
Journey chronology
Raised on Radio
Singles from Frontiers
  1. "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)" / "Frontiers"
    Released: February 1983
  2. "Faithfully" / "Frontiers"
    Released: April 1983 (US, Australia)
  3. "Faithfully" / "Edge of the Blade"
    Released: April 1983 (Europe)
  4. "After the Fall" / "Only Solutions"
    Released: July 1983 (North America)
  5. "After the Fall" / "Rubicon"
    Released: July 1983 (UK)
  6. "Send Her My Love" / "Chain Reaction"
    Released: September 1983
  7. "Ask the Lonely" / "Troubled Child"
    Released: 1983 (Japan)

Frontiers is the eighth studio album by the American Rock band Journey, released in February 1983 on the Columbia Records label. This is the last album to feature bassist Ross Valory until 1996's Trial by Fire.

The album reached No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart[1] 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),[2] and a rock radio hit in "Chain Reaction". The album would later achieve the RIAA certification of six times platinum.[3]

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, joining the soundtrack of the movie Vision Quest. [4]

Frontiers was the band's highest-charting album in the United Kingdom, reaching No. 6 on the UK Albums Chart in 1983.[5]


  • Critical reception 1
  • Track listing 2
  • Personnel 3
  • Charts 4
  • Certifications 5
  • References 6

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[6]
Robert Christgau (D+)[7]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[8]

In 2005, Frontiers was ranked number 363 in Rock Hard magazine's book of The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time.[9]

Track listing

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)"   Steve Perry, Jonathan Cain 5:23
2. "Send Her My Love"   Perry, Cain 3:55
3. "Chain Reaction"   Perry, Neal Schon, Cain 4:21
4. "After the Fall"   Perry, Cain 5:01
5. "Faithfully"   Cain 4:27
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "Edge of the Blade"   Perry, Schon, Cain 4:30
7. "Troubled Child"   Perry, Schon, Cain 4:29
8. "Back Talk"   Perry, Cain, Steve Smith 3:17
9. "Frontiers"   Perry, Schon, Cain, Smith 4:10
10. "Rubicon"   Perry, Schon, Cain 4:19
2006 CD reissue bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
11. "Only the Young" (from the soundtrack of Vision Quest) Perry, Schon, Cain 4:18
12. "Ask the Lonely" (from the soundtrack of Two of a Kind) Perry, Cain 3:55
13. "Liberty"   Schon, Perry, Cain 2:54
14. "Only Solutions" (from the soundtrack of Tron) Cain, Schon, Perry 3:33


Band members
Additional Musicians



Country Organization Year Sales
USA RIAA 1997 6x Platinum (+ 6,000,000)[3]
Canada CRIA 1983 Platinum (+ 100,000)[17]


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  3. ^ a b RIAA Gold and Platinum Search for albums by Journey. Retrieved on 2013-06-30.
  4. ^ Journey "Time3" Box Set, page 41, 2005
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