Evolution is the name of Journey's fifth studio album. It was released in April 1979 on Columbia Records.
The album was their highest charting album to date, selling three million copies in the US. They retained Roy Thomas Baker as producer but drummer Aynsley Dunbar was replaced with Steve 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 tune "Nothing Can Change This Love". "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'" reached #16 in the US. "Just the Same Way" featured original lead vocalist Gregg Rolie along with Steve Perry. "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'" appears as part of "The Big Medley" on Dream Theater's EP, A Change of Seasons. The original recording of "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'" appeared in the pilot episode of Glee and was used and recorded by the cast of Glee for a mash-up with "Any Way You Want It" for the first season finale.
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Majestic" Steve Perry, Neal Schon 1:16
2. "Too Late" Perry, Schon 2:58
3. "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'" Perry 3:55
4. "City of the Angels" Perry, Gregg Rolie, Schon 3:12
5. "When You're Alone (It Ain't Easy)" Perry, Schon 3:10
6. "Sweet and Simple" Perry 4:13
7. "Lovin' You Is Easy" Perry, Schon, Greg Errico 3:38
8. "Just the Same Way" Rolie, Schon, Ross Valory 3:18
9. "Do You Recall" Perry, Rolie 3:13
10. "Daydream" Perry, Rolie, Schon, Valory 4:42
11. "Lady Luck" Perry, Schon, Valory 3:35
Neal Schon - guitar (acoustic and electric), vocals, producer
Steve Perry - lead vocals
Gregg Rolie - keyboards, vocals, producer
Steve Smith - drums and percussion, producer
Ross Valory - bass guitar, vocals, producer
Year Chart Position
1979 The Billboard 200 20
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