This album is the foundation of Journey becoming a world-wide success story, and rightly so. Steve Perry was a revelation in terms of voice, and especially the harmonic vocal parts on many of the tracks are in a world of their own. Tracks 1 to 6 are absolutely outstanding, instant classics due to tight, superb songwriting and immaculate performance.
The remainder of the album is lesser known to concert goers, however all tracks are masterpieces in their own right.
This album marks the kick-off for Journey's progression from talented insider tip to massive super-group of the Eighties. It heralded more quality albums to come, culminating in the timeless "Captured" live album. Get it, you won't regret it!