|First posted 10/12/2008; updated 9/11/2020.|
Look into the Future
Charted: February 14, 1976
Peak: 100 US, -- UK, -- CN, -- AU
Sales (in millions): -- US, -- UK, 1.0 world (includes US and UK)
Genre: classic rock
Song Title (date of single release, chart peaks) Click for codes to singles charts.
Total Running Time: 41:50
3.088 out of 5.00 (average of 12 ratings)
About the Album:
After their first album, guitarist George Tickner left the band, although he has songwriting credits on two of the song’s here (You’re on Your Own and I’m Gonna Leave You). His departure didn’t really change the band. The other four members soldiered on, creating what “is essentially a reprise of their debut.” AMG
That meant they retained “some of the experimental approach and sound” JM of their self-titled first release, especially in the aforementioned “I’m Gonna Leave You” and the title track. JM At just over eight minutes, the latter song was the longest song in Journey’s catalog until 1980 when the song “Destiny,” from Dream After Dream, took the honor, clocking in at almost nine minutes. WK
“The music has a sharper focus and better instrumental sections than its predecessor, [but] it still lacks strong material and is a little too directionless to function as good jazz-rock. Still, it’s a marginal improvement over the debut,” AMG with the band having “toned down the overt progressiveness of their first, self-titled release, in favor of a more focused, commercial approach.” JM
The album features a cover of the Beatles’ song It’s All Too Much. The song was initially written and sung by George Harrison for the 1968 Yellow Submarine film and subsequent soundtrack the following year.
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