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Los Angeles 1974 (pre-Steve Perry) ( [no label, 1CD]

Columbia Studios, Los Angeles, CA; November 6, 1974. Fairly to very good FM broadcast.

Thanks to jerry70 for sharing the tracks at Dime.

jerry70 noted:

The original info file  only mentioned “Columbia Studios” and didn’t include a city. Although the original info file says it’s probably an audience recording, I think this is a radio broadcast. The mix is very clear, there is some talking between the songs and only once or twice someone is clapping or yelling. There is a lot of tape hiss but it sounds like it’s at a consistent level so maybe easy to remove. If someone has the skills or time for that, please have a go at it.

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Track 01. In My Lonely Feeling 4:54
Track 02. Topaz 7:07
Track 03. Of A Lifetime 6:56
Track 04. To Play Some Music 4:09
Track 05. In The Morning Day 5:50
29 mins

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  1. 10 Responses to “JOURNEY - LOS ANGELES 1974”

  2. Thats Pre STEVE Perry!

    By Bob Daniels on Sep 26, 2017

  3. This is the best image art i’ve ever seen :)
    always a pleasure to hear some pre-perry food
    THX for the boot

    By easy on Sep 26, 2017

  4. per Wikipedia: Journey recorded a demo album (in 1974) (called Charge of the Light Brigade) prior to the release of Journey (title of their first album in 1975), with the same songs in different order and with Prairie Prince as the drummer. There were additional tracks, including instrumental pieces, that did not make it to the final product.

    (Gregg Rolie was the lead singer, before the 3 others took voice lessons and blended the lead vocal among the 4.)

    By ScarRad on Sep 26, 2017


    Pre-Steve Perry Journey at the Record Plant recorded May 12, 1974 Gregg Rolie was singing lead and Ansley Dunbar was the drummer.

    By ScarRad on Sep 26, 2017

  6. Sorry, that was Broadcast date, not Record date for Journey at the Record Plant.

    By ScarRad on Sep 26, 2017

  7. It seems strange that Ansley Dunbar would be the drummer on the May 12, 1974 Record Plant date, yet Praire Prince is shown as the drummer on the later demo date of Nov. 6, 1974. Perhaps there was a mistake on dates, or else Jimmie Nicol was the drummer on one of the performances, eh? Jimmie is still alive, and he was drumming in the 1950’s professionally. He is 78.

    By ScarRad on Sep 26, 2017

  8. I never fucked any of these guys although they begged me to , I did fuck Steve Perry though as I only fucked famous people .Steves cock was was about 12 inches long and very fat , we fucked many times over the years , always backstage of course.

    By Bebe Buell on Sep 27, 2017

  9. WHY IS THIS IDIOT ON HERE “By Bebe Buell”
    what a wasted of space.

    By Ren on Sep 27, 2017

  10. Line Up: Neal Schon, George Tickner, Gregg Rolie, Ross Valory, Prairie Prince

    By Liam NSW on Sep 28, 2017

  11. Bebe , your an old lady now . Don’t you have better things to do than reminisce publicly about your groupie past ? Bitch

    By Jesse Pinkman on Sep 28, 2017

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