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Charted: February 19, 1977

Rating: 2.843 (average of 9 ratings)

Genre: arena rock

Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  1. Spaceman
  2. People
  3. I Would Find You
  4. Here We Are
  5. Hustler
  6. Next
  7. Nickel and Dime
  8. Karma


sales in U.S. only --
sales in U.K. only - estimated --
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 1 million


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 85
peak on U.K. album chart --

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • Spaceman (1977) --
  • People (1977) –
  • Nickel and Dime (1977) --
  • I Would Find You (1977) –

“With Next, Journey began to break away from the jazzy progressive rock inclinations that dominated their first two albums. Without a forceful lead vocalist like Steve Perry, the group lacks focus and a pop sensibility, and its attempts at straight-ahead pop/rock suffer considerably as a result” (Erlewine). “Songs include the opening, moody number, Spaceman, as well as standout rocker Hustler, the odd timing instrumental Nickel and Dime, and the epic I Would Find You. The instrumental entitled ‘Cookie Duster’ was listed in very early pressings of the album, though not actually included on the pressings, and then not listed on the cover art at all. Many fans feel this song is one of their best instrumentals and should have been included. It was later released on their Time³ compilation” (

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previous studio album: Look into the Future (1976) Journey’s DMDB page next studio album: Infinity (1978)

Last updated October 12, 2008.