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On March 6, 2009.

On March 6, 2009, David Williams died aged 58. He was musician (guitar, bass guitar), vocalist, song writer and music producer, known as a prominent and most in demand session guitarist. He worked with The Dells, The Temptations, Madonna, Michael Jackson,  Chanson, The Pointer Sisters, Peter Allen, Aretha Franklin, The Four Tops, Julio Iglesias, George Benson, The Manhattan Transfer, Michael McDonald, Melissa Manchester, Stevie Nicks, Rod Stewart, Dionne Warwick, Shalamar, Go West, ABC, Boz Scaggs, Karen Carpenter, Mariah Carey, Julian Lennon, Bryan Ferry, Paul McCartney, Johnny Mathis, Del Shannon, Chaka Khan, Paul Hardcastle, Kenny Loggins, Steve Perry, Lionel Richie, Jessica Simpson, Diana Ross, the Crusaders, Andraé Crouch, Eddie Murphy, Herbie Hancock, Peter Cetera, Whitney Houston and Monkey Business. As leader he released two albums.

On October 22, 1996.

On October 22, 1996, “Columbia” label released “Trial by Fire”, the tenth Journey studio album. It was recorded in 1996, at “Ocean Way Recording” in Hollywood, “The Site” in Marin County, California, “Wildhorse” in Marin County, California, and was produced by Kevin Shirley.


  • Steve Perry – lead vocals
  • Neal Schon – lead guitar, background vocals
  • Ross Valory – bass, background vocals
  • Steve Smith – drums, percussion
  • Jonathan Cain – keyboards, piano, rhythm guitar, background vocals, engineer
  • Paulinho da Costa – percussion
  • Scott Pinkerton – programming
  • David Campbell – string arrangements
  • Kevin Shirley – engineer, mixing
  • George Massenburg – engineer, mixing
  • John Hurlbut, Bob Levy – engineers
  • George Marino – mastering
  • John Kalodner – A&R

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Perry, Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain, except where noted.

  1. Message of Love – Steve Perry, Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain, John Bettis
  2. One More
  3. When You Love a Woman
  4. If He Should Break Your Heart
  5. Forever in Blue
  6. Castles Burning
  7. Don’t Be Down On Me Baby
  8. Still She Cries
  9. Colors of the Spirit – Steve Perry, Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain, John Bettis
  10. When I Think of You – Steve Perry, Jonathan Cain
  11. Easy to Fall
  12. Can’t Tame the Lion
  13. It’s Just the Rain – Steve Perry, Jonathan Cain
  14. Trial by Fire
  15. Baby I’m a Leavin’ You

On April 21, 1986.

On April 21, 1986, “Columbia” label released “Raised on Radio”, the ninth Journey studio album. It was recorded October – December 1985, at “Record Plant” in Sausalito, California, “Fantasy Studios” in Berkeley, California, and was produced by Steve Perry.


  • Steve Perry- lead vocals
  • Neal Schon- guitars, keyboard, guitar synth, backing vocals
  • Jonathan Cain- keyboards, backing vocals, additional vocal co-production
  • Randy Jackson- bass, backing vocals
  • Bob Glaub– bass
  • Larrie Londin– drum
  • Steve Smith– drums
  • Dan Hull – saxophone, harp
  • Steve Minkins – percussion
  • Jim Gaines – associate producer, engineer
  • Mark McKenna – engineer
  • Steve Rinkoff– engineer
  • Robert Missbach – assistant engineer
  • Bob Clearmountain– mixing
  • Randy Goodrum- additional vocal co-production
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering, re-mastering
  • Brian Lee – remastering

Track listing:

All tracks are written by Steve Perry, Jonathan Cain and Neal Schon, except where noted.

  1. Girl Can’t Help It
  2. Positive Touch
  3. Suzanne – Steve Perry, Jonathan Cain
  4. Be Good to Yourself
  5. Once You Love Somebody
  6. Happy to Give
  7. Raised on Radio
  8. I’ll Be Alright Without You
  9. It Could Have Been You
  10. The Eyes of a Woman
  11. Why Can’t This Night Go on Forever – Steve Perry, Jonathan Cain

On February 1, 1983.

On February 1, 1983, “Columbia” label released “Frontiers”, the eighth Journey studio album. It was recorded in 1982, at “Fantasy Studios” in Berkeley, California, and was produced by Mike Stone and Kevin Elson.


  • Steve Perry- lead vocals
  • Neal Schon- lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Jonathan Cain- keyboards, rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Ross Valory- bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Steve Smith- drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Randy Jackson- bass guitar
  • Mike Stone- engineer, mixing
  • Kevin Elson – mixing
  • Wally Buck – assistant engineer
  • Bob Ludwig- mastering

Track listing:

  1. Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) – Steve Perry, Jonathan Cain
  2. Send Her My Love – Steve Perry, Jonathan Cain
  3. Chain Reaction – Steve Perry, Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain
  4. After the Fall – Steve Perry, Jonathan Cain
  5. Faithfully – Jonathan Cain
  6. Edge of the Blade – Steve Perry, Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain
  7. Troubled Child – Steve Perry, Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain
  8. Back Talk – Steve Perry, Jonathan Cain, Steve Smith
  9. Frontiers – Steve Perry, Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain, Steve Smith
  10. Rubicon – Steve Perry, Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain

On January 20, 1978.

On January 20, 1978, “Columbia” label released “Infinity”, the fourth Journey studio album. It was recorded October–December 1977 at “His Master’s Wheels Studio” in San Francisco  and “Cherokee Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Roy Thomas Baker.


  • Steve Perry– lead vocals
  • Neal Schon– electric and acoustic guitars, backing vocals
  • Gregg Rolie– lead and backing vocals, keyboards
  • Ross Valory– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Aynsley Dunbar– drums, percussion
  • Roy Thomas Baker– mixing
  • Geoff Workman – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Lights – Steve Perry, Neal Schon
  2. Feeling That Way – Steve Perry, Gregg Rolie, Aynsley Dunbar
  3. Anytime – Gregg Rolie, Roger Silver, Robert Fleischman, Neal Schon, Ross Valory
  4. Lă Do Dā – Steve Perry, Neal Schon
  5. Patiently – Steve Perry, Neal Schon
  6. Wheel in the Sky – Neal Schon, Robert Fleischman, Diane Valory
  7. Somethin’ to Hide – Steve Perry, Neal Schon
  8. Winds of March – Matt Schin, Neal Schon, Robert Fleischman, Gregg Rolie, Steve Perry
  9. Can Do – Steve Perry, Ross Valory
  10. Opened the Door – Steve Perry, Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon

On December 12, 1994.

On December 12, 1994, “Space Age Bachelor Pad Records” released “Rapid City Muscle Car”, the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies studio album. It was recorded in 1994, at “Gung Ho Studios” in Eugene, OR, “Space Age Bachelor Pad Studio” and “Dogfish Studios” in Newberg, OR, and was produced by Steve Perry, Dang Oulette, Dana Heitman, Chris Azor, Brian West, Adrian Baxter and Jason Moss.


  • Steve Perry– vocals
  • Dang Oulette (Dan Schmid) – bass
  • Dana Heitman– trumpet, trombone
  • Chris Azorr – keyboards
  • Brian West – drums, vibes, percussion
  • Adrian Baxter – tenor saxophone, bass clarinet
  • Jason Moss– lead guitar
  • Brooks Brown– alto saxophone, clarinet
  • John Fohl – guitar
  • James Phillips – tenor saxophone

The First Church of Sinatra:

  • Tim Allums – trumpet
  • Mark Berney – trumpet
  • Dave Van Handel – trombone
  • Glenn Bonney – trombone
  • Wayne Conkey – bass trombone
  • Ross Warren – alto saxophone
  • Tim Willcox – alto saxophone
  • James Phillips – tenor saxophone
  • Richard Coon (Temple) – baritone saxophone
  • Bill Barnett – engineer, mixing
  • Dana Heitman – engineer
  • Bob Levy – recording
  • Drew Canulette – recording

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Perry, except where noted.

  1. The Search
  2. Sockable Face Club
  3. Chrysalis
  4. The Ding-Dong Daddy of the D-Car Line
  5. Equus
  6. Mister White Keys
  7. Skyline Drive
  8. Pink Elephant
  9. Hazel, South Dakota
  10. Lovers Understand
  11. Johanna of the Spirits
  12. Inertia Rhapsody
  13. Bobby Kennedy
  14. Come Back to Me – Burton Lane, Alan Jay Lerner
  15. The Impossible Dream

On November 1, 1998.

On November 1, 1998, “Atlantic” label released “American Dream”, the fifth studio and ninth overall Crosby, Stills & Nash album, also the second one with Neil Young. It was recorded April 24, 1987 – September 16, 1988, at “Redwood Digital” in Woodside, California, and was produced by Niko Bolas, David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, Neil Young.


  • David Crosby– vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Stephen Stills– vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards, bass synthesizer, synthesizer, handclaps, percussion
  • Graham Nash– vocals, piano, electric guitar, sound effects, keyboards, harmonica
  • Neil Young– vocals, guitars, all instruments on “This Old House”, piano, harmonica, percussion
  • Joe Vitale– drums, all instruments, sound effects and vocals on “Shadowland”; keyboards, synthesizer on “Don’t Say Goodbye”, percussion, vibraphone
  • Mike Finnigan– organ, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Bob Glaub– bass
  • Joe Lala– percussion, drums
  • Chad Cromwell– drums
  • The Bluenotes: Tommy Bray, Claude Callilet, Larry Cragg, John Fumo, Steve Lawrence – horns
  • Brian Bell – synthesizer programming
  • Rhett Lawrence– synthesizer programming
  • Niko Bolas, Tim Mulligan, Tim Foster, Brentley Walton – handclaps
  • Bill Boydston, Don Gooch, Bill Lazerus – sound effects
  • The Volume Dealers Choir: Kelly Ashmore, Betsy Aubrey, Tom Banghart, Cha Blevins, Niko Bolas, Craig Doerge, Scott Gordon, R. Mac Holbert, Stanley Johnston, Bill Krause, Debbie Meister, Tim Mulligan, Susan Nash, Jay Parti, Steve Perry, Vince Slaughter, Joe Vitale, Paul Williamson – backing vocals
  • Tim Mulligan – assistant producer
  • Gary Long, Tim McCollan, Brentley Walton – engineers
  • Tom Banghart, Bob Vogt – mixing engineers
  • Gary Burden– art direction, design
  • Henry Diltz, Aaron Rapoport– photography
  • Delana Bettoli – border illustration

Track listing:

  1. American Dream – Neil Young
  2. Got it Made – Stephen Stills, Neil Young
  3. Name of Love – Neil Young
  4. Don’t Say Goodbye – Graham Nash, Joe Vitale
  5. This Old House – Neil Young
  6. Night Time for the Generals – David Crosby, Craig Doerge
  7. Shadowland – Rick Ryan, Graham Nash, Joe Vitale
  8. Drivin’ Thunder – Stephen Stills, Neil Young
  9. Clear Blue Skies – Graham Nash
  10. That Girl – Stephen Stills, Joe Vitale, Bob Glaub
  11. Compass – David Crosby
  12. Soldiers of Peace – Graham Nash, Craig Doerge, Joe Vitale
  13. Feel Your Love – Neil Young
  14. Night Song – Stephen Stills, Neil Young

On July 19, 1994.

On July 19, 1994, “Columbia” label released “For the Love of Strange Medicine” the second Steve Perry studio album. It was recorded in 1993, and was produced by James “Jimbo” Barton, Steve Perry and Tim Miner.


  • Steve Perry- vocals
  • Lincoln Brewster- guitars, background vocals
  • Paul Taylor- keyboards, background vocals
  • Michael Landau- guitars
  • Moyes Lucas – drums, background vocals
  • Larry Kimpel – bass
  • Mike Porcaro– bass
  • Phil Brown– bass, production assistant
  • Jeremy Lubbock, James Barton, Phil Brown – string arrangement
  • Tim Miner – piano, keyboards, background vocals, bass, piano
  • Larry Dalton – string arrangement, conductor
  • Dallas Symphony Orchestra- strings
  • Alexander Brown, Carmen Carter, Jean McClain – backing vocals
  • James “Jimbo” Barton – recording engineer
  • Tim Kimsey – recording engineer
  • Devin Foutz, Manny Marroquin, Kyle Ross, Ulrich Wild, Rail Jon Rogut and Bill Cooper, Christopher C. Murphy – second recording engineer
  • Craig Burbidge – mixing
  • Niko Bolas – mixing
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Brian Lee – digital editing

Track listing:

  1. You Better Wait – Steve Perry, Lincoln Brewster, Paul Taylor, Moyes Lucas, John Pierce, George Hawkins
  2. Young Hearts Forever – Steve Perry, Clif Magness
  3. I Am – Steve Perry, Paul Taylor, Lincoln Brewster
  4. Stand Up (Before It’s Too Late) – Steve Perry, Lincoln Brewster, Paul Taylor, Moyes Lucas, Larry Kimpel
  5. For the Love of Strange Medicine – Steve Perry, Lincoln Brewster, Paul Taylor, Moyes Lucas
  6. Donna Please – Steve Perry, Paul Taylor, Stephen Bishop
  7. Listen to Your Heart – Steve Perry, Lincoln Brewster, Paul Taylor, Moyes Lucas
  8. Tuesday Heartache – Steve Perry, Clif Magness, Paul Taylor, Lincoln Brewster, Moyes Lucas
  9. Missing You – Steve Perry, Tim Miner
  10. Somewhere There’s Hope – Steve Perry, Lincoln Brewster, Paul Taylor, Moyes Lucas
  11. Anyway – Steve Perry

In December 1982.

In December 1982, “Columbia” label released “Here to Stay”, the second Jan Hammer and Neal Schon collaborative album. It was recorded in 1982, at “Red Gate Studios” in Kent, New York, and was produced by Jan Hammer, Neal Schon, Mike “Clay” Stone and Kevin Elson.


  • Jan Hammer– drums, keyboards, percussion, engineer, mixing
  • Neal Schon– vocals, guitars, synthesizer
  • Glen Burtnik– vocals
  • Colin Hodgkinson– bass guitar
  • Steve Smith– drums
  • Ross Valory– bass guitar
  • Steve Perry– vocals
  • Kevin Elson– mixing
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering

Track listing:

  1. No More Lies – Neal Schon, Glen Burtnik, Jan Hammer
  2. Don’t Stay Away – Neal Schon, Jan Hammer
  3. (You Think You’re) So Hot – Jan Hammer, Colin Hodgkinson
  4. Turnaround – Jan Hammer, Colin Hodgkinson
  5. Self Defense – Neal Schon, Steve Perry, Jonathan Cain
  6. Long Time – Jan Hammer, Glen Burtnik
  7. Time Again – Jan Hammer
  8. Sticks and Stones – Neal Schon, Jan Hammer, Colin Hodgkinson
  9. Peace of Mind – Neal Schon
  10. Covered by Midnight – Neal Schon, Steve Perry, Jan Hammer, Colin Hodgkinson

On June 3, 2008.

On June 3, 2008, “Nomota LLC” label released “Revelation”, the thirteenth Journey studio album. It was recorded in 2008, at “The Plant” in Sausalito, California, and was produced by Kevin Shirley. In 2008, the album was certified Platinum in US by “RIAA”.


  • Arnel Pineda– lead vocals
  • Neal Schon– lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Ross Valory– bass, backing vocals
  • Deen Castronovo– drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Jonathan Cain– keyboards, rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Kevin Shirley– mixing
  • John Neff – engineer
  • Justin Pintar – mixing assistant
  • George Marino – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Never Walk Away – Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain, Jeremey Hunsicker
  2. Like a Sunshower – Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain
  3. Change for the Better – Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain
  4. Wildest Dream – Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain
  5. Faith in the Heartland – Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain, Steve Augeri
  6. After All These Years – Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain
  7. Where Did I Lose Your Love – Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain
  8. What I Needed – Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain, Arnel Pineda
  9. What It Takes to Win – Jonathan Cain, Neal Schon
  10. Turn Down the World Tonight – Jonathan Cain, Neal Schon
  11. The Journey (Revelation) – Neal Schon
  12. Only the Young – Jonathan Cain, Neal Schon, Steve Perry
  13. Don’t Stop Believin – Jonathan Cain, Neal Schon, Steve Perry
  14. Wheel in the Sky – Neal Schon, Diane Valory, Robert Fleischman
  15. Faithfully – Neal Schon
  16. Any Way You Want It – Neal Schon, Steve Perry
  17. Who’s Crying Now – Jonathan Cain, Steve Perry
  18. Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) – Jonathan Cain, Steve Perry
  19. Lights – Neal Schon, Steve Perry
  20. Open Arms – Jonathan Cain, Steve Perry
  21. Be Good to Yourself – Jonathan Cain, Neal Schon, Steve Perry
  22. Stone in Love – Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain, Steve Perry